PBS Launches PBS Documentaries Channel on Amazon Prime

PBS Distribution has announced that its new Prime Video Channel, PBS Documentaries, is now live. The channel features a robust lineup of programming by NOVA, Frontline, American Masters, Nature, American Experience, Independent Lens, the entire Ken Burns collection, and more. The channel joins PBS’s other Prime Video channels, PBS Masterpiece, PBS Living and PBS Kids.

“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,” said Andrea Downing, Co-President of PBS Distribution. “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.”

“We had long hoped to be able to have all of our films available in one place so the public would have access to the body of work,” says Ken Burns. “We’re thrilled that this is now possible thanks to the efforts of PBS Distribution and Amazon to launch the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel and also through PBS’s Passport initiative that allows viewers to support their public television stations.  Both will also contribute to the larger mission of PBS.”

The PBS Documentaries Prime Video channel is $3.99/month with an Amazon Prime membership and features nearly 1,000 hours of award-winning programming for subscribers to enjoy.

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