WVIA is now live on YouTube TV for subscribers, offering NEPA and PBS content
From a press release:
VIA Public Media is now streaming live on YouTube TV starting today. Dedicated live channels for WVIA 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 lineup available in Northeast Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley, you can visit the YouTube TV live guide or the PBS schedule on pbs.org.
“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.”
Launched in 2017, YouTube TV is a streaming Internet television service that offers live TV, on-demand video, and cloud-based DVR from more than 70 television networks.
YouTube TV represents WVIA’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,” “Nature,” 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 & Peterrific,” “Wild Kratts,” and “Sesame Street.” YouTube TV subscribers can also access select content through YouTube TV’s VOD service.
In addition to YouTube TV, WVIA content is available on all WVIA-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. WVIA members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via Passport.
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’s 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’s 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, an array of mobile apps, and in communities across America.
More information about PBS is available at pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on social media.
WVIA-TV can be found on over-the-air antenna on channel 44 and on all major network providers in Northeast Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley. WVIA carries PBS Kids programming all day on its second channel, 44.2; corresponding educational resources for PBS Kids programming can also be found at wvia.org.
VIA Public Media in Pittston, the PBS and NPR affiliate for Northeastern Pennsylvania, educates, inspires, entertains, and fosters citizenship, diverse cultures, and perspectives to nurture community.