Mar 1, 2012

WGBH to test Mobile Emergency Alert System on Monday

WGBH, one of four public stations selected last year to pilot a Mobile Emergency Alert System (M-EAS) project funded by CPB and LG Electronics, will test the system on Monday (March 5), according to TV Technology. WGBH will send tornado emergency information to mobile devices via text, video, audio, maps and photos, using the mobile DTV standard ATSC M/H. The test will occur at 10:30 a.m. Eastern. Participating are KLVX in Las Vegas, and Alabama station WBIQ in Birmingham and WAIQ in Montgomery.

Attention RSSers: APTS Public Media Summit coverage

Don't miss Current's coverage of this week's Public Media Summit, formerly known as Capitol Hill Day, the annual pubTV advocacy event sponsored by the Association of Public Television Stations, now online at The Summit was the best-attended in the organization's history, and featured speakers including former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and new NPR President Gary Knell.