ExchangeAPT Exchange, one of APT’s three programming divisions, supplies quality programming to public television stations nationwide and also serves as a distribution gateway for both stations and independent producers. 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. Virtually all U.S. public television licensees subscribe to the APT Exchange service and, as a result, may access its entire inventory of more than 900 titles and 3,000 television hours. As of May 2022, over 2000 Exchange programs/episodes are available for Passport members, helping to drive membership gains and satisfaction for stations.
Our ever-growing catalog contains highly rated and award-winning cooking, travel and lifestyle series hosted by some of public television’s most-recognizable faces; high-profile primetime programs; fully packaged pledge events for fundraising purposes; and strong documentaries, music performances, children's programming, and news and public affairs series.
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. Additionally, many of Exchange’s signature series appear on Create® and WORLD, two of public television's most popular multicast channels. For Create®, these include the long-running lifestyle series America's Test Kitchen, AfroPoP, The Best of the Joy of Painting (Bob Ross), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television, Lidia's Kitchen, Legacy List with Matt Paxton, Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Kitchen, NHK Newsline, Pacific Heartbeat, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Simply Ming, and Rick Steves' Europe.