Leading the Way in Technology
While programming has been our most visible activity, PBS also has led the way in television technology. PBS was the first broadcast television system to distribute its programs via satellite. PBS also spearheaded the development of closed captioning, tackled television's poor audio quality by developing the first digitally encoded audio system for satellites, and reduced energy costs for UHF broadcasters by improving UHF transmitter efficiency. And there's more. Find out below!