A new TV channel for the region is set to launch on Saturday 8 May 2021.
Set up and run by students and staff at West Suffolk College, Digital Sain TV (DSTV) will look at everything from culture and cooking via music and the media.
The first show will air at 6pm and will be fronted by the TV host Craig Stevens - who has interviewed everyone from Brad Pitt to Daniel Craig.
Whilst Hollywood A-listers aren’t yet booked in for the first ever show, Mr Stevens is looking forward to presenting a 90 minute programme that will be like a ‘Jools Holland style chat show’ according to Mark Jones from the college.
Mr Jones – a media and film lecturer – has put the launch night together. He continued, “We’ve got a band (Three Years Younger), link ups with the BBC and Zack FM, we will have an interview with one of the people behind a new film called Maximus, some live links, pre-recorded segments and it will all be filmed and streamed live by our students.”
“We are going to focus on what is happening locally and look to build on the first show by creating more quality content in the future, made by home grown talent that appeals to a wide audience,” added Mr Jones.
Joe Stocking is the head of music and media at West Suffolk College and he feels that the TV show launch is just the beginning for the Digital Saints brand.
He said, “We want to establish a community for arts, music and media that allows our students and the community to collaborate together. In addition to the TV station, we will be creating a student magazine, podcasts, short films, competitions (including our current screenplay competition) and live music.
“Local companies can also find out details about accessing the various services we offer like staging and video production. All in all, Digital Saints is a brand that we really want to grow. It’s a brand that we want the county and the college to be proud of – and we can’t wait for people to see our first show on 8 May,” he added.
To view the launch you can visit: https://www.digitalsaint.wsc.ac.uk/