Television – VUStar
VUStar: Live from Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt experts are available for live interviews or recorded interviews directly from campus with network television, cable networks or international outlets. VUStar is a campus broadcast facility that links Vanderbilt experts to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The studio also has an ISDN line for high quality radio interviews.
How It Works: Offering High Definition and Standard Definition Transmission
VUStar has a dedicated fiber optic link with The Switch. We can send your outlet a high definition signal in either 1080i or 720p or a standard definition digital signal. We have veteran television news producers and former TV news photographers with 25-plus years experience to meet your needs quickly.
The studio, staffing of VUStar, and phone lines are free when using Vanderbilt experts. The outlets must pay for fiber time. Costs for any signal switching and fiber optic prices must be negotiated directly with the carrier.
Booking Contacts: Mike Todd and Brian Smokler
Office (24/7): (615) 322-NEWS
- Mike Todd Cell: (615) 939-0324 (24/7)
- Brian Smokler Cell: 615-491-2758
THE SWITCH: Booking/Trouble: 212-227-9191 (Network Operations Center)
VUStar/THE SWITCH Transmission ID: Vanderbilt-1 NSH
IFB Phone: (615) 343-1690
PL/Director Line: (615) 343-1682
Control Room: (615) 322-3292 or (615) 343-1656
Video Feed Room: (615) 343-7444
NOTE: Cell phones sometimes do not work in the VUSTAR room; call control room hardline phones for last minute problems or changes.