Public Broadcasting Service, together with its subsidiaries, provides media programming and services for the American public. It provides approximately 2,800 hours of broadcast content to its 161 member public television licensees to inform, inspire, engage, and educate their customers. The company also offers promotional support services, including on-air and online promotional spots, social media, print and radio advertising, press support, and the coordination of public television’s educational message and positioning; and digital products and services, as well as development and copyright administration services. In addition, it provides interconnection and technical services consisting ...
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Public Broadcasting Service Appoints Jonathan Barzilay as Chief Operating Officer
Jan 15 15
PBS announced that Jonathan Barzilay has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of PBS. Mr. Barzilay will report to Ms. Kerger and serve as a key member of PBS senior leadership team. He brings to PBS more than 25 years of media experience in television, content development, children media, and digital initiatives, having held senior management positions at ABC, CBS, Qualcomm's FLO TV and, most recently, the Ford Foundation. His tenure begins March 25, 2015. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Barzilay will work closely with Ms. Kerger to ensure that all PBS services and activities are strategically aligned with the organizationâ s vision and mission. He will be charged with developing innovative and collaborative strategies that safeguard the health of the public broadcasting system, and for ensuring that resources are allocated effectively to meet business objectives, system priorities, and marketplace challenges and opportunities. Mr. Barzilay joins PBS from the Ford Foundation, where he served as Director, Freedom of Expression, managing the nonprofit grant-making organization's global programs in Media and Arts & Culture. He directed the foundation's work in support of public-service journalism, innovative business models for news programming, and press freedom, as well as support for artists and cultural institutions in diverse communities across the United States. Before coming to the Ford Foundation, Mr. Barzilay served as Senior Vice President and head of content at Qualcomm's mobile television service, FLO TV, where he was responsible for leading programming, content acquisition and development, and consumer research. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager at CBS Interactive, where he was responsible for all operations at the CBS.com and StarTrek.com websites, including the development of original online series and the launch of an online video player. Previously, Mr. Barzilay was Senior Vice President at Disney/ABC Cable Networks and General Manager at Toon Disney and ABC Kids. In that role, he oversaw all operations at cable network Toon Disney and the ABC Kids children's programming lineup on ABC-TV, including programming, marketing, business and operations. During the course of his 15-year career at Disney/ABC, he held numerous management posts, including Vice President and General Manager, ABC Children's Programming; and Vice President, ABC Television Network Group. As a member of ABC's legal department, he counseled ABC News and ABC Broadcasting on legal and regulatory matters.
Public Broadcasting Service Appoints Marie Nelson as Vice President of News and Public Affairs
Nov 27 14
Public Broadcasting Service has appointed Marie Nelson as the new vice president, or VP, of news and public affairs. Nelson will report to Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. Nelson's tenure begins November 10. In this role, Nelson will collaborate with executive producers of acclaimed PBS news and public affairs series, as well as independent producers, to develop and direct innovative approaches to engage audiences in current events across these programs and platforms. Most recently, she served as executive producer of national programs at PBS member station WGBH.
Public Broadcasting Service Appoints Donald Baer as the New Chairman of Board of Directors
Oct 31 14
Public Broadcasting Service appointed Donald Baer as the new chairman of its board of directors. Mr. Baer is Worldwide Chair and CEO of global public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller. Mr. Baer will continue to be a member of the Executive Committee.