PBS

PBS Executive Peter Downey, Brilliant Public Television Pioneer

Posted by PBS Publicity on

M. Peter Downey, senior vice president of program business affairs at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and a 37-year veteran of public broadcasting, died of a heart ailment on March 26.

Read More

"PBS Showcase" To Feature U.S. Television Premiere of "Buena Vista Social Club"

Posted by PBS Publicity on

"Buena Vista Social Club," Wim Wenders' acclaimed Academy Award-nominated documentary, which blends the sultry allure of traditional Cuban music with impressionistic glimpses of contemporary Havana, debuts on PBS, Wednesday, July 19, 2000, it was announced by PBS and presenting station KCET/Hollywood.

Read More

Local PBS Stations To Receive $1.95 Million Through CPB Grant For Election 2000 Programming, Online & Outreach Activities

Posted by PBS Publicity on

Locally based, original election-year programming and online content will be available to public television audiences nationwide through a $1.95 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Read More

PBS Chooses Award-Winning Agency, Fallon McElligott, To Guide Positioning And Media Efforts

Posted by PBS Publicity on

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has selected the Minneapolis-based Fallon McElligott advertising agency to create a new positioning campaign and to work on paid-media planning and buying. The announcement was made today by Judy Braune, vice president of PBS strategy & brand management.

Read More

'Frank Lloyd Wright' Wins Prestigious Milia d'Or Award in Interactive TV Category

Posted by PBS Publicity on

The Public Broadcasting Service has won one of the interactive world's most prestigious awards -- the Milia d'Or -- for the digital enhancements accompanying the Ken Burns documentary FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT.

Read More

PBS Announces Joint Venture To Offer National Online And Broadcast Sponsorships

Posted by PBS Publicity on

The Public Broadcasting Service, an acknowledged leader in the convergence of television, video and Web content, today announced an agreement with the PBS Sponsorship Group (PBSSG), National Public Broadcasting (NPB) and the Internet advertising and direct marketing solutions firm L90 (NASDQ: LNTY) to create a one-stop shop for sponsorships on PBS television and the PBS.org network of Web sites.

Read More

PBS and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing To Launch PBS Kids Books

Posted by PBS Publicity on

The Public Broadcasting Service has struck an exclusive agreement with Simon Spotlight, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, to launch a new line of children's books, PBS KIDS® Books.

Read More

December 1999 Pledge Drive Most Successful Ever

Posted by PBS Publicity on

The final month of 1999 not only marked the end of the millennium, but it also boasted the most successful December pledge drive in PBS history, according to Alan Foster, PBS vice president of fundraising and syndicated programming.

Read More

Young Surfers Can Go 'Behind the Scenes' and Interact with Their Favorite Characters at the Relaunched PBS Kids Web Site -- pbskids.org.

Posted by PBS Publicity on

Offering its visitors a toybox full of new features and content, the PBS KIDS Web site (pbskids.org) relaunches today with a comprehensive backstage look at PBS KIDS show characters and engaging educational activities.

Read More

Amy Tan's Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat, Produced by Cinegroupe in Association With Children's Television Workshop and IF/X Productions, is Coming Daily to PBS KIDS

Posted by PBS Publicity on

Renowned author Amy Tan's imaginative story of discovery, Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat, will premiere in fall 2001 as a daily animated television series on PBS KIDS stations.

Read More

PBS You -- "Your Own University" Arrives In January On Echostar's Dish Network

Posted by PBS Publicity on

Television that's a degree smarter comes to EchoStar Communication Corporation's DISH Network with the arrival of PBS YOU "Your Own University" (Channel 9402).

Read More

AOL and PBS Enter Strategic Online, On-Air Alliance

Posted by PBS Publicity on

America Online (AOL), the world's leading interactive services company, and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a leader in the convergence of television, video and Web content, today announced a 3-year strategic alliance that will further extend the companies' leading online and television network brands to diverse, mass market audiences.

Read More

PBS Announces Performing Arts Showcase Series

Posted by PBS Publicity on

The performing arts will take center stage on PBS with the debut of PBS Showcase, a series of evenings linking arts and performance programs around specific themes, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

Read More

PBS Home Video to Create Three DVD Lines in 2000

Posted by PBS Publicity on

PBS, an acknowledged leader in the evolution of television and video into new digital media, will expand its home video line into multiple DVD versions beginning in 2000, John Hollar, executive vice president, PBS Learning Ventures, announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

Read More

He's Big! He's Red! He's Coming to PBS Kids! Scholastic Productions' "Clifford the Big Red Dog" Animated Series Debuts on PBS Fall 2000

Posted by PBS Publicity on

PBS, the home of quality educational programming for children, and Scholastic Productions, producers of award-winning children's television, have something new to bark about! CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, based on Scholastic's beloved best-selling children's books, will launch as an animated television series on PBS in fall 2000.

Read More