The Public Media Futurists

VIA The Top 22: The Top 22 Players in Triple A and Adult Rock 2018 – #1 Our annual countdown of the people, organizations, ideas, and stories that had impact in 2018 continues with number 1… There are essentially two groups of people working on the future of Public Media: Group A is pretty big, and consists of people who talk a lot about the future

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Public Media Venture Group and Osborn Infrastructure Partner to Deploy Single Frequency Networks Nationwide

Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2019) — The Public Media Venture Group and Osborn Infrastructure have launched a partnership to develop, own, and operate a nationwide network of converging technology infrastructure platforms, including Single Frequency Networks and Next-Gen Broadcast and Data Center Infrastructure. In addition, the two organizations are partnering to provide services to stations in support of their transition to ATSC 3.0, as well

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Public Media Company Appoints Erik Langner President

Boulder, CO. (December 18, 2018) –  Public Media Company is pleased to announce that Erik Langner has been promoted to President, Public Media Company. This increased responsibility acknowledges the key role that Langner has played in helping Public Media Company expand its goal of making public media more vibrant, indispensable, and accessible to all. With this move, Langner will take on responsibility for managing Public

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After Merger of PRI and PRX, ‘Both Companies Will Be Affected in Some Way’

FROM CURRENT: PRX and PRI are keeping their names for now, but changes are coming to the organization formed by their merger. Behind the scenes, executives are reviewing departments and evaluating staffers’ expertise to determine “the most efficient merger” and to “match people to the right roles based on our priorities,” said Kerri Hoffman, the former PRX CEO who holds the same position in the

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Elections Roadshow: Supporting Journalists’ Midterm Reporting

From the Google Blog: Journalists play a key role in making sure everyone has access to accurate information. From the spread of misinformation that can sway public opinion to digital attacks that take news websites offline, threats to quality journalism make it difficult for journalists to do their jobs. As a part of our commitment to help people engage with democratic processes, the Google News

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Special Needs of Public Broadcasters for ATSC 3.0

FROM Digital Tech Consulting: Pioneering U.S. terrestrial broadcasters are look:ing for next-generation TV to transform their businesses, providing them with a flexible system that helps them offer new services previously not possible. In these early days of ATSC 3.0, select commercial broadcasters are testing the technology and the business models through two main consortia of commercial broadcasters: Spectrum Co and Pearl TV. Public broadcasters are

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PRX and PRI Announce Transformational Public Media Merger

PRI (Public Radio International), a leading creator and curator of award-winning journalism and storytelling, and PRX, a company focused on cutting-edge content and audio technology, announced today that they are merging. Public Media Company will facilitate and finalize the merger in the fall of 2018. The new public media company will support the next generation of creatives, aiming to serve listeners who demand the highest-quality

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Marc Hand: 3.0 to Enable New Services for Public TV

The CEO and co-founder of the Public Media Company discusses WKAR’s inaugural 3.0 rollout for public TV and Next-Gen TV’s broader impact WESTMORE, Vt. — WKAR, Michigan State University’s public television station, was granted an experimental license from the FCC to begin ATSC 3.0 transmission. The station will join a small, but growing number of TV broadcasters around the country that are on-air with Next

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Public Media Company, Michigan State University and WKAR Announce Plans for “Next Gen TV” Test Station

Boulder, Colo. (June 28) — In collaboration with Michigan State University and WKAR, Public Media Company is excited to announce the launch of an experimental Next Gen TV broadcasting station. This is the first ATSC 3.0 test station by a public media station and will be designed to explore the potential of Next Gen TV to build stronger communities through education, news and information, arts,

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