APT Names Halford VP Exchange Content, Digital

American Public Television (APT) has chosen Shawn Halford, a public television veteran who has held key national content positions at PBS and Discovery Communications, to be vice president of exchange content and digital services starting in October. Halford succeeds Chris Funkhouser, who is retiring after 40 years in public media. Currently PBS’s senior director for […]

American Public Television Inks Deal For ‘Bug Bites’

American Public Television, Alegra Entertainment and Putnam Stern Enterprises have signed a distribution deal for children’s animated science show Bug Bites for the U.S. market. The 26 half-hour episodes will be released in January 2016. Bug Bites, hosted by entomologist Adam Lazarus and animated character Gilbert the Roach, mixes animation, live actors, pop culture and a take on entomology that speaks to the STEM (science, technology, engineering […]

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KCET, APT Syndicate ‘Your Turn To Care’

KCET Los Angeles signed a syndication agreement with American Public Television (APT) to distribute KCET’s original series on caregiving, Your Turn to Care, hosted by Holly Robinson Peete. The multi-platform series can be seen on public television stations across the country beginning July 1. Your Turn to Care represents KCET’s first large-scale national distribution initiative […]

Bill Moyers Returns To Public TV, But Not PBS