CampusEAI Consortium member colleges and universities in the United States expressed a need to share high-quality video programming being developed by students in student television, broadcast journalism, and film deparments in order to provide greater and to fill gaps in their local student television station schedule. In 2004, the CampusEAI Consortium provided funding and helped establish the Open Student Television Network. (OSTN). Over 100 student television stations, broadcast journalism, and film departments contributed high-quality video programming to OSTN. In Feburary of 2005, OSTN was launched as a television channel on on Internet2, the national advanced reserach and education network in the United States. Based on the volume of programming and the interest expressed in OSTN from around the world, OSTN expanded its channel portfolio and distribution.
The CampusEAI Consortium and Internet2 Announce The Open Student Television Network (OSTN)
Internet2's Network Powers the First Nationwide Student-produced Television Channel
CLEVELAND, OH - February 28, 2005 -The CampusEAI Consortium and Internet2 today announced the deployment of the OSTN, the first nationwide student-produced television channel. Through this collaboration, OSTN will now reach the over three million users at 220 Internet2 member research and education institutions, in addition to the 34 state education networks which have access to the Internet2 Abilene network. Abilene is a nationwide high-performance backbone network which operates at a speed 100 to 1000 times faster than the average household broadband connection.
Initiated by CampusEAI Consortium and Internet2 members including Case Western Reserve University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, Michigan State University, University of Connecticut, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Kansas, Emory University, Syracuse University, University of Southern California, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Emerson College, Carnegie Mellon University, and Washington University in St. Louis, the OPEN Student Television Network is an initiative that delivers student-produced television shows as a television channel and video-on-demand.
"The success of the CampusEAI Consortium's efforts in delivering advanced multimedia content aligns well with the mission of Internet2," said Laurie Burns, executive director of member and partner relations for Internet2.The collaborative efforts between our organizations on the OSTN will pave the way for further content and idea sharing across the higher education ommunity." "We are pleased to be working with consortia like Internet2 to facilitate sharing of digital video amongst our membership," said Anjli Jain, executive director of the CampusEAI Consortium. "We look forward to further collaboration with the Internet2 community on this important OSTN."
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Led by more than 200 U.S. universities working with industry and government, Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships among academia, industry, and government that helped foster today's Internet in its infancy. For more information, visit: www.internet2.edu.
About the CampusEAI Consortium
The CampusEAI Consortium is a Cleveland-based, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the development and exchange of community-source software and digital content. For more information, visit www.campuseai.org.