The Public Television Interconnection System is how public television stations exchange videos to broadcast. So organizations like PBS, American Public Television (APT), and others can deliver shows like Downton Abbey, This Old House, Sesame Street and more to stations like WNET in New York or KQED in San Francisco. Every decade or so, the Interconnection system needs to be updated to keep up with the latest technology. The current system is version 5 or v5 and uses satellites to beam videos across the US and Territories. The next system is version 6 or v6 and will most likely use a terrestrial (land-based) private network to deliver the videos. The network will be a mesh network so that stations are connected to each other and not connected via a central point. There are approximately 200 public television stations in the US and Territories.
So this logo is for the v6 version of the Interconnection system. Note this system is for Public Television and not of the distributors so it cannot have PBS or APT or any icon representing PBS or APT.
- Should represent the mesh network connectivity in some way
- May or may not have the text: v6. If it does have v6, the ‘v’ is lower case
- Ideally would elements connected with the number 6. Such as a hexagon or six sub-elements
- Shapes like Icosahedron have many possibilities with the triangles
- The logo for connectdevelop.com is nice, but trademarked
- Molecules like the coffee molecule is a great start as well showing both hexagons and interconnectedness