UNH TV

UNH TVs (digital signage TVs) are used around UNH campuses to communicate to the UNH community and visitors about a variety of happenings, including events, classes, upcoming deadlines, public service and engagement messages, social media feeds, transportation information, and emergency alerts.

Purpose and Audience

UNH TV service is a fully managed university-wide signage network, where content is uploaded through a portal, then passes through a vetting process offering joint approval with the university and company (OrcaTV) , and then managed by the company to upload content to the appropriate screens. The TVs are located around the Durham and Manchester campuses.

UNH TV Service Software

UNH Academic Technology is responsible for managing the UNH TV service. The software used is OrcaTV from Apogee. Channel player software is primarily Tightrope Media Systems Carousel software, the channel players, TVs and network are provided by UNH business units. The solution interoperates seamlessly with all existing UNH TV Consortium digital signage systems and can be distributed simply over UNH CableTV Channel 3.1.

UNH TV Content

  • The content is filtered by campus and on-campus location and can be tailored to include general campus notifications and/or notifications specific to its exact location.
  • Social media feeds include:
    • Durham
      • Twitter:
        • @uofnh
        • @unhwildcats
        • @unhstudents
        • @unh_mub
        • @unhdining
      • Instagram:
        • @unhwildcats
        • @uofnh
        • @unhstudents
        • @UNH_MUB
        • @unhdining
      • Facebook:
        • University of New Hampshire page
    • Manchester
      • Twitter:
        • @unhmanchester
        • @unhminvolve
        • @unhmsdi
      • Instagram:
        • @UNHManchester
        • @unhmstudentinvolvement
        • @unhmsdi
      • Facebook:
        • UNH Manchester (page)
        • UNHM student Involvement (page)
  • The bottom news crawl is from a news source determined by Academic Technology.
  • Emergency Alerts immediately display on a default background superseding current content.

Requirements for Submitting an Ad

  • Only faculty, staff members or leaders of recognized student organization can post ads.
  • Requests will be taken on a first come, first served basis and scheduled based on availability.
  • The ad MUST be submitted at least five (5) working days prior to the preferred posting date. If advertisement is not received by the deadline, it is possible your ad may not run.
  • Ads may run for the maximum of ten (10) days but may not run past the event date.
  • Submissions must adhere to these ad regulations.

Submit an ad for digital TV

Guidelines for UNH TV Ads

  1. Don’t have too much text – A good guideline is a headline of 80 pt. text and body text of no smaller than 45 pt.
  2. Include a compelling image – Images are eye-catching and can help tell your story. Consider Copyright _ Using Creating Commons CC Search works well.
  3. If you want to include a UNH logo, download the logo from CPA. 
  4. Read more design tips
  5. Learn about creating a digital sign using PowerPoint.
  6. The system is able to accept videos, flash animation, PowerPoint animations. .jpeg, .pdf, .bmp, .gif, or .png file formats.

Getting a UNH TV

  • Only Deans, Associate Deans, or their Administrative Assistants may request UNHTVs.
  • Installation costs are dependent on location, labor required, TV size, and existing equipment.

To request a digital TV, please complete the request form.

Support

Request support regarding UNH TVs.

Training

Anyone working on a digital TV ad can use these UNH resources. For further questions, please check out the training courses available from Academic Technology.

Responsibility for Content

UNHTV ads are posted by members of the University community acting as official representatives of the University of New Hampshire or its recognized student organizations. and are responsible for the content of their ads. In addition, they are responsible for complying with all relevant laws, university policies and this standard.

Violations

UNH AT reserves the right to reject or remove an ad it considers to violate the ad regulations, this standard or any other UNH policy.

If inappropriate content is reported, Academic Technology or its agents (OrcaTV) will contact the ad owner to discuss the issue and suggest alternatives. Reports regarding inappropriate content may be sent to UNH AT.