What is the Public Media Platform?
Managed and supported by NPR Digital Services, the PMP empowers public media stations, producers, and organizations to distribute digital content (audio, video, stories, and images) across a variety of web and mobile platforms. By giving public media a way to meet their digital strategy goals, the PMP helps to reach new audiences.
For the first time, digital content from all of the major public media networks can be accessed from one common source, the PMP. Stations and other organizations can now pull this content—using their existing content management system (CMS)—onto their sites and mobile platforms so that stories from different sources can live side-by-side.
In addition to providing a digital distribution system, the PMP offers business rules and rights management and the tools and applications that make it easy to put content in or pull it out.
The PMP lowers costs for digital distribution by creating an efficient resource for the benefit of all in public media.
The PMP also creates new possibilities for more innovation and future collaboration among those that produce public media, and also allows anyone using the PMP to distribute their content throughout the system.
What the PMP is NOT:
- It’s not a distribution system for broadcast.
- It’s not a content management system.
- It’s not a destination or portal.
- The PMP cannot do your laundry. It was out of scope.
Can I see it?
Like the guy that hangs out behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz, the PMP is primarily a behind-the-scenes thing. It’s a distribution system that is virtually invisible to the general public. You can, however, see content that has recently been added to the PMP at the bottom of support.pmp.io and you can also see how organizations are using the PMP in our Labs section.