Television

RTL 2020-25 Learning Neighborhood Planning Projects

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), as part of the 2020-25 Ready To Learn initiative (“RTL”), intends to contract with up to thirty public television stations to participate in a capacity-building planning period (“Phase I”) from which a third and final cohort of 18 stations will be selected for funding as Learning Neighborhoods (“Phase II”), an innovative model of community engagement designed to extend the reach and impact of RTL content in low-income communities. A Learning Neighborhood consists of a group of partners, including a local PBS station, that are acutely focused on the early learning needs of children and their families in the local station’s service area (“Learning Neighborhood”). Learning Neighborhoods will intentionally coordinate parent, family and educator experiences and provide a comprehensive set of touchpoints for a community to support a child’s learning, encouraging sustained use and extending the impact of the RTL content. On a macro level, the goal of the Learning Neighborhood will be to foster a community-wide culture that promotes Ready To Learn’s “Learn Together” theme and empowers children and adults to learn anytime, anywhere – at home, in the neighborhood, and within local systems and spaces.

Digital Culture Transformation Program

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks the services of an expert(s) (“Expert”) to work with a minimum of 75 and up to 100 public media stations’ and content production organizations’ (“Public Media Entities”) CEOs and/or their senior executive leadership teams to assist them in accelerating their digital culture transformation efforts at their respective entities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on public media.

State Capitol News Survey

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is seeking a qualified entity or individual to conduct a survey of state capitol news and legislative affairs coverage by public media radio and television stations.

NextGen TV Transition and Broadcast Engineering Expert

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of an expert(s) (Expert) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, spectrum, business operations and policy to advise CPB on issues relating to market transition considerations for NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0), FCC’s TV spectrum repack, 5G wireless technology, and other NextGen TV and spectrum related issues as it relates to public broadcasting as described in more detail in Section IV of the RFP, Work Scope. In addition, CPB seeks the Expert to provide strategic planning assistance through multiple forms such as authoritative, technical reports and presentations.

FY 2020 Healthy Network Initiative for Public Television Stations

CPB is accepting grant applications to its Healthy Network Initiative from CSG-qualified public television stations who join a qualified Joint Master Control (JMC) and/or consolidate two or more Television CSG recipients under one executive management. Five million dollars ($5 million) in funding is available each year and will be granted to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Survey of Public Media Station Education Strategies and Programs

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a qualified researcher (“Contractor”) to conduct a study of local public media stations’ education strategies and programs, to assess stations’ needs, capacities, and current strategies. CPB’s objective in commissioning this survey is to inform its strategic planning around station education programs and to share survey outcomes with stations. Contractor must create a brief (approximately 30 questions) survey, in consultation with CPB, that uses branching questions to capture the respective data of public television, public radio, and joint public television/radio licensee stations. Contractor must also manage the process of data collection, analyze the resulting data, and provide a complete data set to CPB. CPB expects Contractor to provide CPB with a full set of survey findings in an electronic format such as PowerPoint, and to create a publication-quality report with a detailed analysis of the data that CPB may use to share key findings with stations and key stakeholders.

Assessment of Public Media’s Interconnection Systems

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a contractor(s) (“Contractor”) with expertise in evaluating interconnection services for television and radio.

Data and Policy Analyst for Radio and Television Community Service Grants System Consultation

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to engage an Analyst to assist and advise CPB with a review of its Community Service Grant (CSG) programs for public television and radio stations.

American Graduate Phase Three Station Grants

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is requesting proposals to provide grant funds to geographically diverse public media stations to continue efforts on American Graduate phase three. Stations will work in collaboration with an American Graduate lead station. The grant term is anticipated to run Fall 2017 to Fall 2019. To be eligible to apply for funding, stations must currently receive a CPB Community Service Grant and be in good standing.

Public Television Business Strategy Program Facilitation

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”) seeks the services of a consultant or firm (“Consultant”) to plan and facilitate a training program for public media leaders over a period of up to nine months.