PBS Digital Studios and PBS Member Stations

PBS Digital Studios is available to consult with local member stations that are interested in producing original digital-first programming. We understand that every station is going to have a different set of priorities and resources for digital-first programming, and we are available to help in many ways. 



One-on-one consulting on editorial and show format

One-on-one consulting on social media strategy and channel optimization

Tutorials on digital production methods and workflows:

Promotional support:

  • Help launching a new digital-first series / channel

  • Help with promoting individual episodes  

Share best practices:

  • Revenue and sustainability through sponsorship and crowdfunding

  • Series / channel format

  • Marketing and channel optimization

  • Audience development



PBS Digital Studios has partnered with several member stations to distribute their digital-first series. Here’s what we typically look for in local digital-first series.

What we look for in Digital Studios shows:

  • Series and episodes are produced in a way that can be adjusted based on audience and Digital Studios team feedback

  • Original series concepts that are relevant and appealing to a national audience, and consistent with core PBS genres

  • The series format and tone is digital-first and makes sense for its intended distribution platform

  • Fresh, modern editorial voice, with a PBS resemblance. For best results, consult with us early in the process

  • A clearly defined audience target, supported by research.

  • A plan to reach the intended audience using appropriate social platforms

  • The number of episodes and potential longevity of the channel. Channels can take time to grow

  • Commitment to channel optimization and ongoing marketing support

  • Sustainable funding model.  Can be a blend of crowdfunding, foundation support and sponsorship






PBS Digital Blog

Digital Voltage is Back! (Online)

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Digital Voltage returns for a series of online content in 2019.

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PBS Digital Studios Launches New Site and Video Training Series

Last Updated by Dan Levy on

The new site highlights their active online original series and features new and upcoming programming.

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Every Single PBS Digital Studios Show That is Available for Facebook Crossposting

Last Updated by Leslie Datsis on

We hope you can find a PBSDS show you can utilize for your strategy!

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New PBS Digital Studios Series from Rewire.org grows into multimedia project

Posted by Maribel Lopez on

DMAC member and TPT's Maribel Lopez explains how your station can leverage Rewire.org’s new PBS Digital Studios series

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Digital Voltage Energizes Salt Lake City

Last Updated by James Davie on

James Davie discusses what it was like hosting the final PBS Digital Studios Digital Voltage workshop at KUED.

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Get Started with PBS Digital Studios

We are available to all member stations for consultation. Fill out this form to contact us.


CPB-PBS Digital Studios Programming Grants Available

Funding from CPB will enable PBS Digital Studios to co-develop and fund the first season of three new YouTube channels, with three different member stations.

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For more information, visit Digital Studios at pbs.org

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Digital First Production 101
Blank Slate, an educational series about online video production, can help your station get familiar with digital production techniques. Check it out 

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