PBS and Comcast Partner to Double Current Season On Demand Programming
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The expanded partnership features more than 50 PBS series, including Downton Abbey on Masterpiece, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova and more on Xfinity On Demand, and adds new PBS titles to Xfinity TV Go platforms.
Today, PBS and Comcast announced a new partnership that will more than double the amount of PBS programming available via Xfinity On Demand. Recently-aired episodes from more than 50 signature PBS series will be featured on Xfinity On Demand, including episodes from primetime shows like American Experience, American Masters, Antiques Roadshow, Call the Midwife, Frontline, Nova and Masterpiece titles including Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall, Mr. Selfridge, Grantchester and Poldark.
As part of the expanded partnership, Xfinity TV customers will also enjoy access to more content across Xfinity TV Go platforms, including hit series Great Performances, Nature, Secrets of the Dead and more. Episodes will become available soon after they broadcast on local PBS member stations.
The expanded agreement will also provide PBS with increased promotional opportunities across Xfinity TV platforms, as well as enhanced branding for local PBS member stations on Xfinity On Demand within the menu.
"We are pleased that this new agreement recognizes public television’s unique structure and gives prominent branding to local member stations as the source of PBS content in their respective markets," said Ira Rubenstein, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PBS Digital. "Offering an enhanced selection of PBS programming on highly engaged platforms like Xfinity On Demand is a great way to help grow our audience, introduce new viewers to our programming and offer new promotional opportunities. We are glad that our viewers — who we know are increasingly looking for on-demand content — will have even more opportunity to watch the programs they love."
"Comcast and PBS have a longstanding relationship built around a commitment to providing the viewers we both serve with access to the content they want across devices," said Franz Kurath, Vice President, Content Acquisition, Comcast Cable. "Xfinity On Demand and Xfinity TV Go are go-to sources for customers who want to catch up and stay current on their favorite TV shows, and the addition of PBS’ original programming brings even more high-quality, award-winning programming to the platforms."