December 27, 2019
More than 100 PBS member stations are now streaming live on YouTube TV, making local public television and PBS’s award-winning content available to more than 75% of U.S. households, with additional stations launching next year.
Dedicated live channels for PBS and PBS Kids, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’s digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content.
“Every year, more and more households are seeking alternative ways to view their favorite PBS programs,” PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer Ira Rubenstein said in a statement. “PBS is committed to making trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We are pleased that YouTube TV recognizes public television’s unique structure and worked with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch the programs that they love through their local PBS station.”
“We are excited to partner with PBS on this unique partnership to further our commitment to providing a best-in-class experience for our users,” Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV, said in a statement. “PBS and PBS Kids are highly requested channels by our users, and we’re thrilled to be able to add these to the YouTube TV lineup starting today.”
YouTube TV represents PBS’s first local live-streaming partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from locally produced shows and PBS favorites, including “American Experience,” “Antiques Roadshow,” “Frontline,” “Great Performances,” “Masterpiece,” “Nature” and more.