Netflix adds more PBS programming in U.S., Canada

July 3 Wed Jul 3, 2013 8:59am EDT

July 3 (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said it has reached a multi-year deal to stream more programming from U.S. public television network PBS, expanding the content available to subscribers in the United States and Canada, the company's two profitable markets.

The deal announced on Wednesday includes exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights to all seasons of British murder mystery drama "The Bletchley Circle" starting in the fall, and to preschool series "Super Why!" in 2014.

Netflix will add other children's series including "Wild Kratts", Ken Burns documentaries such as "Prohibition" and "Central Park Five" and past seasons of "Nova" and other non-fiction series.

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MariusT wrote:
…or you can watch a majority of their video catalog at For free.

Yes, folks will argue “it’s not convenient for my mobile devices.” The same address works on phones and tablets, or on iPad, there’s a separate PBS App that’s also free.

This isn’t really a development, unless you use Android where PBS doesn’t make a video app except for their kids shows, then Netflix makes things a little easier.

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