New Channels Offer Hundreds of Videos On-Demand, Including NOVA, MASTERPIECE, FRONTLINE, SUPER WHY!, CURIOUS GEORGE, and Video from Local PBS Stations
PBS and Roku® announced today that videos from favorite PBS and PBS KIDS programs, as well as favorite programs from local PBS stations, are now available to consumers via the Roku streaming platform.
In addition to national and local PBS programming, viewers can access web-original video from PBS Digital Studios, winner of five 2013 Webby Awards.
Roku users will access and personalize their PBS experiences by choosing their favorite local station. This will provide viewers with content from their local PBS station, along with signature PBS programs.
“This launch is an important next step in our strategy to make PBS content available through a variety of platforms, while maintaining the connection between the viewer and their local station,” said Jason Seiken, PBS SVP and GM, Digital. “We are happy that this partnership with Roku will deliver consumers both national PBS and PBSKIDS programs, as well as favorite video from their local PBS station, all on demand.“
The PBS Channel will include hundreds of videos from PBS stations, including episodes from new primetime programs as well as the PBS archives, with new national and local content updated daily. Programming includes video from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, MASTERPIECE, NOVA and SECRETS OF THE DEAD, as well as video from PBS Digital Studios.
The PBS KIDS Channel will include more than 1,000 videos from more than a dozen PBS KIDS television series, including CURIOUS GEORGE, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, DINOSAUR TRAIN, SUPER WHY!, WILD KRATTS and SESAME STREET.
Both PBS and PBS KIDS are available immediately for all Roku players in the U.S., and can be found in the Movies & TV section of the Roku Channel Store.
More information can be found at pbs.org/roku.