APTS Pushes Back On Proposed Funding Cut For Emergency Alerts

Following a vote by the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee to recommend reduced spending of $40 million for fiscal year 2024 for the Next Generation Warning System (NGWS) supporting public broadcasting’s public safety infrastructure, the America’s Public Television Stations issued a statement highlighting the importance of the program that urged Congress to restore the funding.

America’s Public Television Stations Present 2023 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award To Diana Enzi Of WyomingPBS

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) on Tuesday presented the 2023 David J. Brugger Lay Leadership Award to Diana Enzi, representing WyomingPBS. APTS said: “Elected to the WyomingPBS Foundation Board of […]

America’s Public Television Stations Elect Board Officers And Trustees

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) has elected board leaders and board members.  Franz Joachim, General Manager and CEO of New Mexico PBS in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been elected Chair. […]

Noncoms To FCC: ATSC 3.0 Transition Is Challenging

Noncommercial TV station and network representatives said they are working hard to move to the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard and its opportunities for enhanced emergency alerts, interactive educational programming and more, but that it is a challenging change and they can’t predict when a nationwide rollout will be accomplished.

All 4 Members Of FCC To Speak At Virtual Public Media Summit

Pubcasters Ask FCC For More Flexibility In NextGen TV Deployments

Public TV broadcasters this week asked the FCC to give them more flexibility when it comes to offering their primary HD signal and multicast subchannels during broadcasters’ transition to NextGen TV (aka ATSC 3.0).

Public Media Summit To Feature NextGen TV Panel

ATSC 3.0 will be highlighted during the virtual Public Media Summit sponsored by America’s Public Television Stations Feb. 28– March 1. The summit will highlight how public television stations are “Bringing America […]

America’s Public Television Stations Elects Board Leaders

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) on Wednesday announced the election of its new board leaders.   Bert Schmidt, president-CEO of WHRO Norfolk, Va., has been elected chairman of the APTS […]

APTS Honors Sen. Susan Collins

America’s Public Television Stations celebrates the senior U.S. senator from Maine with the group’s Champion of Public Broadcasting Award, citing her longtime support for federal funding for public media.

PBS Stations Remain Cautiously Optimistic About Federal Funding

Congressman Dent To Receive Champion Of Public Broadcasting Award

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) will present the Champion of Public Broadcasting Award to Rep. Charles W. Dent (R-Pa.) during its Public Media Summit today, Monday, Feb. 26, at 2:20 p.m. at the Fairmont […]

Noncom Pacific Mountain Net Shuts Down

The Pacific Mountain Network, once one of four regional public television organizations, is shutting down and transferring its remaining funds to America’s Public Television Stations. APTS will use the $700,000 to create the Bornstein-Pacific Mountain Network Fund for Strategic Communications to “enhance public television’s ability to communicate its value to the public, strategic partners and major funders,” according to APTS.

Diane Rehm Given APTS Leadership Award


FCC Adoption Of 3.0 NPRM Garners Praise

APTS To Provide Public Safety Datacasting


APTS President Patrick Butler Is Bullish On 3.0

APTS Rebrands: America’s Public Television Stations

The Association of Public Television Stations announced today it has a new name — America’s Public Television Stations — effective immediately. The organization’s membership voted on the name change today […]