Engineering

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.

Request for Information: Measuring Quality of an ATSC 1.0 Signal in NextGen TV Hosting Arrangements

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks to gain an understanding of the methodologies and technologies available to measure audio and video signal quality. This would allow public broadcasting to establish a baseline quality measurement, specifically for public broadcasting stations’ ATSC 1.0 audio and video signals that are hosted by third parties in NextGen TV agreements. Additionally, it would ensure signal quality for public broadcasting viewers across the United States.

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.

ATSC 3 Adoption Planning and Post FCC Spectrum Auction Repack

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (Consultant) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, business operations and policy to assist CPB in providing guidance on specific issues surrounding ATSC 3 adoption and FCC Spectrum Auction Repack.

ATSC 3 Adoption Planning and Post FCC Spectrum Auction Repack

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks the services of a consultant(s) (Consultant) knowledgeable in television broadcasting technology, business operations and policy to assist CPB in providing guidance on specific issues surrounding ATSC 3 adoption and FCC Spectrum Auction Repack.

Broadcast Engineering Services: Television and Radio Station Coverage Area Analysis

CPB is seeking proposals from broadcast engineering consulting firms (Consultant) with public television and radio expertise to provide coverage area analyses, contour overlap data, and demographic population analyses for public broadcasting stations receiving or applying for Community Service Grant (CSG) funding from CPB.

System Technology Assessment

CPB seeks the services of a consultant to evaluate local stations’ current capacities to continue to best serve their local audiences through broadcast technology.  This work will involve: surveying stations to determine the state of the current production and broadcast distribution equipment, financial plans to sustain current equipment and invest in future production and broadcast distribution equipment; analyzing collected data and developing a comprehensive report of stations’ equipment and financial capabilities; prioritizing equipment replacement and related station financial needs using factors such as immediacy of the need for replacement (e.g. end of life/failing equipment), station’s ability to finance the replacement, etc.; and identifying resource gaps that may impede future sustainability in an evolving media environment and outlining possible solutions for bridging them.

The results of this work will inform CPB’s decision-making as we work to assist stations, and the system as a whole, keep up with technological changes and develop future operating models.

Support for Participation in TV Multi-Station Master Controls

This program will assist eligible public TV stations with grants to pay for equipment or fees that are required to participate in existing multi-station master control projects. CPB will provide grants of up to 50% of total project costs for eligible budget items up to $50,000. Priority for grant support will be given to stations that are likely to encounter difficulty in securing capital equipment funding (based on market size, type of service, location or other circumstance), with the highest priority among these being rural stations. Please also note that priority will be given to grantees that plan to participate in multi-station master control projects that are currently operated by public television stations and organizations.