PBS Digital Studios is aiming to boost the number of member station videos on its channels over the next year, though it is coping with a slowly dwindling budget. PBSDS is searching for a way to support itself as it trains stations to create web-first content that builds important inroads to younger audiences.
The public broadcaster’s new Web-only miniseries Everything But the News, while gently mocking broadcast journalism and the process that goes into creating TV news stories, also delivers substance.
PBS Digital Studios started in 2012 and has had a big first year, with hits like Mr. Rogers’ autotune and more than 15 original series on its Youtube channel. In addition, for the first five months of 2013, PBS.org was the No. 1 TV network site for unique visitors, according to Comscore. But it still needs to find ways to generate revenue.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mister Rogers is making it a beautiful day in the neighborhood again. Fred Rogers, the late host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” is featured in a PBS Digital Studios video mashup that celebrates the power of imagination. The piece posted online Friday turns clips from Rogers’ PBS show into a sweetly inspiring […]