America’s Public Television Stations Elect New Board Officers, Trustees

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) has chosen new board leaders and board members. The newly-elected officers and trustees will begin their terms on Monday, Feb. 22. Andrew Russell, president and CEO of PBS SoCal and KCET in Los Angeles, has been elected chair; Susi Elkins, director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media […]

Public TV Fights FCC Datacasting Fees

Should public TV stations that use a portion of their spectrum to provide noncommercial data services have to pay fees for that service? That question is before the FCC in a rulemaking proceeding, with groups including PBS, America’s Public Television Stations and the Public Media Venture Group arguing that the fees are hindering development of ATSC 3.0 “broadcast internet” datacasting.

Public TV Stations Expand Remote Learning Services

One 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. “This is one of public television’s finest hours,” said Patrick Butler, president and […]

Public TV Stations Partner With Schools

The moves are in response to the growing number of schools closed due to coronavirus concerns. “These are examples of what public television stations do best: educate our children and serve our communities,” said Patrick Butler, president and CEO of America’s Public Television Stations.

Upton Hailed As Public Broadcasting Champion

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been given the Champion of Public Broadcasting award by America’s Public Television Stations at the group’s annual summit in Washington.

America’s Public Television Stations Elect Board Leaders, Members

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) today announced the election of its new board leaders and members. Molly Phillips, executive director and general manager of Iowa PBS, has been elected chair; Jefferi K. Lee, general manager of WHUT in Washington, has been elected as professional vice chair; and Carol Kellermann, lay trustee, Thirteen/WNET in New York, […]