About us

The Public Media Alliance is the largest global association of public service broadcasters. Our members are the organisations that communicate daily and free of charge through TV, radio and online with the 2.5 billion citizens living in the 54 countries that our members serve.

Since our origination as the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association in 1945, the media landscape – and the world – have changed rapidly, and beyond recognition. We exist to support, improve and protect public service media around the world, providing a resource for our members to share and gain up-to-date skills and knowledge.

The Public Media Alliance provides a global context for public service broadcasters as they transition in the digital era.

Our vision is a world where the public can continue to access free, independent, engaging and representative national and international media wherever they are – urban or rural, in rich or poor countries and via old or new technologies.

History image: BBC/Creative Commons

Knowledge and skills exchange, advocacy and research

How the Alliance is governed and staffed

Our origins lie in broadcasting cooperation during WWII