Noncommercial TV stations want the FCC to let them spend the money on a post-incentive auction repack campaign funded by Congress in the Ray Baum’s FCC reauthorization act. That would include coordinating the campaign for both noncommercial and commercial stations.
WNET’s ambitious All Arts multicast channel and streaming service could develop into a package of cultural content available to stations nationwide. Some content, including an original show, is now available online. The complete network will launch Jan. 28.
PBS member station WKAR Lansing, Mich., is on-the-air with a fully integrated ATSC 3.0 solution from Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark. In late 2017, WKAR ordered a 20kW Parallax UHF transmitter system on channel D33 to replace its existing and aging DTV transmitter. WKAR’s Parallax transmitter was configured as a main-standby in 1+1 redundancy. The transmitter […]
American Public Television (APT) has chosen Shawn Halford, a public television veteran who has held key national content positions at PBS and Discovery Communications, to be vice president of exchange content and digital services starting in October. Halford succeeds Chris Funkhouser, who is retiring after 40 years in public media. Currently PBS’s senior director for […]
The ousted anchor can’t force PBS to hand over internal documents dating back decades and two of his claims have been dismissed.
Marc Hand, the CEO and co-founder of the Public Media Co., discusses WKAR Lansing, Mich.’s inaugural 3.0 rollout for public TV and next-gen TV’s broader impact.
The BBC, Fox News and PBS are the most-trusted TV news brands in the U.S., according to Research Intelligencer by Brand Keys, which surveyed 4,012 viewers who rated broadcast and cable brands that they watch more than three times per week “to determine how much trust those brands engendered.”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Betty White sees no point in slowing down at age 96, as long as her phone keeps ringing with offers to work. The actress known for her roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls” is marking her 80th year in show business with a PBS special […]
PBS has named Perry Simon has been named chief programming executive and general manager, general audience programming. In his new role, Simon will oversee all non-children’s programming for the public broadcaster. Simon was general manager of BBC America from 2010 to 2015.
Vigor Systems, a provider of TV content distribution and media solutions, and Telestream, a provider of video transcoding and workflow automation solutions, have partnered to deliver a technology solution that will enable the public television community to move file delivery and media processing to the cloud. Ultimately, this will allow the public television system to migrate […]
Public Media Co. (PMC) today said it plans to pursue a strategic partnership with Triveni Digital, a broadcast technology equipment and consulting firm, to assist the Public Media Venture Group in developing a suite of services to expand the capacity of public television stations to better serve communities using the capabilities of Next Gen TV […]
As public TV engineering leaders navigate their stations through the post-auction channel restructuring and the looming transition to ATSC 3.0, they’ll be re-evaluating the future of their master control facilities.
The host, whose contract was suspended and has since been terminated, is suing the public broadcaster for dropping him. PBS has issued a response to his lawsuit — and it details witness accounts about the talk show host’s alleged sexual harassment and dalliances with subordinates.
Eighteen months after the death of PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill, today the show named Managing Editor Judy Woodruff sole anchor of the nightly broadcast.
The Central Texas College Board Of Trustees voted to pull the plug on KNCT Killeen, Texas, the region’s only PBS station. KNCT GM Max Rudolph said the station was faced with a significant amount of expense to move the station from ch. 46 to ch. 17, which would cost about $4.4 million.
In Principle, with columnist Michael Gerson and commentator Amy Holmes, will air Friday nights starting April 13. PBS will decide after an eight-week run whether to continue.
America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) will present the Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Rep. Charles W. Dent (R-Pa.) during its Public Media Summit today, Monday, Feb. 26, at 2:20 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington. The Champion of Public Broadcasting Award is given to political leaders and other individuals who safeguard the ability of local public television […]
Smiley claims PBS used a sexual misconduct investigation as a pretext to get rid of him, but the network says the decision to suspend his show was justified.