Public Broadcasting Service

Washington, DC
Paula Kerger, President and CEO

The Public Broadcasting Service is a nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations. PBS provides TV programming and related services to 356 noncommercial stations serving all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa.

Some PBS content is available also in various formats (such as online video and podcasts), through the PBS website, a video portal, on YouTube and on such free streaming platforms as Hulu,, Fancast, Yahoo, AOL, MSN,, and Babelgum.

PBS gets most of its revenue from assessments charged to member stations. It also receives private and government grants and contributions. PBS’s signature news program, the NewsHour gets about 47% of its funding from public sources, 32% from foundations, 17% from corporate underwriting and another 4% from other sources.

PBS does not own any stations.

Media Properties

Sector: Online

  • - Arlington, VA

Sector: Network TV

  • The NewsHour - PBS