STILLWATER — With the unveiling of its online streaming site, Oklahoma State University became the latest Big 12 school to launch its own network for video content.
OSU officially launched the site, called OState.TV, on Tuesday.
The online network will include about 30 channels of content dealing with a range of areas of campus life, including arts and humanities, wellness and athletic events.
In addition to those channels, OSU also plans to stream some events live, beginning with a town hall meeting with Gov. Mary Fallin at OSU-Tulsa. That event is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The university also has plans to stream lectures from the upcoming TEDxOStateU event, and the university's Nov. 20 homecoming parade.
The site will give the university an effective way to reach students, employees, alumni and donors to the university, OSU President Burns Hargis said.
“We have a tremendous story to tell, and it's constantly changing,” Hargis said.
The university also will use the network as a teaching lab for students in the OSU School of Media and Strategic Communications, Hargis said.
Those students will produce content for the site, including regular video projects for classroom work and a regular student-produced sports show.
The school's sports media program is highly regarded in the industry, Hargis said, with graduates going on to work at outlets such as ESPN.
University officials announced the project last year, and received clearance from the Board of Regents of Oklahoma State University and the A&M Colleges to spend up to $1 million each year to develop the network.