Today PBS announced it’s streaming channel PBS Masterpiece has launched as a subscription based Amazon Prime Video channel in Canada. The channel will launch with popular British and world-renowned dramas as well as Masterpiece programs such as “Sanditon,” Endeavour,” “Home Fires,” “Inspector Lewis,” “Poldark” and “Victoria.”
“We have seen tremendous consumer demand and subscription growth since we launched PBS Masterpiece on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the United States in May of 2017,” said Andrea Downing, Co-President of PBS Distribution. “This expansion allows our committed and loyal Masterpiece fan base in Canada to enjoy these high-quality, award winning programs whenever they like.”
Masterpiece has been delivering quality entertainment for more than 50 years. PBS Masterpiece on Prime Video Channels has continued to expand its library, now featuring programs from the Walter Presents library for the first time ever in Canada. Walter Presents is a hand-selected library of award-winning and ratings record breaking series from countries all over the world, subtitled in English. Titles include the highest-rated drama in Denmark, “Seaside Hotel,” and crime thriller/mysteries: “Professor T,” “Though Shall Not Kill,” and “Before We Die” among many others.
“I am genuinely thrilled to be launching Walter Presents in Canada, with its rich, bi-lingual culture and its history of active engagement with the world as well as its long-standing appreciation of world drama,” said Walter Iuzzolino, co-founder and curator of Walter Presents. “I know Canadian audiences will embrace our collection of quality, award-winning series with a sense of curiosity and with real gusto.”
Amazon Prime members in Canada will be able to add on the PBS Masterpiece channel for CDN $6.99/month plus taxes.