After being announced in July, in December 2019 PBS Kids and PBS are live on YouTube TV in select markets. PBS said at the time more than 100 PBS stations are now live on YouTube TV. Later YouTube TV confirmed that more PBS stations would be added in 2020. Now Cord Cutters News has received reports that even more PBS affiliates have started to appear on YouTube TV.
“Every year, more and more households are seeking alternative ways to view their favorite PBS programs,” said PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer Ira Rubenstein. “PBS is committed to making trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We are pleased that YouTube TV recognizes public television’s unique structure and worked with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch the programs that they love through their local PBS station.”
“We are excited to partner with PBS on this unique partnership to further our commitment to providing a best-in-class experience for our users,” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV. “PBS and PBS KIDS are highly requested channels by our users, and we’re thrilled to be able to add these to the YouTube TV lineup starting today.”
Did your local PBS station recently get added to YouTube TV? Leave us a comment and let us know. Look for even more PBS affiliates to be added to YouTube TV as 2020 continues.
PBS did say that not all locals will be added at the same time. Like most locals, we will see PBS affiliates slowly being added in the weeks and months to come.
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