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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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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Public Media Company Hires Kristina Cushing de Recinos as Director, Public Media Venture Group

Public Media Company is pleased to announce that Kristina Cushing de Recinos has joined Public Media Company to lead its “Next Generation TV” initiatives, including the Public Media Venture Group, a coalition of 25 public media television licensees representing 97 stations that reach 199 million Americans. Public Media Venture Group member stations are committed to working together and investing collaboratively in Next Generation TV for

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Radio ITVT: Marc Hand, Public Media Company and Tim Hanlon, The Vertere Group

Public Media Company (PMC), a non-profit strategic consulting firm that assists public broadcasters with business development and technology and service innovation, earlier this month hired Tim Hanlon–CEO of investment-advisory and strategic consulting firm, The Vertere Group, and a well-known figure in advanced-TV circles–as a key advisor to the Public Media Venture Group (PMVG). The latter is a group of 24 public television stations that are

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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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Five Reasons to Build on Public Media’s Journalism Collaborations

Within public media there’s been an explosion of journalism collaboration in recent years. It burst from the top down — with grant-funded projects initiated in 2010 by CPB and NPR — and from the ground up, as stations such as KUNC in Greeley, Colo., created their own content-sharing partnerships. Yet eight years later this collaborative journalism web is not yet woven together in a way

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Public Media Company Announces Strategic Partnership With Triveni Digital to Develop ATSC 3.0 Solutions Serving Public Television

Public Media Company has announced plans to pursue a strategic partnership with Triveni Digital, a leading broadcast technology equipment and consulting firm, to assist the Public Media Venture Group in developing a suite of services to expand the capacity of public television stations to better serve communities using the capabilities of Next Gen TV (ATSC 3.0) and other new technologies. This strategic partnership will enable

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Public Media Company Establishes a New Business Development and Technology Effort

Public Media Company has announced that it is creating a focused effort associated with the Public Media Venture Group to identify, develop and create new technology and business development practices. Public Media Company is hiring Tim Hanlon, Founder and CEO of The Vertere Group to work as a key advisor for the Public Media Venture Group, 24 leading public television stations jointly exploring business development,

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