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Rhonda Holt Named Vice President, Software Development and Operations at PBS

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PBS announced that technology industry veteran Rhonda Holt has been appointed Vice President, Software Development and Operations.

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PBS and Key Industry Partners Successfully Produce, Transmit and Receive/Render a Next-Generation Live UHDTV experience with HDR and DTS:X Immersive Audio

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PBS announced that its Advanced Format Center @ NPR, in cooperation with a few of the industry’s leading technology providers, successfully completed an end-to-end test of the next-generation live production, delivery and home reception of a program segment in Ultra High Definition (UHD), utilizing HDR (HLG10 per ITU-R BT.2100) and DTS:X Next Generation Audio (NGA).

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PBS Names Ira Rubenstein Chief Digital and Marketing Officer

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PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced that Ira Rubenstein has been named Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for PBS, and that Kenji Thielstrom has joined the team as Vice President, Creative Services.

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James E. Dunford Named Vice President, Programming and Operations at PBS

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Public television veteran James E. Dunford has been appointed Vice President, Programming and Operations for PBS. Dunford will assume this new role on Monday, October 3, and will report to Michael Kelley, Senior Vice President, Programming & Business Affairs.

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Chris Homer and Renard Jenkins Take on New Roles on PBS Technology and Operations Team

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PBS Chief Technology Officer Mario Vecchi announced new roles for two members of the PBS Technology and Operations Team. Chris Homer has been appointed Vice President, Engineering and Renard Jenkins has been promoted to Vice President, Operations. Both Homer and Jenkins report directly to Vecchi.

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PBS Nominated for 54 News & Documentary Emmys®

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PBS programs received 54 nominations for the 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, the most earned by any organization.

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PBS Rolls Out New Dramas, Arts, Performance, History and Election Coverage This Fall

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PBS Confirms Premiere Date for HAMILTON’S AMERICA, a Behind-the-Scenes Special on the Making of the Tony Award-Winning Broadway Phenomenon and Centerpiece of PBS Arts Fall Festival

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PBS and National Geographic Channels International Commission Six-Part Series GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING

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GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING, from production company Bigger Bang, will be presented and narrated by renowned theoretical physicist Prof. Stephen Hawking.

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PBS, Member Stations and Producers Score a Combined 10 Webby Nominations and 13 Honoree Recognitions

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On April 5, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) announced the nominees of the 19th Annual Webby Awards – the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. PBS, member stations and producers received a combined 10 Webby Award nominations and 13 Honoree designations in the categories listed below.

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APTS, PBS and NCTA Statement Regarding Renewal of 2005 Public Television Digital Cable Carriage Agreement

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America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) announced on Sunday the renewal of their historic 2005 Public Television Digital Cable Carriage Agreement with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

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PBS and Time Inc. Partner on Two-Part Series A YEAR IN SPACE, Featuring Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly

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PBS has commissioned the two-part series A YEAR IN SPACE, adapted from TIME’s original digital video series about astronaut Scott Kelly, whose current 12-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS) is testing human limits for space travel and laying the groundwork for a manned mission to

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PBS and Comcast Partner to Double Current Season Programming on Xfinity On Demand

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Today, PBS and Comcast announced a new partnership that will more than double the amount of PBS programming available via Xfinity On Demand.

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PBS and PBS KIDS Launch on Amazon Fire TV

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PBS announced today that full-length episodes and clips from PBS and PBS KIDS programs, as well as favorite programs from local PBS stations, are now available to users in the United States directly on Amazon Fire TV, offering viewers another way to access PBS’ high-quality content on demand.

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Association of Public Television Stations, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS Statement Regarding FCC's Report & Order Governing Spectrum Auction Process

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The national leadership of public television commends the Federal Communications Commission for its timely release of the Report and Order governing the forthcoming spectrum incentive auction process.

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PBS Launches “Think Wednesday,” Offering Weekly Three-Hour Primetime Line-up of Nature, Science and Technology Programs

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At the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference today, PBS announced the launch of its new “Think Wednesday” primetime line-up: television’s best nature, science and technology programming, including new episodes of acclaimed series NATURE and NOVA in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours respectively, and new specials debuting at 10 p.m.

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