American Public Television's variety of programming services encompass both domestic and international distribution in addition to non-commercial multicast channels.

On an annual basis, APT's three core programming services — Syndication, Premium Service and Exchange — collectively provide nearly 4,000 hours of content to help the 340+ independent public television stations across the United States customize and strengthen their broadcast schedules. Each service specializes in different genres:

  • Syndication: feature-film packages, international productions (drama, comedy, documentary). APT Syndication WILL NOT consider the following genres: children's, how-to/lifestyle, game shows, public affairs, music series, magazine shows or foreign language films/documentaries.  For those categories you may wish to consider APT Exchange.

  • Premium Service: high-quality specials designed to support public television on-air fundraising.

  • Exchange: how-to, lifestyle and travel series; documentaries

In 1999, APT introduced APT Worldwide, its international licensing division responsible for providing high-quality, innovative, factual content to the global marketplace.  In 2006, APT launched the national CreateŽ TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. One year later, the public affairs and documentary channel WORLD℠ premiered, which in 2011 expanded into a multi-platform offering.


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