From Researching Virtual Initiatives in Education
Canal U is a web-TV for HE and Research in France. It offers a set of free channels that broadcasts university and research produced contents, especially by the Universités Numériques Thématiques (UNT). Canal-U is actually a consortium of university-web-TVs coordinated by CERIMES (Centre of Resources and Information on multimedia for Higher Education) which encompasses several organisations dealing with the broadcasting of digital materials towards HE.
Launched in 2001, the CanalU website is experiencing a growing success (almost 298 000 visits by March 2006) and comes among significant references in the university audiovisual landscape by giving students free access to an impressive audiovisual collection (more than 2 000 films et 4 000 conferences on varied topics).
Web url: http://www.canal-u.tv/