University Videos to Become Available on Multiple Digital Platforms
February 28, 2014 – The university today announced the launch of Georgetown Everywhere - a video on-demand service that takes advantage of changes in how consumers, including prospective students, watch video.
The new, free service enables Georgetown to expand its communications footprint by offering its content on a variety of new mobile platforms, allowing anyone around the world to view Georgetown events, prominent speakers, faculty interviews, athletics profiles, alumni stories and new student productions.
“The purpose of Georgetown Everywhere is two-fold,” says Ray Cooper, a senior advisor to President John J. DeGioia and former Discovery Channel executive, “First, we’ve figured out a way to tap into a broad range of in-house videos to bring Georgetown, its mission, vision and values, to the world at large. But we’ve also created a high-quality distribution path for students to put their creative skills to work in telling the Georgetown story from their own point of view.”
New student videos contained in Georgetown Everywhere will begin with Georgetown Buzz, a short news format anchored by Georgetown Senior Molly Mitchell (C’14).
“I have loved every minute of making Georgetown Buzz,” Mitchell says. “Working in the Marineau video production studio is a dream come true for an aspiring broadcast journalist.”
Georgetown Everywhere plans to expand its service as time goes on to include additional student productions on a range of new topics.
In addition to student-produced shows, several video categories will be available on the network. These include Featured Speakers and Faculty Thoughts as well as vignettes on Jesuit Values, Georgetown in D.C., Hoya Athletics and Alumni Stories.
“Georgetown Everywhere allows us to more widely share the extraordinary content – the stories, the ideas, the innovations – that our community is producing every day,” DeGioia says. “It also allows us to meet the members of our community where they are, whether it’s through their smartphones, their tablets, computers or televisions. ”
The new service is available for free through apps for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, a web portal and a Georgetown University Roku TV channel.
Georgetown Everywhere can be viewed by: