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  Public broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public broadcasters receive all or a substantial part of their funding from government sources, either from the general tax revenues or from licence fees.
Since public broadcasters do not rely on advertising as a source of revenue to the same degree as commerccial broadcasters, this allows public broadcasters to air programs that are less saleable to the mass market, such as public affairs shows, documentaries, and educational programs.
Public music stations are probably best known for playing classical music, although other formats have been used, including the emerging "eclectic" music format that is rather freeform in nature (common among college radio stations, though a well-known eclectic NPR member station is KCRW in California).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_service_broadcasting   (3251 words)

  
 Public Broadcasting Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States, with some member stations available by cable in Canada.
PBS is not a broadcast network in the sense in which that term is usually used in the United States.
The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 [2] required a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature." It also prohibited the federal government from interfering or controlling what is broadcast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_Broadcasting_Service   (1849 words)

  
 Public Broadcasting Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with nearly 350 member TV stations in the United States.
Unlike the commercial television broadcast model, in which affiliates give up portions of their local advertising airtime in exchange for network programming, PBS member stations pay substantial fees for the shows acquired and distributed by the national organization.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /PBS   (865 words)

  
 Public Service Broadcasting
Public service broadcasting is based on the principles of universality of service, diversity of programming, provision for minority audiences including the disadvantaged, sustaining an informed electorate, and cultural and educational enrichment.
The roots of public service broadcasting are generally traced to documents prepared in support of the establishment of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) by Royal Charter on 1 January 1927.
Language contained within this act explicitly mandated broadcasting stations to operate "in the public interest, convenience or necessity," but the public service ideals of raising the educational and cultural standards of the citizenry were marginalized in favor of capitalistic incentives.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/publicservicb/publicserviceb.htm   (1366 words)

  
 Public Broadcasting Service - MSN Encarta
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), network of American public television stations, with staff members in Alexandria, Virginia; New York City; and Los Angeles.
In 1969 PBS was established in Washington, D.C., to provide a national interconnection service among public-television stations in the United States.
PBS and its member stations are the largest source of college-level telecourses (academic courses offered through television) in the world and the leading resource for elementary and high school classroom programming in the United States.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565062/Public_Broadcasting_Service.html   (372 words)

  
 Citizenship, Culture and Public Service Broadcasting
We recognise the value of international broadcasting services in reaching different diasporic communities but, again, believe that this is not a substitute for material that addresses local priorities and issues within the boundaries of the nation-state.
Public intervention must ensure that such cultural and political pluralism is sustained within the medium of television.
The maintenance and enhancement of a public space in broadcasting is a societal aim that does not change because of digitalisation and we believe that broadcasting is central to the democratic, social and cultural life of a nation.
www.bftv.ac.uk /policy/ofcom040614.htm   (5837 words)

  
 Public Broadcasting Service - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States.
Unlike the commercial television broadcast model of American networks such as NBC, CBS and ABC, in which affiliates give up portions of their local advertising airtime in exchange for network programming, PBS member stations pay substantial fees for the shows acquired and distributed by the national organization.
Kenneth Tomlinson, chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in November 2004 in Baltimore, told PBS officials "they should make sure their programming better reflected the Republican mandate." Mr.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/PBS   (1821 words)

  
 Remoulding Public Service Broadcasting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Digital broadcasting therefore presents public service operators with a difficult choice: if they embrace it and invest substantial sums, they may appear to be responding in dynamic fashion on both the technological and commercial fronts; if they hold back, they can be accused of Luddism and complacency.
The public figured significantly in the Corporation's submissions and arguments, but it remained largely a spectator, although a range of submissions was made to the government by bodies such as consumer councils, trade unions, and church groups.
Public service broadcasting in the U.K. has been undergoing a process of restructuring during the last 10 years; the country as a whole has now embarked on a similar exercise.
info.wlu.ca /~wwwpress/jrls/cjc/BackIssues/24.1/hutchis.pap.html   (6837 words)

  
 PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE LEGAL AND REGULATORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The participants of the Regional Legal and Regulatory Workshop with Focus on Public Service Broadcasting for Europe gathered in St. Petersburg have examined the working documents of the Model Law for Public Service Broadcasting and have adopted the following Articles together with a number of amendments as indicated hereunder.
The Broadcasting Council - paragraph 1 was amended to read : "The Broadcasting Council has to ensure the independence of the organisation whilst representing the interests of the general public with regard to programming".
No distinction to be made between public and private monies when this is accrued as income from advertising and all income generated should go to whole budget.
www.bild.net /report.htm   (1363 words)

  
 Public Broadcasting Service - Search Results - MSN Encarta
One is the invention of a scanning disc by the German television pioneer Paul Gottlieb...
Public Service Broadcasting, broadcasting intended to serve the public interest.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), network of American public television stations, established in 1969, owned and directed by nearly 350 member...
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 Public Broadcasting Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was founded to provide diversity programming at a time when all television broadcast (as opposed to today's coaxial cable or satellite transmission methods) and most communities received three or four signals.
It is possible now that with transition to terrestrial digital television broadcasts both may be available as channels on some local stations in the future.
Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees (Telecommunications (New York, N.Y. Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting
www.freeglossary.com /PBS   (970 words)

  
 Public Service Broadcasting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The basis of public service broadcasting is generally accepted to be an obligation to provide "information, education, and entertainment".
The service must be available to everyone and must be free at the point of delivery (that is, apart from investing in a receiving set and, in the case of television, paying a licence fee, the viewer or listener does not need special equipment and does not pay for the service).
The concept of public service broadcasting, however, relates not just to individual programmes; it concerns the way they are arranged in a schedule.
www.kefk.net /Research/Web-TV/theory/Broadcasting/psb.html   (554 words)

  
 Ofcom Website | Ofcom review of public service television broadcasting - Phase 3 - Competition for quality
First, we believe that a competitive broadcasting marketplace is a good starting point in the quest to ensure that citizens and consumers are able to benefit from a wide range of high quality programming and other content.
Although commercial broadcasters will provide some of this content, intervention is needed to ensure that there is sufficient range, volume and quality of programming made in the UK and for UK audiences.
Broadcasters and producers can then be set the challenge of identifying the best way of delivering public value.
www.ofcom.org.uk /consult/condocs/psb3   (1790 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a private, non-profit public broadcasting television network owned by over 300 public television stations in the United States.
It is funded by a combination of corporate sponsors, private donations from individuals and non-profit corporations such as the Annenberg Foundation, and Federal money through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Although PBS and its affiliated television stations receive substantial amounts of money, perhaps most of their money, from U.S. taxpayers via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the stations also solicit donations by methods some find annoying including pledge weeks or telethons.
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 mass media: public service broadcasting
A broadly similar definition of public service aims is provided by Thomas (1999) in her statement of government's core cultural and economic objectives for broadcasting:
What is particularly worthy of note in that statement is, of course, the last objective, which did not traditionally figure in previous statements of the rôle of the public service broadcaster, but which, especially since Thatcher resolved to submit the BBC to the rigours of the marketplace, has come to be of ever increasing importance.
The 1996 Broadcasting Act set a framework for the provision of some thirty-odd channels, a development which in itself must raise questions about government's regulatory rôle, since it voids the argument that a scarce resource (the airwave spectrum) needs to be centrally managed.
www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk /MUHome/cshtml/media/peacock.html   (2776 words)

  
 CIPB Public Broadcasting Trust
New measures are needed to protect public service broadcasting from censorship by state and community-level politicians and to ensure that boards are truly diverse, have a clear sense of mission and recruit and reward station managers for measurable public service, rather than profit-making ventures.
Despite congressional sponsors, past proposals to establish a public broadcasting trust have been defeated by a combination of forces: a powerful National Association of Broadcasters, timid politicians not willing to confront commercial broadcasters or risk independent voices in the public arena, a divided public broadcasting community, and the narrow base of reform movements.
At the same time, CIPB local chapters are working to democratize the governance and programming of their community's public broadcasting station (s).
www.cipbonline.org /trustMain.htm   (1342 words)

  
 Tell Them Public Matters — Ask Congress to Stop the Cuts to Public Broadcasting
In so doing, the subcommittee reaffirmed support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s (CPB) two-year advanced funding and rejected the Administration's proposed rescissions of $50 million in FY 2007 and $53 million in FY 2008.
While we remain concerned about the resolution of the differing funding recommendations proposed by the House and Senate, public broadcasting is deeply thankful to the thousands of Americans, from all 50 states, who wrote to their Members of Congress demanding that funding for public broadcasting be restored.
Please take action today by letting your Representative know that inadequate funding levels for public broadcasting are unacceptable and asking your Senators to approve the Appropriations Committee’s recommendations on the Senate floor.
www.tellthempublicmatters.org   (402 words)

  
 AlterNet: Needed: An Independent Public Broadcasting Service
Unfortunately, we are not likely to get that from our public broadcasting service, which, three decades after its founding in 1967, is seriously compromised.
And a survey by the Project for Excellence in Journalism of 4,000 stories in both print and broadcast media over 1977 to 1997 found that celebrity gossip stories had ballooned from 15 percent to 43 percent of the total.
Broadcasters have even refused to comply with the FCC mandate to offer a mere three hours of children's programming a week on the grounds that kid show revenues are down and, as put by Madelyn Bonnot of Emmis Communications, "It's a terrible financial business for us."
www.alternet.org /story/11729   (1085 words)

  
 Public Broadcasting Service - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kentucky Educational Television (KET) is the largest member broadcaster in the country with six stations servicing all of Kentucky, and parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.
The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 [1] required a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature." It also prohibited the federal government from interfering or controlling what is broadcast.
With the transition to terrestrial digital television broadcasts, many are also often now available as "multiplexed" channels on some local stations' standard-definition digital signals, while DT2 is found on the HD signals.
voyager.in /Public_Broadcasting_System   (1959 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting: Books: Michael Tracey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Public broadcasting is arguably the single most important social, cultural, and journalistic institution of the 20th century.
Still, the distinguishing characteristics of the West European model was its domination by a strong public broadcaster.
Much as Tracey symphatizes with the idea that broadcasting involves a moral, intellectual, and educational mission apart from any technological or financial considerations, he is skeptical about the future of the idea.
www.amazon.com /Decline-Fall-Public-Service-Broadcasting/dp/0198159242   (1119 words)

  
 Public Service Broadcasting: UNESCO-CI
Public Service Broadcasting (PSB)is broadcasting made, financed and controlled by the public, for the public.
28-06-2005 (Paris) - Broadcasting is crucial to development said the participants of the Asia Media Summit (AMS) that the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in collaboration with partners and with support from UNESCO organized in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 9-11 May 2005.
UNESCO organized a workshop on Public Service Broadcasting held on December 11, 2003 in Palexpo, Geneva.
portal.unesco.org /ci/ev.php?URL_ID=1525&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201   (939 words)

  
 Public Service Broadcasting: UNESCO-CI
"Promoting Public Services in the Media: Human Rights, Tolerance, Multilingualism and the Fight against Discrimination" is the subject of a UNESCO sponsored conference at which media experts meet this week in Lisbon, Portugal.
UNESCO announces the publication of "Public Service Broadcasting: A Best Practices Source Book", to provide information on core concepts of Public Service Broadcasting to media professionals, decision makers, students and general public.
Broadcasting is crucial to development said the participants of the Asia Media Summit (AMS) that the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) in collaboration with partners and with support from UNESCO organized in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 9-11 May 2005.
portal.unesco.org /ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1525&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html   (864 words)

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