MPBN Adds Triveni Digital StreamScope

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) is using a Triveni Digital DTV transport stream solution to improve video quality for its television services. Through a combination of Triveni Digital’s StreamScope RM-40 transport stream monitor and StreamScope Portal ultra-portable MPEG analysis and troubleshooting tool, MPBN can quickly detect and resolve video stream impairments that affect viewer […]

Ex-Maine Public Broadcasting CEO Jim Dowe Dies

Funding Cuts Hit Maine Public Broadcasting

Facing a $400,000 funding shortfall, Maine Public Broadcasting Network said Friday it will lay off nearly 10 percent of its workforce and put a locally produced show on hiatus. MPBN was already facing a $260,000 reduction in state funding before the federal government’s automatic budget cuts took effect, adding another $100,000. That prompted cost-cutting measures mainly coming from the dual licensee’s television-production unit.


Small Portland Has Crowded Online Scene

For a market with fewer than 1 million people, Portland, Maine, boasts a spate of online news outlets from newspaper and television station sites to public broadcasting outlets, all guided with a sense of purpose.

Maine Gov. Wants To Zap Pubcasting Funds

A proposal by Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) to zero-out nearly $2 million in annual funding for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network prompted hearings in the statehouse Monday.