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MPBN Joins #GivingTuesday Launch

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network announces its participation in the #GivingTuesday initiative, a movement designed to create a national day of giving on November 27, 2012, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday’s goal is to leverage the power of social media to create a national movement dedicated to giving as an antithesis to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is the launch year for the project.

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MPBN Announces Launch of Free Online Resource for Teachers

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network announces the launch of PBS LearningMedia on MPBN.NET as a new educational offering available to educators across Maine. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a web-based resource that provides PreK-12 educators with access to free digital content for their classrooms designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

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MPBN Announces an MPBN Downton Abbey Football Conflict Support Line

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is announcing the creation of a resource line formed for households in conflict Sunday, January 20 between watching the end of the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens game and the airing of Episode 3 of Season 3 of Downton Abbey. The automated line – 207-330-4549 – will direct callers to alternate viewing times of the show.

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MPBN Basketball Coverage Goes Viral

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s coverage of the last second heroics in the Class A East Title game between Lawrence and Hampden on Friday, February 22 became an internet sensation and the highlight was shown as part of ESPN’s SportsCenter’s “Top 10 Plays” that aired throughout the day on Saturday, February 23.

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MPBN Surpasses One-Day Radio Drive Goal

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s innovative Super Thursday One-Day Radio Pledge effort exceeded its spring membership drive goal on Thursday night, raising $374,000. During the 24-hour period, over 3,750 listeners donated by phone and online resulting in a pledge total that set a record for the organization. More than 18% of the callers were new members.

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