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. Some […]

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. “There is really a significant opportunity for increased […]

Public Media Company’s Public Television Financing Program

Public Media Company’s Public Television Financing Program

Posted by on Mar 27, 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 non-profit lender and a leading national bank 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. Read More…

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. To take advantage of these opportunities, however, public television stations will need to move quickly: Broadcasters will have […]

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. By working out agreements to share their channels with other noncommercial and commercial broadcasters that did succeed in selling their spectrum, public TV stations have a post-auction […]

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. Topics […]

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. Both efforts build on CPR’s organizational vision to be a statewide news and information […]

Rhode Island Public Radio to Acquire License From UMass Dartmouth

Rhode Island Public Radio to Acquire License From UMass Dartmouth

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017

Public Media Company represented RIPR throughout its negotiations with U Mass Dartmouth, and also prepared the financial analysis for the transaction. Congrats to both! “Rhode Island Public Radio will expand its reach within the state and into southeastern Massachusetts with the acquisition of a signal from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. RIPR now broadcasts […]

Upcoming ATSC 3.0 Meeting for Station Leaders

Upcoming ATSC 3.0 Meeting for Station Leaders

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016

Join our upcoming meeting for station leaders on emerging ATSC 3.0 broadcasting technology. Our next session will be in Las Vegas, NV, November 9th & 10th. Space is still available, so please email us at info@publicmedia.co if you are interested in attending. And a big thanks to everyone who attended our first two sessions in Baltimore […]

TV Spectrum Auction Enters Next Stage With New Bidding, Lower Prices

TV Spectrum Auction Enters Next Stage With New Bidding, Lower Prices

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

The first stage of the FCC reverse auction of television spectrum concluded as many analysts had predicted: Sellers’ opening bid prices were more than $60 billion higher than what the forward auction buyers were willing to pay. We believe it’s unlikely that the second stage of the auction will succeed at matching sellers’ prices to […]