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.

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.”

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.

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!

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.

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 […]

Pub TV Leaders Learn About New Digital Television Standard

Pub TV Leaders Learn About New Digital Television Standard

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016

Public Media Company hosted the first of three informational meetings for senior station executives to learn more about the upcoming ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard. The upcoming transition to a new digital television standard will require a cultural shift within public television, station executives heard during a meeting examining opportunities and challenges of the new technology. […]