Subject: News for and about the Internet2 community
- From: Lorraine Evelyn Hammer <>
- Subject: HARVARD-RADCLIFFE TELEVISION PREMIERS ON OSTN
- Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 19:59:58 -0500
HARVARD-RADCLIFFE TELEVISION PREMIERS ON OSTN
HRTV Shows On Air, Includes Popular Soap 'Ivory Tower,' Now Delivered to
Cambridge, MA - November 28, 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.
HRTV, launched in 1992, produces a variety of programming, including the
oldest- and longest-running college soap opera, Ivory Tower. More than
15,000 viewers watch each episode, according to tracking software, and many
are from outside the United States.
Other programming includes an investigative news program, Crimson Edition,
and a dating show, Crimson Hookup. A popular new show this year, Respectably
French, was created by sophomores Ho Tuan and Nick Krasney, with a 'Monty
Python's style. According to Lori Hammer, HRTV Program Director, this show
is an example of HRTV's drive to add more mature and diversified content, as
opposed to earlier years when it featured only a news show and a drama.
"Harvard-Radcliffe Television is excited to be a part of OSTN," said Hammer.
"The goals of the network really impressed the club and we're looking
forward to working with OSTN in the future."
One program that appeals to both college and general audiences is Talk to
Me, a variety talk show featuring important campus officials and
celebrities. HRTV also features a variety of clips submitted by Harvard
student groups ranging from formal performances to just-for-fun skits such
as Student Groups, produced by groups like the Immediate Gratification
Players. To view an episode of Ivory Tower, logon to:
HRTV's programming joins OSTN's lineup, which includes morning talk shows
like Good Morning Emerson from ECTV at Emerson College, student films from
Yale University, to animations from the Film/Video/DVD (FVD) Department at
Duke University, to news shows like Front and Center from University of
Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
"OSTN is committed to offering the very best in student-produced
programming," said Prashant Chopra, OSTN Chief Executive Officer.
"HRTV's quality lineup attracts a variety of audiences on and off campus.
This is the kind of quality content that makes OSTN the minor league of
About OSTN: Open Student Television Network (OSTN) is the only 24-hour,
seven-day global channel devoted exclusively to student-produced
programming. For future information, visit www.ostn.tv. OSTN uses
Internet2's advanced network in North America, the GEANT2 Network managed by
DANTE in the European Union, and ORION in Canada to deliver OSTN to more
than 34 million users at 3,778 university member campuses and 36 countries
in North America and Europe. The channel can be viewed on both televisions
and personal computers.
About Harvard-Radcliffe Television: Harvard-Radcliffe Television (HRTV), now
in its 14th year, is a student-run organization dedicated to providing
students with the opportunity to make their own television programs and
films. HRTV alumni are working on a variety popular shows and networks
including ABC, NBC, MTV, and Comedy Central. For more information, visit
About Internet2: Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking
consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996,
Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both
leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that
together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary
Internet technologies. Internet2 brings the U.S. research and academic
community together with technology leaders from industry, government and the
international community to undertake collaborative efforts that have a
fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet.
For more information: http://www.internet2.edu/.
Joann Rasmussen, APR
Manager of Communications
CampusEAI Consortium 216-589-9626 extension 207
- HARVARD-RADCLIFFE TELEVISION PREMIERS ON OSTN, Lorraine Evelyn Hammer, 11/27/2006
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