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Broadcast Studio

SMU offers live broadcast interviews any time news happens with our new ReadyCam™ system. ReadyCam™ provides fast and easy access to our campus faculty, administrators, staff and research without ever leaving your station. Fiber optic and satellite capabilities allow your station live or taped interviews for your news broadcast, anytime, anywhere. Our studio also allows radio stations to connect to the studio via dial-up ISDN.

David Gergen live on CNN

The studio is fully equipped with broadcast lighting and a designated robotic camera that is operated remotely. The camera has pan/tilt capabilities, providing the flexibility of a one-on-one interview, or even an interview with two experts.


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Why use SMU

  • Quick access to top faculty and research experts
  • Analysis on developing news, research, etc.
  • Save costly expenses (camera crew, travel, makeup) and valuable time
  • Live expert interviews during your broadcast, any time
  • Q & A with anchors when news is happening
  • Never have to scramble for a crew or lose an important interview to breaking news
  • Vyvx users can book time on their accounts
  • Satellite time is also available

How it works

SMU has a dedicated fiber optic link to Vyvx. This allows a direct connection from our studio to your control room. Satellite uplink capabilities are also available.

For more information

For more information or to book the studio for expert interviews, please contact the SMU News and Communications team at 214-768-7650. You can also email your request to

Please note that our facility is available exclusively to the SMU community.

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