WNET, the parent company of the New York PBS station of the same name, plus and WLIW Long Island and New Jersey’s NJTV, is launching All Arts, a free, 24-hour broadcast and streaming channel dedicated to dance, film, literature, music, theater and other art forms.
In addition to the license and other assets of former LPTV WEBR New York, OTA is also donating $12,500 to WNET.
Diane Masciale has been named VP-GM of WLIW, the PBS station on Long Island. Masciale will also be the executive producer of local productions for New York noncom WNET.
KPNX Phoenix; WFTS Tampa, Fla.; WLTX Columbia, S.C.; and WTSP Tampa, Fla., as well as WNET New York will be honored at the June 20, 2015, ceremony honoring “accurate and fair reporting about important issues that are powerfully told.”
WNET, the New York City public television broadcaster, says that it will return a $3.5 million grant it received from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to sponsor an ambitious project on public pensions in the face of charges that it solicited inappropriate underwriting for the series
New York public TV station WNET is preparing to launch The Pension Peril, a multimedia deep dive into the many questions surrounding public pension shortfalls. The project will include a dedicated website, as well as TV and radio documentaries.
The New York PBS station will use a dedicated editorial and production team to report The Pension Peril throughout the country, producing news stories for the PBS NewsHour Weekend, collaborating with local public TV station producers and commissioning both radio and television documentaries for national distribution, in addition to launching a dedicated website.
As it gears up to celebrate its 50th anniversary in September with special programming, WNET, the New York City public television station, is is seeking 50,000 new donors in the next 18 months — “a pretty ambitious goal,” one executive said.
The online television service has filed a second countersuit against major broadcasters that want to stop it from retransmitting their programming. The new suit is against News Corp.’s Fox, the Public Broadcasting Service, Univision Communications and New York’s WPIX and WNET.
The noncommercial PBS flagship in New York will manage international distribution of its renowned proprietary original programming.
New Jersey Senate Democrats failed Monday evening to block Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to let WNET New York run New Jersey public television, signaling a big win for the Republican governor and the demise of New Jersey Network after 40 years of broadcasting.
On Thursday, the New Jersey State Assembly rejected Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to turn over management of New Jersey public television to WNET New York, delivering a political blow to Christie while leaving the fate of the state’s public broadcasting network in limbo.
The new nonprofit group Channel 13 WNET incorporated to operate New Jersey’s public television network will not only pay nothing for the management rights, but will actually receive $4 million in fees and grants as part of the agreement.
New Jersey officials are completing a deal to give New Jersey Network’s television operation to a new nonprofit corporation run by WNET Channel 13, the PBS flagship station based in New York City. Treasury officials are expected to announce the agreement this week.