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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.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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