NET Now Simulcast Live on YouTube TV

News Release Date: 
December 17, 2019

Beginning Today, YouTube TV Subscribers Will Have Access to Educational and Inspiring Content from NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station

Lincoln, Neb. (Dec. 17, 2019) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station announced that it is now simulcasting live on YouTube TV starting today. Dedicated live channels for NET and NET PBS KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’s digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. To access the full line-up available in Nebraska, you can visit the YouTube TV live guide or the PBS schedule here

“Every year, more and more households are seeking alternative ways to view their favorite PBS programs,” said 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 that they love through their local PBS station.”

“We are excited to partner with PBS on this unique partnership to further our commitment to providing a best-in-class experience for our users,” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV. “PBS and PBS KIDS are highly requested channels by our users, and we’re thrilled to be able to add these to the YouTube TV lineup starting today.”

“We’re delighted that NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station is now being simulcast live as part of the YouTube TV lineup of stations,” said Mark Leonard, President and CEO of NET. “Our quality educational and local content is now available through more platforms than ever before. No matter where you are in Nebraska, you can take NET with you wherever you go.”

YouTube TV represents NET’s first local live simulcast stream partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from PBS favorites, including AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, GREAT PERFORMANCES, MASTERPIECE, NATURE and more. The accompanying NET PBS KIDS 24/7 channel extends the organization’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, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, WILD KRATTS and SESAME STREET.

In addition to YouTube TV, NET content is available on all NET-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBSKIDS.org, as well as the PBS Video app and PBS KIDS Video app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV and Chromecast. NET members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via NET Passport.

For more information about YouTube TV, click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Cameron Risher, 402-470-6312, crisher@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.

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