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STUDENTS have taken on a 24-hour broadcast challenge to raise money for six charities.

The University of Portsmouth students started broadcasting the live stream of original programmes, documentaries, short films and events at 8pm yesterday.

The stream will run until 8pm today.

More than 60 television and broadcasting students and staff are involved with the project, which will raise money for six charities: Mind, Brain Tumour Research, WWF UK, Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Hand in Hand for Syria.

Charlie Watts, course leader of BSc Television and Broadcasting, said: ‘What we’re attempting is going to be tough.

‘This isn’t just a webcam being pointed at the same area for hours on end; this is going to be a professional broadcast production which is live, varied and passionate.’

The broadcast will be played on the university’s dedicated TV channel, CCI TV, which can be viewed at It will also be shown on the Portsmouth Big Screen in Guildhall Square and on campus televisions.