APT's public television hosts and lifestyle programs – including Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless, Martin Yan, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, Growing a Greener World, Pati’s Mexican Table, and America’s Test Kitchen – are among the winners of the 2015 TASTE AWARDS. The 7th annual TASTE AWARDS will be presented in San Francisco on February 11, 2016. Read More »
This February, Create launches its first ever Cooking Challenge -- the contest where home and professional chefs can vie for a spot on CreateTV.com! The contest runs from February 8-29, 2016. Read More »
The Wall Street Journal named the Australian drama A Place To Call Home as one of the best television shows of 2015. Seasons 1 & 2 are available now on public television, so check your local listings to watch this "impossibly addictive series." Read More »
The public television community consists of 350+ individually owned and operated stations. Local and regional interests and other factors play a key role in whether your station purchases and schedules a program. Decisions are made on a market-by-market basis because a program that enjoys popularity in one part of the country may not resonate in another. Contact your local public television station to express your interest in a particular APT program. It does not guarantee placement, but it will help communicate your programming preferences to the station’s scheduling manager.
Other reasons may include:
The program may still be in the production stage and not yet available for broadcast.
The rights term between APT and the producer expired and therefore, your station may no longer air the program.
In today’s television landscape, a series can run for years or as few as two weeks. And each month, your station must accommodate required (“Common Carriage”) PBS series, locally produced programs and timely shows from other distributors. Sometimes, a series goes on hiatus or goes back into production to create new episodes. (This process can last months and/and years.) Some producers simply decide to cease production and move on to other projects. For these reasons, your favorite show may no longer air. However, older seasons may continue to run for years because of their popularity within your local television market.
Use APT’s Station Finder to locate the station nearest you and contact their programming department directly for information about rebroadcast times and schedule change requests.
Most producers only grant APT rights for broadcast, not new media. As a result, APT currently does not stream any of its full-length titles. In rare cases, viewers may watch some locally produced documentaries and limited series on select public television websites. (Check the individual program pages on APTonline.org for links.) APT is working closely with our producers to secure the rights to stream full-length programs on our website. We hope to offer this service in the near future. Stay tuned!