[tforum] [Fwd: [I2-NEWS] WIDE & OSTN UNITE TO EXCHANGE IPTV CONTENT OVER THE INTERNET]

Joe Breen Joe.Breen@utah.edu
Tue, 21 Aug 2007 04:31:41 -0600


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The following is for those that follow TV and media over the internet, 
especially in the educational arena.  This partnership with WIDE will 
also provide more push for IPv6 collaboration.  WIDE was one of the 
principal research groups in developing IPv6 on the BSD platform.


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Subject: [I2-NEWS] WIDE & OSTN UNITE TO EXCHANGE IPTV CONTENT OVER THE 
INTERNET
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 15:14:40 -0400
From: Rich Griffin (OSTN) <rich_griffin@ostn.tv>
Reply-To: rich_griffin@ostn.tv
Organization: OSTN
To: i2-news@internet2.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Rich Griffin
Vice President of Technology
rich_griffin@ostn.tv
216-589-9626 x158

WIDE Project PR Division
press@wide.ad.jp
+81-466-49-3618

WIDE & OSTN UNITE TO EXCHANGE IPTV CONTENT OVER THE INTERNET

OSTN Student-Produced, Educational, Foreign Language, News &
Entertainment IPTV Programming Available as the Art of Student TV over
WIDE Network

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.

The union will serve as an opportunity for the two organizations to
collaborate on conducting IPTV research and development in the areas of
Multicast, DVTS, HD, and IPv6.  The partnership will reinforce WIDE’s
aim of global connectivity through technologies of the next generation
Internet while offering its network users the opportunity to contribute
to programming on OSTN.

“The WIDE-OSTN partnership will promote international digital contents
dissemination in Japan and the USA,” according to Dr. Hitoshi Asaeda of
Keio University.  “It is highly meaningful for IP multicast deployment
in the international networks; in this partnership, IP multicast
communication infrastructure will be improved and its operational
experiences will be increased.”

The WIDE project, represented by Professor Jun Murai, Vice President and
Professor of Faculty of Environmental Information at Keio University,
has been making efforts to produce the next generation of communications
and broadcasting based on the IPv4 and IPv6 multicast technology.  WIDE
contributes to various Internet development and research, developing
reference codes for IPv6 on BSD and Linux with, respectively, the KAME
and USAGI projects.

OSTN IPTV content delivered over WIDE’s high speed network will include
the OSTN student channel, educational channels such as NASA TV, C-SPAN,
University of California Television (UCTV) and the Florida Educational
Channel, news channels such as Fox News, and foreign language channels
such as TV5 (French) and RAI (Italian).

“We are pleased to partner with WIDE to deliver IPTV to Japan’s colleges
and universities,” said Prashant Chopra, Chief Executive Officer of
OSTN. “We also look forward to collaborating with the WIDE Project on
the further development of innovations in IPTV technology.”

For more information on receiving OSTN, contact Anthony Davis, Vice
President of Membership Development, at anthony_davis@ostn.tv  or
216-973-7564.

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About OSTN
OSTN is the leading provider of educational, foreign language, news, and
entertainment IPTV content and services. OSTN features the only 24/7
worldwide channel exclusively devoted to student-produced programming.
OSTN now is delivered to nearly 60 million subscribers at more than
4,500 university member campuses in 46 countries around the globe. OSTN
can be viewed on televisions and personal computers.

In North America, OSTN uses Internet2 and National LambdaRail’s advanced
network to distribute programming to members. It uses JANET in the
United Kingdom, ORION in Ontario, Canada, 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, Mexico via
CUDI and Australia via AARNet. For more information, visit www.ostn.tv/.

About WIDE
WIDE (Widely Integrated Distributed Environment), established in 1988,
is a joint industry, government and academia research consortium that
promotes the research and development of Internet technologies.
Represented by Vice President of Keio University and Prof. of the
Faculty of Environmental Information, Jun Murai, over 100 corporations
and 40 universities are currently involved in the WIDE Project,
partaking in a wide array of research and development activities
concerning technologies of the next generation Internet.
http://www.wide.ad.jp/



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