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Netflix, PBS expand programming agreement for U.S., Canada

Netflix has signed an expanded multi-year licensing agreement with PBS Distribution, making a variety of the U.S. pubcaster's titles, including a number of docs by Ken Burns (pictured), available via Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.
July 5, 2013

Netflix has signed an expanded multi-year licensing agreement with PBS Distribution, making a variety of the U.S. pubcaster’s titles, including a number of docs by Ken Burns (pictured), available via Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.

Among the docs made available are Burns’s films Prohibition and The Central Park Five, along with past seasons of non-fiction series such as Secrets of the Dead and ‘Nova.’

“PBS programming is both entertaining and enriching, a combination that Netflix members really appreciate,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

Jason Seiken, general manager of PBS Digital, added: “While PBS stations will always be the first place to see our programming, this agreement with Netflix exposes our shows to new audiences and further expands PBS’s presence across all media platforms.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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