OUTdrive Episode 144 with Josh Tomlinson
It’s no surprise that technology continues to keep evolving. Streaming companies like DirectTV Stream, YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, and Philo just to name a few, are fighting for consumers’ dollars. Many consumers compare several streaming services and then make the ultimate choice to decide which one they are going to use. Streaming services and devices that allow streaming have a big impact on today’s broadcasting industry. It’s important for broadcasters to know which streaming services their audiences are using and what devices they are streaming on so they know what devices and platforms to be utilizing to reach their audience. Today’s guest Josh Tomlinson brings insight from PBS affiliate KMOS-TV out of Warrensburg which primarily focuses on serving folks across the state of Missouri.
Josh Tomlinson, has worked at PBS affiliate KMOS-TV for the last 15 years in Warrensburg, MO, and has served as General Manager and Director of Broadcasting for the last six years. In his current role, he oversees various broadcasting functions and manages a group of people, both full-timers and students. Prior to that, Josh earned a degree from the University of Central Missouri. After college, he took on several freelancing opportunities that allowed him to utilize his skills in videography and information technology before landing the position with KMOS-TV. Learn what makes KMOS-TV unique, how he competes for viewership, and find out why Josh believes that there is a bright future for broadcast television.
Tune into part 2 of a 2-part series and listen to Josh Tomlinson discuss the effects of streaming TV, the impact of the pandemic, and how KMOS-TV is educating the next generation of broadcasters.