DIRECTV STREAM customers will have access to educational and inspiring content from Arizona PBS.
Arizona PBS announced today the station is now live streaming on DIRECTV STREAM. A dedicated live channel for Arizona PBS is already available to all local DIRECTV STREAM customers, supplemented with additional PBS on-demand programming that will continue to expand PBS’s digital footprint and offer viewers various ways to stream PBS content. Arizona PBS is the top-rated public media television station in the region, serving 1.9 million people each week with distinctive PBS programs and local productions that invigorate the Southwest.
“Entertainment is personal and should serve every member of the household, which is why we’re partnering with PBS to deliver DIRECTV STREAM customers more choice, more control and a more convenient way to access the content they care about most,” said Rob Thun, Chief Content Officer for DIRECTV.
“DIRECTV STREAM will allow Arizona PBS viewers to personalize their viewing experience and give them more access to our award-winning local and national content. This initiative also aligns with our 2021-2024 strategic plan, which calls for Arizona PBS to better know our audiences in order to serve them exceptional content, experiences and resources,” said Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell.
Relationships like this ensure that on-demand content from PBS favorites, including American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Masterpiece and Nature, are available to as many viewers as possible.
In addition, the PBS KIDS channel has recently joined both the DIRECTV STREAM and DIRECTV lineups, helping to extend the PBS mission of preparing young children for success in school and life through trusted, educational media, available anytime and anywhere. Now, young viewers can access their favorite series, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Molly of Denali, Odd Squad, Pinkalicious & Peteterrific and Wild Kratts, among many others, via DIRECTV and its on-demand menu or using the same capabilities on DIRECTV STREAM.
Arizona PBS is a member-supported community service of Arizona State University, based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
About Arizona PBS
Arizona PBS is one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, with four broadcast channels and a growing array of digital platforms. A trusted community resource for 60 years, Arizona PBS fosters lifelong learning through quality programming, in-depth news coverage and critical educational outreach services. It is one of the country’s largest public television stations, reaching 80 percent of Arizona homes and 1.9 million households each week. Arizona PBS has been part of ASU since the station launched in 1961. Learn more at https://azpbs.org.
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 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 Pressroom on Twitter.
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