Indiana Supreme Court: IPBS Public Outreach Project
In concert with the Indiana Supreme Court, IPBS has developed a broadcast schedule of special programs designed to inform Hoosiers about their court system and to expand their access to its public proceedings. For the first time, Indiana Supreme Court proceedings will be broadcast statewide.
Further details online here.
The Indiana Channel
New Indiana Channel launched by IPBS Member Television Stations
Indiana Channel Schedule - December 2010
With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting the first generation of a new programming service for Indiana residents is rolling-out across the Hoosier state.
From the banks of the Ohio River to the shores of Lake Michigan and regions between, the Indiana Channel features award-winning programs about our stateís celebrated people, history, heritage, sports, public affairs, tourism, economic development, education, government and more.
"The service is designed to broadcast programs exclusively for and about the interests of Hoosiers everywhere," said IPBS Executive Director, Roger Rhodes. "Itís the only statewide program service of its kind in Indiana"
At launch, the service is a three hour schedule of Indiana centric programs (4 pm to 7 pm) The Indiana Channel can be seen on WNIN, Evansville and WVUT, Vincennes 7 days per week. Other markets are signing-on with a "start-up" schedule. As funding develops, the core program block will expand. (See local listings for days and specific programs now available in your market.)
Why the Indiana Channel?
Research shows that Indiana is separated into distinct geographic and cultural regions.
"Due to distance, it can be hard for Hoosiers from some areas to be involved in their state government or take advantage of common interests and resources found across the state," Rhodes said. "The Indiana Channel will be a catalyst to create a 'Community of Indiana.'"
The service took its first steps in September 2010 as the eight member television stations joined forces with the Indiana Supreme Court to create a statewide schedule of programs featuring the Indiana court system. Oral arguments and practical "how to" programs to help viewers understand the court processes are currently broadcast throughout the state. In late October, steps were taken to add Indiana travel, history, political debates and other programs.
Hoosiers Trust Indiana Public Broadcasters
With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations recently completed a public opinion survey. The research sought to assess Hoosier opinions about public broadcasting. Results indicate that Indiana public broadcasters are a highly trusted source by comparison to many other media outlets. Public TV in particular is trusted even more than courts of law. For more information click on the link below.
IPBS Statewide Market Research