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PBS Convenes Leaders in Arts, Media and Technology for Idea Lab

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PBS is ensuring the arts remain vital in America’s classrooms by bringing together key leaders in the arts, education, media production and technology for a one-day Media, Technology and Arts Education Idea Lab.

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PBS’ Landmark Next-Generation Emergency Alert System Pilot Project to Use Mobile Digital TV

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Beginning later this year, PBS will initiate testing on a next-generation emergency alert system, which is designed to deliver multimedia alerts using video, audio, text, and graphics to cellphones, tablets, laptops and netbooks, as well as in-car navigation systems.

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Survey Shows Nearly Half of All Parents Will Give the Gift of Tech this Holiday Season

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In an online national survey of parents with children ages 12 and younger, 49 percent reported plans to give their kids electronic gifts such as cell phones, computers, tablets and iTouch devices, for Christmas or Hanukah this year.

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PBS KIDS ANNOUNCES SUPER WHY! APP FOR NEW IPAD

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PBS KIDS today announced the availability of its SUPER WHY! App for iPad on the App Store, based on the award-winning preschool series from Out of the Blue Enterprises.

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PBS Foundation Receives $1 Million Ford Foundation Grant for New PBS Digital Learning Library

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The PBS Foundation has received a $1 million grant from the Ford Foundation to help build the PBS Digital Learning Library, an online repository of trusted, public broadcasting-created educational content that teachers and students can easily access.

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PBS KIDS® ANNOUNCES CURIOUS GEORGE COLORING BOOK APP AVAILABLE FOR APP STORE -- FIRST OF A SERIES OF IPHONE AND IPOD TOUCH APPS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY LEARNERS

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PBS KIDS today announced its CURIOUS GEORGE Coloring Book App for the App Store. The CURIOUS GEORGE Coloring Book App is an interactive art supply kit for iPhone and iPod touch designed to encourage color experimentation across a full spectrum of hues. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.

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PBS Selects RespondTV to Build and Support Enhanced TV Content in Select Markets

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Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and RespondTV, the leading infrastructure and application service provider for interactive TV content, today announced an agreement that names RespondTV as a PBS preferred enhanced TV provider.

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PBS & Twin Entertainment Sign Deal To Create Educational Interactive TV Games

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and enhanced interactive TV company TWIN Entertainment, Inc. have agreed to produce educational, fully interactive TV games based upon PBS KIDS® programs and designed to run across leading interactive TV platforms such as Liberate, OpenTV, and MicrosoftTV.

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PBS Re-Engineers Technology & Operations Division

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As part of its commitment to maintaining public television's leadership position in digital broadcasting and technology applications, the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has reorganized its technology and operations division.

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