WGBH Transfers Ownership Of Media Management Solution For PBS Broadcasters To Public Media Group

Noncommercial WGBH Boston today said it will transfer ownership of its Public Media Management (PMM) solution to Public Media Group in a move designed to benefit the nation’s public television broadcasters. PMM is the content management system designed specifically for PBS stations, created by WGBH in partnership with Sony Electronics. Public Media Group is a technology infrastructure […]

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WGBH Boston Upgrades With Grass Valley Gear

PBS member station WGBH Boston (DMA 10) recently completed a significant upgrade of its production infrastructure with new equipment from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. The station installed two new routers, a new router control system and new multiviewers to improve production capabilities and enhance the efficiency of its workflow. WGBH went on the air more […]

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WGBH COO Ben Godley Gets Expanded Role

Noncommercial WGBH on Wednesday announced the promotion of Ben Godley to the newly created position of president, WGBH Business Services. Godley will continue to serve as COO, in addition to leading the expansion of new initiatives and business services that he has forged and led for the flagship public media producer. “The landscape for public […]

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Reporter Loses WGBH Science Job Over Vaccines

WGBH, Yankee Magazine Launch Travel Show

BOSTON (AP) — Yankee magazine and Boston’s public television station, WGBH, are teaming up to launch a new travel and lifestyles show exploring New England. “Weekends With Yankee” is set to premiere nationwide on public television stations in April 2017. The two media companies say filming will get underway later this month on 13 weekly […]

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Custom Fiber Caddie Links WGBH Studios

WGBH ‘Disappointed’ In Explicit ‘Arthur’ Memes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The network behind the animated series “Arthur” is disappointed that social media users are combining images from the long-running children’s show with explicit situations and language. A spokeswoman for WGBH in Boston said in a statement Wednesday the “Arthur” network appreciates that several internet memes “have been created and shared in […]

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For WGBH, Pairing Podcasts And Shows A Hit

WGBH has seen an unexpected level of success with the podcasts it has begun producing to accompany some of its most popular shows like Downton Abbey, Masterpiece and Antiques Roadshow. The station is now developing an overall podcasting strategy and “looking into collaborative partnerships, distribution strategies, marketing and other elements of developing podcast infrastructure.”

WGBH Boston Buys News Site GlobalPost

The public media company and international news site, which is also based in Boston, have previously worked on editorial projects. In the summer, they began talking about a broader partnership, WGBH COO Ben Godley says. “We have a model that fits,” he says

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WGBH Boston Adopts Avid Everywhere Workflow

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WGBH Puts Local Spin On Music Reality Shows

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Braude Takes On Greater Boston Role At WGBH

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Valerie Gunderson, WGBH Budget Dir., Dies At 59

PTV Engineering Exec Mike Foti Dies At 63

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WGBH, WKOW Deploy Nevion ATCS Processors

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WGBH’s Emily Rooney Steps Back From Daily News

After hosting noncommercial WGBH Boston’s award-winning Greater Boston for 18 years and working the daily grind in newsrooms at WCVB Boston, ABC and Fox for 25 years before that, Emily Rooney has decided to step back from her daily newsroom and Greater Boston duties to focus on the station’s weekly Beat the Press. In addition […]

CPB, WGBH, LOC Form Public Bcasting Archive

On Feb. 10, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting together with WGBH Boston and the Library of Congress will celebrate the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), a long-time supporter of public media, is the featured speaker. He will be joined by Librarian […]

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Nonprofit Moves Into WGBH Newsroom

WGBH Boston is hoping a new partnership with nonprofit New England Center for Investigative Reporting can up the amount of hard news it reports. The nonprofit recently moved into the newsroom of the PBS station, and there’s a plan to hire one investigative reporter to work across radio, TV and all digital platforms.

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WGBH’s Bowen Receives Commonwealth Award

John Bredar To Head WGBH National Productions

WGBH Boston President Jonathan Abbott today announced that producer and television executive John Bredar will join WGBH as vice president of national programming. He succeeds Margaret Drain who steps down this spring after 25 years with the Boston public broadcaster. Bredar comes to WGBH from National Geographic Television, where he was senior executive producer for […]

WGBH To Partner On Amazon Children’s Pilot

Amazon’s production arm said Wednesday that it had ordered a children’s pilot called Sara Solves It, which was co-developed by powerhouse public TV supplier WGBH Boston and Out of the Blue Enterprises, a production company co-founded by Angela Santomero, whose credits include Nickelodeon’s long-running series Blue’s Clues.

WGBH Says It ‘Adheres’ To Funding Guidelines

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WGBH To Pay $300K For Sloppy Accounting

The U.S. government has reached a civil settlement with the Boston public TV station under which the media company will pay $300,170 to resolve allegations it failed to properly track and account for federal grant monies from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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WGBH Reaches Five-Year Contract With NABET

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Centralcasting Is Public TV’s Latest Program

Noncommercial stations in Florida and New York state are combining their master control operations in ventures designed to cut expenses. In New York, the joint master control project out of WCNY Syracuse (pictured) that will eventually run nine stations will go on line on Dec. 7. A similar master control facility in Jacksonville, Fla. — the Digital Convergence Alliance — will launch next summer with 10 partner stations and 38 program streams.

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WGBH Wants To Be Your Master Control

The noncommercial Boston station is developing a new business as a centralcasting hub. Today, it’s announcing it will provide master control operations for New Hampshire Public Television. WGBH CTO Joe Igoe says his new facility has the capacity to handle 40 or more stations anywhere in the country that would like to save money by outsourcing.

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WGBH Buying Public Radio International

In a move signalling its ambitions to extend its clout and influence in public radio, public television powerhouse WGBH Boston has acquired Public Radio International, the Minnesota-based program distributor of radio programs such as This American Life, The World and The Takeaway. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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WGBH, Union Reach Contract Agreement

Noncommercial WGBH Boston and its largest union said Wednesday that they reached agreement on a contract similar to one imposed last year, after the union rejected it and managers declared that negotiations had come to an impasse.

Hint Of Budget Strife Between PBS, WGBH?

PBS’s ongoing negotiations to curb per-hour costs of producing programs and to assert more control over content are increasing friction with its largest producer, Boston’s powerhouse WGBH, according to sources at other stations with knowledge of the situation.

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WGBH Names Cheng GM Of World Channel

Former Hearst executive Elizabeth Cheng will lead the Boston noncom’s digital service featuring nonfiction news and documentary television.

N.H. Public TV Talking Collaboration With WGBH

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WGBH Building Boston TV News Archive

Films and tapes deteriorate over time, so the Boston PBS station has begun ambitiously digitizing not only its former newscasts, but historical news footage from other area TV stations. The result will be the Boston TV News Digital Library, the first online repository of Boston television news from 1959 to 2000. The idea is to build a video catalog of Boston history, as captured in daily newscasts, that will be available over the Internet.

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PBS, Stations To Launch PBS LearningMedia

The new digital education service is designed to help increase student achievement.

Prince Charles To Honor WGBH’s Henry Becton

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WGBH Uses Volicon For Video Monitoring, Logging

Volicon today announced that PBS station WGBH Boston (DMA 7) is using the Observer Professional for digital video content monitoring and logging. With the Volicon system, WGBH is monitoring its own broadcasts in concert with the as-run logs generated by the station’s existing automation system. The Observer’s interactive Ratings Import Module also allows WGBH to […]

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WGBH Helping Build Online Boston News Archive

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WGBH Gets Static Over Executives’ Pay

More than a dozen WGBH Boston honchos at PBS’s taxpayer-subsidized flagship station are raking in upwards of $200,000 a year while toiling in the lap of a luxurious $85 million multimedia palace dubbed the “Taj Mahal.”

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WGBH Boston Says Offer To Union Is Final

The management of noncommercial WGBH Boston said yesterday that it has presented its last proposal for a new agreement with its largest union, halting contract talks that began in August. The station and the Association of Employees of the Educational Foundation have been seeking a new three-year contract to replace an agreement that expired at the end of October. WGBH employs 850 people; Local 1300 represents 280 writers, editors, production workers, and marketing employees.