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Now Playing: PBS Online Film Festival

Posted by Taryn Stewart, New Media Content Editor, PBS Digital on

We're excited to announce that the 2014 PBS Online Film Festival officially launched today! The third annual festival is back with a new website, sophisticated voting features, and a very user-friendly way to share your favorite films. Watch all the films, vote for your favorites, and share them with your friends!

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Welcome to Meme Monday

Posted by Joche Angbazo on

If I know anything about the work atmosphere of any office, it’s that Mondays can be a little hard to get through, having just come back from the nice weekend break. My goal with this blog series is to help lighten up the start of the week with a fun post featuring memes, gifs, and videos—really anything that will help bring humor to your day.

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Use HootSuite to Send New COVE Video Alerts to Social Media

Posted by Natalie Benson, Kevin Dando on

Hello Friends, This month’s Social Media Spotlight is a follow-up to some discussions held at this year’s PBS Annual Meeting in San Francisco. For those not in attendance, Heather Fullenkamp, from WEDU, suggested saving time on social media posts by setting up an auto-post via HootSuite for new COVE videos.

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PBS Digital Studios Wants to Give Your Station a DSLR

Posted by SPI Team on

PBS Digital Studios is excited to announce a new opportunity to receive a DSLR camera and accompanying equipment. If your station has an idea for a web video series but lacks the necessary equipment, PBS Digital Studios wants to hook you up. The May 30th deadline is rapidly approaching, so fill out the application and send to Scott Willey as soon as you can.

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Best of DEG: Makin' Friends with Ryan Miller

Posted by Marketing Associate (PBS Digital), Brionne Griffin on

If their first two hit videos (If PBS Were a Beer and TomGirl Juice Co.) are any indication, Vermont PBS has a knack for producing high-quality web videos with overtones of their signature wit and charm. And this trend only continues with the launch of their latest series, Makin' Friends with Ryan Miller.

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DEG: KTTZ's Crowdfunding Success

Posted by Marketing Associate (PBS Digital), Brionne Griffin on

A few weeks ago, we announced the launch of two new crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo. These campaigns were unique in that PBS Digital Studios agreed to match all the funds raised, up to $10,000. With a number of hours left in each of these campaigns, we're excited to share that both campaigns have met and exceeded their goals. Read the inside story on KTTZ's success below, and come back Mond...

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Social Media Spotlight: YouTube Flags

Posted by Natalie Benson, Kevin Dando on

Howdy, folks. We wanted to take this month’s Social Media Spotlight to address an issue on YouTube that we know stations have encountered for quite some time, but even more so as of late—copyright strikes and flags on uploaded content.

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In Brief: Why You Can't Ignore Social TV

Posted by Brionne Griffin, Marketing Associate (PBS Digital) on

Social TV, otherwise known as your friends coming over to watch TV and just staring at their phones the whole time, is the undeniable force yanking viewers back to live TV.

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Best of DEG: New Crowdfunding Campaigns

Posted by Scott Willey, PBS Digital Studios on

Check out these new crowdfunding campaigns!

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Best of DEG: Backyard Industry

Posted by Scott Willey, PBS Digital Studios on

WILL was one of the recipients of the PBS Digital Studios DSLR grant. Their series, Backyard Industry, premiered this week. In this episode, they examine a local ramen chef.

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