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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Public Media Company, WGBH Business Unit to Launch Public Media Purchasing Service

CPB is backing a cooperative purchasing service for public broadcasters in an effort to reduce costs and eliminate duplicative procurement work among stations. Public Media Company and WGBH’s business services unit will run the service. CPB is providing $250,000 for the venture, which is a first in public media. Details of the initiative will be discussed at PBS TechCon in Las Vegas, said a...

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting Rebounds with the Help of Public Media Company

The decline of the coal mining industry hit West Virginia hard, prompting the governor to propose cutting $4.5 million in state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. This cut could have had a devastating impact on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, since it costs $3.5 million annually to broadcast radio and television signals to the mountainous regions in West Virginia. Fortunately, vocal listeners and viewers...

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Public Media Company Files Comments on Behalf of Local Television Stations

When the FCC proposes new rules for broadcasters, the interests of public media stations aren’t always reflected in the proposed standards. That’s when Public Media Company jumps into the fray. Public Media Company recently filed comments with the FCC on the proposed rules for the adoption and rollout of ATSC 3.0. Our particular concern was the difficulty that many public television stations will face...

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Public TV Urges FCC to Exempt Stations From ATSC 3.0 Simulcasting Rules

“Public broadcasters have asked the FCC to exempt noncommercial TV stations from a regulation requiring them to transmit video in two different broadcast standards during rollout of Next Generation TV technology. In filings with the agency last week, pubcasters also urged the commission to allow broadcasters to use vacant TV channels during the transition to the new broadcast standard, also known as ATSC 3.0....

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FCC Authorizes Next Generation TV Broadcast Transmission Standard

(Via FCC News)  The Federal Communications Commission today adopted new rules to let television broadcasters use the Next Generation broadcast television transmission standard, also called ATSC 3.0, on a voluntary, market-driven basis. The Next Generation TV standard will let broadcasters provide consumers with more vivid pictures and sound, including Ultra High Definition television and superior reception, mobile viewing capabilities, advanced emergency alerts, better accessibility...

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