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  • From: Rich Griffin <>
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  • Subject: Yale University Joins the OPEN Student Television Network
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 16:41:03 -0400
  • Organization: CampusEAI Consortium

FOR RELEASE:                                 October 13, 2005



YTV to Provide IP Television to Students, Staff and Faculty

NEW HAVEN – 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, and broadcast television programming from content providers such as NBC Universal, FOX and Starz! Encore on their laptops and PCs.

The OPEN Student Television Network (OSTN) is a hosted IP Television service that offers student-produced broadcast programming over Abilene - Internet2's nationwide high-speed backbone network which provides end-users speeds 100-1000 times faster than the average household broadband connection to laptops and desktop PCs. The network reaches over three million users, 206 research and educational institutions, and 34 state education networks.

OSTN has also negotiated bulk discounts from major television content providers such as NBC Universal, FOX, and Starz Encore Group for secure delivery of their programming over campuses' commercial Internet connections to the desktop using conditional access and digital rights management and Institutions participating in OSTN opt-in and pay a la carte for the programming on the OSTN IP Television service.

The OPEN Student Television Network Channel is a national initiative of student television stations working together to build a digital channel of student television shows. On the OSTN Channel, students are not only creating content but they are also making the important programming decisions that appeal to their peer viewing audience. The OSTN Channel provides opportunities for students through resources, community, exposure and experience. The OSTN Channel gives voice to students by connecting schools' TV stations through video content sharing and digital delivery of student-produced video content to the PC and TV.

"YTV is very pleased to join OSTN.  By offering Yale students the opportunity to have their work seen on campuses nationwide, this affiliation will encourage television and film production to a degree unprecedented on Yale’s campus,” exclaimed Emerson Davis, YTV’s Program Director.  “In addition, YTV looks forward to contributing some of its existing content to OSTN, showcasing the passions and talents of past and current students."

“We are pleased to see Yale University joining the OPEN Student Television Network,” said Anjli Jain, Executive Director of the CampusEAI Consortium. “We look forward to further supporting this important initiative.”

“Yale’s YTV is a perfect example of what students can achieve in the most competitive of environments.  Even though Yale does not offer a formal track for Film, Television or Communications, we are seeing some incredibly entertaining and creative programming coming out of New Haven!  This is just one example of why OSTN is growing so quickly,” says Shane Walker, Vice President of OSTN Studios.  “We look forward to working with YTV and their talented team.” 

For more information on the OPEN Student Television Network send an e-mail to . To apply for membership in the OPEN Student Television Network, visit


About Yale University

Founded in 1701, the University consists of twelve schools, the four-year undergraduate school; the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and ten professional schools. Yale’s roots can be traced back to the 1640’s, when colonial clergymen led an effort to establish a college in New Haven to preserve the tradition of European liberal education in the New World.  For more information, visit

About CampusEAI Consortium

Led by over 100 primary, secondary, and post-secondary education institutions in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States, CampusEAI Consortium is a Cleveland-based, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the development, exchange, delivery, and support of community-source software and digital content. For more information, visit

About Internet2

Led by over 200 U.S. universities, working with industry and government, Internet2 is developing and deploying 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 about Internet2, see:

About Open Student Television network

Launched by Internet2 and the CampusEAI Consortium, the OPEN Student Television Network (OSTN) is a hosted IP Television service that offers traditional broadcast television programming and university produced programming securely over Internet2 to laptops and desktop PCs.  For more information, visit


Emerson Davis
Program Director, Yale Television
(203) 927-3430

Rishu Sharma
Director of Communications
CampusEAI Consortium


Rich Griffin
Vice President of Technology
OPEN Student Television Network
CampusEAI Consortium
1940 East 6th Street, 11th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tel:  216.589.9626 ext. 158
Mobile: 216.470.6183
Fax: 216.589.9639 
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  • Yale University Joins the OPEN Student Television Network, Rich Griffin, 10/13/2005

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