Closed Captioning Webinar Recap and Recording

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During this webinar, the new FCC guidelines for captioning standard certifications, placement, accuracy were covered. Presenters were Tom Rosen, PBS General Council; Markham Evans, PBS Digital; Steve Scheel, and Media Operations Center. Q&A guests were Chris Homer, Technology and Operations, and Jenny Markley, PBS Digital.

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Action Needed: FCC Caption Quality Standards Certification

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Starting March 16, 2015, all closed caption files on broadcast and online must comply with the FCC's new quality standards for: accuracy, synchronicity, completeness, and placement.

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MVOD Roadshow

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PBS Digital, PBS Development Services and a group of seven pilot stations have been working together for more than 18 months to build and test Member Video on Demand (MVOD), a service giving qualified station donors access to an expanded library of public television programming as an added benefit of membership.

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The MVOD Roadshow: Is it that different?

Last Updated by Tom Davidson | Senior Director | PBS Digital on

A couple friends from around the system have asked: Is that MVOD roadshow going to be that much different than the briefing I heard at (fill in the blank)? In a word: Yes.

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New ‘PBS Video’ app now available on both Android and iOS platforms

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PBS is thrilled to announce the release of the all new PBS Video app, now available for the first time on Android devices through the Google Play store. In addition to the launch, an update will be released for the existing PBS iOS app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Digital Premieres in September

Last Updated by Doug Scales | Senior Director Digital Marketing | PBS Digital on

In an effort to boost awareness, sampling and excitement for some upcoming September programs, PBS has worked with producers to create digital early access opportunities. These special digital premiere windows give local stations an additional promotional angle, particularly across digital platforms.

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Enhancements to Bento Admin Interface and COVE Integration

Last Updated by Jen Carter Hinders | Product Manager | PBS Digital on

This week PBS Digital’s Web Services team will be releasing several updates to the Bento platform, which aims to improve the admin user interface. For heavy Bento users, in June, a new admin style was introduced to the smart snippets and plugins only. To finalize the first phase of this admin restyling, the team has applied similar styling and updates to the rest of the Bento admin.

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Major PBS Streaming Video Updates Now Available on Roku

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We are pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the PBS Video Channel on Roku. In addition to a new and improved design, users can now set up Show Syncing across their devices.

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Learn More With Our CDM/Media Manager Training Series

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As part of the new PBS Digital Core Data Model project, the new Media Manager will replace the current Merlin and COVE admin that stations and national producers use every day to upload and update their video content.

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Sherlock Season 4: Tune in or Streaming Event

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To take advantage of the global premiere of Sherlock on Masterpiece on January 1st, streaming availability in COVE will be available directly after the east coast broadcast.

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Closed Captioning Update: Clips

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As of January 1, 2016, all "straight lift" clips of any length created as COVE Assets will require closed captioning.

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Launching Soon: Refreshed Station Video Portal

Last Updated by Jen Carter Hinders | Product Manager | PBS Digital on

If you attended the recent PBS Regional Meetings in Baltimore, MD and Portland, OR, or the SPI Series: Station Video Portal webinar in October, you are familiar with the work the Web Services team is doing related to restyling the station video portal. Great news! With the new pbs.org redesign, the team will begin releasing the newly re-skinned video portal.

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Roku® Viewers to Receive Early Access to PBS Online Film Festival

Last Updated by Pete Van Vleet | Sr. Manager Digital Video Content Manager | PBS Digital on

PBS is giving its Roku® viewers an exclusive look at this years PBS Online Film Festival. The Webby-Award nominated festival is returning for a fourth year June 15 - July 17, 2015, and will feature 25 short-form independent films from and a broad spectrum of public media stations and partners.

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The Vietnam War Assets Now Available

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Now Available: long-lead assets to assist with promotion and outreach around The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, coming Fall 2017.

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PBS Documentation Update

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If you have not been to docs.pbs.org lately you will notice some changes! Explore new features and product updates as you learn more about PBS digital tools.

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