PBS Living shows this summer

Jacques Pépin and Julia Child Help Viewers Celebrate French Cuisine with Classic Programming Streaming on PBS Living this Summer

JACQUES PÉPIN AND JULIA CHILD HELP VIEWERS CELEBRATE FRENCH CUISINE WITH CLASSIC PROGRAMMING STREAMING ON
PBS LIVING THIS SUMMER

Essential Pépin,” “Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday Celebration”
and “Dishing with Julia Child” Among Foodie Favorites

Arlington, VA – June 27, 2022 – This July, if you’re a home chef who would rather cook a French meal inside rather than BBQing outdoors, PBS LIVING has you covered! Classic French cooking series being served up on the Channel this summer include “Essential Pépin,” where legendary chef Jacques Pépin demonstrates over 125 of his best recipes, and “Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday Celebration,” where Lidia BastianichRick Bayless and Ming Tsai honor the great chef as they prepare their favorite recipes with Jacques. Then, in “Dishing with Julia Child,” viewers join Jacques PépinMarcus SamuelssonJosé Andrés and many others influenced by Julia Child as they watch old episodes of “The French Chef” and share stories about the beloved cook.

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.

Essential Pépin

Premiere Date: July 1, 2022
Episodes: 26
Genre:  Cooking
From easy to elegant, “Essential Pépin” shares more than 125 recipes culled from Jacques Pépin’s legendary career. In the 26-episode series, Jacques demonstrates, with his usual ease and flair, dishes ranging from classical Escoffier Quenelles to Chicken with Tarragon Butter. Jacques cooks what he loves, including mouth-watering treats such as Basic French Fries, Soda Bread, homey Tomatoes Maison and Brioche. Desserts range from uncomplicated Quick Almond Plum Cake and fast Chocolate Truffettes to a perfect Apricot and Pistachio Soufflé. It’s no wonder Julia Child called Jacques “the best chef in America.”

Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Premiere Date: July 22, 2022
Episodes: 1
Genre:  Cooking
In celebration of Jacques Pépin’s 80th birthday, chefs Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless and Ming Tsai prepare their favorite recipes alongside Jacques and in front of a live audience.

Though the chefs bring their own recipes to prepare, Jacques is eager to lend a helping hand and to demonstrate his impeccable technique. During the preparations, they share candid conversations, memorable stories and anecdotes from their kitchen experiences, along with few nibbles and plenty of wine! The live audience joins in by sampling the dishes and sharing in the laughter – truly appreciating this once-in-a-lifetime experience of celebrating a culinary legend’s birthday.

Dishing with Julia Child

Premiere Date: Streaming Now
Episodes: 6
Genre:  Cooking
Julia Child was devoted to the art of French cuisine, and began her iconic television series, “The French Chef” in 1963, where she single-handedly taught a nation how to cook well, eat well and drink well. Now, some of today’s most renowned chefs and celebrities delight in six of the most-beloved episodes from her groundbreaking series, offering insightful, funny and personal comments in unabashed appreciation of the first lady of cooking.

The nine chefs featured in the series include Martha StewartJacques PépinÉric RipertMarcus Samuelsson, José AndrésRick BaylessCarla HallVivian Howard, and Sara Moulton. Bon appétit!

Other titles coming to PBS LIVING in July:
The Great Muslim American Road Trip – 7/5
America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston – 7/5
Expedition with Steve Backshall, Season 2 – 7/6

About PBS LIVING
PBS LIVING is a DTC-SVOD channel available on Prime Video and Apple TV Channels. PBS Living 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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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. 

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POV 8/8 on PBS

‘POV’ Hears Zimbabwe’s Collective Cry for Democracy and Freedom In the Riveting Documentary PRESIDENT, Premiering Aug. 8, 2022 on PBS

POV 35th Season Premiere 7/11

JULY 11 DEBUT of PBS Television Series POV; Opens Its 35th Season With Gripping Documentary WUHAN WUHAN

POV Opens Its 35th Season With Gripping Documentary Wuhan Wuhan On July 11

Watch the Trailer Now

New York, N.Y. – The 35th anniversary season of POV, America’s longest running documentary series, opens with the heart rendering observational film Wuhan Wuhan, about the first wave of COVID-19, in the city where the mysterious virus was first discovered.

Directed by Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, This is Not a Movie), and produced by Diane Quon (Minding the Gap), Donna Gigliotti (Hidden Figures, Shakespeare in Love), and Peter Luo (Crazy Rich Asians, Marshall), the documentary goes beyond the statistics and salacious headlines to provide a human experience to the early months of the pandemic through the stories of frontline medical workers, patients, and ordinary citizens.

Wuhan Wuhan makes its national broadcast and streaming premiere on PBS television series POV, Monday, July 11, 2022 at 10pmET/9C and is available to stream free through August 11, 2022 at pbs.org, and the PBS Video app. In addition to standard closed captioning, POV, in partnership with audio description service DiCapta, provides real time audio interpretations for audiences with sensory disabilities.

“We’re so pleased to have Wuhan Wuhan open our milestone 35th season,” said American Documentary | POV Executive Director Erika Dilday. She added, “This film is exceptional in terms of its unprecedented access and storytelling as well in support of our mission to uplift BIPOC creators and stories, particularly in the current wave of violence against the AAPI and Asian American communities.”

During February and March 2020, two months into the city’s lockdown, hospital medical staff in Wuhan are scrambling for PPE, some using their own money to buy the necessary protective gear. Doctors and nurses write their names and pin pictures of themselves to their chests so their patients can recognize them. As the deadly coronavirus evolves, city residents and volunteers from other provinces provide necessary resources as Wuhan grapples with an invisible, deadly killer. Amidst the height of the pandemic, Chang and his crew have unprecedented access into firsthand accounts of local medical personnel and selfless volunteers—each with a unique perspective, to the crisis at hand.

Wuhan Wuhan focuses on five compelling stories: Dr. Xiannian Zheng, 35, a soft-hearted ER doctor and Susu, 34, an unflappable ICU nurse from the COVID-19 hospital; Dr. Guiqing Zhang, 55, a compassionate volunteer psychologist at a temporary hospital; Xiuli Liu, 41, a tenacious mother and her son Lai Lai, 9, who are COVID-19 patients navigating the PRC healthcare system; and Yin, 30, a volunteer driver for medical workers and his 9 month pregnant wife Xu, 23, whose heartfelt story forms the backbone of this film.

Director Yung Chang remarked: “It’s a great honor to have Wuhan Wuhanopen the 35th season of POV. I hope this film helps to set the tone for a season of remarkable films that epitomize compassion and empathy as we forge ahead with our endemic livelihoods. My first feature documentary, Up the Yangtze, was broadcast on POV just before the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, a time when there was much curiosity about a country in flux. At that time, I hoped to present a nuanced look into modernizing China. So it feels humbling to be able to return with a new film that seeks to present a point-of-view about China that tries to go beyond the monolith trope and offer a reflection of everyday individuals who experience the pandemic with pathos and humor, anger and pragmatism, fear and joy, much like we have in North America.”

Chris White, POV’s Executive Producer said, “There are so many things that divide us and make us different from each other – from generation, to religion, gender, race and geography — that it’s easy to lose sight of what unites us, our common humanity. Wuhan Wuhan reminds us that we all want to be safe, and loved, and that the most frightening challenges are best handled together.”

Wuhan Wuhan is a co-production of Stars Collective Films Entertainment Group Inc., SA Inc.,Starlight Media Inc. and American Documentary, in association with Kartemquin Films. Directed and written by Yung Chang and produced by Academy Award®-winner Donna Gigliotti (Hidden Figures, Shakespeare in Love), Peter Luo (Crazy Rich Asians, Marshall) and Academy Award®-nominee Diane Quon (Minding the Gap, co-produced by American Documentary). The executive producers are Erika Dilday and Chris White for POV and Donnie Yen, Cheng Yang and Yuki Zhang. The editors are Evita Yuepu Zhou and Zimo Huang. Music is by Hualan.

 

“AMERICAN OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON” HEADLINES NEW PROGRAMS ON THE PBS DOCUMENTARIES





“AMERICAN OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON” HEADLINES NEW PROGRAMS ON THE PBS DOCUMENTARIES PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS JULY
“The Great Muslim American Road Trip” and
“Expedition with Steve Backshall” also arrive on the Channel

Arlington, VA – June 23, 2022 – This July, the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel will be adding three new programs exploring different aspects of America through not only it’s beautiful countryside and continuously shifting environment, but also its varying and diversified cultures. In “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston,” viewers can join New York Times bestselling author (How to Be Black), podcaster (How to Citizen with Baratunde), and outdoor enthusiast Baratunde Thurston on an adventure-filled journey to explore the diverse array of regions across the U.S. and discover how those landscapes shape the way Americans work, play and interact with the outdoors. In “The Great Muslim American Road Trip,” audiences will buckle up for a cross-country journey along historic Route 66 with a young Muslim American couple—rapper Mona Haydar and her husband Sebastian Robins—as they explore America’s “Mother Road” and its surrounding Muslim communities on a 2,500-mile drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. Then in the second season of “Expedition With Steve Backshall,” naturalist Steve Backshall once again ventures deep into the unknown, shining a light on unexplored corners of the Earth.

The subscription rate for the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is $3.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase supports public television for all.
American Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston

Release Date: July 5, 2022
Episodes: 6
Genre: Documentary
From wilderness pilots flying “below the rim” in Idaho to coal miners turned beekeepers in Appalachia to Black surfers catching waves in Los Angeles, Baratunde Thurston introduces viewers to a vivid cast of characters whose outdoor lives are shaped by where they live. “America Outdoors” reveals a deeper understanding of our passionate yet complicated relationship with our environment.

The Great Muslim American Road Trip

Release Date: July 5, 2022
Episodes: 3
Genre: Documentary
Although they are practicing Muslims—Mona is Syrian American and Sebastian converted after meeting Mona—the couple, like most Americans, are unfamiliar with Islam’s deep roots in America. This road trip is an opportunity for them not only to experience the breathtaking panoramas and iconic roadside attractions that have made Route 66 famous, but also to learn more about the history of their faith and what it means to be Muslim in America today.

Expedition with Steve Backshall, Season 2

Release Date: July 6, 2022
Episodes: 6
Genre: Documentary
Naturalist Steve Backshall has dedicated his life to exploring some of the most remote locations on Earth, places never seen by human eyes. In the second season of “Expedition,” Backshall and his hand-picked team of experts dive with sharks in Mexico’s Eastern Pacific, search for apes in Africa’s unexplored jungles, paddle into the heart of brown bear territory in the Far East, explore the uncharted volcanic underworld of Saudi Arabia’s ancient deserts and climb the Djangart mountains of Kyrgyzstan in search of endangered snow leopards. Backshall has big ambitions, and, on this rapidly changing planet, the stakes have never been higher.

Other titles coming to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in July:
Siqueiros: Walls of Passion – 7/13
Road Runners – 7/13
Jacques Pepin’s 80th Birthday Celebration – 7/22
Facing Eviction (FRONTLINE) – 7/26
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.

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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.



TWO NEW CRIME DRAMAS “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: GRANTCHESTER” AND “WALTER PRESENTS:





TWO NEW CRIME DRAMAS “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: GRANTCHESTER” AND “WALTER PRESENTS: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE”
STREAMING ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS JULY

Arlington, VA – June 20, 2022 – This July, seven new international programs come to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel, including the new season of “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Grantchester,” which follows everyone’s favorite crime-fighting clergyman. In Season 7, vicar Will Davenport (Tom Brittney), and Geordie Keating (Robson Green), his law-enforcement ally, continue to investigate the suspicious murders taking place in their small hamlet of Grantchester. In the Spanish crime drama from Walter Presents, “I Know Who You Are” a prestigious attorney is accused of murdering his missing niece and must work to clear his name. Other programs coming to the channel from Walter Presents include, “Below the Surface, Season 2,” “The Inside Game,” “The Defence, Season 3,” “Stanley,” and “Hunted.”

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.

Information about each of the programs is below:
MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Grantchester, Season 7

Premiere Date: July 10, 2022
Episodes: 6
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English
Although Will lives the life of a clergyman, sometimes he can’t help but fall into more worldly habits as he solves murders in the bucolic village of Granchester.

The series picks up in the long hot summer of 1959 with wedding season in full swing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester where once again, Will and Geordie are on alert for suspicious happenings.
Walter Presents: I Know Who You Are

Premiere Date: July 1, 2022
Episodes: 16
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Set in Barcelona, Juan Elias, a prestigious lawyer, suffers amnesia after a terrible car accident and must defend his name after being accused of the death of his missing niece, Ana. With the help of his wife, Judge Alicia Castro, Juan tries to reconstruct what happened that night. Ana’s father, Ramón, is convinced Juan murdered Ana and hires a prestigious law firm to prove Juan’s guilt. Exploring the Spanish legal system, the bonds of love, friendship and family, “I Know Who You Are” will keep viewers guessing to the very end.
Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in July:
Walter Presents: Below the Surface, Season 2 – 7/8
Walter Presents: The Inside Game – 7/15
Walter Presents: The Defence, Season 3 – 7/22
Walter Presents: Stanley – 7/29
Walter Presents: Hunted – 7/29
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.

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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 hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

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.



CHECK INTO “HOTEL PORTOFINO” THIS SUMMER ON PBS





CHECK INTO “HOTEL PORTOFINO” THIS SUMMER ON PBS

Glamorous Period Drama Launching Exclusively on all PBS Platforms June 19

ARLINGTON, VA — This June, the drama-filled series HOTEL PORTOFINO, which has charming characters from different walks of life mingling in an exhilarating cocktail of romance, glamour and mystery, will launch on all PBS platforms. The six-episode period piece starring Natascha McElhone (“Ronin,” “Californication,” “Halo”) follows an elite yet dysfunctional British family who open a hotel for upper-class travelers on the magical Italian Riviera during the Roaring ‘20s.

HOTEL PORTOFINO premieres Sunday, June 19, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream on all station-branded PBS platforms including PBS.org, the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO. HOTEL PORTOFINO will be available to stream on PBS Passport and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel.

HOTEL PORTOFINO tells the story of the Ainsworth family that has relocated from Britain to open an upscale hotel on the Italian coastline. Set in the breathtakingly beautiful resort town of Portofino, this new period drama is about personal awakening at a time of global upheaval in the traumatic aftermath of World War I and the liberating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate and cuisine on elite British travelers. As distinguished guests like the imperious Lady Latchmere check into the hotel, matriarch Bella Ainsworth tries to keep up with their constant demands. McElhone and Mark Umbers (“Home Fires”) star as the British expat hoteliers Bella and Cecil Ainsworth.

Rounding out the ensemble cast, are Anna Chancellor (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), Pasquale Esposito (“Gomorrah”), Oliver Dench (“Pandora”), Assad Zaman (“Apple Tree Yard”), Adam James (“Doctor Foster”), Imogen King (“The Bay”), Elizabeth Carling (“Goodnight Sweetheart”), Olivia Morris (“The Turtles”), Lily Frazer (“Saint Maude”), among others.

Embracing intertwined sexual and social liberation themes, HOTEL PORTOFINO delivers addictive plotlines for drama lovers in a breathtaking Italian setting.

Episode One: “First Impressions”
Hotel Portofino opens its doors to guests around the world, including the imperious Lady Latchmere (Chancellor) who is hard to please. Bella Ainsworth (McElhone), co-proprietor with her husband Cecil (Umbers) and the moving spirit behind the hotel, uses resources, energy and focus to meet hotel demands, while tending to her war-wounded son Lucian (Dench) and her widowed daughter Alice (Morris). Bella quickly finds herself targeted by a scheming local politician, Signor Danioni (Esposito), who threatens her with extortion.

Episode Two: “Lessons”
Guests settle in and enjoy the hotel property, including the vivacious American, Claudine Pascal (Frazer), and Anish Sengupta (Zaman), a close friend of Lucian’s who is taking a break from his medical studies. Under the pressure of an arranged marriage to Rose by his father Cecil, Lucian asks for permission from her mother Julia to take her for a painting lesson on the beach. Meanwhile, Danioni worms his way into the Ainsworth’s affairs by helping Cecil arrange for a family heirloom to be sent from England.

Episode Three: “Invitations”
Bella and Lady Latchmere bond over a family tragedy and Constance, a young woman helping around the hotel, is encouraged to make more of her appearance by the hotel’s most worldly guest, Claudine. Bella invites Italian locals to the first English afternoon tea in the hotel’s garden, and the Ainsworth heirloom, a painting by the artist Rubens, arrives during the festivities. When several guests head off for a supper party, Lucian and other younger guests stay behind. Rose lets her hair down with Lucian but disgraces herself in Julia’s eyes.

Episode Four: “Uncoverings”
The younger guests venture out on a boat trip, where Constance wears the daring swimsuit Claudine has given her. Catching Lucian’s eye, he and Constance swim together to explore a nearby cave. Bella finally stands up to Signor Danioni when she visits him to make another payment and insists it will be her last, but Danioni doesn’t take the news lightly. He hands over compromising correspondence to Cecil, but before he can confront Bella about the letter, the Rubens goes missing and there is uproar at the hotel.

Episode Five: “Discoveries”
Bella and Cecil, the hotel’s guests and employees are in a tumult over the stolen painting. As the police, led by Danioni, search for the missing heirloom, everyone is a suspect. Danioni accuses Billy Scanlon, the only surviving son of the hotel’s cook, Betty, of being the thief. An Italian guest, Count Albani, steps in to try and help Bella resolve her difficulties with Signor Danioni. Cecil finally confronts Bella over the compromising letter.

Episode Six: “Denouements”
The day after Bella’s confrontation with Cecil, her daughter, Alice, finds a locket that reveals a secret Constance has been hiding. When Lucian finally acknowledges his true feelings, Alice takes him aside to disclose the secret from Constance’s past. Lucian must now decide on his prospective engagement to Rose. Claudine and Bella build a bond as her empathetic manner gives Bella strength. The mystery of the missing heirloom is resolved, and the police investigation is closed. Cecil makes a surprising discovery about Danioni, and he pays him off with a bribe not to reveal his indiscretion.

HOTEL PORTOFINO was written and created by Matt Baker and directed by Adam Wimpenny. The series is an Eagle Eye Production in association with Beta Film. HOTEL PORTOFINO is executive produced by Eagle Eye’s Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino.

About EAGLE EYE DRAMA
Eagle Eye Drama was formed by Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp, the same three founders and creative team behind the global drama company Walter Presents. The company produces dramas and animations, based on adaptations and original ideas.

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About BETA FILM
Owned by Jan Mojto since 2004, Beta Film produces, finances and distributes high-end entertainment content for the global market utilizing extensive connections and a deep knowledge of the media industry. It draws on both long-standing and new partnerships spanning public and private broadcasters, streaming platforms and special interest channels, production companies, theatrical and video distributors, and organizers of major film and TV festivals. The group is also focused on strategic alignment in new business areas through both acquisitions and joint-ventures and has stakes in several production companies throughout Europe, as well as special interest channels. Founded in 1959 by Leo Kirch, Beta Film is based in Munich, Germany with bureaus in the US, Latin America, Middle East, China and throughout Europe.

About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the U.S. 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. Streamers can subscribe to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel for $5.99 a month, in addition to an Amazon Prime Membership subscription. Follow the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel on Facebook.

About PBS Passport
PBS Passport is a member benefit from participating PBS stations that gives eligible donors and supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online or within the PBS Video app. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.

About PBS
PBS, with more than 330 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people through television and 26 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’ premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a 24/7 channel, online at  pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following  PBS Communications on Twitter. 

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.



TITLES ARRIVING ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS SUMMER





NEW EPISODES OF “LET’S GO LUNA,” “DONKEY HODIE,” AND ALL-NEW MOVIE, “DANIEL VISITS A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD,”
AMONG THE TITLES ARRIVING ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS SUMMER

Arlington, VA – June 9, 2022 – This June, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: DANIEL VISITS A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD, a special hour-long movie, and new episodes of LET’S GO LUNA and DONKEY HODIE are among the new titles being added to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel. The subscription rate for the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase supports public television for all. Families and kids can also stream full episodes of shows for free on PBS KIDS.

In DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, 4-year-old Daniel Tiger invites young viewers ages 2-4 into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. The Emmy®-winning animated preschool program models age-appropriate social-emotional strategies and practical life skills for young children.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Visits a New Neighborhood
Streaming Date: June 20, 2022
Episodes: 1
In LET’S GO LUNA, children follow the adventures of three friends – Leo, Carmen, and Andy as they join Luna the Moon on a trip around the world. Each episode teaches children ages 4 to 7 about world cultures.

Let’s Go Luna, Volume 11
Streaming Date: June 24, 2022
Episodes: 4
DONKEY HODIE is an enthusiastic and charming go-getter who takes on each day with curiosity and resilience, along with her pals Purple Panda, Duck Duck, and Bob Dog. Set in the whimsical land of Someplace Else, the series is designed to empower children ages 3-5 to dream big and overcome obstacles in their own lives, to work hard and persevere in the face of failure, to be resourceful and discover they can solve problems on their own—and to laugh themselves silly along the way.

Donkey Hodie, Volume 7
Streaming Date: June 10, 2022
Episodes: 4

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 media and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in lovable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can stream PBS KIDS for free anytime, no subscription required. A large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content that spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers and caregivers, parents, and community – providing resources accessible 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.



AN ALL NEW SEASON OF “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: ENDEAVOUR” AND TWO INTERNATIONAL SERIES





AN ALL NEW SEASON OF “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: ENDEAVOUR” AND TWO INTERNATIONAL SERIES FROM
WALTER PRESENTS “A MURDER OF CROWS”, SEASON 2, AND “LUISA SPAGNOLI” AMONG SHOWS LAUNCHING ON
THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS JUNE

Arlington, VA – June 6, 2022 – This month, seven new international programs arrive on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel, including the new season of fan-favorite “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Endeavour”. In Season 8, Endeavour begins to show signs of a struggle with his inner demons which worries his colleagues. Then, in the German crime drama from Walter Presents, “A Murder of Crows, Season 2” Inspector Brühl investigates the disappearance of a young boy, and “Walter Presents: Luisa Spagnoli” follows the rise of the Italian businesswoman famous for creating a women’s fashion line and the world-famous chocolate brand, Perugina.

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.

Information about each of the programs is below:
MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Endeavour, Season 8

Premiere Date: June 19, 2022
Episodes: 3
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Language: English
In 1971, our heroes investigate suspected IRA retaliations, the murder of a local cab driver, and the peculiar killing of a college fellow which results in putting one of their own in imminent danger. As Endeavour shows signs of a struggle with his inner demons, the team wonders if he is beyond the point of no return.

Walter Presents: A Murder of Crows, Season 2

Premiere Date: June 10, 2022
Episodes: 1
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Language: German with English Subtitles
Inspector Martin Brühl must uncover the mysterious truth in the case of a missing four-year-old boy. However, the young woman claiming to be the boy’s mother is said to have a head injury leaving her with a distorted sense of reality and severely delusional. With this new information, the case is filed away. But Inspector Brühl cannot seem to let the investigation go, and as he continues to dig deeper, surprising clues about the boy and the woman begin to emerge.
Walter Presents: Luisa Spagnoli

Premiere Date: June 17, 2022
Episodes: 4
Genre: Drama, Historical
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Filled with romance, success and scandal, “Luisa Spagnoli-Queen of Fashion” follows the true story of the rags to riches life of the world-famous Italian chocolatier and fashion designer who blazed a trail for working women in the early 20th century.

In 1920’s Perugia, Italy, Luisa Spagnoli is a woman of humble origins who, with great determination, decides to take over a small pastry shop on the verge of bankruptcy. Teeming with entrepreneurial spirit and endowed with extraordinary modernity and creativity, she establishes herself as a leading businesswoman and visionary, revolutionizing candy and chocolate from a luxury product of the rich, into one accessible for all.
Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in June:
Walter Presents: The Paris Murders, Season 4 -6/3
Walter Presents: The Wagner Method – 6/10
Walter Presents: The First Forgotten – 6/17
Hotel Portofino – 6/19
Walter Presents: Leo Mattei – Special Unit, Season 1&2 – 6/24

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.

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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 hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

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.



Video: “Miss Scarlet and The Duke” Season 2 Trailer





Video: “Miss Scarlet and The Duke” Season 2 Trailer
It’s official: Season 2 will premiere on Sunday, October 16 at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from PBS]
Miss Scarlet and The Duke: Season 2 Trailer

It’s official: Season 2 will premiere on Sunday, October 16 at 8/7c. Eliza Scarlet and William ‘The Duke’ Wellington are back on the case in an action-packed, all-new season.



CHECK INTO “HOTEL PORTOFINO” THIS SUMMER ON PBS





CHECK INTO “HOTEL PORTOFINO” THIS SUMMER ON PBS

Glamorous Period Drama Launching Exclusively on all PBS Platforms June 19

Caption: Bella Ainsworth (Natascha McElhone) Credit: Courtesy of Eagle Eye Drama Limited 2021
Click Here to Watch Episodes

ARLINGTON, VA — This June, the drama-filled series HOTEL PORTOFINO, which has charming characters from different walks of life mingling in an exhilarating cocktail of romance, glamour and mystery, will launch on all PBS platforms. The six-episode period piece starring Natascha McElhone (“Ronin,” “Californication,” “Halo”) follows an elite yet dysfunctional British family who open a hotel for upper-class travelers on the magical Italian Riviera during the Roaring ‘20s.

HOTEL PORTOFINO premieres Sunday, June 19, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream on all station-branded PBS platforms including PBS.org, the PBS Video app, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO. HOTEL PORTOFINO will be available to stream on PBS Passport and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel.

HOTEL PORTOFINO tells the story of the Ainsworth family that has relocated from Britain to open an upscale hotel on the Italian coastline. Set in the breathtakingly beautiful resort town of Portofino, this new period drama is about personal awakening at a time of global upheaval in the traumatic aftermath of World War I and the liberating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate and cuisine on elite British travelers. As distinguished guests like the imperious Lady Latchmere check into the hotel, matriarch Bella Ainsworth tries to keep up with their constant demands. McElhone and Mark Umbers (“Home Fires”) star as the British expat hoteliers Bella and Cecil Ainsworth.

Rounding out the ensemble cast, are Anna Chancellor (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), Pasquale Esposito (“Gomorrah”), Oliver Dench (“Pandora”), Assad Zaman (“Apple Tree Yard”), Adam James (“Doctor Foster”), Imogen King (“The Bay”), Elizabeth Carling (“Goodnight Sweetheart”), Olivia Morris (“The Turtles”), Lily Frazer (“Saint Maude”), among others.

Embracing intertwined sexual and social liberation themes, HOTEL PORTOFINO delivers addictive plotlines for drama lovers in a breathtaking Italian setting.

Episode One: “First Impressions”
Hotel Portofino opens its doors to guests around the world, including the imperious Lady Latchmere (Chancellor) who is hard to please. Bella Ainsworth (McElhone), co-proprietor with her husband Cecil (Umbers) and the moving spirit behind the hotel, uses resources, energy and focus to meet hotel demands, while tending to her war-wounded son Lucian (Dench) and her widowed daughter Alice (Morris). Bella quickly finds herself targeted by a scheming local politician, Signor Danioni (Esposito), who threatens her with extortion.

Episode Two: “Lessons”
Guests settle in and enjoy the hotel property, including the vivacious American, Claudine Pascal (Frazer), and Anish Sengupta (Zaman), a close friend of Lucian’s who is taking a break from his medical studies. Under the pressure of an arranged marriage to Rose by his father Cecil, Lucian asks for permission from her mother Julia to take her for a painting lesson on the beach. Meanwhile, Danioni worms his way into the Ainsworth’s affairs by helping Cecil arrange for a family heirloom to be sent from England.

Episode Three: “Invitations”
Bella and Lady Latchmere bond over a family tragedy and Constance, a young woman helping around the hotel, is encouraged to make more of her appearance by the hotel’s most worldly guest, Claudine. Bella invites Italian locals to the first English afternoon tea in the hotel’s garden, and the Ainsworth heirloom, a painting by the artist Rubens, arrives during the festivities. When several guests head off for a supper party, Lucian and other younger guests stay behind. Rose lets her hair down with Lucian but disgraces herself in Julia’s eyes.

Episode Four: “Uncoverings”
The younger guests venture out on a boat trip, where Constance wears the daring swimsuit Claudine has given her. Catching Lucian’s eye, he and Constance swim together to explore a nearby cave. Bella finally stands up to Signor Danioni when she visits him to make another payment and insists it will be her last, but Danioni doesn’t take the news lightly. He hands over compromising correspondence to Cecil, but before he can confront Bella about the letter, the Rubens goes missing and there is uproar at the hotel.

Episode Five: “Discoveries”
Bella and Cecil, the hotel’s guests and employees are in a tumult over the stolen painting. As the police, led by Danioni, search for the missing heirloom, everyone is a suspect. Danioni accuses Billy Scanlon, the only surviving son of the hotel’s cook, Betty, of being the thief. An Italian guest, Count Albani, steps in to try and help Bella resolve her difficulties with Signor Danioni. Cecil finally confronts Bella over the compromising letter.

Episode Six: “Denouements”
The day after Bella’s confrontation with Cecil, her daughter, Alice, finds a locket that reveals a secret Constance has been hiding. When Lucian finally acknowledges his true feelings, Alice takes him aside to disclose the secret from Constance’s past. Lucian must now decide on his prospective engagement to Rose. Claudine and Bella build a bond as her empathetic manner gives Bella strength. The mystery of the missing heirloom is resolved, and the police investigation is closed. Cecil makes a surprising discovery about Danioni, and he pays him off with a bribe not to reveal his indiscretion.

HOTEL PORTOFINO was written and created by Matt Baker and directed by Adam Wimpenny. The series is an Eagle Eye Production in association with Beta Film. HOTEL PORTOFINO is executive produced by Eagle Eye’s Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino.

About EAGLE EYE DRAMA
Eagle Eye Drama was formed by Walter Iuzzolino, Jo McGrath and Jason Thorp, the same three founders and creative team behind the global drama company Walter Presents. The company produces dramas and animations, based on adaptations and original ideas.

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About BETA FILM
Owned by Jan Mojto since 2004, Beta Film produces, finances and distributes high-end entertainment content for the global market utilizing extensive connections and a deep knowledge of the media industry. It draws on both long-standing and new partnerships spanning public and private broadcasters, streaming platforms and special interest channels, production companies, theatrical and video distributors, and organizers of major film and TV festivals. The group is also focused on strategic alignment in new business areas through both acquisitions and joint-ventures and has stakes in several production companies throughout Europe, as well as special interest channels. Founded in 1959 by Leo Kirch, Beta Film is based in Munich, Germany with bureaus in the US, Latin America, Middle East, China and throughout Europe.

About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the U.S. 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. Streamers can subscribe to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel for $5.99 a month, in addition to an Amazon Prime Membership subscription. Follow the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel on Facebook.

About PBS Passport
PBS Passport is a member benefit from participating PBS stations that gives eligible donors and supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online or within the PBS Video app. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.

About PBS
PBS, with more than 330 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people through television and 26 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’ premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a 24/7 channel, online at  pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following  PBS Communications on Twitter. 

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.