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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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