NJTV changes name to NJ PBS, better to reflect public media affiliation

NJTV, the state’s public media network, has changed its name to NJ PBS, it announced this week.

“Public media has a long, proud history in New Jersey,” John Servidio, general manager, said in a prepared statement. “This rebranding is another step in its evolution. NJ PBS more clearly identifies and differentiates us from other media in our crowded marketplace. It also better connects our excellent local programming to the national footprint and trust of PBS, America’s Public Broadcasting Service.”

NJ PBS said independent news programs will continue, including NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi, as well as local series and PBS’ well-known national programming.