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SUNET Video upgradted for cable TV project
STANFORD -- Between July 20 and October 31, Networking and Communication
Services are upgrading the university's SUNet video facilities. The capacity
of the system is being increased to allow Student Affairs and Libraries &
Information Resources to provide educational and entertainment television to
This new service, called STV (Stanford TeleVision), will be tested as a
pilot project in Florence Moore Hall, McFarland, Escondido Village 116 and
Escondido Village 88 beginning this fall. If the pilot is successful, service
will be extended to all on-campus student rooms beginning in 1995.
The work being done this summer and early fall will have the following
effects on existing SUNet video connections:
- While CNN and C-SPAN will remain active on the video cable serving
academic buildings, as of Aug. 15, these channels will no longer be available
on the free SUNet residential cable. Residential service will include only
Stanford generated programming and educational channels the university can
transmit without being charged a monthly fee. CNN and C-SPAN will appear on
the new STV channel lineup.
- Some short outages will occur on all channels in the coming months as
new equipment is installed and tested. In addition, the current lineup for
both residential and academic SUNet service will change during the process.
This realignment will cause programming to appear on different channels from
the ones familiar to viewers.
- SUNet channel 23 on both the residential and academic service will
provide updated information about current programming. Networking and
Communication Services appreciate campus television viewers' patience during
this transition. For more information, call the Stanford Television hotline
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