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  • Download broadcast quality files for use on-air or digitally
  • Gain access to some of the best reporting in public media
  • Keep track of rights agreements and ensure permissions
  • Transfer files quickly using our one-click licensing process
  • Build a pipeline to new and diverse content
  • Connect to other station producers reporting on regional issues
  • A Station membership is $500 a year!
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Channel X Individual Station Membership Agreement

This Individual Station Membership Agreement ("Agreement"), together with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy featured in the footer of Channel X Website (, describe the legal relationship between you (an organization acting as an authorized representative for a group, institution, company or corporation) ("Member") and Public Media Company ("PMC"), the owner of the service hosted at "" ("Channel X"). The Member and PMC are sometimes referred to herein as a "Party," and collectively as the "Parties". Capitalized terms not defined in this Agreement shall have the same meaning as defined in the Terms of Use.

General Terms

1. Membership

A Channel X Member represents an individual station with an active broadcaster account on Channel X that is using Channel X to: 1) upload Content for licensing and use by other stations or distributors; or 2) download or stream Content from other stations and content providers.

2. Membership Benefits

The Member is entitled to the following:

  • Access to periodic Channel X online training sessions for station personnel using Channel X
  • Technical review of uploaded Content for broadcast quality
  • Ongoing video compression support/storage/streaming
  • Use of the embeddable player to stream Content from Channel X
  • Unlimited downloading of free Content on ChannelX
  • Uploads of 10 collections per month of free Content
  • Access to new Channel X features released to all Channel X users (e.g., "New Content Notifications")

Other Terms

3. Each Party represents and warrants that
  1. It has full authority to enter into this Agreement and to fully perform its obligations hereunder;
  2. No agreement previously entered into by a Party will interfere with such Party's performance of its obligations under this Agreement, including, without limitation, any agreement between an Individual Member and any record company or music publisher or licensing agent; and
  3. Each Party shall perform in compliance with any applicable laws, rules and regulations of any governmental agency.
4. The Parties agree that
  1. No Agency or Joint Venture. The Parties agree and acknowledge that the relationship between the Parties is that of independent contractors. This Agreement shall not be deemed to create a partnership or joint venture.
  2. Entire Agreement, Modification, Waiver. This Agreement, including the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy on the Channel X Website, any annexes, schedules and exhibits hereto, contains the entire understanding of the Parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous agreements or arrangements between the Parties relating to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement cannot be changed or modified except by a writing signed by both Parties. A waiver by either Party of any term or condition of this Agreement in any instance shall not be deemed or construed as a waiver of such term or condition for the future, or of any subsequent breach thereof. If any provision of this Agreement is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such determination shall not affect any other provision hereof, and the unenforceable provision shall be replaced by an enforceable provision that most closely meets the commercial intent of the Parties.
  3. Binding on Successors; Assignment. This Agreement shall be binding on the assigns, heirs, executors, personal representatives, administrators, and successors (whether through merger, operation of law, or otherwise) of the Parties. Member may not assign, delegate, or transfer any part of this Agreement without the prior written consent of PMC, and any such assignment, delegation or transfer without such prior written consent shall have no effect.
  4. Third-Party Beneficiary. This Agreement confers rights and remedies upon the Parties. No person other than the Parties shall have any rights or remedies under the Agreement.
5. Term

The term of this Agreement is one year ("Term"). The Term begins on the date of payment ("Effective Date"). The Term automatically renews for one year on the anniversary of the Effective Date ("Renewal Date") unless cancelled within 30 days following the Renewal Date, submitted in writing to

6. Fees

The annual fee is $500 ("Fee"). The renewal Fee is due within 30 days of Renewal Date. The Fee is not refundable.

Erin P. Moran
Public Media Company
4845 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101 Boulder, CO 80301

“Channel X helps us see who’s interested in our content and what content resonated with our stations. It helps guide some decisions on how to approach similar stories.”
– Denise Young, Executive Editor of Collaborative Journalism, WXXI Rochester

“This is something that commercial stations figured out years and years ago.”
– Katie Campbell, EarthFix Video Managing Editor/Producer, KCTS 9 Seattle

“It really provides the basic layer of licensing that stations can use and not have to go through legal review for each individual piece.”
– Morgan Holm, Senior VP and Chief Content Officer, Oregon Public Broadcasting