Native American television channel makes debut in Juneau, Alaska

Agreement between Public Broadcast channel First Nations Experience (FNX) and KTOO Public Media will bring the United States’ only national channel dedicated to Native American and World Indigenous cultures to Juneau, Alaska.

San Bernardino, CA – December 5, 2019 – FNX | First Nations Experience, established in 2011 by PBS member station KVCR, announced that they have formed a partnership with KTOO Public Media to bring FNX’s award-winning programming to the state through KTOO TV-360 North. Among the network’s programming lineup are shows like People of the Pines, a series that presents the hidden history of the indigenous population of California and Cooking with the Wolfman, with Chef David Wolfman, who offers culinary expertise from an aboriginal perspective.

FNX is the first and only nationally distributed TV channel in the U.S. exclusively devoted to Native American and World Indigenous programming. FNX is currently carried by 20 affiliate stations in 21 states from Alaska to New York, reaching more than 57 million households across the United States.

“The partnership between FNX and KTOO is very exciting and we look forward to welcoming more stations to the FNX family in the near future. The representation of Native and Indigenous populations across the nation is an important one and we are grateful that KTOO is a part of helping increase visibility of FNX and educate and inform the general public,” said Acting Director of FNX, Sipel Taha.

Tim Olson, Assistant General Manager at KTOO Public Media stated, “At KTOO we strive to create and broadcast as much Alaska Native programming as possible on our statewide channel, 360 North. FNX-First Nations Experience is the perfect partner to add to our broadcasts and offer the very best programs about indigenous people from across our country and around the world. It’s the perfect partnership for our audience throughout Alaska.”

FNX is available to watch through the 360 North channel and is available via cable and satellite.

About FNX (First Nations Experience)

FNX | First Nations Experience is the first and only national broadcast television network in the U.S. exclusively devoted to Native American and World Indigenous content. Through Native-produced and themed documentaries, dramatic series, nature, cooking, gardening, children’s, and arts programming, FNX strives to accurately illustrate the lives and cultures of Native people around the world. Created as a shared vision between Founding Partners, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and the San Bernardino Community College District, FNX is owned by and originates from the studios of KVCR-PBS San Bernardino. FNX began terrestrial broadcast in the Los Angeles area on September 25, 2011, and went national on November 1, 2014, via the Public Television Interconnect System (PBS satellite AMC– 21 Channel SD08), making the network available to PBS affiliates, community and tribal stations, and cable television service providers across the country. FNX is working diligently to obtain channel carriage in as many communities as possible across the country. Learn more at www.fnx.org and find local listings of FNX affiliate channels at www.fnx.org/how-to-watch-us/.

For more information about this topic, please call Sipel Taha at 909.387.1673 or email staha@kvcr.org

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Sipel Taha

staha@sbccd.cc.ca.us

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