Six Stations Launch NextGen TV In Boston

WUNI, WCVB, WFXT, WGBH, WBZ and WBTS are now broadcasting with ATSC 3.0 technology.

Cybersecurity For Broadcasters Retreat: Security & Modernizing Broadcast Tech

Executives from Fox Corp., Sinclair, and E.W. Scripps will discuss how media companies are revamping their technology and building new workflows as a hedge against cybersecurity threats in a panel at TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat at the NAB New York Show on Oct. 18. Register here.

GBH Powers Media Workflows With EditShare Cloud Solutions

Boston-based public media producer GBH, the largest content creator for PBS, has invested in EditShare’s EFSv cloud solution, hosted in Amazon Web Services, to modernize media workflows across its post-production operations. […]

WGBH Boston Is Dropping Its ‘W’

The Boston-based public broadcaster, which has long operated both a radio and TV station, announced Monday that it is dropping the “W” and rebranding simply as “GBH.” WGBH officials say the new name reflects their commitment to “digital-first content” of streaming, apps, podcasts, social media, educational curricula and virtual events since more than than half of its audience impressions come through digital platforms.


TVN Tech | Remote Work Raises New Cybersecurity Threats

In an environment where so many broadcasters have shifted to remote production and workflows, experts advise them to adopt layered defenses to protect their networks against a range of cybersecurity threats.

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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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


WGBH Boston Adopts Avid Everywhere Workflow


WGBH Puts Local Spin On Music Reality Shows


Braude Takes On Greater Boston Role At WGBH


Valerie Gunderson, WGBH Budget Dir., Dies At 59

PTV Engineering Exec Mike Foti Dies At 63


WGBH, WKOW Deploy Nevion ATCS Processors


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 […]

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 […]


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.


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 […]

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


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.


WGBH Reaches Five-Year Contract With NABET


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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 […]