New Bucks For NOVA


CPB and PBS are giving $4 million to fund NOVA over the next two years.

The acclaimed noncom science series will get the money from the CPB and PBS Opportunity Fund, $27 million set aside to bankroll popular signature prime time series.

The money wil go to new episodes, an expanded Web presence and promotion. NOVA is a co-production of PBS and WGBH Boston, one of the anchor producers in the service.

The first grant also went to a WGBH and PBS staple, Masterpiece Theater.