Puerto Rican station drops PBS shows

Posted: July 12, 2011

Puerto Rico’s government-controlled WIPR dropped its PBS membership on July 1 — the fourth member station to quit this year. Puerto Rico TV, which produces and broadcasts mostly in Spanish, carried only the English versions of PBS Kids programs. A … Continue reading

Cyberpirates to PBS: watch where you sail

Posted: June 13, 2011

Software vulnerabilities, including an outdated operating system used by PBS.org, allowed the pirate band of hackers LulzSec to sail deep into the innards of the network’s main website over Memorial Day weekend. The marauders were retaliating for a Frontline documentary … Continue reading

Making the most of what PBS can do

Posted: May 16, 2011

PBS’s budget for next year reflects a harsh reality: Revenues from member stations are flat for a third straight year, and scant other income opportunities lie ahead. The all-important annual program budget, as projected for fiscal year 2012, will remain … Continue reading

With WMFE out, there’s a hole in PBS map

Posted: April 18, 2011

WMFE’s sale of its TV station in Orlando, Fla., leaves two smaller public stations reluctant to assume the role of big kid on the block. Other PBS member stations in the state are now discussing how to provide the full … Continue reading

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