The PBS Streaming User: Who are they?

Last Updated by Tom Davidson | Senior Director SPI | PBS Digital on

Who are the people watching PBS content on Roku and other streaming devices?How many of them are there? Are they members? How do they like it – and does it cannibalize their viewing over the air? Those are the sorts of questions we’ve been asking ourselves (and many of you have asked us) since PBS Digital first launched apps for “over-the-top” streaming back in 2012.

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New Bentomatic: PBS Anywhere

Last Updated by By Jen Carter Hinders | Assistant Director | PBS Digital on

Share in the excitement of being able to access and distribute your station's content across multiple platforms via the PBS Anywhere Bentomatic-powered promotional site.

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Send Us Your Portrait Images

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PBS Digital recently launched a PBS app on Amazon Fire TV. As you may have noticed, the images for this app are all portrait instead of the usual landscape orientation. Because of this, local program images are currently not appearing since we do not have portrait images for your content.

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Recording Available: The PBS Streaming User Webinar

Last Updated by José Fernández | Product Deployment Manager | PBS Digital on

Last month, we presented research via webinar about the PBS streaming/OTT audience. The webinar was held twice, and specifically for PBS station staff. More than 100 station leaders attended, and from the feedback we've received, it seems like the material was very useful.

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Join the Countdown to Downton

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With the much-anticipated premiere of “Downton Abbey, Season 5” on MASTERPIECE on January 4, 2015, PBS and WGBH are offering fans and new viewers of “Downton Abbey,” the opportunity to catch up on all the dramatic events of Season 4.

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Top News Apps of 2014

Last Updated by Dena Levitz | Media Shift on

As the capabilities and features of smartphones grow evermore advanced, the wisest app developers take advantage of such features in order to offer a more innovative experience. Just browse through these top news apps of the year and you'll see why they are so much more than simple news e-readers.

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New ‘PBS Video’ app now available on both Android and iOS platforms

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PBS is thrilled to announce the release of the all new PBS Video app, now available for the first time on Android devices through the Google Play store. In addition to the launch, an update will be released for the existing PBS iOS app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Pop-Up PBS Anywhere Coming to a Station Near You!

Last Updated by Betsega Bekele | Associate Director Marketing Strategy | PBS Marketing and Communications on

Last year the PBS Anywhere campaign was launched to boost awareness among consumers of the breadth of PBS and local station content available on a variety of platforms and devices. Expanding on the promotional assets available for you to support the PBS Anywhere message, we are excited to announce the PBS Anywhere Pop-Up Lounge, which is available for stations to reserve and use free of charge.

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Major PBS Streaming Video Updates Now Available on Roku

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We are pleased to announce a significant upgrade to the PBS Video Channel on Roku. In addition to a new and improved design, users can now set up Show Syncing across their devices.

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Roku® Viewers to Receive Early Access to PBS Online Film Festival

Last Updated by Pete Van Vleet | Sr. Manager Digital Video Content Manager | PBS Digital on

PBS is giving its Roku® viewers an exclusive look at this years PBS Online Film Festival. The Webby-Award nominated festival is returning for a fourth year June 15 - July 17, 2015, and will feature 25 short-form independent films from and a broad spectrum of public media stations and partners.

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PBS App Now On Windows 10

Last Updated by Amy Lust | Assistant Director | PBS Digital on

The new PBS Video app for Windows 10 on desktop, tablet and mobile is now live!

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KQED Learns 55% of All Donations Received During February Roku Sustainer Campaign Came From Nonmembers and Lapsed Members

Last Updated by Andrew Alvarez | Senior Manager Audience Insights & Ingenuity | KQED on

Late last year, PBS invited stations to test the hypothesis that offering a Roku Streaming Stick as a mission-based premium would be sufficient incentive to encourage conversions to monthly Sustaining Memberships. KQED proved the hypothesis and gained valuable data in the process.

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Pledge Lightbox on PBS.org and iOS/Android Apps

Last Updated by José Fernández | Senior Manager | SPI Team | PBS Digital on

It’s back! The lightbox. Also known as an overlay. PBS Digital and Development Services have partnered for the fifth time to leverage the millions of unique visitors to PBS.org in order to generate donations for stations. This time, however, we are adding iOS and Android mobile and tablet apps to the mix.

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See the New Features on PBS' Apple TV App

Last Updated by Matt McManus | Director Product Management | PBS Digital on

We are excited to share details of the upcoming updates to our Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV PBS apps with you, our local station partners. A major update to our Apple TV app will roll out to users this morning, and a smaller update to the Amazon Fire TV app will be released in the next few weeks. See below for an in-depth look at the updates.

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A Gadget-Lover's Guide to Halloween

Last Updated by Brionne Griffin on

The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner, and while everyone else is scrambling for the "punniest" last-minute costume, you can indulge your digital side and wow all your friends with these hi-tech halloween gadgets.

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