Digital

Unanimously

WHEREAS, CPB management has made a recommendation to the CPB Board of Directors regarding digital funding priorities;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the CPB Board of Directors amends the funding priorities of the resolution dated September 19, 2011, to remove the spending restriction on the $1.5 million reserve and expend these funds in accordance with the other provisions of the resolution.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

The CPB Board of Directors adopted Goals and Objectives directing CPB to support "innovation on digital platforms; content that is for, by and about diverse people; and services that foster dialogue between the American people and the public service media organizations that serve them"; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has supported the Online Video Engagement Experience (OVEE), an innovative digital project that benefits the public media system, with a grant of $955,000; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management recommends additional funding of $575,000 for enhancements to OVEE; and

WHEREAS,

CPB policy requires Board approval for contracts and grants of and over $1 million in total contemplated payments for non-program funding or program related activities;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors hereby authorizes CPB management to provide additional funding to ITVS up to the amount of $575,000 to support enhancements to OVEE.

(written consent)

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Five in favor, one abstained

WHEREAS,

Congress appropriated funds to CPB "for costs related to digital content development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;" and

WHEREAS,

The CPB Board adopted priorities for the use of these funds, developed in consultation with public broadcasting station representatives and member organizations, which included "efficient operations through collaborations and technical innovation," and "enduring value through the projects themselves and as models for others"; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management recommends a digital equipment grant of up to $7,000,000 to Digital Convergence Alliance, LLC, based on comprehensive internal and external reviews of the proposed governance structure, technical solution and projected cost savings associated with their proposed multi-station master control in Jacksonville, Florida;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to enter into an agreement to grant up to $7,000,000 to Digital Convergence Alliance, LLC.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2012
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

Congress appropriated funds to CPB “for costs related to digital content development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;” and

WHEREAS,

CPB management proposed recommendations to the CPB Board in consultation with public broadcasting station representatives and member organizations; and

WHEREAS,

The CPB Board adopted the funding priorities for FY 2011 as recommended by management, which apply to the FY 2011 appropriation and any balances remaining from previous years, except for $3 million which was held for future board actions presumptively if not necessarily for radio; and

WHEREAS,

The CPB Board further instructed management to recommend alternative purposes for the use of the above referenced $3 million and seek ways to assist stations affected by the elimination of the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has developed and proposed recommendations to the CPB Board of Directors on the use of the funds;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors amends the funding priorities as recommended by CPB management in the attached to facilitate the goal of timely distribution of these funds, all in consultation with the Corporation’s General Counsel.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

Congress appropriated funds to CPB “for costs related to digital content development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;” and

WHEREAS,

The CPB Board adopted priorities for the use of these funds, developed in consultation with public broadcasting station representatives and member organizations, which included “efficient operations through collaborations and technical innovation,” and “enduring value through the projects themselves and as models for others”; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management recommends a digital equipment grant of $6,640,286 to Centralcast, LLC, based on comprehensive internal and external reviews of the proposed governance structure and technical solution for the multi-station master control, as well as the independently confirmed projected cost savings for participating licensees.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors authorizes CPB management to enter into an agreement to grant up to $6,640,286 to Centralcast, LLC.

Resolution Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011
Unanimously

RESOLVED,

That the Board's American Archive and Digital Media Committee shall be renamed the Digital Media Committee.

FURTHER RESOLVED,

That the following directors will serve on the Board's committees:

Digital Media Committee
Chris Boskin, Chair
Patty Cahill
Lori Gilbert
David Pryor
Liz Sembler
Bruce Ramer

Education Committee
Patty Cahill, Chair
Chris Boskin
David Pryor
Liz Sembler

Audit & Finance Committee
Liz Sembler, Chair
Chris Boskin
Patty Cahill
Lori Gilbert

PAI Committee
Lori Gilbert, Chair
Chris Boskin
Liz Sembler

Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Committee
David Pryor, Chair
Patty Cahill
Bruce Ramer

Liz Sembler will continue to serve as the Board's representative to the PBS Content Services Committee.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

Congress has reduced CPB's digital appropriation for fiscal year 2011 "for costs related to digital content development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;" and

WHEREAS,

CPB management, in light of the reduced appropriation, has reviewed the uses and purposes of these funds in consultation with advisory panels of public broadcasting station representatives and member organizations; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has considered these recommendations and comments and has proposed recommendations to the CPB Board of Directors on the use of the funds;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors adopts the funding priorities for fiscal year 2011 as recommended by CPB management in the attached (other than $3 million for HD radio power increases to be held for future board actions presumptively if not necessarily, for radio) and authorizes CPB to implement these recommendations including entering into necessary agreements and to take such other actions and make such adjustments as may be necessary and appropriate, consistent with the stated goals upon which the recommendations are based, to facilitate the goal of timely distribution of these funds, all in consultation with the Corporation's General Counsel.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Unanimously

WHEREAS,

Congress has appropriated $36 million to CPB for fiscal year 2010 "for costs related to digital content development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;" and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has recently reviewed the uses and purposes of these funds in consultation with an advisory panel of station representatives and their member organizations; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has considered these recommendations and comments and has proposed to the CPB Board of Directors final recommendations on the use of the funds, and that all unencumbered funds from prior fiscal years be governed by this year's recommendations;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors adopts the funding priorities for fiscal year 2010 recommended by CPB management as outlined in the attachment hereto, and authorizes CPB, consistent therewith and in consultation with advisory panels and station input, to implement these recommendations including entering into necessary agreements and to take such other actions and make such adjustments as may be necessary and appropriate to facilitate the goal of timely distribution for effective transition of public broadcasting into the digital era.

Resolution Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
7 in favor, 1 opposed

WHEREAS,

It is anticipated that Congress will appropriate $34 million to CPB for fiscal year 2009 "for costs related to digital content development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;" and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has recently reviewed the uses and purposes of these funds in consultation with an advisory panel of station representatives and their member organizations; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has considered these recommendations and comments and has proposed to the CPB Board of Directors final recommendations on the use of the funds;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors adopts the funding priorities for fiscal year 2009 recommended by CPB management as outlined in the attachment hereto, and authorizes CPB, consistent therewith and in consultation with advisory panels and station input, to implement these recommendations including entering into necessary agreements and to take such other actions and make such adjustments as may be necessary and appropriate to facilitate the goal of timely distribution for effective transition of public broadcasting into the digital era.

Resolution Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2009
Five in favor, two absent

WHEREAS,

Congress has appropriated to CPB $29.18 million (net of rescission) for fiscal year 2008 "for costs related to digital program production, development and distribution, associated with the transition of public broadcasting to digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the Corporation in consultation with public radio and television licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives;" and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has recently reviewed the uses and purposes of these funds in consultation with an advisory panel of station representatives and their member organizations; and

WHEREAS,

CPB management has considered these recommendations and comments and has proposed to the CPB Board of Directors final recommendations on the use of the funds;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

That the CPB Board of Directors adopts the funding priorities for fiscal year 2008 recommended by CPB management as outlined in the attachment hereto, and authorizes CPB, consistent therewith and in consultation with advisory panels and station input, to implement these recommendations including entering into necessary agreements and to take such other actions and make such adjustments as may be necessary and appropriate to facilitate the goal of timely distribution for effective transition of public broadcasting into the digital era.

Resolution Date: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2008