Public Media Company, WGBH Business Unit to Launch Public Media Purchasing Service

CPB is backing a cooperative purchasing service for public broadcasters in an effort to reduce costs and eliminate duplicative procurement work among stations.

Public Media Company and WGBH’s business services unit will run the service. CPB is providing $250,000 for the venture, which is a first in public media. Details of the initiative will be discussed at PBS TechCon in Las Vegas, said a WGBH spokesperson.