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Overall, I welcome this challenge as a learning curve and a chance to expand my knowledge within the television industry, scheduling and understanding audiences. So, what have I learned thus far about being a TV Scheduler? Well, it came as a surprise to me that my first job wasn’t really about learning the hardware or software. My first task was to create a spreadsheet with columns for duration, genre, titles, issues (language, technical), and then I had to watch everything! The next stage will be to learn Audience TV, which has become the backbone of CCI TV and essentially changed it from a typical TV course, to something quite different and special. I am now learning about the placement of appropriate content for the most appropriate time. Add to that the difficulties of fitting and arranging stings and bumpers around our regular shows and I can tell you, my hands are full! I support Charlie’s aims and abide to the broadcasting codes and copyright, just like in the real world; we’re not student television, but a TV channel run by a student workforce. I am proud to be a part of the CCi channel along side my peers and I plan to conduct the scheduling of the channel with the professionalism and organisation that it will no doubt demand. I will be linking my role up with my final year project that provides even more theory and understanding whilst being able to really focus on something that you might want to pursue as a career. So, whilst I can almost taste the fear as I enter into my third year of Television and Broadcasting, the excitement I feel completely overrides it. I relish the opportunity to work alongside several other managers to build upon the success of the CCI TV Channel. KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 94 OCTOBER 2014 | 49 TV-BAY094OCT14 v118.indd 49 07/10/2014 15:39