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   Mission Statement:
   NETA serves public television
   stations and educational
   affiliates by connecting their
   people with ideas and by
   delivering high-quality
   educational services, responsive
   to the mission of our members.
             - Board of Directors
               June 1998

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"About NETA" is really about public television.

The National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Since 1967, our reason for existing has been to connect public television people and ideas, by providing quality programmingeducational resourcesprofessional development,  management support, and national representation.

NETA 2020: Public Media and Education

We envision our members as strong organizations that are valued by their communities, improving education outcomes and inspiring learning at every stage of life.

Our mission is to empower them. Review our strategic framework: NETA 2020


NETA's members are public broadcasters: 96 of them, representing 102 licensees operating in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

                  View a map of NETA Members

                  See list of NETA corporate information documents at left.

Membership in NETA brings benefits:  professional development for member staff people, the NETA program service and education center,  program distribution to every public television station in the US, national representation, and information support across a network of peers.

NETA is governed by a board of directors composed of the general manager or designee from each member licensee and an elected representative from each of the eight professional councils and one elected representative from the affiliate members. NETA's unique board structure gives each member's concerns an equal hearing. In the aggregate, NETA's board represents almost half of the public television licensees.    

  Board Chair Tom Rieland, WOSU Public Media/Columbus, Ohio
  Vice Chair Molly Phillips, Iowa Public Television
  Secretary Gene Purcell, Educational Communications Board, Madison
  Treasurer Glen Cerny, KRWG/Las Cruces, New Mexico
  Member at large Roy Clem, Alabama Public Television
  Member at large Vickie Lawson, East Tennessee PBS
  Past Chair Ronnie Agnew, Mississippi Public Broadcasting

FY 2018 Executive Committee press release

Members of the NETA board of directors and staff represent the interests of NETA members on all public
broadcasting boards and committees.

Other Activities & Services
NETA also provides administrative support for other activities, organizations, and consortia in support of the public broadcasting industry:

The NETA Business Center saves licensee staff time and money by handling payroll, employee benefits, audit preparation, and CPB-AFR filing. Their services are available to any public media organization. (Business Center Web)

The Organization of State Broadcasting Executives (OSBE), formally organized in 1986, is an interstate collaborative composed of CEOs of public television agencies licensed to individual states, working on common concerns, and pooling resources for the common good.  (Link to OSBE)

The Public Television Affinity Group Coalition (AGC) is, as its name implies, an association of groups working together to advance public television's service to the American people.  The Small Station Association, the Major Market Group, the Independent Public Television Station Association (IPTSA, originallt the Beta group), OSBE and NETA are Coalition members. The Joint Licensee group, the University Licensees group and representatives of APTS, CPB, and PBS take part as well. (PTV-AGC Web)

NETA is headquartered in Columbia, SC.  Come visit.


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