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Cool Links: PBS Brings Bugs, Presidents and Soufflés to the Web

Posted May 7, 2009
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A recent article in the New York Times, "PBS Brings Bugs, Presidents and Soufflés to the Web," notes:

Public television may be nonprofit and government-sponsored, but it has many of the same problems as commercial broadcasters when it comes to the Web. More and more viewers want to watch "Nova," "Frontline" and "Antiques Roadshow" online, but the public broadcasters worry that that if everything were available on the Internet, they could lose some of their traditional sources of financing: corporate sponsors, viewer donations and DVD sales.

Nonetheless, the public TV stations are taking more risks, and on Wednesday they introduced a fancy video portal at PBS.org/video. It replaces a hodgepodge of sites, with different features, run by the producers of each of the network’s programs and by its member stations...

Cool concept, very cool resources. Click through to the full New York Times article HERE.


 
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