Posted on August 19, 2023 in ATSC News
BOULDER, Colo.—The Knight Foundation has awarded Public Media Venture Group (PMVG) a $1 million grant to advance NextGen TV innovation and promote the impact of public media, PMVG said today.
“This is a significant endorsement of the work of PMVG and the importance of the ATSC 3.0 platform, as well as other technologies by the Knight Foundation,” said PMVG CEO Marc Hand. “This will enable PMVG to work with public stations, technology companies and application developers to ensure that the transition to this platform brings the full range of benefits to local communities.”
The grant will be used to boost PMVG’s efforts to promote innovation and sustainability by pioneering initiatives that strengthen the bond between public media and its audience. Through NextGen TV, stations will be able to deliver enriched public interest content tailored to their communities. This includes local news and public affairs programming, interactive experiences and geo-targeted emergency information, it said.
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