AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit

or follow @AARP on social media.


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American Masters







Blackbaud is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and relationship managementdigital marketingadvocacyaccountingpaymentsanalytics,school management, grant managementcorporate social responsibility, and volunteerism. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit








Charitable Adult Rides & Services (CARS) is a turn-key fundraising solution that facilitates successful vehicle donation programs for over 2,600 nonprofits nationwide.





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City Square Associates

City Square Associates is marketing research practice with a strong focus on the media, education, and non-profit sectors. Since 1997, CSA has helped organizations clarify and achieve their strategic objectives. 







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Collette - Travel Grant Sponsor

True adventures go beyond incredible destinations or inclusive packages. Collette delivers a sense of possibility across all seven continents. Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours and more. As a family-owned company with deep local roots, Collette understands the important role public radio plays in the community. Every day our travel programs, designed to make it easy from start to finish, help stations just like yours reach their goals. Let us turn the appeal of travel into real-world results that will support the mission of public radio.






Corduro's fundraising platform supports events, shopping, online, text giving and the membership vault. Attract donors with mobile payments that drive meaningful engagement and community growth.






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Democracy Now!

This daily, global news hour is an essential source of news and information, historical perspectives and substantive debates on the most pressing issues of the day.

Anchored by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now! presents the latest headline news and in-depth discussions from a diversity of voices rarely heard from in mainstream media, including independent and international journalists, scholars, scientists, analysts, authors, filmmakers and ordinary people from around the world who are affected by government policy.

Produced live in HD, 8-9am ET five days a week and available on the public broadcasting satellite system (NOLA: DNOW)

Democracy Now! plays well any time of the day, and with more than 3.5 million Democracy Now! followers on social media, including significant cultural influencers who re-post and re-tweet throughout the day, stations have the opportunity to attract highly engaged viewership with new, younger and more diverse audiences.












SBCCD for KVCR-TV and First Nations Experience

FNX - First Nations Experience is the first and only public television network dedicated to Native American and World Indigenous content. Available on the Public Television Interconnect System, Satellite Channel SD08.




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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Key Card Sponsored by The Fred Rogers Company & WETA Washington, DC

Daniel Tiger and his friends are sailing into San Diego with good news to share! Be sure to check out your room key for grr-ific details about Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.







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Forest Incentives

Forest is public media's leader in sourcing branded merchandise, media and direct-to-donor fulfillment. Through innovation and scale we grow your net revenue so you can focus on your core media mission.





Grant Center for Public Media

The Grant Center for Public Media is public broadcasting's premier source for grant seekers, providing a one-stop shop for funding opportunities tailored specifically for public broadcasting stations.



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Member Benefits 

For more than 25 years Member Benefits has delivered measurable impact by helping public media outlets increase member revenue and retention with MemberCard, the industry's leading donor loyalty program.







MONEYMASTERS provides financial education for everyone! Exclusive interviews from the Federal Reserve, the founder of NAPSTER, the former CEO of APPLE, the founder of Pegasystems and other 5* speakers- MONEYMASTERS has over 20 one half hour shows that will attract both donors and investors in the future of PBS.   




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Founded in 1982, Myers has been a pioneer in developing broadcast management software for the rapidly evolving media landscape. Myers’ extensive domain knowledge and systems integration expertise has served as an integral part in the development of a suite of software products and services that drive distribution workflows across multiple departments and systems. Media facilities large and small utilize and benefit from our unique, scalable broadcast management solution, helping them improve operational efficiency and profitability. We invite you to stop by our booth or visit for more information.








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NHK WORLD TV is an English language news and lifestyle network and broadcasts 24/7 through our affiliates in these major US market areas: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, Charlotte and Baltimore. NHK WORLD TV offers access to the 24/7 channel as well as to a diverse blend of individual programming featuring live international news, culture, food, travel and lifestyle shows.
Available for PBS member stations, NHK WORLD reaches over 290 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers.

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network and provides NHK WORLD with unparalleled worldwide resources. In Japan, NHK broadcasts four TV channels and three radio stations.

Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centered programming, NHK WORLD is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. NHK WORLD is proud to support PBS as a 2017 PBS Annual Meeting Platinum Sponsor.















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The PBS Advanced Format Center at NPR & National Association of Broadcasters

The AFC is a collaborative venture between the two public media organizations as well as PBS member stations, vendors and manufacturers. The mission of the AFC is to explore and develop procedures for the creation, processing and worldwide distribution of advanced and enhanced media formats such as but not limited to 4K/UltraHD, high dynamic range content with immersive audio through traditional, as well as new and exciting, digital distribution platforms.

Past AFC Milestones:
April 2013 – PBS displays via real-time playback UHD @ 29.97 8bit with Stereo Audio  for the first time (ProRes 4444)

April 2014 – PBS successfully completes the first bi-coastal live UHD @ 29.97 10bit playback from WNET and KQED and displayed in Las Vegas. This feed contained first efforts at using PTP over IP. (HEVC @ 25mbps)

April 2015 – PBS successfully delivered the live playback of uncompressed UHD @ 59.94 10bit with 5.1 audio over IP (YUV)

Recent AFC Milestone:
September 2016 - Next-Gen Production/Transmission & consumer experience: UHDTV

(4K+HDR+WCG+NGA for broadcast TV)

The satellite transmission portion of the test was handled by SES on its UHD platform located on the SES-3 satellite. PBS originated UHDTV test feed carried next-gen content (per DVB-UHDTV phase 2 / ATSC 3.0 / UHDF Guidelines) containing 4Kp60 + WCG + HDR per BT.2100 (backward compatible HLG10) + DTS:X NGA (7.1.4 Immersive Audio).

At the reception end, coming off the satellite, the signal was routed to a set-top-box powered by a next-gen SoC from ViXS, which decoded and routed the video to the HDR capable consumer displays with appropriate CTA signaling for HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). At the same time, the ViXS signal passed the DTS:X immersive bitstream over HDMI to a DTS:X enabled AVR with a 7.1.4 loudspeaker setup for the final immersive rendering. Different audio/visual setups were tested from the same live stream, including the backwards compatibility of the HLG-HDR video with SDR displays, and the immersive playback and rendering of the DTS:X bitstream over different immersive devices, including an impressive DTS:X powered sound-bar from Yamaha (YSP-5600).

Learn more by stopping by the Advanced Format Center booth.



PBS Digital & Marketing

PBS Digital & Marketing provides stations with tools and resources designed to help manage, maintain and enhance your station's local digital presence and create deeper connections between the community and your station. Visit the booth to meet PBS staff and for information on new products and services.






PBS Distribution

PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.




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Service Interconnection (sIX) is a long-term partnership between Vigor, Level 3 and PBS for the deployment and end-to-end management of the new terrestrial broadband-based file delivery system for the public television system.

Launching in mid-2017, Service Interconnection (sIX) will leverage Vigor’s state-of-the-art TV content distribution, management, monitoring, and cloud-powered storage capabilities as well as Level 3’s global broadband telecommunications reach and reliability.

About Vigor: The largest and most advanced TV content distribution and media management platform in the U.S., Vigor delivers content via the cloud to 1700+ local TV stations for global media companies such as CBS, FOX, Sony, Warner Brothers and GDMX/Deluxe.

About Level 3: Level 3 Communications builds, operates and maintains a global communications network to deliver secure managed solutions for enterprises, carriers and governments.

Visit us in Booth # 3 for a demo of the Vigor solution and to learn more.



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Your cell phone blares and an alarm and flashes a short message about a missing child or approaching storm.

That’s WEA - Wireless Emergency Alerting – and it’s been saving lives since 2012.

PBS WARN is a technology and grant program that that allows PTV stations to easily expand their public safety capabilities – and meet federal obligations – through the free, over-the-air delivery of Wireless Emergency Alerts

PBS WARN harnesses public broadcasting to safeguard WEA messages against cybersecurity and other threats and provide a secure backup path for cellular companies.












PMM—a new media management solution from WGBH and Sony.









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Public Media Apps

Public Media Apps builds station branded apps for Public TV, Joint Licensees and Public Radio. Now serving 130 clients: We Are Your Station’s Mobile Solution.




Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.





Emmy Award Winner and Billboard Topping sensation THE TEXAS TENORS are back with their brand new special "RISE!"  Meet the guys at the booth (17) to get exclusive giveaways  and a sneak peek at one of this summer's most anticipated music programs, THE TEXAS TENORS: RISE!



Unity Productions Foundation

A non-profit media & educational organization which produces films for television, online viewing, & theatrical release aimed at increasing understanding between people of different cultures.












WETA Washington, D.C., is a top-producing station for PBS. Productions include PBS NewsHour, Washington Week, and films by Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.







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WNET New York Public Media

WNET is the parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and operator of NJTV bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming on-air and online to viewers each week.