A $1.7 Million Write-off and a New Chapter for Local Public Radio

A $1.7 Million Write-off and a New Chapter for Local Public Radio

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

KCPW has reached an agreement that significantly improves its long-term outlook. The deal restructures the 2008 loan used to purchase the station, and eliminates more than $1.7 million of long-term debt.

Lauren Colucci, KCPW’s General Manager, credits Marc Hand, CEO and Co-Founder of Public Media Company, and the rest of his team for guidance that helped bring about this favorable result. Public Media Company works on sustainability for public broadcasters and has been involved with KCPW for nearly a decade.

Public Media Company: Keeping the ‘On Air’ Lights Brightly Aglow

Public Media Company: Keeping the ‘On Air’ Lights Brightly Aglow

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

If it wasn’t for the initiative and the foresight of Marc Hand and Susan Harmon, co-founders of Public Media Company, dozens of listener-supported public radio and viewer-supported television stations would no longer exist.

Public Media Company’s Public Television Financing Program

Public Media Company’s Public Television Financing Program

Posted by on May 31, 2017

Worried about paying for auction-related equipment costs, ATSC 3.0 upgrades or general equipment needs?

Public Media Company has secured over $20 million from a combination of non-profit and traditional bank lenders to assist public television stations with equipment financing needs through an affordable loan program. Additionally, there might be other lenders interested in providing financing solutions to public TV stations on a case-by-case basis.

Public Media Company Filed ATSC 3.0 Comments

Public Media Company Filed ATSC 3.0 Comments

Posted by on May 24, 2017

Public Media Company submitted comments to the FCC, in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued on February 24, 2017 to authorize television broadcasters to use the ‘Next Generation’ broadcast television transmission standard (ATSC 3.0).

In Aftermath of Spectrum Auction, Even Stations That Sat Out Could Benefit

In Aftermath of Spectrum Auction, Even Stations That Sat Out Could Benefit

Posted by on May 12, 2017

By PMC CEO Marc Hand, writing in Current: “Despite eye-popping windfalls for some stations, the FCC broadcast spectrum auction was a disappointment for public media. Here’s why: Prior to the start of the auction, the prevailing wisdom was that the forward auction would generate anywhere between $30 billion and $60 billion in gross proceeds…”

Public Media Company CEO Speaks to PBS TechCon About ATSC 3.0

Public Media Company CEO Speaks to PBS TechCon About ATSC 3.0

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

The new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard won’t wash your car, fold your laundry or provide tomorrow’s winning lottery numbers. Beyond that, though, broadcasters attending PBS TechCon are being promised a wide array of benefits from the next-generation digital TV system that’s a focus of this year’s convention.

FCC	Spectrum	Auction and Channel Sharing

FCC Spectrum Auction and Channel Sharing

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017

As we transition from the FCC spectrum auction and the FCC auction quiet period, public television stations may face unique and interesting post-auction opportunities that could allow them to improve their service, generate additional revenue, or both.

TV Broadcasters Get Another Shot at Leveraging Channels Into Cash

TV Broadcasters Get Another Shot at Leveraging Channels Into Cash

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

“The FCC’s incentive auction may not have resulted in the jackpot payday that some television broadcasters hoped for, but public broadcasters could still benefit financially through channel-sharing deals.”

Next Generation Digital Television: New Pathways to Grow Service

Next Generation Digital Television: New Pathways to Grow Service

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017

As a result of our ATSC 3.0 meetings for station leaders, we have issued a full report on this important, emerging broadcast technology, “Next Generation Digital Television: New Pathways to Grow Service.” In addition, Public Media Company has created a new “ATSC 3.0 Resource Center”, a curated collection of links, articles and related commentary.

Colorado Public Radio Expands Broadcast Reach and Geographic Makeup of CPR News

Colorado Public Radio Expands Broadcast Reach and Geographic Makeup of CPR News

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

CPR was represented in the following transaction by Public Media Company: Colorado Public Radio (CPR) today announced plans to broaden the geographic makeup of its newsroom and expand the broadcast reach of its news service (CPR News) along the Front Range.