The programs that you hear and see on your favorite public broadcasting stations come from a variety of sources. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting does not produce or broadcast programs. CPB awards grants to create programs that air on public broadcasting stations.
Program Development and Production
- Public broadcasting stations
- Independent producers
- The National Minority Consortia
- National Public Radio (NPR)
- Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
- Public Radio International (PRI)
- American Public Media
American Public Media
As the nation's second largest producers of public radio programming, American Public Media produces more than 20 radio series and specials for public radio heard by over 14 million listeners each week.
American Public Television (APT)
APT brings more than 250 series and specials to public television each year. APT serves as an essential funding and distribution option for producers, while offering public television stations program choices, which they elect to broadcast on a title by title basis.
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
ITVS funds, distributes and promotes independently produced television programs.
National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)
NETA distributes about 2,000 hours of programming each year to stations nationwide.
National Public Radio (NPR)
NPR operates a national satellite program distribution system, with uplinks for public radio stations and other producers.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
PBS funds the creation and acquisition of programs for its member stations and distributes those programs through American television's first broadcast satellite system.
Public Radio Exchange (PRX)
PRX is an Internet-based service through which stations audition, review, and license programs from other stations, independent producers, and international broadcasters.
Public Radio International (PRI)
PRI distributes programs to its affiliate stations throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam. PRI also distributes a number of international programs such as the BBC World Service.