APT & Intermediary to Help Public TV Producers Claim Portion of $180 Million in Government Collected Royalties.

March 1, 2011 — Boston, MA & Washington, DC — American Public Television (“APT”) and Intermediary Copyright Royalty Services (“Intermediary”) announce their joint efforts to assist public television producers in claiming portions of millions of dollars in government-collected retransmission royalties. Royalties are paid out of large distribution pools managed by the U.S. Copyright Office. Last year, over 1000 organizations filed claims to collect television retransmission royalties from combined cable and satellite royalty pools of $270 million. Public TV shows are entitled to approximately 7.4% of the $180 million cable portion of those royalties reaching $13 million annually.