Today Hulu and PBS announced a partnership to bring local PBS stations to Hulu with live TV in 300 markets around the United States. This deal will also bring PBS Kids to these markets along with a huge collection of on-demand PBS programming.
“As one of the largest live TV streaming services in the U.S., we are committed to providing a best in class user experience and a premium national and local channel lineup for our millions of subscribers,” said Reagan Feeney, SVP, Live TV Content Programming and Partnerships for Hulu. “PBS, PBS Kids and Magnolia Network are among the most frequently requested channels by our subscribers and we’re thrilled to add them to our core line-up that now includes more than 90 live channels.”
Local PBS stations, reaching audiences in more than 300 markets and cities across the country, will begin streaming live on Hulu + Live TV in the coming months. PBS favorites include American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Great Performances, Masterpiece, Nature and more, while PBS Kids programming helps prepare children for success in school and life through trusted, educational media, available anytime and anywhere. Subscribers can access popular series such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Alma’s Way and Wild Kratts as part of their base plan.
“We are thrilled that one of the largest live TV streaming services is now home toquality local programming from PBS Member Stations,” said PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, Ira Rubenstein. “As more and more households look to digital streaming offerings, this announcement is part of our commitment to meet audiences where they are with the PBS programming they know and love. PBS will continue to make trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We thank Hulu + Live TV for working with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch programs through their local PBS station.”
Hulu also announced that starting May 25, Magnolia Network and its popular original programming will join the line-up on Hulu + Live TV. Select titles including Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, Silos Baking Competition, Maine Cabin Masters and more will also be available to stream on-demand.
In the past the Magnolia Network was an extra fee. Now it will be apart of the Hulu With Live TV base package.
Hulu with live TV is available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Smart TVs, mobile devices, and more.