AZPM has partnered with FNX (First Nations Experience) to provide audiences in Southern Arizona a dedicated digital channel exclusively devoted to Native American and World Indigenous content.
Starting December 18, 2023, AZPM will launch FNX Digital in Southern Arizona, a 24/7 stream showcasing Native-produced and themed documentaries, dramatic series, nature, cooking, gardening, children's and arts programming that illustrates the lives and cultures of Native American and indigenous people around the world.
“The launch of FNX in Southern Arizona expands on our commitment to offer diverse programming to our audiences throughout the region,” said Jack Gibson, AZPM Chief Executive Officer. “This partnership is significant as it offers yet another outlet for AZPM to continue to provide the quality, educational and informational content that our viewers have come to expect.”
AZPM will offer FNX exclusively on its digital platform at tv.azpm.org/fnx. The organization hopes to add FNX to its lineup of television broadcast services following the construction of the Paul and Alice Baker Center for Public Media, which will provide significantly greater technical capacity. The construction of The Baker Center for Public Media is scheduled to begin early in 2024 and should be completed early in 2026.
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. Since November 2014, FNX has been part of the Public Television Interconnect System making the channel available to PBS affiliates, community and tribal stations, and cable television service providers across the country. Learn more at fnx.org.
Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is an editorially independent, nonprofit community service of the University of Arizona and provides three television program services (PBS 6, PBS 6 Plus, and PBS Kids), four radio services (NPR 89.1, Classical 90.5, Jazz 89.1 HD2, and the BBC World Service) and a variety of online program offerings at azpm.org.
We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.
AZPM is funded through the generous support of annual and sustaining members, the business community through program underwriting, fee-for-service production activities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and direct and in-kind support from the University of Arizona. Arizona Public Media® and AZPM® are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents, which holds the FCC broadcast licenses for all AZPM stations, for the benefit of the University of Arizona. More information about AZPM, including program schedules and Video-on-Demand offerings, can be found online at azpm.org.