Subject: News for and about the Internet2 community
- From: Libby Fairhurst <>
- Subject: Florida State University Joins OSTN
- Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 10:35:47 -0500
CONTACT: Joann Rasmussen, APR, Manager of Communications, CampusEAI Consortium, (216) 589-9626 ext. 207;
March 2, 2007
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY JOINS OSTN
FSU films to premiere on OSTN
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida State University College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts -- best known as The Film School -- has announced its new membership with OSTN, the leading provider of educational and foreign language IPTV content and student-produced programming.
The partnership means that OSTN will be deployed in two phases, according to Film School Dean Frank Patterson. First, the player will be located on the college's website, which reaches more than 40,021 students, faculty and staff on campus. The second phase will include OSTN deployed on a local analog channel that will reach the greater Tallahassee, Fla., area.
"We couldn't be more excited about our relationship with the OSTN," Patterson said. "OSTN is a smart concept that will enable us to showcase our many award-winning student films on a global scale. This kind of massive exposure to student-peers and to the entertainment industry at large is invaluable."
OSTN was launched in 2005 with the only 24-hour, seven-day global channel exclusively devoted to student-produced programming. It is delivered to 41 million users at 4,500 university member campuses and 36 countries around the globe. In 2006, OSTN added CableTV, which delivers educational and foreign language TV channels to colleges and universities.
"OSTN is committed to offering the very best in student-produced programming," said Prashant Chopra, OSTN Chief Executive Officer. "Florida State's College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts is continuously awarded top honors for their student productions, and we're proud to showcase content from these very talented students in our lineup."
Larry Conrad, FSU Associate Vice President for Technology Integration and Chief Information Officer, said "OSTN is an exciting new concept which holds the promise of redefining how video content is distributed. This leverages FSU's investment in the new very high speed research and educations networks, such as the Florida LambdaRail, in creative and serendipitous ways. FSU is excited to be a part of this initiative, and we look forward to working with the Campus EAI Consortium to maximize the value of this service to our students."
For more information on receiving OSTN, contact Anthony Davis, Vice President of Membership Development, at or (216) 973-7564.
OSTN is the 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 Internet2s 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 and Africa via EuroMed, Latin and South America via ALICE and Australia via AARNet. For more information, visit http://www.ostn.tv/.
About the FSU College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts ("The Film School"):
Recognized in 2004 by The Directors Guild of America for its "distinguished contribution to American culture," Florida State University's College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts is regarded by the film industry as one of the top film schools in the world. Created in 1989 by the Florida State Legislature, the college is the only film school in the country that pays for the production of both undergraduate and graduate student productions, including thesis films. FSU's student films have won more than 700 awards and honors from festivals in more than 45 countries, and its film students were honored with more Student Oscars and Collegiate Television Academy Awards combined in one year than any film program in the nation (seven awards in 2004). For more information, visit: http://film.fsu.edu/.
About Florida State University:
Florida State University is a premier, comprehensive, graduate research university and includes colleges of law and medicine. Among the FSU faculty are members of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Pulitzer Prize winners; a Nobel Prize winner; Emmy and Oscar winners; Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellows; and recipients of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. FSU faculty members attract almost $200 million a year in research dollars. The university consistently ranks in the top 10 universities nationally in physical sciences grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. For more information, visit: http://www.fsu.edu.
About Florida Lambda Rail:
OSTN connects to Florida State University via the Florida Lambda Rail Network, a state-wide, high-bandwidth optical network that links Florida's research institutions and provides a next-generation network in support of large-scale research, education outreach, public/private partnerships, and information technology infrastructure essential to Florida's economic development. FLR connects Florida to Internet2. For more information: http://www.flrnet.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.
- Florida State University Joins OSTN, Libby Fairhurst, 03/02/2007
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