Dear colleagues –
I hope this message finds you, your families, friends and co-workers well. I’m writing today to share that APM’s annual pricing discussions for the upcoming fiscal year will begin on April 4, 2022.
Over the past year, together we’ve witnessed an insurrection against the US Capitol, navigated the continued uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, felt the impact of the Great Resignation and now feel the reckoning of an irresolute geo-political conflict.
Yet, in these moments we’ve continued our collective commitment to audience, clarity of mission, resiliency and creativity. New perspectives and voices have been introduced to our airwaves on a local, regional, national and international level that have proven to inform and inspire audiences. While the past year has challenged us with its unpredictability, our programming and your continued partnerships have remained strong and consistent. We thank you for your support.
This year APM’s FY23 pricing season will reflect a modest increase to news programming, remain flat year-over-year for all other products, include new products to our distribution offer and continue to offer broader, more diverse programming options under existing APM, Marketplace and BBC affiliations:
- The BBC World Service and On Point will reflect 3% YOY increases.
- APM Affiliation, Marketplace and all other APM programming will remain flat to FY22 fees.
- As shared in a joint press release earlier this week, the distribution of Classical 24 (C24) will transition to APM from PRX effective July 1, 2022, with programming fees remaining flat YOY.
- APM Celebrates, our curated quarterly specials offering, APM Reports and Time Machine will continue to be included as part of your overall APM Affiliation.
Last, APM has streamlined our station Affiliation, Carriage and Broadcast agreements to better serve your needs. The updates are an effort to offer shorter, more efficient and accessible documentation for your business process.
It’s our hope that this model will help put you in the best position to succeed in the year ahead. Your Station Relations Representative will be reaching out next week to start the discussion about FY23 pricing and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to the upcoming year and our continued successful partnerships.
SVP, Chief Partnerships and Revenue Officer