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American Public Television Announces National Distribution of BBC News Programming Beginning September 1

Four weekday feeds will be made available via APT Exchange

BOSTON, MA (July 6, 2023) – American Public Television (APT), the leading syndicator of content to U.S. public TV stations nationwide, announces that BBC News programming, a staple of public television stations' weekday schedules for decades, is expected to transition to national distribution via APT Exchange beginning September 1. APT is proud to partner with WETA and the BBC to provide trusted news and public affairs content to the system.

BBC News is delivered in partnership with WETA and BBC News, and includes four feeds each weekday: two BBC News feeds, a BBC News America feed, and a BBC News: The Context feed, coming via HD64 sIX terrestrial linear feed. Details and materials for stations regarding a seamless content transition will be forthcoming from APT and WETA.


About APT:
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and more than one-third of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, dramas, how-to programs, classic movies, children’s series and news and current affairs programs. Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, America’s Test Kitchen, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Pacific Heartbeat, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, Front & Center, Lidia’s Kitchen, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, Simply Ming, The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, James Patterson’s Kid Stew and NHK Newsline are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit

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