(BLOOMINGTON) – WTIU Public Television is now streaming live on
Dedicated live channels for WTIU and PBS KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’s digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content.
To access the full line-up available in south-central Indiana, you can visit the YouTube TV live guide or the PBS schedule.
“Every year, more and more households are seeking alternative ways to view their favorite PBS programs,” said PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer Ira Rubenstein. “PBS is committed to making trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We are pleased that YouTube TV recognizes public television’s unique structure and worked with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch the
programs that they love through their local PBS station.”
“We are excited to partner with PBS on this unique partnership to further our commitment to providing a best-in-class experience for our users,” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV. “PBS and PBS KIDS are highly requested channels by our users, and we’re thrilled to be able to add these to the YouTube TV lineup starting today.”
YouTube TV represents WTIU’s first local live-streaming partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from locally produced shows and PBS favorites, including American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, FrontLine, Great Performances, Masterpiece Theater and more.
The accompanying PBS KIDS 24/7 channel extends the organization’s mission of helping prepare children for success in school and life through trusted, educational media, available anytime and anywhere. Users can
access favorite series, such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Molly of Denali, Odd Squad, Pinkalicious & Perterrific, Wild Kratts, and Sesame Street
YouTube TV subscribers can also access select content through YouTube TV’s VOD service.
In addition to YouTube TV, WTIU content is available on all WTIU-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBSKIDS.org, as well as the PBS Video app and PBS KIDS Video app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV, and Chromecast. WTIU members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via Passport.
WTIU Public Television is licensed through Indiana University and has been serving south-central Indiana residents since 1969. WTIU’s broadcast schedule combines the full national schedule of PBS programs and three locally-produced series—Journey Indiana, The Friday Zone, and Indiana Newsdesk. Between broadcast, cable, satellite, and broadband, WTIU reaches an estimated 1.5 million viewers.
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