|Antarctic Television, LLC|
|Headquarters||South Pole City|
|Owner||Antarctic Television Group|
|Availability||Most of Antarctica|
Pengydeen Broadcasting, otherwise known as PDB by viewers, is a media conglomerate on Antarctica. The conglomerate has television assets in almost every region/country of Antarctica (except the Darktonian Realm and West Pengolia.)
PDB is available over the air from a licensed transmitter near a community, via digital satellite, or through cable in remote communities of the continent. The network transmits in English, L33T in certain states and territories, Dorkugese (in Dorkugal,) and Terralish.
The television station that penguins can watch varies by country. In the USA and Dorkugal, for example, local transmitters and cable systems provide PDB programming to viewers. In UnitedTerra, PBC UnitedTerra is available on cable outside of New Club Penguin.
PDB Television (PDB1)
This is a list of stations that are part of the PDB1 network, which serves the United States of Antarctica. Although each station is part of its own regional system, all stations are referred to as PDB at all times, except for certain promotions. At present, there are no stations available on any of the islands, for communication reasons. All stations can be viewed through digital satellite.
|Callsign||City of license||Analog Channel||Digital Channel||Notes|
|PDBC||Blizzardville||3||13 (PSIP 3.1)||Flagship station of the network; serves the South Pole City area. This station is not part of any PDB system for political reasons.|
|PDBP||Polaris||5||15 (PSIP 5.1)||Serves Polaris and most of the Eastshield Coast, part of the PDB Eastshield system.|
|PDBV||Penguville||10||48 (PSIP 10.1)||Serves Penguville and most of northern Eastshield, part of the PDB Eastshield system.|
|PDBG||Gemini||29||34 (PSIP 29.1)||Serves Gemini and most of northeastern Eastshield, part of the PDB Eastshield system.|
|PDBIL||Inland||34||37 (PSIP 34.1)||Serves the Inland area. Part of the PDB Eastshield system.|
|PDBM||Mojave||30||61 (PSIP 30.1)||Serves Mojave and parts of the state's coast. Part of the PDB Trans-Antarctic system.|
|PDBPT||Pengu Town||7||11 (PSIP 7.1)||Serves the Pengu Town area and most of the northern Trans-Antarctic coast. Part of the PDB Trans-Antarctic system.|
|PDBNT||Newton Town||2||13 (PSIP 2.1)||Serves the Newton Town area and most of southeast Trans-Antarctic coast. Part of the PDB Trans-Antarctic system.|
|PDBW||East Bank City||4||19 (PSIP 4.1)||Serves all of Waffle County and most of the Peninsula (minus Intake). Part of the PDB Peninsula system.|
|PDBI||Greater Intake||8||22 (PSIP 8.1)||Serves the Intake area. Part of the PDB Peninsula system.|
PDB Eastshield is the name of the PDB's television system in Eastshield. The system is headquartered in Inland.
PDB Trans-Antarctic is the name of the PDB's television system in the state of Trans-Antarctica. The system is headquartered in Pengu Town. All surfing-related programs on PDB are produced from this system.
PDB Peninsula is the name of the PDB's television system on the Antarctic Peninsula. The system is based in East Bank City, Waffle County.
PDB also has a separate television system in UnitedTerra. The UnitedTerra system is completely separate from the main USA system, and transmits Terralish in addition to English and L33T.
The system is based in New Club Penguin. In fact, the city is served over-the-air by transmitter PDBNC-TV. The rest of the country can only receive PDB through cable.
PDB airs popular sitcoms and dramas such as The Haunted Igloo, Pengin' town and King Street. Hockey and skiing events are also aired on PDB. As for news, PDB airs PDB IceNews at 5:00 PM each weekday (7:00 on weekends,) then local stations air the PDB News at 6 for their respective cities.
Recently the owners of Pengydeen Broadcasting, Antarctica Television Group, had announced that they were selling a massive 85% of the business as they believed that it would never truely overtake it's rivals such as CPTV, ABC and Penguin TV it said on the 22nd October 2010. Some of these companies are making a bid to add it to it's media empire. This has come to a surprise to many since Pengydeen was viewed as a success. In an interview a spokesperson said:
ATG will still have rights to the Pengydeen brand and will continue to own the UnitedTerra branch. ATG will expand the brand to Free Republics and independent nations. They announed that the new countries which will have a Pengydeen branded television network:
- Pengydeen International (will broadcast in all countries apart from the USA and the ones abovr)
The bidders for the group are as followed:
Club Penguin Television Network
CPTVN has placed the highest bid for the company. CPTVN already operates several channels across Antarctica including it's main chain of channels, CPTV USA, which includes CPTV 50 and others such as CPTV Sports. It has taken over smaller start up companies and integrated their services into their mainstream. CPTV also have branches in UnitedTerra, CPTV UnitedTerra and Freezeland, CPTV Freezeland. Other brands they own include add some. With Pengydeen they stated that Pengydeen Broadcasting channels will be given a "new look". Rather then single state channels it will have channels broadcasted across the USA. These are:
- Pengydeen 1 - Pengydeen 1 will broadcast a range of entertainment from all genres.
- Pengydeen 2 - Pengydeen 2 will broadcast repeats of shows on Pengydeen 1, spin offs and shows from international channels.
- Pengydeen 3 - Pengydeen 3 will rerun several older Pengydeen shows and possibly, with permission, several shows from other channels.
- Pengydeen News Network - Pengydeen News Network, or PNN, will broadcast news 24/7. CPTV have said that they will work hard to make sure that this is "the best news channel in Antarctica".
- Pengydeen Sports - Pengydeen Sports will broadcast the popular sports accross Antarctica such as Ice Hockey, Wrestling and Basketball.
- Pengydeen Sports Classic - Pengydeen Sports Classic will broadcast the "legendary matches of the past from all sports".
- Pengydeen Continental Sports - Pengydeen Continental Sports will broadcast several less popular sports such aa Rugby Union from leagues Antarctic-wide.
There has been controversy over this with some saying that the services would eventually be intergrated with CPTV's main line. CPTV has denied this. ATG is considering this controversy since they don't want the brand to go.
Penguin TV Group
Penguin TV owns Penguin TV and several smaller cable channels. If it took over Pengydeen it would be a major expansion for the channel since Penguin TV is their only major channel. Since Penguin TV is state-owned this means that it would fall under government control, making Pengydeen very important. They have made the second largest bid. If Penguin TV were to buy it out, Pengydeen would be included in the new Penguin TV FreeHub, a new product providing free-to-air digital TV. Penguin TV Group stated:
They offered the second highest bid and have a chance of taking the 85% if CPTV's bid fails.
Radio and Television of Freezeland
RTF offered the third highest bid. Based in Freezeland they do run several international channels but this is watched by a small minority. They believe that Pengydeen could potentially be a way for RTF to establish control over TV in the USA. This means that Pengydeen would offer several Freezelandian shows and possibly shows from other channels since they are permitted to licence them for use. Rumours have it that the RTF may increase their bid, although this isn't comfirmed. A spokesperson commented:
Wolf Broadcasting Cooperation
Wolf owns numerous channels such as Wolf News in the USA, have a cooperation with Terrain Fry Broadcasting and also other channels accross Antarctica such as WF, an international cable/satellite (depends on country) channel. Wolf would expand further by buying out Pengydeen and rebranding it. They offered the foruth highest bid but chances of a successful takeover looks slim:
“Wolf offers a conservative bias while Pengydeen aims to be neutral. We want it to stay that way. Secondly we wish for the Pengydeen brand to remain. And thirdly, their bid seems lower then the main three bidder: CPTV, Penguin TV and RTF. Even if they pull off some big united bid with the other prospective buyers then it seems unlikely that it would go ahead since the two main reasons are a big thing.”
Icey-ABC Television Group
Icey-XVG made the fifth highest bid. Icey-XVG already owns ABC, one of the "Big Three" (the other two are CPTV and Penguin TV) broadcasters of Antarctica and runs Icey XD and the Icey Channel. Chances are just as slim as Wolf's chance with ATG commenting:
News United offered the lowest bid. They already own Terrain Fry Broadcasting and other broadcasters with the "Fry" brand. News United regularly cooperates with Wolf, with it partially owning some of their channels (Wolf Classics is an example) and the two may combine their bid. However it is unlikely that they will buy the company even if they merge their bid with Wolf. The bid's far too low and ATG have no intrest in selling it to Wolf.
PDB does not believe in censorship, but the networks are monitored by the BoF, for obvious reasons.
- The station is broadcasted through analog antenna, digital satellite, cable and is available over-the-air.
- Only the CEP (Chief Executive Penguin) has the right to be greedy at PDB.
- Preemption does not exist. If you ask about why a show was preempted, the tech specialist will say, "Preempted? What do you mean? We only move shows to different timeslots."