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Grass Valley Donates $100,000+ Worth Video Technology To Cal Poly

With support from KCOY CBS 12/KKFX FOX 11, video technology solutions company Grass Valley has donated more than $100,000 in state-of-the-art technology to Cal Poly’s Journalism Department.

The equipment will be used in TV production courses and for televised programs through CPTV, Cal Poly’s television channel. This equipment elevates Cal Poly’s TV production laboratory to state-of-the art and provides additional hands-on learning opportunities that are integral to the university’s Learn by Doing teaching approach.

 

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