ITVSITVS (Independent Television Service) is a service in the United States which funds and presents documentaries on public television through distribution by PBS and American Public Television, new media projects on the Internet, and the weekly series ''Independent Lens'' on PBS. Aside from Independent Lens, ITVS funded and produced films for more than 40 television hours per year on the PBS series POV, Frontline, American Masters and American Experience. Some ITVS programs are produced along with organizations like Latino Public Broadcasting and KQED.
Besides ''Independent Lens'', ITVS series include ''Indie Lens Storycast'' on YouTube and ''Women of the World'' with Women and Girls Lead Global. Prior series include ''Global Voices'' (on World) and ''FutureStates''.
ITVS is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and is based in San Francisco.
ITVS has funded more than 1,400 films, with an eye on diversity and underrepresented audiences and filmmakers. The organization champions inclusion on the screen and behind the camera: Nearly 70% of ITVS funds go to diverse producers, 50% to women. Provided by Wikipedia