Contact: Cynthia A. FennemanRegion: World-wide, United States

Title: President & CEO, APT Worldwide and American Public Television
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Region: World-wide, United States

About Channel

American Public Television (APT) is the largest syndicator of programming for public television stations in the United States.  For the past 10 years, APT has delivered nearly half of the top 100 highest-rated titles on public television.


Since 1961, American Public Television (APT) has distributed thousands of hours of ground-breaking content for local public television stations to customize their schedules, increase viewership, and educate and entertain their viewers. More than 360 stations rely upon APT, the longest-running public television content distributor, to meet their specific market demands and strengthen their primary and multicast channels.


APT supplies public television stations with high-quality programming ranging from the lifestyle series Rick Steves’ Europe and drama/comedy Doc Martin to award-winning documentary Winged Migration and performance special Simon & Garfunkel Reunion Concert.


APT’s current inventory includes series and specials encompassing a variety of other genres including week-nightly news, public affairs, and entertainment.  At any given time, stations have access to more than 4,000 hours of available programming


APT manages and distributes the popular lifestyle channel Create which is the highest rated national multicast stream for U.S. public television stations.  APT also distributes WORLD, the national news and documentary multicast channel known for diverse and thoughtful programming.


APT partners with producers, station relations professionals and publicists to create persuasive offer materials and secure station clearances.

Programme Interests

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American Public Television (APT) seeks award- and ratings-worthy programs primarily, but not exclusively, in the following genres:



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Cynthia A. Fenneman is president and CEO of American Public Television (APT), the leading syndicator of award-winning programs to the more than 360 U.S. public television stations.  APT distributes two of public television’s most widely carried multicast channels: Create TV, featuring popular cooking, travel, gardening, arts and crafts and home improvement programs; and WORLD, showcasing quality non-fiction content from established, diverse and emerging producers.


Fenneman is a leading broadcasting and production executive with more than 30 years of experience in commercial, public and network cable television. Fenneman has been awarded more than 40 international, national and regional honors, including 12 Emmys, a Columbia duPont and CableAce award.


Prior to APT, as president of Fenneman Productions, a television production and consulting company, she was executive producer for A&E Biography, PBS, Discovery and American Public Television programs.  In the mid ‘90s, she was special projects executive for PBS’s Local/National Initiatives including The Democracy Project which fostered political coverage.  From 1999 to 2001, Fenneman was major projects executive and part of the core launch team for the Discovery Health Channel.  For more than a decade, Fenneman produced content with Westinghouse Broadcasting at WJZ-TV/Baltimore, KPIX/San Francisco and KYW/Philadelphia for news, daily live talk shows, documentaries, entertainment specials and investigative consumer report series.  During her several years with Evening/PM Magazine, she was the leading producer of national stories.