Beginning this week, YouTube TV subscribers have access to local and national content from Idaho Public Television!
IdahoPTV announced today that its main broadcast channel, the IDAHO Channel, is now streaming live on YouTube TV, an internet television service that offers live television, on-demand video, and cloud-based digital video recording (DVR) from more than 70 television networks. That network list now includes PBS stations in select markets, including Idaho.
The Idaho PBS KIDS Channel is also streaming live on YouTube TV.
“Every year, more and more households are seeking alternative ways to view their favorite PBS programs,” says PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer Ira Rubenstein. “PBS is committed to making trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We are pleased that YouTube TV recognizes public television’s unique structure and worked with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch the programs they love through their local PBS station.”
YouTube TV represents IdahoPTV’s first local live-streaming partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from locally produced shows and PBS favorites, including Idaho Experience, Outdoor Idaho, American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Great Performances, Masterpiece, Nature and more.
The accompanying Idaho PBS KIDS Channel extends IdahoPTV’s mission of helping prepare children for success in school and life through trusted, educational media, available anytime and anywhere. Users can access favorite series, such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Molly of Denali, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts and Sesame Street.
In addition to YouTube TV, IdahoPTV content is available on air through five free broadcast channels, through cable and satellite TV providers, online at video.idahoptv.org, and through the PBS Video app and PBS KIDS Video app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV and Chromecast. Station members are also able to view an extended library of public television programming via IdahoPTV Passport.