ARLINGTON, Virginia. and EL SEGUNDO, California, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – PBS and DIRECTV today announced their intention to begin offering local PBS member stations on DIRECTV STREAM from the end of the year.

Participating PBS member stations will be available over the next few months, and the full launch will be completed in 2022. PBS on DIRECTV STREAM includes the full broadcast channels of PBS member stations that are broadcast live, as well as the free library of videos at the request of PBS. which complements the live broadcasts.

“Entertainment is personal and should serve every member of the family, which is why we are partnering with PBS to give DIRECTV STREAM customers more choice, more control and a more convenient way to access the content they care about. most at heart, “said Rob thun, responsible for content for DIRECTV.

The addition of PBS member stations strengthens DIRECTV STREAM’s already industry-leading local content offering that many consumers appreciate. DIRECTV STREAM provides approximately 800 local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations and virtually all Bally Sports, NBC Sports, Spectrum Sports, AT&T SportsNet, MSG and other major regional sports networks.

The PBS-DIRECTV STREAM relationship continues to expand PBS’s digital presence and features award-winning content from locally produced shows and PBS favorites, such as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR and more.

“As viewing habits continue to evolve, PBS remains committed to making its award-winning, national and local content accessible to all Americans on as many platforms as possible. This partnership will allow PBS and our member stations to expand our digital footprint and reach more viewers with content that inspires, educates and entertains, ”said Ira rubenstein, PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer.

In addition, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel recently joined the DIRECTV STREAM and DIRECTV ranges, helping to expand PBS’s mission of preparing young children for success in school and in life through reliable educational media, available anytime and anywhere. Thanks to this partnership, even our youngest viewers can access their favorite series, including DANIEL TIGER QUARTIER, MOLLY OF DENALI, ODD SQUAD, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC and WILD KRATTS, among others, via DIRECTV and its menu on demand or using the same capabilities on DIRECTV STREAM.

“At PBS KIDS, making our high-quality content accessible to as many children as possible across the country is integral to our mission,” said Sara DeWitt, senior vice president and general manager of children’s media and education, PBS. “As families continue to look to us for more ways to watch, we are excited to be able to continue to expand our offerings with DIRECTV – both broadcast and digital – to make sure we meet them where they are. are.”


Since its launch in 1994, DIRECTV has continuously evolved its product, premium content, service and user experience to provide customers with cutting edge video offering. DIRECTV offers the industry’s best picture format and exciting content in 4K HDR. It is the clear leader in the sport, offering NFL Sunday Ticket customers every live non-market NFL game, every Sunday during the NFL season. DIRECTV also gives customers the choice of watching movies and TV shows from virtually anywhere – on their home TV or on their favorite mobile devices through the DIRECTV app. DIRECTV STREAM, the video streaming service, is designed for households who want the best of live and on-demand TV, captivating live TV packages, sports and, when using a device. DIRECTV STREAM, access to more than 7,000 applications on Google Play.

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About PBS:

PBS, with more than 330 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people on television and 26 million people online, inviting them to explore the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse points of view; and get front row seats for world-class plays and performances. PBS’s wide range of programs has always won the industry’s most coveted awards contests. Teachers of Kindergarten to Grade 12 children turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’s premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children develop essential literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to be successful in school and in life. Streamed by member stations, PBS KIDS delivers high-quality educational content on television – including a 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, through a range of mobile apps and in communities at across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and press updates are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Communications on Twitter.

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