SWOT Analysis

March 2011
Public Broadcasting Service SWOT Analysis;Mar2011, p1
SWOT Analysis
A business analysis of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a company that is engaged in providing educational content, program acquisition, and other services to U.S. public television stations, is provided, focusing on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) faced by the company. Strengths include a strong market presence. Weaknesses include loss of U.S. federal funding. Opportunities include growth in online video. Threats to the company include intense competition.


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