"About NETA" is really about public television.
Educational Telecommunications Association
is a professional association that serves public
television licensees and educational
all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
Since 1967, our
reason for existing has been to connect public television people
by providing quality programming,
management support, and national representation.
NETA's history: 1997 - present
SECA: the original organization 1967 - 1997
NETA's members are public broadcasters: 94 of them,
representing 97 licensees operating in 43 states,
the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
View a map of
See list of NETA corporate
information documents at left.
Membership in NETA brings benefits:
professional development for member
staff people, the NETA
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
||Ronnie Agnew, Mississippi
| Vice Chair
||Tom Rieland, WOSU Public
Phillips, Iowa Public Television
||Glen Cerny, KRWG/Las
Cruces, New Mexico
| Member at large
||Mary Anne Alhadeff, North
Texas Public Media (KERA)/Dallas
| Member at large
Educational Communications Board, Madison, WI
| Past Chair
||JoAnn Urofsky, WUSF/Tampa, Florida
FY 2017 Executive Committee press
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 administers other activities, organizations, and consortia in support of the public
NETA Business Center saves
licensee staff time and money by handling payroll, employee benefits,
and CPB-AFR filing. Their services are available to any public media
(Business Center Web)
2003, provides executive search, management services and more to public
company, headed by Judy (Stone) Weaver and Eric C. Smith, has a roster of
consultants. (Link to NETA Consulting)
Organization of State
(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 Beta group (which represents stations in
overlapped markets), OSBE and NETA
are Coalition members. The Joint Licensee group, the University
Licensees group and representatives
CPB, and PBS take part as well. (PTV-AGC Web)
headquartered in Columbia, SC. Come visit.