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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Organizations Unveil Details of New Purchasing Plan for Stations

LAS VEGAS — Less than a week after creating a partnership to help public broadcasters pool equipment and services purchases, executives from CPB, WGBH and Public Media Co. presented their plans here Wednesday and Thursday to attendees at PBS TechCon and the Public Radio Engineering Conference. The project is so new it lacks a formal name; for now it’s going by Public Media Procurement. It

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Pacifica Announces Settlement with Empire State Building and Empire State Realty Trust

The Pacifica Foundation announced today the settlement on a series of agreements that releases WBAI, the organization’s New York radio station, from a court judgement as well as the last two years of its lease at the Empire State Building as of May 31st, 2018. The Foundation is also in the final stages of completing an agreement to relocate its transmission facility to a new

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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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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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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 WGBH

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Public Radio Growth in the Capital of Alaska

Twelve years ago, Public Media Company helped the NPR news and information station in Juneau, Alaska acquire two additional stations, and now the combined entity is far and away the number one most listened to radio station in the capital of Alaska with a combined share of over 39% with daily news and information, and a 24/7 jazz/ classical and adult alternative format, each provided

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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 in

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Nevada Public Radio Expands With Music Station in Reno

Nevada Public Radio recently completed the acquisition of KJIV 89.1 FM in Reno, Nevada, a move that extends their public radio service into a growing and vibrant market. In addition to representing Nevada Public Radio throughout the process, Public Media Company also prepared the business model and financial analysis to test the viability of the purchasing a Reno-based station and launching a  “music discovery” (i.e.

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