PBS SoCal Announces New Live Streaming Providing Access to Real-Time Broadcasts of PBS Content

Chelsea Grosbeck

Simulcast Streaming Online Provides New Way for Southern California Viewers
To Enjoy Engaging, Trusted and Original PBS Content for Free

Burbank, Calif. – August 27, 2020 – PBS SoCal, Southern California’s home for new PBS program premieres, announced today the launch of PBS SoCal’s simultaneous broadcast streaming service bringing viewers more ways to watch engaging and inspiring PBS content online at any time of the day regardless of antenna, cable or satellite connection. This free service is now available to residents in the greater Los Angeles area on the PBS Video App on Roku devices and at pbssocal.org/live. Content is geo-blocked to the Southern California region and does not require a PBS membership to access. To view the full streaming schedule available in Southern California, you can visit here.

PBS SoCal’s launch of local livestreaming includes content from locally produced shows as well as engaging and acclaimed PBS favorites. Interested viewers can visit PBSSoCal.org and begin to enjoy programs through reliable, high-quality and easy-to-navigate streaming. Audiences can watch PBS favorites on the live linear stream, such as the Emmy® Award-winning series NOVA, GREAT PERFORMANCES, FRONTLINE, INDEPENDENT LENS and documentaries from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns as well as several PBS KIDS! series including DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and MOLLY OF DENALI.

Live streaming appeals to those viewers wanting a true “channel experience” and “cord cutters” who are looking for another way to enjoy the great content they love from PBS. Increasingly, viewers are wanting the “Block Experience” where they can begin watching one program that flows into another similar-themed type of content making for a more seamless and educated viewing experience.

In addition to livestream, content is available on all 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. PBS SoCal members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via Passport. To learn more, visit pbssocal.org/app.

PBS SoCal is a donor-supported community institution that is a part of Public Media Group of Southern California, the flagship PBS station California formed by the merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group. PBS SoCal delivers content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain – over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. We offer the full slate of beloved PBS programs including MASTERPIECE, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, Independent Lens, a broad library of documentary films including works from Ken Burns; and educational PBS KIDS programs including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Curious George. Our programs are accessible for free through four broadcast channels, and available for streaming at pbssocal.org, on the free PBS App via streaming devices.