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Laurence Fishburne and “Behind The Scenes” to Introduce Content on Curbing the Spread of Contagious Viruses

This segment of the program will feature leaders in the field of infectious disease and virus protection who will discuss why these steps are so critical, and the future outlook of disease prevention and safety.

MIAMI (PRWEB) February 13, 2020
Laurence Fishburne, the talented Academy Award-nominated actor, and one of the stars of the “John Wick” franchise and television programs like “Blackish”, will introduce a new educational episode of the series “Behind The Scenes”. In this episode, medical professionals will discuss the spread of contagious viruses, including the Flu, and how individuals and organizations can be vigilant in helping combat infection. The segment is designed to be informative and enlightening for viewing audiences.
Each year, at the outset of flu season, the public is flooded with information regarding safety precautions and necessary steps to prevent illness… and for good reason. Recently, the flu has been responsible or partially responsible for over ten thousand deaths every year. In the 2019-2020 flu season, the CDC estimated that between twenty three and thirty one million cases of the flu would be transmitted, meaning an extremely active timeframe for the virus and the possibility of even more loss of life than recent years.
As many are aware, receiving a flu vaccine every year is one of the most effective methods of preventing transmission of the virus. Not only does a flu shot help individuals protect their own health, but it also reduces stress on the healthcare and hospital systems, which often absorb hundreds of thousands of medical visits that are flu-related. Additionally, individuals and families can use additional preventative measures, such as sanitizing their hands as well as their homes, offices, and locations of frequent visitation.
These are also helpful to prevent the transmission of other viruses, germs, and diseases that can be hazardous to consumer health. As concern over the recent coronavirus outbreak in the Wuhan region of China continues to escalate, and with the death toll now over one thousand, many are effectively changing their habits and taking further precautions to keep themselves and their families healthy.
This segment of the program will feature leaders in the field of infectious disease and virus protection who will discuss why these steps are so critical, and the future outlook of disease prevention and safety.
“Behind The Scenes” is hosted by Laurence Fishburne, and is anchored by a veteran development and production team that have won numerous awards for their achievements in educational television. The content produced by the program is quality checked prior to dissemination to a national television audience.
(Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm)

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Global Consumer Media Content & Tech Spend Up 4.3% to $1.91T in 2019, Fueled by Digital Media Streaming Services, But Media Tech Growth Flattens Out

PQ Media’s Global Consumer Spending on Media Content & Technology Forecast 2019-23

Global consumer spending on media content and technology is projected to grow only 3.7% in 2020, a rare even-year deceleration, reflecting a secular downshift in the growth of media tech spending, which will post its first decline ever in 2023.

STAMFORD, Conn. (PRWEB) February 07, 2020
Global consumer spending on media content and technology grew an estimated 4.3% to $1.906 trillion in 2019, fueled by continued growth in digital video and audio subscription services and the online editions of print media, according to new research from PQ Media. The gain was a deceleration from the 5.2% growth posted in 2018, which was driven by higher overall demand for media content due to the FIFA World Cup, Winter Olympics and US elections, according to the Global Consumer Spending on Media Content & Technology Forecast 2019-23.
Worldwide consumer spending on media content and technology is projected to increase only 3.7% in 2020, a rare even-year deceleration given the cyclical charge from mega global sporting events and the US presidential election. The downshift, however, is a secular trend resulting from the continued slowdown in the growth of end-user spending on media technology. And with no dynamic new media technology anticipated to emerge in the next few years, PQ Media expects consumer spending on media tech to register decelerating growth rates through 2023.
As a leading indicator, the slowdown in consumer media tech spending is tracking ahead of a similar trend PQ Media noted in its recent annual report on consumer time spent with media. The only difference is that the “tipping point” for consumer media tech spending – the point at which its stops growing – will be reached in 2023, when end-user expenditures will decline for the first time ever.
“In many of the world’s 20 largest markets, including the US and Germany, media technology growth is slowing so rapidly that by 2023, combined expenditures on media content and tech will register flat growth in these two countries,” said PQ Media President Patrick Quinn. “In the past few years, media tech spending was driven by tablets, smartphones and voice assisted devices. And while there is potential for new technology, such as 5G, AI and IoT, to stimulate growth in consumer spending on existing or unforeseen new media platforms, the current applications of AI and IoT tech are being used mainly on the back end of existing products or for new services related to smart houses and connected automobiles, which are not media related.”
Stalwart categories, such as mobile data access, are also registering slower growth due to the availability of free wi-fi services in various “smart cities” around the world. This trend is also negatively impacting consumer spending on broadband internet services, which is intensifying the cord-cutting already having an adverse effect on the pay TV subscription model for the past five years.
Consumers worldwide spent an average of $337.66 on digital and traditional media content, access and technology in 2019, up 3.5% from 2018, driven by strong growth in digital media streaming services, such as Netflix in video and Spotify in audio, both of which continued their global expansions in 2018 and 2019 while boosting their respective libraries to include more native-language content in new markets.
However, growth of subscription streaming services has not been totally smooth as some governments have developed censorship firewalls to limit these services and negotiations with domestic content providers have proven to be challenging. Furthermore, emerging trends indicate that the proliferation of new streaming video and audio services are causing consumers to be more selective in the number of such services they are willing to subscribe to.
Most traditional media content and tech categories posted declining growth in 2019, a trend that has been evident for the past 10 years. There are exceptions, most notably print books that have seen a resurgence since online booksellers eliminated discounts for e-Books and tablet sales have weakened. In 2019, political titles, particularly related to the current U.S. administration, propelled growth. While movie theater attendance was up in 2019, buoyed by more blockbuster hits than released in 2018, the overall industry recorded its third consecutive year of retraction due to DVD plummeting DVD sales.
Meanwhile, most forms of digital technology are either declining or registering significant growth deceleration. For example, smartphone shipments decreased for six straight quarters through 2019 and a number of major markets, such as Italy and the United Kingdom, reported declines in mobile phone subscriptions in 2017 and 2018. The only digital technologies to post double-digit growth in 2019 were digital audio components, primarily due to the growing popularity of voice assisted devices like Echo, and digital media security software and storage services, both of which have expanded because of the increase in data hacking and personal information theft.
Despite decelerating growth, overall digital media devices will be the largest of the nine digital and traditional media platforms in 2019, generating nearly $415 billion, while digital content subscriptions will be the fastest growing, up 15.3%. The shift to digital content and tech is clearly evident in the 11.5-point shift in market share from traditional to digital from 2013 to 2019, as digital media content and tech now commands 68.4% of all consumer outlays for media and tech, compared with 57% six years ago, according to PQ Media’s Global Consumer Spending on Media Content & Technology Forecast 2019-23.
The US remained the world’s largest market for consumer media content, access and technology, generating $448.3 billion in 2019. Japanese consumers spent the most on consumer media on a per-capita basis, reaching an average of $1,406.75 in 2019, as the US ranked third behind the UK with an average of $1,350.93 per consumer.
About the Report:
The Global Consumer Spending on Media Content & Technology Forecast 2019-23 delivers exclusive and consistent market data, analysis and growth projections spanning all 4 global regions; the 20 largest media markets; 2 overall spending sectors (media content and technology); 5 total spending segments (unit purchases, content subscriptions, access, devices and software); and 28 digital and 14 traditional media content and technology categories. Download a Free Executive Summary and Sample Datasets by clicking on the report title link above.
About PQ Media:
PQ Media delivers intelligent data and analysis to executives at the world’s leading media organizations via annual market intelligence reports and custom market research services. PQ Media’s econometric methodology defines, segments, sizes and project the growth of 100 digital and traditional media platforms and channels by global region, country, media platform, channel and consumer generation.

XFL, iHeartRadio and VSiN Partner to Bring Sports Betting Content to XFL Fans

First Sports Betting Audio Rights Deal of its Kind will Deliver Unique BetCasts to Increase Fan Engagement During XFL Games
Press Release – updated: Feb 6, 2020 07:00 PST

LAS VEGAS, February 6, 2020 (Newswire.com) – As one professional football league winds down for the season, football fans across the country gear up to transition their attention to the premiere of the new XFL on Saturday, Feb. 8. As part of the launch of the XFL’s inaugural season, VSiN is announcing today a new partnership with the league and iHeartRadio to bring sports betting audio content directly to fans.
In this first-of-its-kind rights deal, the XFL, iHeartRadio and VSiN entered into a three-way partnership to create audio BetCasts for two games each week during the 2020 XFL 10-week regular season and two-week post-season. The BetCasts will feature VSiN sports betting experts covering XFL games live from VSiN’s studios in Las Vegas through a wagering lens. These unique digital audio broadcasts, available on the iHeartRadio app, will deliver real-time odds, as well as in-depth analysis of the events behind those changing lines to inform fans during the live action of the games.
“Football is America’s favorite sport for wagering and we’re committed to providing football fans XFL content that aligns with their betting interests,” said Jeffrey Pollack, President and COO of the XFL. “A core part of our strategy is to embrace the spread, and with great partners like VSiN and iHeartRadio, we are uniquely positioned to do just that and provide fans with industry-leading wagering analysis that will strengthen their engagement with our games.”
“This is a unique and compelling audio experience for listeners,” said Darren Davis, President of iHeartRadio and the iHeartMedia Networks Group. “We are looking forward to partnering with XFL and VSiN to offer this exclusive sports betting content and programming to diehard sports fans across the country, right at their fingertips through iHeartRadio.”
“It’s great to see a league like the XFL embrace sports betting as a way to drive fan engagement and interest,” said Brian Musburger, Founder and CEO of VSiN. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the forward-thinking executives at both the XFL and iHeart to deliver the most credible and actionable sports betting content to football fans around the country on the number one audio platform.”
For more information about the XFL, visit XFL.com and follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 
About iHeart Media
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
About VSiN
VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) is the first sports media company dedicated to providing news, analysis and proprietary data to the millions of Americans who bet on sports and make gambling a multibillion-dollar industry.
Fueled by award-winning broadcasters and legendary oddsmakers, VSiN informs and entertains these consumers whenever and wherever they want. Fans can access VSiN content through a dedicated SiriusXM Radio channel (204), fuboTV, Sling TV, Cox, NESN, MSG networks, TuneIn, VSiN.com, mobile and social.
VSiN’s newsroom studio is located in the sports book at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas.
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Media Contacts:
Stephanie Rudnick​XFLstephanie.rudnick@xfl.com
Angel AristoneiHeartMediaAngelAristone@iheartmedia.com646.343.2410
Michelle MusburgerVSiNmichelle@vsin.com773.230.0629
Source: VSiN

Cohley Raises $1.5 Million To Change The Way Brands Generate Content

“We’ve invested in 1,000+ companies this past decade, and what they’ve done thus far puts them solidly in the 1% category. They clearly have a product that delivers enormous value to their customers.” -Dave Lambert, Managing Director, Right Side Capital

NEW YORK (PRWEB) February 06, 2020
Cohley, the platform that’s changing the way that top brands and agencies generate and measure content, announced a new $1.5 million round of funding. The round is led by San Francisco-based Right Side Capital, with other participants including Active Capital, a top seed firm for B2B SaaS companies outside of Silicon Valley.
“With the rise of social networks, multi-variate testing and the transition to highly personalized marketing, brands and agencies need more content than ever. Cohley is uniquely positioned to address this challenge and we’re thrilled to support their journey,” says Pat Matthews, CEO & Founder of Active Capital.
The brands that are gaining market share are rapidly iterating and A/B testing thousands of assets to optimize performance. They’re avoiding the trap of letting “gut feel” dictate their content decisions and relying on data to inform their decision making instead.. Gone are the days when marketers crafted one-size-fits-all marketing campaigns in dimly lit conference rooms with single malt scotches in hand.
“For brands, their top performing content is rarely the video or photo that the brand feels is the best,” notes Co-Founder and Head of Product Erik Graber. “Our tech empowers marketers to make more effective content decisions by utilizing thousands of data points.”    
Cohley’s software platform functions like a marketplace where clients like Unilever, Rhone, Ann Taylor, and Samsonite post Campaigns that are presented to content creators and/or photographers who fit their content goals. From there, creators apply to the campaigns with a full understanding of timeline, required deliverables, content guidelines and compensation. The brand then uses Cohley’s guided creator selection and they’re off and running, collecting thousands of rights-approved videos, photos and text reviews that are housed in their Content Libraries where they can easily activate those assets across digital channels.    
“We couldn’t be happier to have this awesome collection of top-tier institutional and angel investors who are totally aligned with our vision in the round,” Co-Founder and CEO Tom Logan said. The company turned a profit in 2019 with 375% growth and it is projecting 500% growth in 2020.
According to Dave Lambert, who is the Managing Director of Right Side Capital, “The growth that Cohley has achieved this past year is super impressive. Amazingly, they have achieved that growth profitably, with almost no prior capital raised. We’ve invested in 1,000+ companies this past decade, and what they’ve done thus far puts them solidly in the 1% category. They clearly have a product that delivers enormous value to their customers.”

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Vevo Partners With TVision to Track Engagement for its Streaming Video Content

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 29, 2020
TVision, the leader in TV performance metrics, and Vevo, the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, today announced a partnership in which TVision’s data helps Vevo understand how viewers engage with their content.
Users watch more than 1.1 billion hours of Vevo music videos per month, and engage with 450,000 videos across YouTube, Roku, Apple TV and more. But these impressive numbers only tell part of the story for Vevo’s brand clients that seek the best advertising opportunities. To understand the true value of an ad it is necessary for brands to know if viewers are in the room and paying attention to streaming content. TVision’s data goes several levels deep to identify how long viewers stay engaged with the videos, viewer demographics, and how viewers watch videos – including co-viewing and bingeing.
“As music videos return to traditionally linear environments, helping clients better contextualize viewing experiences through measurement and insight is of paramount importance to Vevo’s mission,” says Bryon Schafer, SVP Research, Vevo. “The partnership with TVision provides unique insights into audience behavior and the data we have seen so far have been compelling.”
TVision measures Viewability and Attention for every second of content and advertising. TVision’s opt-in, privacy safe panel is demographically representative of the United States. The company’s technology detects when a person is in the room, who the viewer is, and where their eyes are focused. That data is captured second-by-second and reported anonymously to help brands, networks, platforms, and agencies understand how viewers engage with their content. For Vevo, TVision’s data shows that:
Vevo’s videos keep viewers in the room. Vevo over-indexes for viewers staying in the room when compared to typical linear content.
In addition to being more engaged, Vevo’s audience is younger than the average linear television audience.
67% of all Vevo viewing sessions are co-viewed, meaning more than one person is in the room.
Vevo viewers are dedicated and frequently binge watch three or more videos in a single session.
“Advertisers are asking for deeper, more effective data from video platforms and content providers in order to create and optimize their media buys,” says Luke McGuinness, President of TVision. “I’m excited to partner with Vevo and help brands reach highly-engaged viewers like those engaging with Vevo’s streaming content.”
The Vevo and TVision partnership brings the next level of granular audience engagement data to the music platform’s brand advertisers. Learn more in this Beet.TV segment.
About VevoVevo is the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, offering artists a global platform with enormous scale through its distribution partners. Vevo connects artists with their audience globally via music videos and original content, working directly with them to find unique ways to bring their music to life visually. Vevo also works with emerging artists, providing them with a platform of global scale and reach, to find and grow their audience. Reaching 26 billion monthly views globally, Vevo has over 450,000 music videos in its catalogue.
About TVisionTVision is the leading TV performance metrics company. TVision measures what was once unmeasurable – how people really watch TV. Marketers and Media Sellers access TVision’s TV performance metrics via its software as a service platform. TVision’s customers include some of the world’s largest brand advertisers and TV networks. TVision is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Boston and Japan. TVision was recently named to Business Insider’s list of the Hottest AdTech companies of 2019.

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Vevo Partners With TVision to Track Engagement for its Streaming Video Content

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 29, 2020
TVision, the leader in TV performance metrics, and Vevo, the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, today announced a partnership in which TVision’s data helps Vevo understand how viewers engage with their content.
Users watch more than 1.1 billion hours of Vevo music videos per month, and engage with 450,000 videos across YouTube, Roku, Apple TV and more. But these impressive numbers only tell part of the story for Vevo’s brand clients that seek the best advertising opportunities. To understand the true value of an ad it is necessary for brands to know if viewers are in the room and paying attention to streaming content. TVision’s data goes several levels deep to identify how long viewers stay engaged with the videos, viewer demographics, and how viewers watch videos – including co-viewing and bingeing.
“As music videos return to traditionally linear environments, helping clients better contextualize viewing experiences through measurement and insight is of paramount importance to Vevo’s mission,” says Bryon Schafer, SVP Research, Vevo. “The partnership with TVision provides unique insights into audience behavior and the data we have seen so far have been compelling.”
TVision measures Viewability and Attention for every second of content and advertising. TVision’s opt-in, privacy safe panel is demographically representative of the United States. The company’s technology detects when a person is in the room, who the viewer is, and where their eyes are focused. That data is captured second-by-second and reported anonymously to help brands, networks, platforms, and agencies understand how viewers engage with their content. For Vevo, TVision’s data shows that:
Vevo’s videos keep viewers in the room. Vevo over-indexes for viewers staying in the room when compared to typical linear content.
In addition to being more engaged, Vevo’s audience is younger than the average linear television audience.
67% of all Vevo viewing sessions are co-viewed, meaning more than one person is in the room.
Vevo viewers are dedicated and frequently binge watch three or more videos in a single session.
“Advertisers are asking for deeper, more effective data from video platforms and content providers in order to create and optimize their media buys,” says Luke McGuinness, President of TVision. “I’m excited to partner with Vevo and help brands reach highly-engaged viewers like those engaging with Vevo’s streaming content.”
The Vevo and TVision partnership brings the next level of granular audience engagement data to the music platform’s brand advertisers. Learn more in this Beet.TV segment.
About VevoVevo is the world’s largest all-premium music video provider, offering artists a global platform with enormous scale through its distribution partners. Vevo connects artists with their audience globally via music videos and original content, working directly with them to find unique ways to bring their music to life visually. Vevo also works with emerging artists, providing them with a platform of global scale and reach, to find and grow their audience. Reaching 26 billion monthly views globally, Vevo has over 450,000 music videos in its catalogue.
About TVisionTVision is the leading TV performance metrics company. TVision measures what was once unmeasurable – how people really watch TV. Marketers and Media Sellers access TVision’s TV performance metrics via its software as a service platform. TVision’s customers include some of the world’s largest brand advertisers and TV networks. TVision is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Boston and Japan. TVision was recently named to Business Insider’s list of the Hottest AdTech companies of 2019.

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WORLD Channel and Link TV Content Partnership Will Bring Award-Winning Programming to 100 Million+ Homes

“This is important, compelling programming that tells the stories of our global community, focusing on what makes us different and what brings us together. We look forward to growing this exciting alliance,” said Andrew Russell, President and CEO of the Public Media Group of Southern California.

BURBANK, Calif. (PRWEB) January 22, 2020
WORLD Channel, a national public media broadcast and web-based platform that shares news and documentaries humanizing complex issues from across the globe, and Link TV, the independent non-commercial satellite TV network that connects U.S. viewers to the world, today announced a content-sharing partnership beginning in February. With a shared commitment to bringing the best in news, documentaries and fact-based information programming from around the world, the collaboration will launch with several titles including WORLD’s multicultural storytelling show Stories from the Stage, the duPont-Columbia Award-winning documentary series America ReFramed, Link TV’s acclaimed original environmental program Earth Focus co-produced with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the award-winning series The Migrant Kitchen co-produced with Life & Thyme, and daily international newscasts from France 24.
The content sharing will allow viewers of both networks to better understand perspectives and cultures around the globe while examining issues too often ignored by mainstream media. WORLD is a growing public media broadcast channel carried by 165 partner public media stations in markets representing more than 66% of US TV households and also is available via http://www.worldchannel.org/ and on social media platforms. Link TV reaches 30 million U.S. satellite households nationally on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410, and many of its programs are available for streaming on linktv.org as well as on Apple TV, YouTube and Roku platforms.
“This new relationship with Link TV allows us to bring new and acclaimed content to our audience who is hungry for daily international news as well as an outside perspective on events in the U.S.,” said Liz Cheng, general manager of WGBH Television and WORLD Channel. “As our relationship evolves, we look forward to adding more exceptional content from Link TV, which closely aligns with our public media mission to inform, educate and engage our audiences with stories about difference.”
“When you combine WORLD’s local broadcast coverage of 79 million households with Link TV’s availability via satellite in 30 million U.S. homes, this content-sharing partnership will bring these programs to the vast majority of the American viewers,” said Andrew Russell, President and CEO of the Public Media Group of Southern California, formed by the merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group. “This is important, compelling programming that tells the stories of our global community, focusing on what makes us different and what brings us together. We look forward to growing this exciting alliance.”
Starting in early February, Link TV will be adding Stories from the Stage to the satellite broadcaster’s primetime lineup. The award-winning WORLD-original weekly series showcases the extraordinary stories of ordinary people, illuminating many different facets of the human condition. Hosted by Theresa Okokon and Wes Hazard, each episode features multicultural storytellers who step onto the stage to fascinate audiences with stories that range from tales of joy and disaster to illustrating the challenging issues of the day.
The WORLD Channel will add Link TV’s award-winning series Earth Focus later this winter. The longest-running investigative environmental news program on U.S. television, the series provides audiences with urgent local and global environmental coverage that spotlights issues such as endangered species, climate change, environmental health and sustainable practices. Produced in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the series features investigative reports and in-depth stories about our changing environment and how it affects people around the world.
Later this spring, Link TV will start broadcasting America ReFramed, a WORLD-original social-issues documentary series that presents personal voices and experiences on topics – from health care, immigration and the environment to violence, injustice and LGBTQ issues – that depict a transforming America. This series has won a Peabody award, a duPont-Columbia award and many other honors in recognition of the diversity of both its subject matter and filmmakers.
Later this spring, Link TV viewers can look forward to the debut of another WORLD-original series when LOCAL, USA is added to the lineup. The series is curated from local public media markets around a single theme as told from people from every walk of life.
Joining Earth Focus on WORLD will be the Emmy®-winning series The Migrant Kitchen, dedicated to documenting global food culture by spotlighting chefs who are combining traditional and ethnic cuisines with new ideas, flavors and fresh techniques that are transforming the culinary landscape of America. Produced in partnership with award-winning culinary publication Life & Thyme, the series explores the booming food scene through the eyes of a new generation of chefs and culinary artisans whose cuisine is inspired by the immigrant experience.
WORLD Channel will kick off the alliance in February by adding the leading 24/7 international news channel France 24 to its existing line-up of international daily news. Long a mainstay of Link TV’s afternoon global news block, France 24 joins a two-hour block of respected daily international newscasts on WORLD that includes BBC World News America, NHK Newsline from Japan and DW News from German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Additional programs in the content-sharing partnership are expected to be announced later this year.
About WORLD ChannelWORLD shares the best of public media in news, documentaries, and fact-based informational programming that helps us understand conflicts, movements and cultures that may be distinct from our own. WORLD’s original content examines issues too often ignored by mainstream media by telling stories for and with a diversity of voices. WORLD has won a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, a National News and Documentary Emmy Award and numerous national honors—including 1st and 2nd place Native Media Awards, an RTNDA Kaleidoscope Award, a Media for a Just Society Award, two Lesbian & Gay Journalist Awards, a Gracie, and an Asian American Journalists Award. WORLD is a growing platform carried by 165 partner stations in markets representing more than 66% of US TV households. It is also available on https://worldchannel.org/ and social media platforms. Funding for World Channel is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. WORLD Channel is produced by WGBH with the support of WNET and is distributed by American Public Television (APT).
About Link TVFounded in 1999, Link TV is an independent viewer-supported media organization dedicated to providing programs that engage and inform its audiences with unique perspectives, and empowers them to become involved in the world. Reaching 30 million U.S. satellite households nationally (on DirecTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410) with a unique mix of documentaries, current affairs and drama series, international newscasts and diverse cultural programs, Link TV connects American viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations at the forefront of social change and the vibrant cultures of an increasingly global community. The channel has received a Peabody Award for its unique international news programs. Select programming from Link TV is also available for streaming on Apple TV, YouTube and Roku platforms. For additional information about Link TV productions, web-exclusive content and program schedules, visit http://www.linktv.org/. Funding for Link TV is provided by viewer contributions and generous grants from the NoVo Foundation, the Orange County Community Foundation, the Farvue Foundation, and by Explore.org, a division of the Annenberg Foundation.
About Public Media Group of Southern CaliforniaThe Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC) tells stories that matter through original programs that reflect the diversity of our region, and through the full schedule of trusted PBS programs. Our Southern California content channels PBS SoCal and KCET are available for free on internet-connected screens via the PBS Video App, and seen on seven local broadcast channels. Our Link TV channel is available nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH Network. A donor-supported community institution, PMGSC sparks the sharing of ideas at in-person cultural events and community conversations and delivers social impact through a variety of services including those that prepare our most vulnerable children for school.
About WGBHWGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of digital content and programs for public radio through PRX, including The World and Innovation Hub, a leader in educational multimedia with PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content, and a pioneer in services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at https://www.wgbh.org/hispanic-heritage-month.