INDIANAPOLIS – As of noon today, WFYI programming is now streaming live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for WFYI 1, WFYI 2 (PBS KIDS) and on-demand programming are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding WFYI’s and PBS’ digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream their educational and inspirational content. To access the full line-up available in central Indiana, subscribers can visit the YouTube TV live guide or the WFYI schedule here.
“This is an historic first step into livestreaming for WFYI and PBS,” WFYI President and CEO Greg Petrowich said. “As more and more people leave – or never start – a habit of viewing content broadcast over public airwaves, it’s important for us to meet them where they are. YouTube TV is one of those places.”
“Every year, more and more households are seeking alternative ways to view their favorite PBS programs,” PBS Chief Digital and Marketing Officer Ira Rubenstein said. “PBS is committed to making trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible. We are pleased that YouTube TV recognizes public television’s unique structure and worked with us to provide our viewers with more ways to watch the programs that they love through their local PBS station.”
YouTube TV represents WFYI’s first local livestreaming partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from locally produced shows and PBS favorites like “Antiques Roadshow,” “American Experience,” “Masterpiece,” “Nature” and more. The accompanying PBS KIDS 24/7 channel extends the organization’s mission of helping prepare children for success in school and life through trusted, educational content like “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and “Molly of Denali.” Users can also access select content through YouTube TV’s Video On Demand (VOD) service.
In addition to YouTube TV, WFYI content is available on all WFYI-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBSKIDS.org , as well as the WFYI mobile app and PBS KIDS Video app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV and Chromecast. WFYI members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via Passport.
About WFYI Public Media
As a PBS and NPR member station that also produces local and original content, WFYI Public Media serves the public through six 24/7 digital broadcast services. WFYI Public Radio operates on two distinct stations – 90.1 FM and 90.1 HD2 The Point, while WFYI Public Television operates three DTV services (20.1, 20.2 and 20.3). Through intentional community engagement, WFYI has a strong education component, particularly as a hub for the public media Ready To Learn initiative, and an ongoing public presence as an organization that amplifies the voices of our community. Additionally, WFYI runs the Indiana Reading and Information Service (IRIS), a reading service for visually - and literacy-impaired people. Learn more at wfyi.org.
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