New Jersey public television network changes name from NJTV to NJ PBS


February 24, 2021 – NEWARK, NJ – NJTV, the New Jersey public media network, has announced that it is changing its name to NJ PBS, effective today.

“Public media has a long and proud history in New Jersey,” said Chief Executive Officer John Servidio. “This rebranding is a new step in its evolution. NJ PBS identifies us and differentiates us more clearly from other media in our crowded marketplace. It also better connects our excellent local programming to the national footprint and trust of PBS, the United States’ public service broadcasting.

The new network and its slogan, “My NJ. My PBS. will apply to all NJ PBS digital platforms. His website is now MyNJPBS.org; Facebook / MyNJPBS and Twitter @MyNJPBS.

Although the name is new, the mission of the network remains the same. New Jersey people can continue to depend on NJ PBS to document the history of the state and amplify New Jersey’s issues, arts and news directly to its local communities and families. Dedicated and independent reporting from its key newscast, NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi, to local series like Chat Box with David Cruz, New Jersey Business Beat with Rhonda Schaffler and State of the art, NJ PBS delivers unique Jersey-centric content that entertains, enlightens and inspires. This new brand name ties these local favorites more directly to the PBS brand and its beloved programs like NOVA, Nature, and Masterpiece and essential educational resources like PBS LearningMedia.

The network’s new branding follows that of the national organization PBS, which updated its logo in 2019.

Sponsorships from NJ PBS are available. Contact Steve Priolo at [email protected]

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ABOUT NJ PBS

NJ PBS, New Jersey’s public television network, provides quality arts, education, and public affairs programming in all 21 counties across the state. Based at Agnes Varis NJ PBS Studio in Newark, with additional studios at New Jersey City University, the network offers a variety of local programs including Chat Box with David Cruz, NJ Business Beat with Rhonda Schaffler, Here is the story, Drive through history, One-on-one with Steve Adubato and State of the art and PBS favorites such as Nature, NOVA, Amanpour and Company and Daniel Tiger Quarter. Its award-winning newsroom provides cross-platform reporting from across the Garden State on its weekday newscast, NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi, and digitally via NJSpotlightNews.org, as well as special live news, panel discussions and daily newsletters. the MyNJPBS.org The network’s website offers free online programs and digital resources for educators through PBS LearningMedia New Jersey. NJ PBS is operated under an agreement with the State of New Jersey by Public Media NJ, Inc. (PMNJ), a non-profit subsidiary of WNET, parent company of award-winning New York public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21.


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