Voqal President John Schwartz Leads Media Briefing Call on Upcoming Spectrum Auction

By: Kristen Meador August 20, 2014 Following up on his recent commentary in Current, Voqal President John Schwartz participated in a media briefing call hosted by The Media Consortium on the upcoming spectrum auction. The Media Consortium is an international network of over 70 leading independent progressive journalism organizations. In the call, John discusses the Read More

Q&A With Ken Devine

Ken Devine, Independent Public Media’s Chief Operating Officer, Reviews the Challenges Facing Public Television and Offers Solutions Ken Devine has been a media executive and engineering innovator for more than 30 years. He most recently worked with public television station WNET in New York as Vice President of Media Operations and Chief Information Officer. Ken Read More

An Interview with Hamilton Fish

February 28, 2013 Hamilton Fish has devoted his career to preserving and strengthening independent media.  He recently joined Independent Public Media as its Chief Development Officer to help develop and deploy its acquisition and financing programs for financially-troubled public TV stations. In the interview that follows, he shares his views on the responsibilities and opportunities for public Read More

Independent Public Media Introduces Financing Option to Keep
 At-Risk Public Television Stations Viable

December 12, 2012 If an incentive spectrum auction is carried through as the FCC envisions, broadcasters can receive substantial financial rewards and continue 
to operate in a post-auction era. Financially stressed public television stations have a new financing option to support their operations. A new program announced by Independent Public Media (“IPM”), a non-profit initiative Read More

Public Media Company, Independent Public Media finalists to buy San Mateo’s KCSM-TV

Current April 16, 2012 The two remaining finalists bidding for KCSM, public TV in San Mateo, Calif., are local groups affiliated with Independent Public Media and Public Media Company, reports the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club (citing a report in the Palo Alto Daily Post, which is not published online). The bid amounts are not yet public. Among offers rejected by licensee San Read More

Business savvy lets VegasPBS grow, deliver popular programs

By Chris Sieroty, Las Vegas Review-Journal October 16, 2011 For much of its life, public broadcasting has relied on a mix of local and federal taxpayer support, program underwriting by foundations and corporations, and small donations from viewers, often during on-air fund drives. While VegasPBS thrives, independent public television stations are an endangered species in Read More

Independent Public Media Backgrounder

By Michael Marcotte, MVM Consulting October 6, 2011 This is entrepreneurial. Public TV stations are indeed valuable properties. This guy would acquire them, lease some of their spectrum to commercial telecommunication services then plow the proceeds into the mission-side of the networked organization. Makes sense. I’d like to see some deeper digging on his track Read More