On 7 December 2015, Demon Media sent 20 cadets from De Montfort Academy into space. Their misson [CLASSIFIED] was a success. On their return home, their ship was attacked and left without engines, drifting towards Earth. We suspect their subspace transmitter was damaged as we have since lost long range communication.
From 23 February, their ship will be within broadcast range, at which point we will provide further updates.
On 23 February, Demon Media will embark on its biggest fundraiser to date: Demons In Space.
Following on from raising more than £4,500 in the past two years, Demon Media is set to begin a 48 hour live broadcast across DemonFM and Demon TV as a part of DSU’s Raise and Give Week. The broadcast will bring together ten pairs of Demon Media members who will all be locked in a room for the duration of the event. Every two hours, a different pair of contestants will be presenting from the ship undertaking challenges in order to get rewards. Over a number of hours, evictions will then commence to determine the winner of Demons In Space 2016!
Demon Media is De Montfort Students Union’s student media organisation and brings together DemonFM – an FM community radio station, Demon TV – a dedicated YouTube channel producing original content, The Demon magazine – a monthly student magazine and The Demon Online.
This event has been organised in conjunction with De Montfort Students' Union’s Raise and Give Week (RAG) and the aim of the event is to raise money for two charities – Macmillan Cancer Support and FOCUS.
The broadcast will follow the narrative that members of Demon Media were sent into space to create a next-gen sci-fi show, pushing the boundaries of student media content. However, the ship’s engines and long range transmitter got damaged and contact was lost, with it drifting towards earth. Further updates are expected on the 23 February, when the short range transmitter will come into broadcast range. On their journey the team will undoubtedly have to overcome certain challenges. It’s believed that the closer to Earth the ship gets, more members will have to leave in the ship’s escape pods due to damage to the oxygen tanks.
Demon Media’s Head of Live Events Paul Blackmore said: "We have put on an endurance live stream for charity like this for the past two years, and it’s always the highlight. The fact that we raise so much for good causes makes it even better!"
De Montfort Students' Union’s Vice President of Media and Communications Adam Redfern said: "When it comes to charity events, Demon Media like to make an impact and this year is no different.
"Following the success of events in the past, such as #GetMeOnAir and Demon Island, the team aim to be bigger and better than ever before.
"I would urge everyone to get behind the project, get involved and support our chosen charities."
Donations can be made on the event’s donation page here. You will also be able to follow the broadcast live from 11am on 23 February on the Demon TV YouTube channel here and on DemonFM online and on 107.5FM.