WGBH Educational Foundation Last updated August 25, 2018 History
In 2003, WGBH and the City of Boston formed a joint venture for Boston Kids & Family TV channel that replace one of the city's cable access channels. Boston Kids was launched on October 31, 2003.
By December 2005, Boston’s WGBH and
WNET were already broadcasting a local version of World on a subchannel. and added by April 2006, Washington’s  WETA. Then, WGBH and WNET team up with PBS, APT and NETA to roll out a national version of the local channels as PBS World. The network was launched nationally on August 15, 2007. 
In July 2012, WGBH acquired
Public Radio International (PRI). PRI would continue with its own board while WGBH would be able to distribute more of its programs through PRI. 
In November 2015, WGBH purchased
GlobalPost with editorial operation and reporting resources being merged with PRI's The World news staff.  Financing
Financial information Calendar year Total revenue 2014  $190,500,789 2013  $195,429,649 2012  $144,090,672 2011  $145,723,999 2010  $187,306,594 2009  $141,381,933
WGBH reported a total revenue of $190,500,789 for the tax year ending June 30, 2015, in their last IRS
Form 990 Income Tax Statement filing.  Board of Trustees
Richard M. Burnes, Jr. of Charles River Ventures is the chair of the board as of 2014, replacing Amos Hostetter, Jr, who left the board. Henry P. Becton, Jr., former WGBH President, and Maureen L. Ruettgers, the wife of former EMC Corporation CEO Michael Ruettgers, are vice chairs. Jonathan C. Abbott, as WGBH president, is also on the board. William N. Thorndike, Jr., managing partner of the Housatonic Partners private equity firm, is on the board of trustees as the chair of the WGBH board of overseers.
The presidents of four regional universities are institutional trustees:
Joseph E. Aoun of Northeastern University, Jackie Jenkins-Scott of Wheelock College, Frederick M. Lawrence of Brandeis University, and L. Rafael Reif of MIT.
The remaining board members are:
Amy Abrams, wife of Abrams Capital founder David C. Abrams Terrie F. Bloom, wife of Berkshire Partners managing director Bradley Bloom Laura A. DeBonis, former Google Books manager and wife of hedge fund executive and State Department official Scott Nathan  Juan Enriquez, managing director of Excel Venture Management and husband of Cabot family heir Marjorie Cabot Lewis Ann L. Gund, wife of architect Graham Gund Susan B. Kaplan, daughter of Stanley H Kaplan and president of the Kaplin Family Foundation Marjie B. Kargman, wife of Commonwealth Capital Ventures founder Robert Kargman David H. Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, sociologist William A. Lowell, partner of the Choate, Hall & Stewart law firm Richard K. Lubin, managing director of Berkshire Partners Oscar F. Malcolm, president of Darien Capital Management Christopher J. McKown, husband of Fidelity Investments executive Abigail Johnson Cathy E. Minehan, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Paul R. Murphy, former partner at the Foley Hoag law firm and former counsel for Amherst College Melinda Alliker Rabb, Brown University professor and wife of Stop & Shop heir James Rabb Henri A. Termeer, retired chairman, president, and CEO of Genzyme Corporation David T. Ting, president of Mugar Enterprises, the investment firm of Star Market heir David Mugar Hans Ziegler, retired senior managing director of Bernstein Global Wealth Management Units First 8 Studios, learning mobile app design group for kids ages 8 and younger Forum Network, a Lowell Institute funded online lecture GlobalPost PBS Distribution, a joint venture with PBS to distribute PBS and WGBH programs to various markets, home video, foreign, and commercial PBS LearningMedia, a joint venture with PBS to distribute teacher material related to PBS programs WGBH Education
WGBH-TV, the foundation's flagship station WGBX-TV, its secondary Boston station WGBY-TV, Springfield, Massachusetts station Boston Kids & Family TV, a cable channel joint venture with the City of Boston; it carries from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. children's programming and the rest with repeats of educational show from WGBH.  Create (TV network), a joint venture network with American Public Television, WGBH, WNET and NETA.  World (TV channel), a joint venture network with WNET, NETA and APT 
Public Media Management is a joint venture of WGBH and Sony Electronics for remote TV master control services over the internet. 
Public Media Management was tested for a year.
The services were available starting April 1, 2015 just before the two Las Vegas shows, PBS’s April 8–10 TechCon and NAB Show April 11–16, to be able to showcase the service during the shows.  WGBH's two Boston stations went live with PMM first followed by its Springfield, Massachusetts station WGBY in early May 2015. New Hampshire Public Television launched the system next.  In August 2015,  Maryland Public Television switched to using their system.  References ↑ "Ownership Report For Noncommercial Educational Broadcast Station". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 1, 2015 . Retrieved . December 23, 2017 1 2 "WGBH Educational Foundation on the Forbes The 100 Largest U.S. Charities List". Forbes . Retrieved . January 28, 2017 ↑ Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei (ed.). "WGBH Educational Foundation". Nonprofit Explorer. New York: ProPublica . Retrieved . 2017-01-05 ↑ 67th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2008. ↑ 67th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2008. 1 2 Ryan, Suzanne C. (October 31, 2003). "City revives kids' PBS channel". Boston Globe. The New York Times Company . Retrieved . January 27, 2017 ↑ "Knight Foundation backs launch planning for PBS's Public Square". Current. December 19, 2005. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016 . Retrieved . March 30, 2016 ↑ Egner, Jeremy (April 3, 2006). "World and Go! streams flow into PBS plans". Current . Retrieved . March 30, 2016 ↑ Everhart, Karen (July 26, 2012). "WGBH, the top producer of PBS programs, now owns Public Radio International". Current . Retrieved . January 28, 2017 ↑ Yu, Roger (September 24, 2015). "Boston-based WGBH buys world news site GlobalPost". USA TODAY . Retrieved . January 29, 2017 1 2 IRS 2014 Form 990 Income Tax Statement ↑ IRS 2013 Form 990 Income Tax Statement ↑ 2012 IRS Form 990 Income Tax Statement ↑ 2011 IRS Form 990 Income Tax Statement 1 2 2010 IRS Form 990 Income Tax Statement ↑ WGBH Spring 2009 1 2 June-Friesen, Katy (March 2, 2009). "Packaged channels for multicasting, 2009". Current . Retrieved . January 27, 2017 1 2 Halonen, Doug (April 16, 2015). "Sony, WGBH roll out cloud-based alternative to master-control systems". Current. American University School of Communication . Retrieved . January 27, 2017 1 2 Soltz, Ned (May 7, 2015). "WGBH and Sony Partner on Cloud Workflow". TV Technology. NewBay Media . Retrieved . January 27, 2017 ↑ Zurawik, David (July 28, 2015). "More downsizing at MPT as master control function shifts to Boston". Baltimore Sun . Retrieved . January 27, 2017 ↑ "Ralph Lowell Award". USA: Corporation for Public Broadcasting . Retrieved . 2017-01-05
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