Ferris Sports Update TV Show Now Available On Comcast Xfinity

Big Rapids, Mich. - The popular Ferris Sports Update television show now has expanded broadcast coverage with the addision of Xfinity Channel 900 on Comcast, which will carry the show four times per week to subscribers throughout Michigan.

Ferris Sports Update, a half-hour interview show profiling Ferris State Athletics, will be offered on Xfinity Channel 900 on Wednesday's at 5:30 p.m. (ET), Thursday's at 1 p.m. (ET) and 7:30 p.m. (ET) along with Friday's at 3 p.m. (ET).  The airings begin this week on Xfinity Channel 900, which is available to Comcast subscribers in the state of Michigan, including the metro Detroit and Grand Rapids areas.

The coverage on Comcast's Xfinity Channel 900 is yet another avenue providing for mass distribution of the show.  It also airs across most of Northern Michigan on Fox 32 each Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. (ET) throughout the year in addition to local airings throughout the week on Ferris Television via Charter Cable and coverage on the Grand Rapids Community College local access channel in the Grand Rapids area. 

Additionally, the show can be watched on an on-demand streaming basis at FerrisState.tv and segments of the show are offered via the official FSU Athletics website and multimedia portal at FerrisStateBulldogs.com along with various university social networking platforms.

The show is produced by Ferris State University's Television and Digital Media Production (TDMP) students in partnership with the Bulldog Athletics Department. The host of the show is FSU Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Rob Bentley, who also serves as a local radio voice for the Bulldogs and is in his 13th year working for Ferris State Athletics. The 30-minute program is taped and produced in a studio within the Interdisciplinary Resource Center (IRC) Building on the FSU campus.

Ferris Sports Update affords a unique opportunity for Bulldog fans to get information pertaining to Ferris State athletics while also providing insight from the respective FSU varsity athletic programs from its coaches, student-athletes and support staff. The show includes features on Ferris State student-athletes along with selected highlights from Bulldog Athletics events.

The students in the class producing the show are under the direction of department chair and faculty advisor Glen Okonoski with assistance from faculty professor Fred Wyman, engineer Pat Tobin along with streaming media professor Connie Morcom. Ferris Media Production faculty member Steve Cox coordinates the airing of the show on Ferris Cable.

Funding for the show is made possible thru a joint effort between FSU Athletics, the Ferris State Admissions Department along with the College of Education and Human Services.

Below is the complete airing schedule for Ferris Sports Update:

*Xfinity Channel 900 on Comcast:
Wednesday - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday - 1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday - 3 p.m.

*Fox 32 Television:
Thursday - 10:30 p.m.

*Ferris' Cable Television Channel (22 or 97):
Monday - 10 p.m.
Tuesday - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday - 10:30 p.m.
Friday - 10 p.m.

*Grand Rapids Community College Access Channel:
Monday - 11:30 a.m. & 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday - 2:30 p.m.

*Segments of the show can also be accessed thru these websites:
www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com
www.ferrisstate.tv
www.youtube.com/ferrisathletics

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