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Oklahoma Sports Network Expands Coverage to Mid-Del Public Schools, Newcastle and Altus
The Oklahoma Sports Network (OSN), a livestreaming sports service, is expanding its coverage by adding five high schools to its network. Beginning this fall, OSN will provide play-by-play coverage of sporting events for Carl Albert High School, Midwest City High School, Del City High School, Newcastle High School and Altus High School. Games can be viewed at no charge. All events are livestreamed in high definition and are archived for one year.

"As we enter our fourth year, we’re excited to expand our network to include Altus, Newcastle and the Oklahoma City metropolitan area," says Eric Sharum, OSN co-founder. "We looked forward to livestreaming every home and away football game so that fans of the Bulldogs, Racers, Titans, Bombers and Eagles can catch all the action."

Fans can watch games live or on demand from any computer, tablet or smartphone and download the OSN app to watch games using Roku and Amazon Fire TV Stick.

In addition to livestreaming football, OSN covers softball and volleyball games played by schools in its network, in addition to offering Game of the Week coverage of non-network schools. The OSN Network also includes Lawton High School, MacArthur High School (Lawton), Eisenhower High School (Lawton), Cache High School, Duncan High School and Elgin High School, as well as Cameron University men’s and women’s basketball.

The free streaming service is made possible by sponsors throughout Oklahoma, including Arvest Bank, Bedrock Nursery, Boom Pa’s Burgers, Carpet One, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Darby’s Big Furniture, 4D Landscape and Wayne’s Drive Inn.

Launched in 2016, OSN joined the Business Incubator at Cameron's Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) in July 2018. Over the course of the past year, CETES director Dr. Samantha Lankford and her team have advised Sharum and his colleagues in many areas relevant to expanding their business, including developing on-the-ground and digital marketing strategies, financial analysis, and management support.

CETES also sponsored a Lawton Business Before Breakfast event for OSN. Interns and support staff have provided technical assistance in branding. Since OSN came to CETES, it has doubled in staff size. CETES is now assisting OSN with the expansion of its services to the Oklahoma City area and beyond.

A multipurpose facility, CETES provides a supportive and fruitful environment for local businesses to engage in economic development and functions as a catalyst for the development and growth of knowledge-based industries in Oklahoma. In conjunction with local organizations, CETES works to connect innovative academic programs with economic development expertise to build new industries and create jobs for Oklahomans.

CETES serves as a business incubator to sustain startup companies by providing office space, expertise, networking opportunities, and leadership development for entrepreneurs to encourage them to locate their businesses in southwest Oklahoma.

CETES also works in partnership with the Oklahoma Small Business Development Center. The OKSBDC provides confidential, high-quality, no-cost entrepreneurial and small business management advising in order to help Oklahomans start and grow businesses.

Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES)
The Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) is a consolidated economic development venture that operates out of Cameron University to promote the creation and growth of technology-based companies, create skilled employment opportunities, and prepare people to be effective contributors to the 21st century economy of southwest Oklahoma.

In order to advance economic development in the region and in response to the Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) study, Cameron established CETES, a multipurpose, multidiscipline center with fully integrated facilities, programs and support services to both client companies and the existing regional cluster of software, multimedia and simulation companies.

CETES connects innovative academic programs with economic development expertise to build new industries and create jobs for Oklahomans. CETES focuses on forming new companies with its business incubator program as well as providing services to existing companies through strategic consulting. The center also participates in critical economic development partnerships to grow Oklahoma's economy. 

Key Functions of CETES
CETES attempts to grow and nurture emerging technology companies in a state-of-the-art technology incubator, providing a structure that assists the companies with technological support, angel and venture capital networking, and developing vital entrepreneurial skills so necessary to success.

CETES looks to assist in efforts to support the viability and expansion of technology-based military missions at Fort Sill and Altus Air Force Base. The long-standing partnership between Cameron and the area's military facilities has resulted in the formation of new technology companies and a highly educated and skilled workforce. CETES has provided a stronger role in this dynamic partnership with the development of its complex.

CETES works to create a viable 21st century workforce skilled to work with and invent the technologies so critical to the future of this region. The integrated CETES experience attracts students and creates the critical mass of skilled workers that is the essential ingredient for developing or locating high-performance companies in a community.

CETES provides a catalyst and center point for regional economic development activities in southwest Oklahoma, consistent with higher education's activist role in the implementation of EDGE initiatives.

CETES Conference Center
Cameron's CETES Conference Center is the second phase of the innovative Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies. The CETES Conference Center is a state-of-the-art facility available to host a variety of events to meet conferencing needs, including regional conferences, annual association meetings, awards banquets, receptions and more intimate meetings.

The main room of the CETES Conference Center is a divisible space with three room-size options to meet a variety of conferencing needs. The flexibility offers capacity for approximately 175 people, with room for more or less depending upon setup style. The conference center is equipped with three independent dropdown video screens and projection systems to assist with presentations as well as video conferences. There are also two podiums with full sound, DVD and Blu-ray equipment and laptop connectivity.

Business Incubator Facilities
CETES has a business incubator, housed in a newly remodeled building that offers state-of-the-art office space for 12 companies. Each tenant has 24-hour access to the building, with professional furnishings, high-speed data connections, wireless capability and telephone service, among other amenities. 

Economic Development Partnerships
Cameron University, through CETES, has partnered with several economic development organizations in order to generate wealth, create jobs, retain and grow businesses, and establish a brighter future for southwest Oklahoma. CETES provides the expertise and experience of its staff along with the resources of the university to develop solutions to economic and workforce challenges.

USDA Rural Development (external link)

Oklahoma City Human Resources Society (external link)

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (external link)

i2E (external link)

Resources for Student Veterans and Active-Duty Military

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (external link)