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Court Upholds Ban on Political Ads on Public Stations Full court reverses earlier decision

Public TV and radio stations will remain commercial-free, as a federal appeals court has upheld the federal ban on political advertising on such stations. In an 8-3 decision, the U.S. Court…

December 2, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

Netflix Buys Exclusive Rights to Bletchley Circle From PBS Broadcaster on a roll with expanded agreements

Just days after PBS' announcement that it was expanding its agreement with Amazon to include exclusive rights to Downton Abbey (along with non-exclusive rights to other shows), Netflix bought an…

July 3, 2013, 9:11 AM EDT

PBS Inks Pact for Future Seasons of Downton Abbey on Amazon Digitally expanding public broadcaster also develops kids' app for Kindle

PBS and Amazon.com have signed a new multi-year deal for content including more NOVA, more Masterpiece and several Ken Burns documentaries (notably The Civil War). Kids shows like Arthur, Wild…

June 26, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

GOP Targets Big Bird Again Lawmakers argue funds are an 'enormous sum of money'

When it comes to defunding public broadcasting, the GOP is like a dog with a bone. Renewing the fight to take public broadcasting off the list of federal appropriations, Sen.…

May 10, 2012, 3:46 PM EDT

Court Rules Political Ads Can Air on Public Stations Upholds ban on spots for commercial goods and services

Political ads may soon air on public radio and TV—a major shift in the nature of public broadcasting. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…

April 12, 2012, 4:42 PM EDT

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