Space Channel Relocates-Establishes Brownsville, Texas, Studio Operations
The new studio will support Space Channel's international network by focusing on Brownsville’s space-related infrastructure and its growing role in the greater space industry. The presence of a media partner focused solely on space will foster a more extensive "space ecosystem" within Brownsville and help continue to brand the City as the "Next Space City," company officials said.
“We are thrilled to be working with such forward-thinking professionals in the City of Brownsville,” said Robert Schefferine, COO, Space Channel. “With the city establishing itself as a new spaceport hub in Texas, the fit was perfect for us. We are excited to be a part of Brownsville’s expansion and look forward to producing weekly programming and events from our new studio.”
The City anticipates that Space Channel’s presence will increase community ownership of the new space economy. The City also hopes to foster partnerships between Space Channel, local businesses, schools and higher education institutions to increase space-related educational opportunities.
GBIC is also providing incentives and support for Space Channel’s LIVE launch coverage via the new Space Channel studio, which will jump start the growth of media and entertainment jobs in Brownsville by creating opportunities for contract and staff positions with a priority on hiring and growing local talent. Space Channel anticipates it will start broadcasting from the new studio by June of 2021.
"This is a win for our community," said Mayor Trey Mendez. "Building a larger space ecosystem with a media partner like Space Channel increases the ability of the City to market itself nationally and internationally, further cementing Brownsville's presence in the space industry."
Space Channel is the new, premiere global news and entertainment media platform dedicated to space. It is available in over 30 million households worldwide on Connected TV’s and mobile devices with the PLEX app and the TCL Channel app, on TCL TV’s and much more to come.
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