Kerger suggests “subscription model” for online access to some PBS content

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PBS President Paula Kerger spent an hour on KQED’s Forum program Wednesday (Nov. 30), taking listener questions on public broadcasting and its future. She revealed that to raise revenues, PBS is considering a “subscription model” that would enable paying subscribers to have access to “a larger library” of archived material, reports Adam Powell of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. Kerger said some new PBS programs might be available “for a fee,” which she compared to PBS selling DVDs of shows. Listen to the audio here.