Station Sourcing Group

Station Sourcing Group procures the equipment and services you need, at the value you want—making your station and public media stronger and more efficient than ever before. Station Sourcing Group brings considerable scale, strong vendor relationships and astute negotiation to get stations access to affordable, best-in-class technology, products and services. Our mission is simple: leverage the collective buying power of hundreds of public broadcasters to

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Navigating the Complexity of the FCC Auction of Broadcast Spectrum

2016 marked the beginning of the FCC Spectrum Auction, which was six years in planning and played out over a year, finishing up in early 2017. Public Media Company advised numerous public stations in advance of the auction and commissioned a national research analysis of possible auction results for public television stations. The analysis offered the only data that organizations could use to balance the

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Public Media Company Partners with WGBH Business Services to Form Purchasing Service for Public Media Stations

April 4, 2018 – Public Media Company and WGBH Business Services today announced their partnership in a new procurement service designed to coalesce the purchasing power of public TV and radio stations to reduce costs and streamline efforts. Supported by a $250,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the venture is the first of its kind for public media and will be available

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FCC Announces the Issuance of Initial Allocation of TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund

DATE: October 16, 2017 The FCC announced the issuance today of an initial allocation of the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund in the total amount of $1 billion to begin to reimburse eligible full power and Class A broadcasters and multichannel video programming distributors for their repacking costs. The initial allocation of funds will help stations cover upfront expenditures, equipment down payments, and other charges. As

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Public Television Financing Program

Public Media Company has secured over $20 million through a combination of for-profit and traditional bank lenders to assist public television stations with equipment financing needs through an affordable loan program. Public Media Company is  a nonprofit organization with extensive experience in public media financing. Our understanding of public media business models, as well as our track record of securing over $80 million in loans

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Public Media Company’s Public Television Financing Program

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 combination of non-profit and traditional bank lenders 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. Learn

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