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CENIC AND OSTN UNITE TO PROVIDE IPT V TO CALIFORNIA’S K-20 EDUCATION COMMUNITY
- From: "Joann Rasmussen, APR, MBA (CampusEAI Consortium)" <>
- Subject: CENIC AND OSTN UNITE TO PROVIDE IPT V TO CALIFORNIA’S K-20 EDUCATION COMMUNITY
- Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 17:22:37 -0500
- Organization: CampusEAI Consortium and OSTN
CENIC AND OSTN UNITE TO PROVIDE IPTV TO CALIFORNIA’S K-20 EDUCATION COMMUNITY
Educational, Foreign Language and Student-Produced Programming Available to CENIC-linked Universities, Research Institutions
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 & 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).
OSTN is the leading provider of educational and foreign language IPTV content and student-produced programming. CENIC is a nonprofit corporation that owns, operates and manages CalREN on behalf of California’s K-20, research and education community.
OSTN launched in 2005 with the only 24-hour, seven-day global channel exclusively devoted to student-produced programming. In 2006, OSTN added CableTV, which delivers educational and foreign language TV channels to colleges and universities via CENIC and other networks. OSTN now is delivered to 41 million users at 4,500 university member campuses and 36 countries around the globe.
CalREN began operation in 1998 and has grown into a state-spanning fiber-optic network encompassing more than 2,500 miles of optical fiber. It serves nearly all of California’s public and private research and educational institutions.
All of the more than 140 sites that connect to CalREN have access to its cutting-edge, high-performance Internet networking. CalREN’s connections to international research and education networks permit collaboration on advanced research and education on a global scale.
“OSTN not only delivers educational content to California’s colleges and universities, but it also provides opportunities for students at those institutions to work together to create content themselves,” said Jim Dolgonas, President and CEO of CENIC. “CENIC created the CalREN network to enable precisely this sort of active, collaborative learning environment, and we’re delighted that students at our member institutions will be able to take advantage of what OSTN has to offer.”
OSTN CableTV includes educational channels such as University of California Television (UCTV). The foreign language channels can include CCTV (Chinese), TV5 (French), RAI (Italian), ART (Arabic), TV Polonia (Polish), SBTN (Vietnamese), MBC (Korean), RTN (Russian), TFC (Filipino), TV Asia (South Asian), TV JAPAN (Japanese), CTI Zhong Tian Channel (Chinese), and C1R (Russian).
“This partnership allows California educators to leverage their investments in CENIC’s CalREN network to deliver quality educational and foreign language multimedia content, and that promises tremendous opportunities for learning,” said Prashant Chopra, OSTN Chief Executive Officer. “Students not only learn about the global economy and the global society, they can become a part of it as they share their own student-produced content with contributions from students across the globe.”
Two CENIC members, San Francisco State and the University of Southern California, provide student-produced content to OSTN.
For more information on receiving OSTN, contact Anthony Davis, Vice President of Membership Development, at or 216-973-7564.
OSTN is leading provider of educational and foreign language IPTV content and services. OSTN features the only 24/7 worldwide channel exclusively devoted to student-produced programming. OSTN now is delivered to 41 million users at 4,500 university member campuses and 36 countries around the globe. OSTN can be viewed on televisions and personal computers.
In North America, OSTN uses Internet2’s advanced network to distribute programming to members. It uses ORION in Ontario, Canada and the GEANT2 Network, managed by DANTE, in the European Union. GEANT2 links to Asia via TEIN2, the Middle East & Africa via EuroMed, Latin and South America via ALICE and Australia via AARNet. For more information, visit www.ostn.tv.
California’s education and research communities leverage their networking resources under CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, in order to obtain cost-effective, high-bandwidth networking to support their missions and answer the needs of their faculty, staff, and students. CENIC designs, implements, and operates CalREN, the California Research and Education Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network specially designed to meet the unique requirements of these communities, and to which the vast majority of the state’s K-20 educational institutions are connected. In order to facilitate collaboration in education and research, CENIC also provides connectivity to non-California institutions and industry research organizations with which CENIC’s Associate researchers and educators are engaged.
CENIC is governed by its member institutions. Representatives from these institutions also donate expertise through their participation in various committees designed to ensure that CENIC is managed effectively and efficiently, and to support the continued evolution of the network as technology advances. To learn more, visit www.cenic.org.
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, visit: www.internet2.edu/.
- CENIC AND OSTN UNITE TO PROVIDE IPT V TO CALIFORNIA’S K-20 EDUCATION COMMUNITY, Joann Rasmussen, APR, MBA (CampusEAI Consortium), 01/31/2007
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