TUNE IN: NOVA Programs coming up this February on PBS





ARCTIC SINKHOLES Premieres Wednesday, February 2 at 9pm ET/8c on PBS (check local listings)

Colossal explosions shake a remote corner of the Siberian tundra, leaving behind massive craters. In Alaska, a huge lake erupts with bubbles of inflammable gas. Scientists are discovering that these mystifying phenomena add up to a ticking time bomb, as long-frozen permafrost melts and releases vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. What are the implications of these dramatic developments in the Arctic? Scientists and local communities alike are struggling to grasp the scale of the methane threat and what it means for our climate future.

SECRETS IN THE SCAT Premieres Wednesday, February 9 at 9pm ET/8c on PBS (check local listings)

Scott Burnett is “Scatman”—an Australian ecologist on the trail of the secrets of poop. By identifying and analyzing animal scat for DNA and hormones, he discovers essential details of their behavior, how they fit in the ecosystem, and even how to protect them. From the mysterious cubic poop of wombats to the precious pink waste of whales, join scientists as they explore nature’s smelliest secrets.

GREAT MAMMOTH MYSTERY Premieres Wednesday, February 16 at 9pm ET/8c on PBS (check local listings)

Sir David Attenborough investigates a unique site in southern England where amateur fossil hunters uncovered giant mammoth bones and evidence of Neanderthals. A team of paleontologists and archaeologists soon discover that the site preserves rare evidence of the extinct beasts and early human inhabitants of Britain dating to over 200,000 years ago. What skills did the early humans have to help them survive during the Ice Age? How did they hunt and protect themselves against formidable creatures such as mammoths? Featuring hands-on experiments with replicas of Neanderthal-era spears and stone tools, NOVA brings the world of prehistoric Britain vividly to life.

AUGMENTED Premieres Wednesday, February 23 at 9pm ET/8c on PBS (check local listings)

Follow the dramatic personal journey of Hugh Herr, a biophysicist working to create brain-controlled robotic limbs. At age 17, Herr’s legs were amputated after a climbing accident. Frustrated by the crude prosthetic limbs he was given, Herr set out to remedy their design, leading him to a career as an inventor of innovative prosthetic devices. Now Herr is teaming up with an injured climber and a surgeon at a leading Boston hospital to test a new approach to surgical amputation that allows prosthetic limbs to move and feel like the real thing. Herr’s journey is a powerful tale of innovation and the inspiring story of a personal tragedy transformed into a life-long quest to help others.

PREDICTING MY MS Premieres Wednesday, February 23 at 10:30pm ET/9:30c on PBS (check local listings)

*30-minute short film following the premiere of AUGMENTED

In 2005, filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a rare type of MS that has no known cure and inflicts a host of progressively debilitating symptoms. In this moving personal film, DaSilva looks back on the challenges he’s faced, delves into the science behind MS, and investigates the potential risk factors that may––or may not––have contributed to his rare diagnosis. Refusing to be labeled as a “tragic” case, he continues to advocate for people with disabilities and to pursue his career as an artist and filmmaker.



NOVA PRESENTS “AUGMENTED”





NOVA PRESENTS “AUGMENTED,” A PERSONAL STORY OF HOW TRAGEDY-INSPIRED SCIENTIFIC INNOVATIONS ARE TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF PROSTHETICS

One-Night, Two-Hour Special, Including 90-Minute Feature Film AUGMENTED Followed

by Documentary Short PREDICTING MY MS,

Premieres Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9pm ET/8C on PBS

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BOSTON, MA; January 11, 2022—On February 23, 2022, the award-winning PBS science series, NOVA, a production of GBH, will premiere the feature film AUGMENTED, the powerful story of a rock climber who lost both his legs and went on to pursue a career as a scientist and engineer in order to design better prosthetic limbs. AUGMENTED will also be available for streaming online at pbs.org/nova and via the PBS video app timed to its broadcast debut.

AUGMENTED follows the dramatic personal journey of Hugh Herr, an MIT biophysicist who today creates brain-controlled robotic limbs. At age 17, Herr’s legs were amputated below the knee due to frostbite after he and a friend got lost in a snowstorm during an ice climbing trip and nearly died. Frustrated by the limitations of the prosthetic legs available at the time, Herr set out to reinvent them. While still a teenager, he crafted outsized prosthetic limbs that not only allowed him to continue to pursue his rock-climbing passion, but which actually made him an even more adept climber than before.

Then, after training as an engineer, Herr devoted himself to creating more advanced limbs that use motors and electronics to mimic the body’s own systems of muscle and nerve control. In the course of his work, he realized that the standard way of amputating limbs—essentially unchanged since the Civil War era—actually inhibits the potential of prosthetics. The film follows Herr’s moving collaboration with Jim Ewing, a friend who was also injured while climbing, and Dr. Matthew Carty, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston, MA. Together with Herr’s team at the MIT Media Lab, including Shriya Srinivasan and Tyler Clites, they test a new way of performing amputations that enables robotic limbs to move and feel like the real thing, thereby augmenting the patient’s ability to control the function of their prosthetics. Herr’s hope is that someday, the bionic innovations he and his colleagues pioneer might do more than merely replace lost limbs, possibly even enhancing human potential.

AUGMENTED is a NOVA production by STAT, a Boston-based health and science news site, and was directed by Matthew Orr. “Hugh’s story is powerful in many ways, but most importantly it humanizes this groundbreaking science he is at the forefront of researching,” said Director/Producer Orr. “The film also shows how this innovative science presents many philosophical questions about how this technology can augment human capabilities to run faster, jump higher, and beyond. We hope viewers will think about how this bionic tech may affect our lives and society at large in the future.”

“We are so pleased that NOVA, which we consider to be the premier science show on television, is presenting this incredible human and scientific story to a national audience,” said Producer/STAT Managing Editor Gideon Gil. “With this film, our hope is to engage the broader public on how innovative science can improve the lives of amputees and people with disabilities.”

“We’re thrilled to bring AUGMENTED to PBS viewers,” said NOVA Co-Executive Producer Julia Cort. “It’s such a powerful and provocative film, not only giving viewers a front-row seat to scientific innovation in action, but also exploring how technological advances can be directly inspired by personal experience and need.”

“Seeing Hugh’s compassion and watching Jim Ewing place his trust in Dr. Carty and Hugh’s team is truly remarkable,” said Co-Executive Producer Chris Schmidt. “We are so grateful to have the opportunity to tell this story and showcase this exceptional example of human ingenuity and resilience.”

Immediately following AUGMENTED, NOVA will premiere the documentary short PREDICTING MY MS, a new, personal film by Jason DaSilva, director of the Emmy-winning documentary WHEN I WALK. In 2005, DaSilva was a 26-year-old documentary filmmaker living in New York when he began having trouble walking. He was diagnosed with a rare subtype of multiple sclerosis, primary progressive multiple sclerosis, a disease in which the immune system attacks the protective coverings of nerve cells in the brain and spine, interfering with the nervous system’s ability to transmit signals. MS has no known cure and inflicts a host of progressively debilitating symptoms. DaSilva decided to document the challenges that he faced across seven years—“a journey of healing, self-discovery, and love”—in WHEN I WALK.

In PREDICTING MY MS, DaSilva explores the science behind MS and looks back reflectively, speaking to medical experts and family members to consider the unlikely chain of circumstances that may have led to his rare condition. But he refuses to think of his situation as “tragic,” as a diagnosis of MS is often labeled. “This is not my story and I do not choose to define myself this way,” DaSilva says. Instead, he founded a nonprofit, AXS Lab, which works to advocate for people with disabilities, and created AXS Map, a digital tool that enables users to review and rate the accessibility of venues on the web and mobile phones. And he continues to pursue the art and craft of filmmaking, “doing the things I’ve always loved doing…I don’t live a tragic life. I live my own.”

“It was great to work on PREDICTING MY MS since I got a chance to interview different doctors and researchers about all the potential risk factors that could lead to someone contracting MS,” said Director Jason DaSilva. “I also got to share with the world some of my reflections about my diagnosis and the work I do to support people with disabilities. This piece is a culmination of self-reflection, and an inquiry into what risk factors could’ve potentially led to my MS diagnosis. I hope that my journey of discovery will help other people come to the understanding I did, that MS is caused by many different factors and is still a mystery, and that they should not lay blame upon themselves.”

This one-night, two-hour special focuses on individuals whose experience with disability propelled them to investigate and innovate, all to improve the quality of life for others who face similar challenges.

AUGMENTED, a 90-minute feature documentary, premieres Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9PM ET/8C on PBS, followed by the documentary short PREDICTING MY MS. Both films will be available for streaming concurrent with broadcast on all station-branded PBS platforms, including pbs.org/nova and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO. Additionally, PREDICTING MY MS will be available for streaming on NOVA’s YouTube channel. PBS station members can view many series, documentaries and specials via PBS Passport. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.

AUGMENTED is a NOVA Production by STAT for GBH. Written by Gideon Gil, Heather MacDonald, and Matthew Orr. Produced by Gideon Gil, Heather MacDonald, Matthew Orr, and Dominic Smith. Directed by Matthew Orr. Executive Producers for NOVA are Julia Cort and Chris Schmidt. NOVA is a production of GBH.

PREDICTING MY MS is a NOVA Production by AXS Lab for GBH. Correspondent is Jason DaSilva. Produced and Directed by Jason DaSilva. Produced by Naomi Middleton. Co-Produced by Leigh DaSilva. Executive Producers for NOVA are Julia Cort and Chris Schmidt. NOVA is a production of GBH.

Funding for NOVA is provided by Brilliant Worldwide, Inc., the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

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About NOVA

NOVA is the most popular primetime science series on American television, demystifying the scientific and technological concepts that shape and define our lives, our planet, and our universe. The PBS series is also one of the most widely distributed science programs around the world, and is a multimedia, multiplatform brand reaching more than 55 million Americans every year on TV and online. NOVA’s important and inspiring stories of human ingenuity, exploration, and the quest for knowledge are regularly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. As part of its mission to make the scientific enterprise accessible to all, NOVA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its work, from the production process to the range of stories we tell and the voices we amplify. In addition, science educators across the country rely on NOVA for resources used in the classroom as well as in museums, libraries, and after-school programs. NOVA is a production of GBH Boston; more information can be found at pbs.org/nova, or by following NOVA on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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ALL NEW SEASON OF THE COZY DRAMA SERIES “ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL” AVAILABLE ON THE PBS





ALL NEW SEASON OF THE COZY DRAMA SERIES “ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL” AVAILABLE ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL
THIS JANUARY
“Every tiny piece of it is absolutely perfect.”
– New York Magazine

– Named one of The 19 Best TV Shows of 2021 by Vogue
Arlington, VA – January 6, 2022 –This January, the highly anticipated Season 2 of “All Creatures Great and Small” will be available to stream on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel. One of PBS’s most popular hits of 2021, the series captivated viewers with its quirky humor, lovable characters, and heartwarming stories. The new season is filled with heartfelt moments, friendship, and mischief that brings viewers more laughs, more love, and more animals, as the acclaimed ensemble cast headed by Nicholas Ralph (“The Most Reluctant Convert”) as James Herriot returns to the Yorkshire Dales. Also starring Academy Award®-winner Rachel Shenton (“The Silent Child”) as Helen Alderson, Samuel West as James’s charismatic but eccentric boss, Callum Woodhouse as Siegfried’s womanizing and carefree younger brother, Anna Madeley as Mrs. Hall and newly added cast member Olivier Award-winning actress Patricia Hodge (“A Very English Scandal”) as Mrs. Pumphrey. Subscribers can binge Season 1 now on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel.
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All Creatures Great and Small, Season 2

Premiere Date: January 9, 2022
Episodes: 7
Genre: Period Drama
Language: English

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The climax of Season 1 saw Helen call off her impending wedding to wealthy landowner Hugh (Matthew Lewis, “Harry Potter”), after having developed a close friendship with James. After working hard to become accepted by the local farmers and prove himself indispensable, James became a senior vet in the Skeldale House veterinary practice. Following years of half-hearted effort, Tristan believed he had finally passed his veterinary exams. Siegfried, however, learned that Tristan failed once again, but didn’t have the heart to tell him. Meanwhile, Mrs. Hall was heartbroken when she was unable to reconnect with her estranged son.

As Season 2 opens, James returns from Glasgow where he has been visiting his parents for Easter. While there, he is offered a job at a modern local veterinary practice and must decide between staying home in Glasgow with his elderly parents or returning to his new life in Yorkshire.
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MASTERPIECE​ has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the ​PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel​ continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world.

About MASTERPIECE
Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



BRITISH DRAMA FANS CAN GEAR UP FOR SEASON TWO OF “ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL”





BRITISH DRAMA FANS CAN GEAR UP FOR SEASON TWO OF “ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL”
BY BINGING SEASON ONE ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL
“charming…ravishing (and) transportive”
– New York Times

– Named one of The 19 Best TV Shows of 2021 by Vogue

About All Creatures Great and Small, Season 1

Based on the beloved autobiographical books from James Herriot, “All Creatures Great and Small,” tells the exciting adventures of a veterinarian in 1930s Yorkshire. The series takes place in 1937, when James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph), fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, follows his dream to become a vet in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, one of England’s most beloved and beautiful landscapes.

He soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners, and the Dales’ farmers are a tough crowd to please, including the delightfully eccentric Mrs. Pumphrey (Dame Diana Rigg, “Victoria,” “Game of Thrones”), owner of the overly indulged Pekingese, Tricki Woo. Meanwhile, at Skeldale House, James gets to know his newly formed dysfunctional family: his chaotic and erratic boss Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West, “Mr. Selfridge,” “On Chesil Beach”), his wayward brother Tristan (Callum Woodhouse, “The Durrells in Corfu”) and the shrewd Mrs. Hall (Anna Madeley, “The Child in Time,” “Patrick Melrose”) who is endlessly steering the ship. And when local beauty Helen Alderson (Rachel Shenton, “Switched at Birth,” “White Gold”) attracts James’s attention, he finds another, more enduring reason to stay in the Dales. However, his only misgiving stems from the rival he has made with the wealthy landowner Hugh Hulton, (Matthew Lewis, “Harry Potter,” “Ripper Street”) who also has his eyes set on Helen.

“All Creatures Great and Small,” Season Two premieres on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel on January 9, 2022, with new episodes being added weekly.

The entire first season of “All Creatures Great and Small” is available to binge now on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel

The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is $5.99 a month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video Subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE​ has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the ​PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel​ continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world.

About MASTERPIECE
Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW SEASONS OF “ANTIQUES ROADSHOW” AND “POETRY IN AMERICA”





RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW SEASONS OF “ANTIQUES ROADSHOW” AND “POETRY IN AMERICA” AMONG OTHER PROGRAMS STREAMING ON PBS LIVING THIS JANUARY

Arlington, VA – January 4, 2022 – This January, viewers will be able to watch new seasons of “Antiques Roadshow” and “Poetry in America,” alongside other fascinating programs streaming on PBS LIVING. Subscribers will discover the history of cherished treasures and the personal stories behind them in “Antiques Roadshow” and learn more about American history through poems and stories in “Poetry in America.” Then, subscribers can take a voyage across the Atlantic to Great Britain for jaunts around the countryside in classic cars as antiques experts compete to uncover the most unique finds in four newly released seasons of “Antiques Road Trip.” PBS LIVING is available on Prime Video and Apple TV Channels.

The subscription rate for PBS LIVING is $2.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. PBS LIVING is also available on Apple TV Channels in the Apple TV app at a subscription rate of $2.99/month with no additional annual fees. Every purchase helps support public television for all.
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Antiques Roadshow, Season 26

Premiere Date: January 4, 2022
Episodes: 25
Genre: History, Culture

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is back on the road revealing more secrets behind family heirlooms and flea market finds, including a spectacular appraisal that marks a series first and a never-before-seen treasure that even wowed their experts! Among the many discoveries this season, fans will see ROADSHOW history when a classic car is appraised for the first time ever—due to its Paul Newman-signed dashboard; an unsigned light fixture, rescued after years being stored in a chicken coop, is identified as a custom-made Louis Comfort Tiffany treasure; a 1926 illustration once featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post is revealed to be the highest-valued find of the season; and much more!

Antiques Road Trip, Seasons 8, 9, 13, 20

Premiere Date: January (4, 11, 18, 25), 2022
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 95
Genre: Culture, History

Hit the road in classic cars for a tour through Great Britain with antiques experts as they search the local stores for treasures, competing to see who can turn a limited budget into a small fortune. Their adventures take them off the beaten path and allow them to indulge their passion for the past, learning about the little-known stories behind some of the greatest events in British history. Intriguing finds in these seasons include a filthy kilim rug, ancient Roman nails, a French sunburst clock, caryatid carvings and much more. Jump in and travel along to Greenwich, Edinburgh, Cornwall, the Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and everywhere in between.

Poetry in America, Season 3

Premiere Date: January 22, 2022
Episodes: 8
Genre: Arts

In the celebrated Poetry in America series, guests read and discuss unforgettable American poems with host Elisa New. The poems in Season 3 take viewers from tight-knit Cuban neighborhoods in Miami to Robert Frost’s green Vermont, from the antebellum South to the cold interstellar bodies of the cosmos. Special guests range from poets to pop stars, ambassadors to young students.

Other titles coming to PBS LIVING in January:

Finding Your Roots Season 8
James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty

About PBS LIVING
PBS LIVING is a DTC-SVOD channel available on Prime Video and Apple TV Channels. PBS Living is offers iconic public media lifestyle and how-to content all in one streaming destination. The channel features series such as ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FINDING YOUR ROOTS, and THE FRENCH CHEF, as well as new favorites like CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL’S MILK STREET and NO PASSPORT REQUIRED.

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PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS MASTERPIECE (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



NEW VOLUMES OF “ALMA’S WAY,” “HERO ELEMENTARY” AND “ELINOR WONDERS WHY”





NEW VOLUMES OF “ALMA’S WAY,” “HERO ELEMENTARY” AND “ELINOR WONDERS WHY” ARRIVE ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS JANUARY
Arlington, VA – January 4, 2022 – Kick off the new year with fun new episodes from ALMA’S WAY, HERO ELEMENTARY and ELINOR WONDERS WHY, coming to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel this January. Alma learns about bearded dragons, the heroes of HERO ELEMENTARY take on a conservation project, Elinor and her friends put on a concert for woodland animals and so much more!

The subscription rate for the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. However, during a limited-time promotion this December 23rd through January 3rd, the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel will be available to new subscribers for $0.99/month for two months. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

Families and kids can also stream full episodes of shows for free on PBS KIDS.

ALMA’S WAY, Volume 4

Streaming Date: January 14, 2021
Episodes: 4
In “Alma’s Rescue Repair/Alma Cools Off,” Alma opens a traveling repair service. Then, Howard tells Junior he can’t play water tag. Next in “Song of the Summer/Leapin’ Lizards,” Alma invites her friends to a Sonny Soto concert without asking first. Then, Alma discovers that bearded dragons aren’t so scary after she learns about them. In “Singing on the 6 Train/Safina’s Doggy Problem,” Tía Gloria can’t make it to Alma’s spring concert, so Alma brings the show to Tía Gloria. Next, Alma tries to figure out why the puppies at Papi’s animal clinic are acting differently around Safina. And in “Too Corny/Alma Tags Along,” Alma takes too much corn from the community garden and learns she should take only what she needs. Then, Mami and Junior are going to spend the day together, but Alma finds herself wanting to tag along.
HERO ELEMENTARY, Volume 9

Streaming Date: January 7, 2022
Episodes: 3
In “Friends of the Forest/Chicken Hero,” the heroes learn that lots of paper is being wasted. They embark on a mission with Branchman to understand the problem and plan a solution to use less paper. Then, in “When Fur Flies/ Pumpkin Palooza,” something high in the sky is causing a trail of trouble across Citytown, but is it a bird, a plane, or something else? Also, there’s a big surprise in store for Mr. Sparks: he’ll be receiving the “Hero Teacher of the Year” award in “Teacher of the Year/The Sweet Smell of Success.”
ELINOR WONDERS WHY, Volume 8

Streaming Date: January 21, 2022
Episodes: 4
In “A Garden for All/Band of Explorers,” Elinor and the Exploring Club decide to go on a musical march in the forest with all their instruments so they can play a song for all the animals and creatures to hear. Next, in “A Moth Mystery/Just Peach,” the kids go out summer caroling with Señor Tapir and learn that moths are attracted to bright lights. Then in, “Butterfly Party/More Than One Right Way,” It’s Olive’s Mom’s birthday, and she loves butterflies. Can Olive get butterflies to come to her party? Then, the kids learn all about spiderwebs when Ms. Mole puts up Halloween decorations at their school. And in “Underground Soup/Dandy Dandelions,” when Elinor hurt her foot and must stay in bed for the afternoon, her friends discover what root vegetables are to make her new favorite soup.

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PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated. in loveable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, available on mobile and connected-TV devices, no subscription required. PBS KIDS’ large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content, including digital games and streaming video to spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers, parents, and community – providing resources to support children’s learning, anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS MASTERPIECE (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



DAVID TENNANT STARS IN NEW ADVENTURE SERIES “MASTERPIECE: AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS,”





EMMY® AWARD-WINNER DAVID TENNANT STARS IN NEW ADVENTURE SERIES “MASTERPIECE: AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS,” STREAMING ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS JANUARY
Arlington, VA – January 3, 2022 – This January, the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is bringing drama fans a variety of new and exciting series, including the thrilling new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days. In this new limited series from MASTERPIECE, viewers join adventurer Phileas Fogg played by Emmy® Award-winner David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” “Broadchurch”) as he sets out on a quest to travel around the world. In addition, the new Walter Presents program “The Wall: Chateau Murders” follows the story of two investigators coming together to solve the many murders and assaults in Quebec City. Also coming to the channel is the new season of the murder mystery series “Vienna Blood” where a Sigmund Freud student and an Austrian detective team up to solve some of the most mysterious and deadly cases in the early 1900s.

The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

MASTERPIECE: Around the World In Eighty Days

Premiere Date: January 7, 2022
Episodes: 8
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Language: English
London, 1872. On the day his world is turned upside down by a postcard from a lost love, an article about the exciting advances in travel inspires Phileas Fogg to take on an almost impossible task: to circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. As a man who has spent the last twenty years in a comfortable leather armchair at The Reform Club, he will need all the resilience he can muster and of course would be nowhere without the assistance of a quick-witted Frenchman, Passepartout played by Ibrahim Koma (“As Far as I Can Walk”). Joining them on the road will be the Daily Telegraph journalist played by Leonie Benesch (“Babylon Berlin”) who came up with the whole crazy idea in the first place.

Vienna Blood, Season 2

Premiere Date: January 9, 2022
Episodes: 6
Genre: Period Drama, Crime, Mystery
Language: English
The new season of “Vienna Blood” sees the return of the awkward but brilliant relationship between young Max Liebermann, played by Matthew Beard (“The Imitation Game”), and troubled cop Oskar Rheinhardt, played by Juergen Maurer (“Vorstadtweiber”). Season 2 opens with the suicide of Max’s patient, the Hungarian Countess, but was it suicide or was foul play to blame? This crime sets the tone for the rest of the cases the duo will need to solve, including one where Oskar receives anonymous messages about a homicide and the killing of a monk, leaving Max and Oskar trying to understand the power of belief.

WALTER PRESENTS: The Wall: Chateau Murders, Season 2

Premiere Date: January 28, 2022
Episodes: 9
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: French with English Subtitles
At the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Detective Sergeant Céline joins the investigation of a strange murder of an ex-engineer who was responsible for the collapse of a viaduct that killed several people. Céline’s investigation becomes more complicated after a series of other, more complex murders occur and her daughter’s father is named as one of the suspects. Will Céline be able to separate her personal life from her investigation?

Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in January:

My Mother and Other Strangers
Prime Suspect: Tennison
Walter Presents: Below the Surface
Walter Presents: King of Warsaw
Walter Presents: Moscow Noir
Walter Presents: St. Maik

About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world.

About WALTER PRESENTS
Walter Presents launched January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” Walter Presents launched in Italy September 2018, its first roll-out in mainland Europe, on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018 Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution in the US, to make premium foreign language drama available on PBS Masterpiece on the Amazon Prime Video channel. Additionally, select top-tier titles chosen by PBS are also broadcast on PBS stations and streaming on PBS Passport, a digital member benefit available through local stations. In February 2019 Walter Presents increased its US distribution further launching on Comcast Xfinity X1 and later in June Walter Presents launched on the Roku Channel. In 2019 Walter Presents teamed up with Medialaan to make the service available to Flemish audiences on their newly launched digital channel StreamZ, and also joined forces with S4C to make its dramas available in Welsh. In 2020 we partnered with TVNZ on their VOD service, launched Walter Presents in Russia exclusively on Start, Russia’s fastest growing SVOD platform, and launched our channel on PBS Masterpiece in Canada. In 2021 Walter Presents partnered with Australia’s largest streaming service, Stan, and launched in Latin America with market leader DMD’s streaming service Cindie. From 2022 we will be available on C More in Scandinavia with over 500 hours of content.
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About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS MASTERPIECE (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



“FINDING YOUR ROOTS, SEASON 8” STREAMING ON THE PBS DOCUMENTARIES PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL





“FINDING YOUR ROOTS, SEASON 8” STREAMING ON THE PBS DOCUMENTARIES PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL
THIS JANUARY
Arlington, VA – January 3, 2022 – This January, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s acclaimed series, “Finding Your Roots,” returns to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel with a new season. Exploring the mysteries and surprising revelations hidden within the family trees of popular figures, Season 8 includes examinations and ancestral discussions with Terry Crews, Tony Danza, Kathryn Hahn, Nathan Lane, John Leguizamo, Leslie Odom Jr., Pamela Adlon, Regina King, André Leon Talley, Erin Burnett, Mario Lopez, and Anita Hill, among many others.

The subscription rate for the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is $3.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. However, during a limited-time promotion this December 23rd through January 3rd the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel will be available to new subscribers for $0.99/month for two months. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

Information about this program is listed below.
“FINDING YOUR ROOTS,” SEASON 8

Premiere Date: January 5, 2022
Episodes: 10
Genre: Biography, History, Culture

Twenty-one of America’s most fascinating people discover the rich history and tremendous diversity hidden within their families in the eighth season of the critically acclaimed series, “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” Each of these ancestral stories touch on the human experience and bring insight into how each guest became the trailblazer they are today.

In the episode “Activist Roots,” Henry Louis Gates explores the family trees of Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, introducing two women who’ve made profound sacrifices for social justice to the ancestors who made sacrifices for them.

Then, in “Children of Exile,” Henry Louis Gates explores the poignant roots of chef David Chang and actor Raúl Esparza—two men whose families fled their homelands to live in exile, never to return. From war-torn cities in North Korea to shark-infested waters off the shores of Cuba, Gates sets off to recover the stories of individuals who came to America against all odds and built a better life for themselves.

In sharing their stories, “Finding Your Roots” reveals long-buried secrets and hidden identities using every tool available. Spanning the globe, season eight maps family trees and uncovers lost ancestors from the United States and Africa; Latin America and the Caribbean; as well as Poland, Ireland, Russia, and Korea.

Other titles coming to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel
in January:

180 Days: Hartsville, Season 1
Alaskan Dinosaurs (NOVA)
America After Charleston
America Revealed, Season 1
American Comandante (American Experience)
Ancient Maya Metropolis (NOVA)
Animals With Cameras, Season 2 (Nature)
Blackout (FRONTLINE)
The Bombing of Wall Street (American Experience)
Butterfly Blueprints (NOVA)
Can I Eat That? (NOVA)
Children of Giant
Grand Central (American Experience)
High-Risk High-Rise (NOVA)
Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey
Inside Obama’s Presidency
James McNeill Whistler and The Case for Beauty
The Lost Gardens of Babylon (Secrets of the Dead)
My Bionic Pet (Nature)
Operation Wild, Season 1
Poor Kids (FRONTLINE)
The Race Underground (American Experience)
Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Russia’s Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin
Separate and Unequal & Middle School Moment (FRONTLINE)
Smartest Machine on Earth (NOVA)
Two American Families (FRONTLINE)
What Are Animals Thinking? (NOVA)
What Makes Us Human? (NOVA)
What Will the Future be Like? (NOVA)
Wyatt Earp (American Experience)

About PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel
The PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is a DTC-SVOD channel exclusive to Prime Video. This channel features over 1,500 hours of the highest quality factual programming, including the full catalog of films from Ken Burns and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, in addition to programming from other independent producers.

Follow the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel on Facebook

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



PBS DOCUMENTARIES AND PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS AVAILABLE FOR 0.99¢/MONTH





PBS DOCUMENTARIES AND PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNELS AVAILABLE FOR 0.99¢/MONTH
FOR TWO MONTHS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
— Shows for the whole family available to stream on the
PBS Documentaries and PBS KIDS Prime Video Channels —

Arlington, VA – December 21, 2021 – PBS Distribution has announced a limited-time offer for the PBS Documentaries, and PBS KIDS Prime Video Channels. Each channel will be available to new subscribers at a subscription rate of 0.99¢/month for two months beginning December 23, 2021 and running through January 3, 2022.

For a limited time, these two PBS Prime Video Channels can all be subscribed to for less than $2.00/month (plus any applicable taxes) and offers entertainment for everyone in the family.

On the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel, viewers can stream the entire library of Ken Burns programs, including the new “Muhammad Ali” docuseries. Also available, FRONTLINE’s “A Thousand Cuts” featuring Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s “Finding Your Roots” as well as a large selection of titles from AMERICAN MASTERS, INDEPENDENT LENS, NATURE, and NOVA among others.

The PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel features over 1,400 hours of learning adventures and entertaining PBS KIDS series such as, the newly launched series from Sesame Street’s Sonia Manzano, “ALMA’S WAY.” In addition “DONKEY HODIE,” “WILD KRATTS,” “ARTHUR,” “DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD,” “HERO ELEMENTARY,” “ELINOR WONDERS WHY,” and the Peabody award winning series “MOLLY OF DENALI,” among many others.

The standard subscription rate for the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is $3.99/month with an Amazon Prime membership. The standard subscription rate for the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime membership. Every purchase supports public television for all.
About PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel
The PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is a DTC-SVOD channel exclusive to Prime Video. This channel features over 1,500 hours of the highest quality factual programming, including the full catalog of films from Ken Burns and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, in addition to programming from other independent producers.

Follow the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel on Facebook and Twitter

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrate in loveable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, available on mobile and connected-TV devices, no subscription required. PBS KIDS’ large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content, including digital games and streaming video to spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers, parents, and community – providing resources to support children’s learning, anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



NEW VOLUMES OF “ALMA’S WAY,” “HERO ELEMENTARY” AND “ELINOR WONDERS WHY”





NEW VOLUMES OF “ALMA’S WAY,” “HERO ELEMENTARY” AND “ELINOR WONDERS WHY” ARRIVE ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS JANUARY
Arlington, VA – December 20, 2021 – Kick off the new year with fun new episodes from ALMA’S WAY, HERO ELEMENTARY and ELINOR WONDERS WHY, coming to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel this January. Alma learns about bearded dragons, the heroes of HERO ELEMENTARY take on a conservation project, Elinor and her friends put on a concert for woodland animals and so much more!

The subscription rate for the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. However, during a limited-time promotion this December 23rd through January 3rd, the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel will be available to new subscribers for $0.99/month for two months. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

Families and kids can also stream full episodes of shows for free on PBS KIDS.

ALMA’S WAY, Volume 4

Streaming Date: January 14, 2021
Episodes: 4
In “Alma’s Rescue Repair/Alma Cools Off,” Alma opens a traveling repair service. Then, Howard tells Junior he can’t play water tag. Next in “Song of the Summer/Leapin’ Lizards,” Alma invites her friends to a Sonny Soto concert without asking first. Then, Alma discovers that bearded dragons aren’t so scary after she learns about them. In “Singing on the 6 Train/Safina’s Doggy Problem,” Tía Gloria can’t make it to Alma’s spring concert, so Alma brings the show to Tía Gloria. Next, Alma tries to figure out why the puppies at Papi’s animal clinic are acting differently around Safina. And in “Too Corny/Alma Tags Along,” Alma takes too much corn from the community garden and learns she should take only what she needs. Then, Mami and Junior are going to spend the day together, but Alma finds herself wanting to tag along.
HERO ELEMENTARY, Volume 9

Streaming Date: January 7, 2022
Episodes: 3
In “Friends of the Forest/Chicken Hero,” the heroes learn that lots of paper is being wasted. They embark on a mission with Branchman to understand the problem and plan a solution to use less paper. Then, in “When Fur Flies/ Pumpkin Palooza,” something high in the sky is causing a trail of trouble across Citytown, but is it a bird, a plane, or something else? Also, there’s a big surprise in store for Mr. Sparks: he’ll be receiving the “Hero Teacher of the Year” award in “Teacher of the Year/The Sweet Smell of Success.”
ELINOR WONDERS WHY, Volume 8

Streaming Date: January 21, 2022
Episodes: 4
In “A Garden for All/Band of Explorers,” Elinor and the Exploring Club decide to go on a musical march in the forest with all their instruments so they can play a song for all the animals and creatures to hear. Next, in “A Moth Mystery/Just Peach,” the kids go out summer caroling with Señor Tapir and learn that moths are attracted to bright lights. Then in, “Butterfly Party/More Than One Right Way,” It’s Olive’s Mom’s birthday, and she loves butterflies. Can Olive get butterflies to come to her party? Then, the kids learn all about spiderwebs when Ms. Mole puts up Halloween decorations at their school. And in “Underground Soup/Dandy Dandelions,” when Elinor hurt her foot and must stay in bed for the afternoon, her friends discover what root vegetables are to make her new favorite soup.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated. in loveable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, available on mobile and connected-TV devices, no subscription required. PBS KIDS’ large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content, including digital games and streaming video to spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers, parents, and community – providing resources to support children’s learning, anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, operates six streaming channels — PBS MASTERPIECE (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.