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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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Mario Vecchi Appointed PBS’ Chief Technology Officer

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Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, today announced that following a nationwide search, Dr. Mario Vecchi has been named PBS Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Vecchi will report directly to PBS Chief Operating Officer Michael Jones and serve as a member of PBS’ senior leadership team.

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PBS Announces Request for Information Process for Public Television’s Interconnection System

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) announced today the start of a Request for Information (RFI) process intended to solicit industry input into the definition of the Public Television Interconnection System – Version 6 (PTISv6), the interconnection service that will be the successor to the current public television distribution system in 2016.

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PBS Statement Regarding the National Digital Stewardship Alliance

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“PBS is proud to be members of the Library of Congress’ National Digital Stewardship Alliance and to partner with them in the important mission of preserving and protecting America’s growing digital heritage and information investments,” said PBS Chief Technology Officer John McCoskey.

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Mobile Emergency Alert System Promises Flexible New Option for Emergency Managers and First Responders

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When an emergency strikes, public safety officials need an instantaneous way to potentially reach millions of people at once.

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First Public Demonstration of Mobile Emergency Alert System Harnesses Power of Mobile DTV Terrestrial Broadcasting, Enables Rich Media Emergency Communications

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In the first public demonstration of the groundbreaking Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) Pilot Project, PBS and LG Electronics today showed how the new system, based on the ATSC Mobile Digital TV Standard, will benefit the public by giving them instantaneous, reliable, rich media alerts anywhere, anytime.

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PBS Stations Named for Mobile Emergency Alert System Pilot Project Designed to Deliver Video, Maps, Photos, Audio, Text to Mobile Devices

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Beyond life-saving emergency broadcasts and simple text alerts, a next-generation emergency alert system is now in the works that could have far-reaching public safety benefits – both for first responders who need to access critical information, and for federal and state agencies to instantly reach millions of Americans with a single broadcast.

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