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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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