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Soon you’ll be able to watch PBS on YouTube

PBS and YouTube have announced that PBS and PBS Kids will join YouTube TV’s channel roster. The two partners made the announcement this week at the summer Television Critics Association’s (TCA) press tour. Based on their markets, 333 member stations will be available to users. – Samuel Axon, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2Yq7kal

PBS Launching “PBS Living” Streaming Service on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

The new streamer, costing $2.99 per month after a seven-day free trial, will offer classic PBS series like The French Chef, This Old House and Antiques Roadshow, along with more recent series like No Passport Required and Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. The new channel will offer subscribers hundreds of episodes of PBS series across the food and cooking, home, culture and travel genres, with new content to be added each month. – Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2u5cvQp

Why live PBS streaming is taking so long (and how to deal with it)

For PBS, this process is inherently trickier because all of its member stations are independently owned. Some stations may be jointly managed by a state or regional network, but unlike a Sinclair or in the for-profit world, there are no mega-broadcasters that own large numbers of PBS stations across the country. That means PBS can’t simply work out blanket deals with broadcaster groups and have them provide live feeds to streaming services in bulk… – Jared Newman, TechHive » http://bit.ly/2HYKxzC

The PBS Idea Channel Will Share Its Final Video In September 

Idea Channel, which launched in 2012, gained a considerable following thanks to Mike Rugnetta’s complex-yet-digestible theories, his friendly and open rapport with his fans, and his penchant to take on hot topics like bronies and Adventure Time. Over the Idea Channel’s run, it picked up more than 765,000 subscribers and earned more than 61 million views, but it will only accrue a few more stats before it closes up shop. – Sam Gutelle, Tubefilter http://ift.tt/2tjzFBt

PBS will remain on the air in rural areas thanks to T-Mobile

PBS announced today that T-Mobile has agreed to foot the bill for public broadcasting’s translators to move to new frequencies, which they’ll have to do in order to stay on the air after the Federal Communications Commission’s incentive auction. […] Because the FCC isn’t providing funding for translators to be repackaged, 38 million Americans, largely in rural areas, were at risk of losing access to PBS if those broadcast facilities shut down. – Mallory Locklear, Engadget http://engt.co/2s6mB0S

Netflix Developing New Installment of ‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’

“Tales” focuses on the residents of a boarding house at 28 Barbary Lane run by Anna Madrigal, played by Olympia Dukakis. The Netflix series would be set in the present day, focusing on Linney’s Mary Ann Singleton character as she returns to San Francisco and the boarding house after 25 years away. – Cynthia Littleton, Variety http://ift.tt/2sS2W7w

PBS Launching Free 24/7 Kids Channel, Including Streaming, On-Demand Video

PBS is launching a free, 24/7 television channel later this year with only kids shows that will be live-streamed online with programming available on-demand, the station announced Tuesday. […] a free livestream will be available for anyone to watch, while shows and clips will also be available on-demand for more Netflix-like viewing. The online content can be accessed through the PBS website or by Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and other streaming devices, PBS said. – Marc Torrence, Patch

Amazon Inks PBS’s ‘Mercy Street’ Exclusive In-Season Streaming Pact

Under the pact, each episode of “Mercy Street” will be available to Prime members in the U.S. seven days after broadcast on PBS stations. The series pilot is available as of Thursday free to all Amazon users, three days before its broadcast premiere on PBS stations Sunday, Jan. 17, following “Downton Abbey” on Masterpiece. – Todd Spangler, Variety

Amazon Nabs The Rights To All Of PBS’s New ‘Masterpiece’ Programming

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Amazon.com will not only continue to be the exclusive streaming home of Masterpiece favorites like Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge, but that it has also nabbed the rights to stream all of Masterpiece Theatre‘s latest titles […] after they’ve completed their premiere run on local PBS affiliates (and on the PBS app). Going forward, everything you watch on Masterpiece will eventually wind up on Amazon Prime and not on Netflix or Hulu. – Meghan O’Keefe, Decider

Fan TV helps you find the right source for your streaming video

There really hasn’t been an easy way to find where shows are available across multiple streaming sources. Now there’s help: a free iOS app called Fan TV. […] The app is iOS-only for now. It is designed to help you find video content across more than 40 streaming sources, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, iTunes, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, HBO and Showtime. – Jim Rossman, The Dallas Morning News
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