PBS will be launching a new documentary focused Prime Video Channel on August 4. The new PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is another way for viewers to access PBS content outside of the PBS Video app, with the intention of informing and inspiring a larger audience.
The new channel will include a library of content that will include the entire Ken Burns collection, along with films from Nova, Frontline, American Masters, Nature, American Experience, Independent Lens, POV, and many other producers.
“PBS is the leader of high-quality, compelling nonfiction entertainment, and the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is a natural addition to our current streaming offering on Prime Video Channels—PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS LIVING AND PBS KIDS. This channel will not only help bring engaging stories about life in all corners of our country to a new audience, it will provide needed revenues to sustain public broadcasting’s public-private partnership model for the benefit of all stations and the communities they serve,” says Andrea Downing, Co-President of PBS Distribution.
At launch, the channel will offer nearly 1,000 hours of programming. The PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel will cost $3.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Amazon Prime Video subscription. The channel is available only in the US.
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Jess Barnes attended Edinboro University and spent years working in nonprofit before taking up freelance writing in 2012. Jess has been working for Cord Cutters News since 2017.