About AUTV

AUTV is a content-driven media channel designed with the intention of showcasing the excellent work produced by AUT students and staff.

Material selected must display a high degree of visual engagement and technical excellence.

By showcasing the best of what we do AUTV provides a means by which students, staff, industry and the public can engage with the universities leading edge.

Established with the opening of the Sir Paul Reeves Building in March 2013, AUTV plays 7 days a week across three large video walls in the WG Building, a 27 panel video wall in the MH Building at AUT South Campus and another located in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences entrance foyer on level one of the WT Building. When the ETD Building opens in 2018 the AUTV network will expand to include a bespoke 7 meter by 5 meter LED video wall in the Exhibition space adjacent to St Paul Street.

WIFI analytics show that approximately 700 unique users pass through the Sir Paul Reeves Building on any given week day during term time.

That amounts to approximately 3,500 AUTV views per week and an estimated total of more than 500,000 views since AUTV'S debut.

Since its inception AUTV has created approximately 400 bespoke items of content representing the work of well over 1000 students. This material has not only played on the AUT campus but has been used extensively to promote AUT at high profile industry events such as the BETTER BY DESIGN CEO SUMMIT, TEDx and SEMI-PERMANENT.

AUTV has also created unique content to promote internal events and initiatives such as Diversity Week, Nga Taonga (NZ Film & Television Archive) screenings, Queers in Tertiary, Auckland Art Week, Mesh Minors, KIN, The Project, Digital Art Live and many, many more including an augmented reality competition based on clues delivered via the video walls.

AUTV has initiated curriculum involvement with students in both Creative Technologies and Communication Design courses creating work to briefs we have provided.

AUTV has established an international presence, providing a regular program of outstanding student works to the Australian-based Urban Screens network. This collaboration has resulted in our student's work appearing on large format video walls in various locations including Monash, the University of New South Wales and Fed Square, Melbourne.

The AUTV website offers an upload facility for those wishing to submit material and features an archive of past featured works.

The wider AUTV network comprises over 100 single screens across three campuses and eight shuttle buses, dedicated to student-facing communications. These screens are a mixed-use model with shared content-management between AUT Student Services and AUTV, with all technical assistance from AUTV which includes the training of local content managers to assist in content development and deployment for their areas.

AUTV also manages 40 screens across the North, South and City campuses delivering timetable information to students.

By shaping the future of visual interaction in our public spaces AUTV is committed to building AUT's position as New Zealand's University of Technology: a place where people love to work and learn.


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