What does my station need to know about the PRX/PRI transition? Updated 1/2


Welcome to the new PRX and PRI!

As you know by now, all file-delivered PRI programs will be transitioning from PRSS Content Depot to the PRX Exchange by Jan 4th, 2019. Here is what all stations need to know:

What programs are moving over?

The following shows will be distributed exclusively by PRX starting Jan 4th, 2019:


  • Live Wire! Radio
  • Innovation Hub
  • Day 6
  • Living on Earth
  • Harmonia
  • Record Shelf
  • AfroPop Worldwide
  • Q the Music


  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Jazz Happening Now
  • Jazz After Hours
  • Selected Shorts
  • Podcast Playlist from CBC Radio
  • Echoes
  • Studio 360
  • On Story

Note: As It Happens, PRI’s The World(r), q from the CBC, The Takeaway, and Classical 24 will emain on Content Depot for live distribution.

UPDATE: Out in the Open will be ceasing distribution on both Content Depot and the PRX Exchange starting Nov 2nd.

When can I access the shows on PRX?

PRI producers are currently posting to PRX. All stations have been subscribed to their PRI programming on PRX. To double-check your subscription information, please read here. Please make sure your carriage/delivery day reflects the day you actually air the program. 

Stations are responsible for setting up their automation system to pull files from the PRX FTP. If you need access to an ENconveyor license please email

How does PRX deliver shows?

We deliver MP2 files to a PRX-provided FTP site that can then be integrated with your automation system. Stations can also choose to have programs delivered to their own FTP. All programs are available for manual download from You can read more about automated delivery here.

What happens next?

You should have been contacted about the start of your subscription. Now you will need to test the file intake using a software like ENconveyor (
or AVFTP ( 

We look forward to working with you!

 -PRX/PRI Distribution team

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