PMC is committed to delivering solutions that create sustainable growth for public media.
Channel X is an emerging 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 Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. To learn more visit: www.channelx.org.
VuHaus is a new video platform and mobile app for music fans seeking to experience and discover the best new artists and songs. It is a music discovery collaboration curated by the nation’s most influential public radio stations: KCRW (Los Angeles), KEXP (Seattle), WFUV (New York), WXPN (Philadelphia), KUTX (Austin), and KTBG The Bridge (Kansas City). New VuHaus station partners will be announced in the coming months.
Music lovers can browse in-studio performances, artist interviews and concerts on the VuHaus site and app. Member stations have their own locally branded and curated video channel, which can be shared with audiences over their web, mobile and social media platforms, and some 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 is a curated site showcasing the best videos from around the country.
This project received seed funding from Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The digital infrastructure for VuHaus was funded by Channel X grants from the Wyncote Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 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