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Tri-C® Sponsors OSTN NBS International MediaFest
Cleveland, Ohio – August 7, 2008 – Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24/7 global television network devoted to student-produced programming, has announced today that Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), Ohio's largest community college, offering associate degrees, certificate programs and the first two years towards a baccalaureate degree, has become Silver Sponsor for the OSTN NBS International MediaFest 2008 (MediaFest), taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, October 16th -18th, 2008.

 

Sprint Sponsors OSTN NBS MediaFest and Selects OSTN to Reach College Students
Cleveland, Ohio – July 29, 2008 – Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24/7 global television network devoted to student-produced programming, has announced today that Sprint, an industry leader in wireless and wire line communications for consumers, businesses and government users, has become Gold Sponsor for the OSTN NBS International MediaFest 2008 (MediaFest), taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, October 16th -18th, 2008.

 

OSTN and NBS Partner to Host International Student Media Festival in Cleveland Ohio
Cleveland – July 8, 2008 – Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the first and only 24/7 global television network devoted to student-produced programming, today announced a partnership with the National Broadcasting Society (NBS), a nation-wide organization for college electronic media students and professionals, to host the first-ever international student media convention featuring hands-on training, a showcase of student work and awards ceremony, panel discussions with peers and industry leaders and a visit to Cleveland production facilities.

 

OSTN Sponsors NaSTA Awards
Cleveland , OH – March 12, 2008 – The Open Student Television Network (OSTN) announced today their sponsorship of the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) Awards March 15-17, at Leicester University in the United Kingdom.

 

OSTN Launches OSTN UK
Cleveland , OH – March 8, 2008 – After over one year of research and development in the United Kingdom, the Open Student Television Network (OSTN), announced today the launch of OSTN UK, the first and only 24/7 channel devoted exclusively to student-produced programming from the United Kingdom.


OSTN SELECTS VIDEO FURNACE TO DELIVER STUDENT CHANNEL TO GLOBAL AUDIENCE
CLEVELAND – November 01, 2007 – OSTN (www.ostn.tv), the leading provider of student-produced entertainment, educational and news IPTV content and services, today announced it has selected Video Furnace (www.videofurnace.com) as its new video distribution system provider.


OSTN TEAMS WITH CHICAGO IMPROV TO BROADCAST COLLEGE COMEDY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cleveland – October 23, 2007 – OSTN, the leading provider of student-produced entertainment, educational and news IPTV content and services, today announced partnership with the Chicago Improv Festival Productions to bring the biggest college comedy competition in the world to its college audience.


ARUN KUMAR NAMED OSTN PRESIDENT AND CEO
Cleveland, OH – October 18, 2007 – OSTN, the leading provider of student-produced entertainment, educational and news IPTV content and services, today announced that Arun Kumar was named president and CEO. The appointment was effective October 1, 2007. Kumar had been OSTN Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since his appointment to that position in 2003.


MAGPI AND OSTN UNITE TO PROVIDE IPTV TO PENNSYLVANIA, NEW JERSEY, & DELAWARE EDUCATION COMMUNITY
Philadelphia, PA – October 4, 2007 – The Mid-Atlantic Gigapop in Philadelphia for Internet2 (MAGPI) today announced its partnership with the Open Student Television Network (OSTN) to deliver IPTV to nearly 4.5 million end users. MAGPI connects over 300 research and education institutions across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware including public and private universities, colleges, community colleges, hospitals, K12 schools, and informal education and public cultural institutions.


COLLEGE DEMOCRATS DEBATE COLLEGE REPUBLICANS ON OSTN'S "WE THE STUDENTS"
Cleveland, OH - August 21, 2007 - The Open Student Television Network (OSTN) today announced the premiere of their highly anticipated interactive debate show "We the Students" (WTS). The first episode will be shot at the University of Miami (UM)'s state-of-the-art TV studios and hosted by Democratic Presidential candidate and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH).


WIDE AND OSTN UNITE TO EXCHANGE IPTV CONTENT OVER THE INTERNET
Kanagawa, Japan - August 20, 2007 - The Widely Integrated Distributed Environment (WIDE) Project today announced an IPTV partnership with the Open Student Television Network (OSTN). WIDE and OSTN will exchange educational, foreign language, news, and entertainment IPTV content over WIDE's backbone data network for research and education to its Japanese universities, including Keio University and the University of Tokyo, reaching more than 800 WIDE members.


NEOSA SELECTS OSTN AS BEST EMERGING TECH COMPANY OF 2007
Cleveland - August 09, 2007 - The Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA) has named the Open Student Television Network (OSTN) as the Best Emerging Company for 2007. The award was presented on Tuesday May, 22, 2007, at the 2007 NEOSA Best of Tech Awards Ceremony in Warrensville Heights.


OSTN AND INTERNET2 PRESENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Cleveland - August 06, 2007 - The Open Student Television Network (OSTN) and Internet2 held their first joint film festival over three nights of screenings on July 19, 20, and 21. The OSTN-Internet2 Film Festival showcased student work submitted to OSTN from 2004-2007 and was held at Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja Hall as part of Ingenuity Fest.


JANET(UK) COLLABORATES WITH OSTN TO LAUNCH IPTV TO UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
Oxfordshire, UK - July 2, 2007 - JANET(UK) today announced an IPTV partnership with the Open Student Television Network (OSTN). JANET(UK) will offer OSTN's educational, foreign language, news, and entertainment IPTV content to all of its connected sites, representing a user base of up to eighteen million users which includes all colleges, universities and the majority of schools in the UK.


OSTN AND INTERNET2 PARTNER ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Cleveland - June 06, 2007 - The Open Student Television Network (OSTN) and Internet2 announced today the dates of their first joint film festival. The OSTN-Internet2 Film Festival will showcase student work from the 2006-2007 school year during three nights of screenings from July 19 through July 21, during the Ingenuity Festival at Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja Hall.


CUDI PARTNERS WITH OSTN TO PROVIDE IPTV TO MEXICO RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS AND UNIVERSITIES
Mexico City - May 03, 2007 - University Corporation for Development of the Internet (CUDI) today announced an IPTV partnership with the Open Student Television Network (OSTN). CUDI will offer OSTN's educational, foreign language, news, and entertainment IPTV content through CUDI's backbone data network for research and education to its nearly 220 members, public and private universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical schools throughout Mexico's 32 states, representing nearly two million students, staff, and faculty subscribers.


HBO AND OSTN TEAM UP FOR STUDENT PUBLIC SERVICE INITIATIVE FEATURING HBO'S ADDICTION DOCUMENTARY SERIES
NEW YORK, April 23, 2007-HBO and Open Student Television Network (OSTN) announced today they are teaming up to make ADDICTION, a groundbreaking HBO documentary series, available to college students nationwide on their televisions and computers. The series will be available to students as a public service initiative beginning today via OSTN, which delivers its program streams to educational institutions via the Internet2 and National LambdRail networks.


2007 IVY FILM FESTIVAL RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH OSTN
PROVIDENCE, RI. - March 20, 2007 - The 2007 Ivy Film Festival, scheduled for April 11th to April 15th at Brown University, Providence, RI, announces renewal of its partnership with OSTN. This sixth-anniversary festival hosts a diverse student-film selection, appearances by Hollywood insiders and sneak previews of acclaimed independent films.


The Rock Star Stories Premieres on OSTN
Boca Raton, FL - March 15,2007 - Producers of music and pop culture television show "Swept Away TV - The Rock Star Stories" today announced that the program is now available on OSTN, the leading provider of educational, foreign language and entertainment IPTV content and student-produced programming.


Florida State University Joins OSTN
Tallahassee, FL - Thursday March 01, 2007: The Film School at Florida State University today announced its new membership with OSTN, the leading provider of educational and foreign language IPTV content and student-produced programming.


National Lambdarail Network and OSTN Unite to Provide IPTV to U.S. Institutions
CYPRESS, CA - February 6, 2007 -National LambdaRail (NLR) today partnered with Open Student Television Network (OSTN) to deliver IPTV programming to its members, including 150 universities and research institutions with more than 10 million end users. OSTN is the leading provider of educational and foreign language IPTV content and student-produced programming.


CENIC and OSTN Unite to Provide IPTV to California's K-20 Education Community
CYPRESS, CA - February 1, 2007 - The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) today announced its partnership with Open Student Television Network (OSTN) to deliver IPTV via the California Research and Education Network (CalREN) to 9.5 million end users. CalREN connects 10 University of California campuses; 23 California State University campuses; all California community colleges; the California K-12 system; the Naval Postgraduate School; and many of California's independent universities such as Caltech, University of Southern California (USC), Stanford University, University of San Diego (USD), and University of San Francisco (USF).


Florida Lambdarail And OSTN Unite To Provide IPTV To Florida Universities
TALLAHASSEE, FL - January 25, 2007 - Florida LambdaRail, LLC (FLR) today partnered with Open Student Television Network (OSTN) to deliver IPTV to FLR's 10 member universities and more than 260,000 students, staff, and faculty. OSTN is the leading provider of educational and foreign language IPTV content and student-produced programming. Florida's universities and research institutions created FLR to facilitate advanced research, education and economic development throughout the state.


Merit Network and OSTN Unite to Provide IPTV to Michigan Institutions
ANN ARBOR, MI - November 30, 2006 - Merit Network, Inc. (Merit), Michigan's statewide research and education network, today partnered with Open Student Television Network (OSTN) to deliver IPTV to its membership, which includes research and education institutions, governments and non-profit organizations with more than one million end users. OSTN includes OSTN CableTV, the leading provider of educational and foreign language IPTV content, and OSTN Channel, which is the premiere outlet for student-produced programming around the world.


OSTN Adds Educational And Foreign Language IPTV Programming
CLEVELAND, OH, November 28, 2006 - Open Student Television Network (OSTN) just made it fast and simple for Internet2 (I2) and National Lambda Rail (NLR) members to add OSTN educational and foreign language channels on top of the existing student-produced channel. With the addition of OSTN CableTV, the OSTN system is now is a comprehensive IPTV solution for higher education institutions.


Wayne State University Delivers OSTN On Linux
November 20, 2006 - DETROIT - Wayne State University (WSU) today announced deployment of OSTN on a Linux platform. OSTN is the only global 24/7 student-produced television network. Wayne State receives OSTN's all-digital, student-produced programming via Internet2 and delivers it around the clock on CATV to more than 1,000 viewers in its new residence hall complex.


Harvard-Radcliffe Television Premiers On OSTN
Cambridge, MA - November 14, 2006: Harvard-Radcliffe Television (HRTV), the student-run television organization of Harvard University, today announced its distribution partnership with Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24-hour, 7-day global channel devoted exclusively to student-produced programming. HRTV's programming now will be delivered to more than 34 million viewers in 36 countries.


Open Student Television Station (OSTN) Selected For 2006 Nortech Innovation Award
CLEVELAND — October 17, 2006 — NorTech, Northeast Ohio's technology-based economic development organization, awarded 2006 Innovation Award to Open Student Television Station (OSTN), the only global, 24-hour, 7-day student-produced television station. Presented at the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio, NorTech hosts the annual Innovation Awards to honor individuals, companies and organizations producing innovative products and processes in Northeast Ohio.


Open Student Television Network To Showcase City Club Of Cleveland Friday Forums
03 October 2006: Cleveland - Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24-hour, 7-day global channel exclusively devoted to student-produced programming, today begins broadcasting City Club of Cleveland Friday Forums.


Yaroslavl Demidov State University, First Russian University To Join OSTN
September 14, 2006: Yaroslavl, Russia - Yaroslavl Demidov State University (YDSU) today became first Russian partner of Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24-hour, seven-day global channel devoted exclusively to student-produced programming.


OSTN Partners With ORION To Showcase Talent Of Canadian Schools
August 9, 2006: Toronto, Canada and Cleveland, USA - Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24-hour, seven-day global channel exclusively devoted to student-produced programming, partnered with the ORION research and education network to bring OSTN to Ontario.


Research -TV Inks Deal With OSTN
AUGUST 2, 2006 - Research-TV, which produces university-level research films and news, today joined the programming lineup at Open Student Television Network (OSTN) (www.ostn.tv).


Drexel University Joins OSTN
PHILADELPHIA, PA - August 2, 2006 - Drexel University today joined the Open Student Television Network (OSTN) (www.ostn.tv) to provide approximately 20,000 students, staff and faculty with access to the only 24-hour global channel devoted exclusively to student-produced programming.


OSTN To Showcase Talent Of European Students
19 July 2006: Cambridge, United Kingdom and Cleveland, USA - Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24-hour, 7-day global channel exclusively devoted to student-produced programming, today takes the first step towards expansion within the European Union (EU).


Albany State University,First Historically Black College And University, Joins OSTN
ALBANY, GA and CLEVELAND - Albany State University (ASU) today announced that it has made Open Student Television Network (OSTN) (www.ostn.tv), the only 24-hour global channel devoted exclusively to student-produced programming, available to more than 3.000 students, staff, and faculty on its Albany, Georgia campus.


Wall Street Journal
May 22,2006 - The Wall Street Journal online published an article about student focused channels deployed via broadband, highlighting the Open Student Television Network.


OSTN Sponsors IVY Film Festival
CLEVELAND, OH. - April 5, 2006 - The Open Student Television Network (OSTN) announced today their sponsorship of the Ivy Film Festival, April 5-9, at Brown University in Providence, RI. This year's festival hosts its' most impressive and diverse group of student films to date as well as appearances by Hollywood insiders and a slew of award-winning feature film premieres.


Duke University joins OSTN
DURHAM, N.C. - March 27, 2006 - Duke University today announced that it has joined the Open Student Television Network (OSTN). (www.ostn.tv) By joining OSTN, the over 8,000 students, staff and faculty at Duke University will be able to view the only 24-hour global channel devoted exclusively to student-produced programming.


The Daily Pennsylvanian - Article - (PDF)
PHILADELPHIA,PA - March 27, 2006 - College senior Gopal Shah has Hollywood ambitions, and Shane Walker thinks he can help Shah fulfill them.


University of Michigan Takes OSTN Live
ANN ARBOR, MI - March 20, 2006 - University of Michigan today announced that it has made Open Student Television Network (OSTN), the only 24-hour global channel devoted exclusively to student-produced programming, available to over 50,000 students, staff, and faculty on its Ann Arbor campus.


The Ohio State University Takes OSTN Live
COLUMBUS, OH - March 6, 2006 - Ohio State University today annouced that BUCKEYE-TV out of the Ohio State University has recently made OSTN programming available to its Columbus campus via its local channel.


Yale University Joins OSTN
NEW HAVEN, CT - October 13, 2005 - Yale University announced that it has joined the OPEN Student Television Network (OSTN). By joining OSTN, students, staff and faculty at Yale will be able to securely access student television shows developed by peer institutions such as University of Southern California, MIT, Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas on their laptops and PCs.


The Plain Dealer - (Cleveland-based group links colleges online)PDF
CLEVELAND,OH - Thursday, October 13, 2005 - Thanks to a high-tech firm based in Cleveland, Case students also can watch television programs produced by students at other campuses around the world, via the Open Student Television Network.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joins OSTN
CAMBRIDGE, MA - July 26, 2005 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that it has joined the OPEN Student Television Network (OSTN). By joining OSTN, students, staff and faculty at MIT will be able to securely access student television shows developed by peer institutions such as University of Southern California, Syracuse University, Ohio State University, Indiana University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas on their laptops and PCs.


The University of Montana Joins OSTN
MISSOULA, MT - June 27, 2005 - The University of Montana today announced that it has joined the Open Student Television Network (OSTN). By joining OSTN, student, staff and faculty at UM will be able to securely access student television shows developed by peer institutions such as University of Southern California, Syracuse University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas on their laptops and PCs.


Chronicle of Higher Education: Student-Run TV Stations Join Forces to Share Programs Online (PDF)
07/02/2004


Chronicle of Higher Education: Don't Touch that Virtual Dial (PDF)
07/02/2004

 
 
   
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