ERIC Number: ED168541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-9
Reference Count: 0
Kansas Public Television Network (KPTN).
Lemen, Jack A.
The plans of the Kansas Public Television Board (KPTB) for development of the Kansas Television Network are detailed for the period extending from FY 1979 to FY 1983; the proposed system is designed to serve the needs of the communities by extending existing capabilities and resources, sharing common resources, and enriching the total system. Surveys have identified unserved areas and citizens' needs and concerns about public television, and a series of concepts for use in network development has been developed through KPTB's review of planning and engineering documents. The five-year plan for development calls for funds to upgrade and support existing stations to serve their audiences and the network, as well as the development of three new public television stations to serve the communities of Hays, Garden City, and Chanute. Stations will be tied together by ground based common carrier microwave and the system will be operated by stations through a committee structure. Interconnection will provide capability for program sharing, live feeds, production inserting, audiovisual feeding and dubbing, central resource sharing, and extension/expansion of services. Funding and broadcast hours data, timetables, and broadcast network maps are included. (CWM)
Descriptors: Facility Expansion, Facility Guidelines, Facility Planning, Financial Support, Information Needs, Needs Assessment, Networks, Program Descriptions, Public Television, Telecommunications, Television Research, Television Surveys
Kansas Public Television Board, Suite 508, 503 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66603 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Public Television Board, Topeka.