PBS Food FAST channel debuts on Freevee, Plex, and Roku

PBS Distribution has launched its food content-dedicated FAST channel, PBS Food, on Amazon’s Freevee, Plex and Roku in the US. The new channel is formed from the company PBS Food brand, featuring cooking content and starring celebrity chefs such as Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Marcus Samuelsson, Ming Tsai, Vivian Howard and José Andrés. Titles include […]

PBS to launch documentary streamer via Prime Video Channels in boost to Amazon

PBS has become the latest US broadcaster to announce the launch of a new OTT service. Launching on August 4 via Prime Video Channels, PBS Documentaries will provide users with access to a library of critically acclaimed documentary content for US$3.99 per month. The channel will serve as a separate offering to the free PBS […]

PBS launches on YouTube TV

US public broadcaster PBS has launched more than 100 of its member stations on the cord-cutting YouTube TV. Subscribers to the service will be able to access dedicated live channels for PBS and PBS Kids along with on demand programming. YouTube TV offers live TV from over 70 networks at US$49.99 per month. PBS chief […]

PBS signs live streaming deal with YouTube

US public broadcaster PBS has announced a partnership with YouTube to provide a live stream for its subscription YouTube TV service. The deal will see YouTube TV subscribers have live access to the entire channel, which includes all 330 PBS member stations that choose to participate. YouTube TV offers live TV from over 70 networks […]

BBTV enlisted by PBS for YouTube content management

BroadbandTV (BBTV) has partnered with US public broadcaster PBS to manage fan-uploaded content on YouTube for shows like Nova, Frontline, and Nature, as well as PBS Kids series. BBTV’s professional services team uses a proprietary service that detects, tracks and measures fan activity associated with premium content and puts the rights owners back in control […]

PBS launches 24/7 kids net

US pubcaster PBS is launching a US-wide PBS Kids channel for the first time. The free service will feature 24/7 kids content including Bob the Builder, Caillou, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train, Ready Jet Go!, Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends and Wild Kratts. Currently, PBS kids programming is shown throughout the US in a daytime block […]

Ofcom: TV viewing time down as ‘generation gap’ widens

TV viewers in the UK now watch 26 minutes less per day than they did in 2010 and there is a “widening generational gap” in viewing habits, according to Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s ‘Public Service Broadcasting Annual Report 2016’ claims that people under 25 are watching around 25% less broadcast TV than in 2010, while […]

PBS preps new kids services

PBS is launching a range of new kids offerings including a round-the-clock kids channel and a streamed version of the linear service. The publicly funded US broadcaster said the 24/7 kids service will be available to its local affiliates later this year. As well as a linear digital channel there will be a live stream […]

Maltese and Turkish pubcasters in production pact

The public broadcasters of Malta and Turkey have signed a cooperation agreement covering the broadcast of English-language programming and cooperation in the production and broadcasting of cultural programmes. Malta’s PBS and Turkey’s TRT have signed a deal that will provide for radio and TV programmes in English to be mutually transmitted. The two organisations will […]

PBS America moves to Documentaries on BSkyB

PBS America is to move to a new channel slot on the BSkyB platform in the UK. From next Wednesday, PBS America will move from the Entertainment to the Documentaries section of Sky’s EPG and its new home of channel slot 534. The move has been made possible thanks to a deal between PBS America […]