Public television stations are educational institutions committed to lifelong learning for the American people.
Public broadcasters have embraced their public safety mission and are focused on maximizing the broadcast spectrum for the public good.
Public television regards its viewers as citizens rather than consumers.
APTS and NAB Commend FCC for Adopting NPRM to Allow Enhanced Uses of Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks
03/31/20APTS and NAB commend the FCC for its adoption of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would modernize the Digital Transmission System (DTS) rules to allow for the enhanced uses that the Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks (SFN) can provide.
03/26/20In response to the extended school closings throughout the nation, WHRO Public Media is offering nationwide free access to their 25 high school online courses.
APTS Applauds Senate Approval of Emergency Funding for Public Broadcasting in Third Coronavirus Stimulus Package
03/25/20Emergency legislation approved by the Senate today includes $75 million to help public media stations deal with sharply declining private revenues and sustain essential public services during the coronavirus outbreak.
03/24/20One week after seven local public television stations announced remote learning partnerships with state and local education authorities, stations in 25 States have joined the effort to teach millions of students suddenly homebound by school closures in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
2020 Public Media Summit
The APTS Public Media Summit is the largest annual gathering of public broadcasting general managers and community leaders who come together to explore issues that are vital to the future and mission of public service media.
The 2020 Public Media Summit is being held Monday, February 24 - Wednesday, February 26, at The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. hotel located at 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C.