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PBS America

PBS America is a new factual channel from America's Public Broadcasting Service. As well as bringing viewers historical and current affairs programming, the channel will also captivate audiences with powerful films such as Spy at the Hanoi Hilton and the Oscar-nominated Last Days in Vietnam.

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How to Watch: PBS America

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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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PBS America   91 (76%) 174 155

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon PBS America page.

Official site: See the link icon PBS America website.

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Thursday, 10 March 2016
david monk
4:39 PM

when will pbs America be available freeview in the uk

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david monk's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
2:38 PM

When will Ken Burns Vietnam be shown here on the UK PBS Channel?

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Geoff.'s 1 post GB
2:41 PM

When will Ken Burns Vietnam be shown In the UK.?

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Geoff.Kirkham's 3 posts GB

3:04 PM

Geoff.Kirkham: This isn't PBS's website and no one here has any information on the future broadcast schedule of any channel. A quick search on Google found this article ( which states that it starts next week on BBC Four.

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StevensOnln1's 2,683 posts GB
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Bo Simpson
7:37 PM

Love most of your programmes especially Vietnam, Jazz. and Building the great cathedrals which I'm waiting for right now! Thank you very much long may you continue this side of the "pond".

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Bo Simpson's 1 post GB

11:14 PM

Bo Simpson: This is not PBS America's website and they are unlikely to see your comments here. Their website is linked to at the top of this page.

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StevensOnln1's 2,683 posts GB
Saturday, 3 March 2018
Veronica Palmer
8:09 PM

From Cornwall UK
I have retuned my TV, but still cannot get PBs America - 94 .

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Veronica Palmer's 1 post GB

9:01 PM

Veronica Palmer: Different parts of Cornwall are covered by several different transmitters so we need to know which one you're using (please provide a full postcode) to be able to offer any meaningful advice.

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StevensOnln1's 2,683 posts GB
Friday, 16 March 2018
Mogsey O'Boyle
1:52 AM


I can get PBS America on my PVR in the living room but not on my Samsung Series 4 LED TV in the bedroom, most annoying.

Would you have any idea as to why this might be?

I know this is a long shot, just thought I'd chance my arm, so to speak.


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Mogsey O'Boyle's 1 post GB

10:13 AM

Mogsey O'Boyle: Check that Series 4 has an HD tuner. If it does, check that they are tuned to the same transmitter.

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