Nielsen to buy Arbitron in $1.6 billion deal

Posted: December 18, 2012

The landscape of the audience-ratings business began shifting with this morning’s announcement that Nielsen Holdings plans to buy Arbitron Inc. in a $1.62 billion all-cash deal. New York-based Nielsen will pay $48 per share under the sales agreement, a 26 … Continue reading

GPB hires governor’s pick for plum job

Posted: December 17, 2012

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently approached Georgia Public Broadcasting’s top exec about appointing outgoing Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers to lead the state network’s proposed initiative promoting economic development, GPB chief Teya Ryan agreed to make the hire. Continue reading

Full speed ahead for Public Media Platform

Posted: December 17, 2012

After two-plus years of planning and prototyping a shared hub providing easy access to digital content from across public media, partners in the Public Media Platform will begin building the new technical system next month. Continue reading

Basic memberships: More trouble than they’re worth?

Posted: December 13, 2012

Basic memberships offered during pledge drives and in direct-mail appeals are a time-tested enticement for converting pubcasting viewers and listeners into contributors, but station-based development staff are perplexed about how to set the rate for this donation level. Some pubcasters … Continue reading

WFYI chief honored for leadership in public TV

Posted: December 12, 2012

Lloyd Wright received the 2012 William Kobin Public Television Leadership Award from public TV’s Major Market Group. Wright has served as president of WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis for more than 23 years and was recently re-elected to his fourth … Continue reading

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