Public Broadcasting Service

  1. Fake Tupac Alive Story Posted on PBS Website

    May 31, 2011 7:42 AM EDT PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network's website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent "Frontline& ...

  2. Ole Signs Global 'Super WHY!' Deal

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian indie publisher Ole has secured worldwide administration rights for the music from the "Super WHY!" animated pre-school TV series. The show is broadcast domestically on CBC and in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. S ...

  3. Music Publisher Ole Buys Interest In WGBH Catalog

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Canadian music publishing firm ole has purchased a worldwide majority ownership interest in the music rights of the catalog of WGBH Boston, the producer of television and on-line programming for PBS. The amount paid for the deal was not disclosed. ...

  4. PBS To Produce Music Documentary Miniseries

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST PBS and Wildheart Entertainment are producing "On Record: The Soundtrack of Our Lives," an eight-hour miniseries that documents the history of recorded music and popular culture. "On Record" is scheduled to air in Fall 2010 on ...

  5. Koch Links With International Media

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Distribution signed an exclusive distribution deal has been signed with International Media LLC, a production, marketing, and distribution company launched by former VP of programming for PBS Gustavo Sagastume in 2007. In March, ...

  6. NPR, WGBH Acquire NPB

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT National Public Radio and WGBH/Boston are acquiring National Public Broadcasting, LLC (NPB). The groups made an offer which was accepted in principle by Williams Communications, Inc., majority owner of NPB. The transaction is expected to be comple ...

  7. Embattled Ex-Chairman Resigns From CPB Board

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, under fire for promoting conservative programming, resigned Nov. 3 from the corporation's board after the panel reviewed an investigativ WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- The former chair ...

  8. Lawmakers Restore CPB Funds

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The full Senate Appropriations Committee voted July 14 to restore funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, agreeing to give $400 million to the service in fiscal 2008. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The full Senate Appropr ...

  9. CPB Selects New Chief

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The governing board for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting selected a former Republican Party co-chairman June 23 as its president/CEO. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The governing board for the Corporation for Public Broadcasti ...

  10. House Panel Proposes Cuts In Public Broadcasting

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT PBS, NPR run advocacy spots in response. Hundreds of Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and National Public Radio stations have begun airing first-ever advocacy spots asking listeners to contact their legislators in Congress if they oppose cuts prop ...

  11. House Panel Cuts Funding For CPB

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill June 16 that would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by $100 million, or 25%, starting in October. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- The House Appropriations Committee approved a ...

  12. Democratic Lawmakers Urge Inquiry Into CPB Brass

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A pair of senior Democratic lawmakers called for a probe into allegations that the top management at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is pressuring PBS to take a conservative slant. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A pair of sen ...

  13. PBS' Mitchell Exiting Post As President/CEO

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST PBS president/CEO Pat Mitchell has confirmed that she will depart as head of the public broadcasting service when her contract expires next year. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- PBS president/CEO Pat Mitchell has confirmed that she will depart as head ...

  14. Tuned In: The Tube

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST This summer’s “Celtic Woman” tour marks the first venture under a Clear Channel Entertainment/PBS partnership that will put PBS’ fund-raising shows on the road. Read Carla Hay's column. This summer¿s ¿Celtic Woman¿ tour marks the first ventur ...

  15. Dealmaking

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS team for live shows; Ubisoft, Sony animation developing games; Warner unit links with Destroy; SAG/AFTRA OK contracts This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows By Carla Hay NEW YORK -- Clear Channel ...

  16. CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live events co. will get first right of refusal. Clear Channel Entertainment has teamed with PBS for potential live show productions, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal will offer CCE first right of refusal to mount live tours based on shows prod ...

  17. Supremes Say Amen To FCC Regs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 turned back a religious broadcaster's attempt to undo federal regulations that govern the distribution of broadcast licenses intended for public TV and radio stations WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  18. Tuned In: The Tube

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Julie Andrews will host PBS' six-part documentary, "Broadway: The American Musical." Read Carla Hay's column. Julie Andrews will host PBS' six-part documentary, "Broadway: The American Musical." Read Carla Hay� ...

  19. Paramount To Distribute PBS Vids

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paramount Home Entertainment has picked up distribution of PBS Home Video in the U.S. and Canada. The five-year partnership--which ends PBS' 10-year distribution deal with Warner Home Video--kicks off Paramount Home Entertainment has picked u ...