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STUDENTS at the University of Portsmouth took part in a six-hour broadcast.

Produced by 60 television and broadcasting students and staff, it was the longest completely original live broadcast produced by students in the UK.

The University of Portsmouth’s CCI TV channel broadcast live original content to the Portsmouth Big Screen and over the internet.

The broadcast allowed the Eldon summer show, which showcases final-year student work from the School of Art, Design and Media and the School of Creative Technologies, to be viewed by thousands.

The broadcast included two live simultaneous transmissions with a magazine style show and a fashion show.

Gary Bown, principal lecturer in creative technologies, who oversaw the transmission of the fashion show, said: ‘We were surprised and impressed when the students came up with the idea of doing two broadcasts at the same time.

‘Their enterprising spirit inspired everyone.’