PMC is committed to delivering solutions that create sustainable growth for public media.
PMC’s Channel X is an open online marketplace where content producers can upload media for broadcasters to discover, license and share with audiences. Broadcasters can diversify core program offerings with Channel X’s news, film and music media by downloading individual files or subscribing to content blocks. Channel X is built on a custom CMS that supports a sophisticated metadata collection and allows the upload and delivery of large video files. This product is funded by the Wyncote and MacArthur Foundations. Currently, a small group of partners is piloting Channel X. To learn more visit: www.channelx.org
VuHaus is a new, non-profit video collaboration of public radio’s leading music discovery stations. Public media stations across the country are joining together to share their music discoveries of local, national and international artists. The founding stations are WFUV in New York City, KCRW in Los Angeles, WXPN in Philadelphia, KUTX in Austin, and KTBG The Bridge in Kansas City. Several other stations will be announced soon.
Live performance music videos will be aggregated on a national website and mobile app. Member stations will also have their own locally branded and curated video channel, which can be shared with audiences over web, mobile and social media platforms, with some content broadcast on local public television stations. Members upload their in-studio performance videos into the VuHaus archive and then download from this exclusive database to populate their station’s video channel. The national website will be a curated site showcasing the best videos from around the country.
This project received seed funding from Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The CMS platform for the video showcase is funded by Channel X grants from Wyncote and MacArthur Foundations. To learn more visit: www.vuhaus.com.
PUBLIC MEDIA DATABASE
PMC is committed to establishing a comprehensive database that captures audience, financial and engagement metrics across all platforms. The Public Media Database will be developed with input from public media stations and informed by PMC’s experience with the financial modeling and business planning for hundreds of stations. Reflecting local and national benchmarks, the Database will facilitate automated dashboards that display real time, 360 degree views of audience reach, fundraising success and financial health. The intent is to help stations not only report on their progress, but also to provide ongoing comparative data for planning and budgeting. The Database is currently being researched for development.
December 2014 Current Article: Database for Public Media Looks to Standardize, Simplify Station Metrics