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YouTube TV Subscribers Can Now Access Public Media North Carolina’s Quality Content

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, 12/18/2019 — UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina announced today that it is now streaming its entertaining and enlightening mix of content live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for UNC-TV, and its PBS KIDS 24/7 channel Rootle, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers. The move expands PBS’s digital footprint and offers viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. To access the full line-up available to UNC-TV viewers, visit the YouTube TV live guide or the PBS schedule here.

“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 UNC-TV on this unique partnership to further our commitment to providing a best-in-class experience for our users,” said YouTube TV Global Head of Partnerships Lori Conkling. “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 UNC-TV’s first local livestreaming partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from locally produced shows and PBS favorites, including American Experience, Antiques Roadshow,Black Issues Forum, FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman, FRONTLINE,Great Performances, Masterpiece, My Home, NC, Nature, NC SPIN, North Carolina Bookwatch, North Carolina Weekend, NOVA, Sci NC and other quality programs. The accompanying Rootle 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, UNC-TV content is available on all UNC-TV-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. Station members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via Passport.

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’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 atpbs.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.

About UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina
On air, online and in person, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina connects North Carolinians to each other, the world and endless possibilities. Through its unique partnership of public investment and private support, the statewide network includes in-person engagement, digital-first social and online content delivery, and four over-the-air channels—UNC-TV PBS & More, the North Carolina Channel, Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS and the Explorer Channel. Additionally, it provides emergency services support for the state and free educational services and resources for teachers. Visit unctv.org and join the conversation by connecting with us at facebook.com/publicmediaNC,instagram.com/publicmediaNC and @publicmediaNC on Twitter.

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CONTACT Rebekah Radisch, UNC-TV: rradisch@unctv.org 919-549-7177