Formed in 1990, APT Premium Service — one of APT’s three programming divisions — provides fundraising specials to public television stations. Through the creation of original programming concepts and the acquisition of existing high-quality programs, Premium Service has distributed more than 260 specials, including some of public television's most prestigious and highest-rated titles.
Current titles include:
The Bee Gees: One Night Only (5th Release)
The Bee Gees: One Night Only features the group's 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, including “How Deep Is Your Love,” “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts," “You Should Be Dancing/Alone,” and many more.
Carol Burnett: A Celebration
Carol Burnett: A Celebration is a tribute to the career of a comic genius – filled with nostalgia, humorous clips and memories from iconic stars. The program includes exclusive interviews with: Carl Reiner, Tim Conway (his last interview), Vicki Lawrence, Betty White, Cloris Leachman, Tina Fey, Phyllis Diller, Barbara Eden, Jim Nabors, Tony Orlando, Pat Carroll, Joan Collins ... and of course, Carol Burnett.
Carole King & James Taylor at The TroubadourIn November 2007, 36 years after they first performed together at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, Carole King and James Taylor reunited to celebrate the venue’s 50th anniversary. Carole King & James Taylor at The Troubadour captures this memorable performance and includes such hits as “So Far Away," "Carolina in My Mind," "It's Too Late," “Something in the Way She Moves," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Fire and Rain" and many more
Great Scenic Railway Journeys: 150 Years On The Right Track
Great Scenic Railway Journeys: 150 Years On The Right Track, hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, tells the unforgettable stories of many historic and scenic tourist railroads in North America.
Sinatra in Japan
Filmed at Tokyo’s legendary Budokan on April 18, 1985, Sinatra in Japan presents a dazzling selection of many best-loved songs and biggest hits. Frank Sinatra was approaching 70, but his energy and performance were in top form; he delivered one of the great Sinatra shows of all time.
Past titles include:
Andy Williams: Moon River and Me
This collection includes digitally re-mastered songs from the legendary crooner’s classic, Emmy-winning television series, including well-known standards “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Moon River” and “Danny Boy.”
Carole King – Tapestry Live From Hyde Park
Singer/songwriter Carole King performs her breakthrough album Tapestry in its entirety. Songs include "I Feel the Earth Move," "So Far Away," "It’s Too Late," and "You’ve Got a Friend."
Carreras Domingo Pavarotti in Concert
A beloved and successful fundraising program, this concert from 1990 features “the three tenors” Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and the late Luciano Pavarotti performing with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, conducted by Zubin Mehta.
Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Shows
Featuring classic clips from Andy Williams’ Christmas specials, this music and entertainment program showcases Williams’ solos on “Silent Night” and “Ave Maria,” as well as performances with his brothers on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and with the Osmonds on “Silver Bells.”
Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time
Hosted by singer Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our Time chronicles the career of the legendary singer, focusing on his rise to fame in the music world, his acting career, and his involvement in politics and fundraising.
Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City
At the historic three-night christening of New York’s Citi Field in July 2009, the legendary Paul McCartney performed songs from his Beatles and Wings days to his solo classics, including: “Drive My Car,” “Got To Get You Into My Life,” “Back In The USSR,” “Band On The Run,” “Live and Let Die” and “Flaming Pie.”
Filmed in March 2016 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Santana IV captures original members of Santana – Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion), and Michael Shrieve (drums) – on stage together for the first time since 1973.