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 the benefit of the American people.

Kristina joins Public Media Company from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, where she served as Vice President, Operations. She will manage the activities of the Public Media Ventures Group, taking over responsibilities from Steve Holmes. Steve is assuming a lead role in the launch of the Station Sourcing Group, a recently announced procurement service that is a joint venture between Public Media Company and WGBH Business Services.

“This is an exciting and dynamic time in media, and Public Media Company and the Public Media Venture Group are at the forefront of working with stations to develop business opportunities and technologies that advance the mission of public media,” Kristina said. “I’m excited to join the talented team at Public Media Company and look forward to working with stations in this period of opportunity, challenge, and change.”

“Kristina’s depth and breadth of experience in public broadcasting will contribute tremendously to Public Media Company’s leadership in Next Gen TV and other collaborative new public media ventures,” said Marc Hand, CEO of Public Media Company.  “Public media is in a rapidly evolving media environment and stations are realizing that working together to create scale will lead to exciting new public service models – and new sources of support for public television. Kristina’s skills and expertise will build on the foundation that we’ve developed with the Public Media Venture Group and the important work that Steve has done with the group in the past year. We’re also excited about Kristina’s ability to build close relationships with all of the national public media organizations, many of which are located in the Washington D.C. area, where Kristina will be based.”

About the Public Media Venture Group

The Public Media Venture Group (PMVG) is 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 the benefit of the American people.

Public Media Company helps Public Media Venture Group members plan an effective conversion to Next Generation TV (aka ATSC 3.0), build and develop new operating models to expand local public service, and increase and diversify station revenue to support this expanded service. Learn more at https://www.publicmedia.co/pmvg/

About the Station Sourcing Group

Station Sourcing Group leverages the collective power of public media to make procuring equipment and services cheaper and easier for stations across the country. Station Sourcing Group is dedicated to helping public radio and television stations, including institutional licensees, procure the equipment and services they need to serve their communities. Station Sourcing Group is a joint venture between WGBH Business Services and Public Media Company and is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Learn more at http://www.stationsourcing.org

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