May 4th: May the Source be with You!

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Next Thursday, May 4th, expect to see some big changes to the Source…changes based on your feedback since the Source first launched two years ago. We hope it improves your experience as you search for PBS assets, whether for marketing, development or education needs.

Some features to expect in this launch:

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Everything has been redesigned from top to bottom to be more user-friendly. Browse through campaigns, shows, and individual assets much quicker than before.

The Source runs faster now. And you should see improved download speeds thanks to a file accelerator (called MFT) that runs in the background. Install MFT when the system prompts you – it’s quick and easy, and you’ll be happy to have it.

The Source began with Marketing assets, but has since grown to include PBS assets across Communications, Development, Digital, and Education. We’ve added more brand assets recently, and beginning in June, we will be integrating with PressRoom, so expect to see all images and press releases in the Source soon! 

In Source 2.0 there will be an advanced search option to help narrow or broaden your search right from the start. With customizable filter options that allow you to search based on fields such as content group, asset type, and reel number, you can conduct searches based on criteria you choose. And if there is a combination of filters you want to use again and again, you can save any search for future use.

Schedule of Webinars:

We’re here to help make this transition go as smooth as possible. If you’re interested in learning how the new system works, be sure to sign up to one of our upcoming webinars.

Tuesday, May 2nd – 11:00:00 AM EST

Wednesday, May 3rd – 2:00:00 PM EST

Thursday, May 4th – 11:00:00 AM EST

Friday, May 5th – 2:00:00 PM EST

Monday, May 8th – 2:00:00 PM EST

Tuesday, May 9th – 11:00:00 AM EST

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