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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

Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: analogue, DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

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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Channel name arrow_drop_down web radio Freeview Sky Freesat
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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Sunday, 29 July 2018
Robert White
8:55 PM

I am unable to get pbs on my freeview,my postcode is s65 2lu

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Robert White's 1 post GB

10:40 PM

Robert White: Your postcode is predicted to be able to receive PBS America on the COM8 mux from Emley Moor. Are you able to receive the HD channels on 101-105?

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StevensOnln1's 2,683 posts GB
Saturday, 4 August 2018
Mike D
2:11 PM

StevensOnln1: I can't get pbs America. My postcode is ST3. I have read other people's comments and your replies.
I don't have satellite or cable but I note that you advise contacting Freeview Advice Line about getting replaement aerial. I can't find the suggested link on any of the pages.
Please advise what I should do next.

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Mike D's 1 post GB
Monday, 6 August 2018

8:11 PM

Mike D: Did you get PBS America previously? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see your predicted coverage, ST3 covers a wide area.

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StevensOnln1's 2,683 posts GB
Thursday, 16 August 2018
9:17 PM

Why was I unable to record an aviation programme on PBS America,on Freeview this evening,16th. August. I have previously been able to record the Vietnam war,no problem?

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R.Jeffery's 1 post GB
Monday, 3 September 2018
3:56 PM

I have not been able to get ch 94 at all. I did query it and was told I could get it on HD but it doesn't say that in the TV listings - it just says that PBS is on ch 94. Very upset that I missed the David Bowie programme last week.

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annette's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 4 September 2018

10:38 AM


You need a Freeview HD capable TV or set top box. It is transmitted in SD but using an HD multiplex. It is still available on channel 94 if you have suitable equipments as above.

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MikeP's 3,013 posts GB
Saturday, 8 September 2018
11:34 AM

why cant i get pbs america i was getting it previously

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johnston's 1 post GB
Sunday, 9 September 2018

10:45 AM


Please put yopur full postcode into this website so that we contributors can evaluate your reception conditions. There are over 1100 transmitters and we need to know which one you are using and what the predicted recption conditions are like.

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MikeP's 3,013 posts GB
Friday, 28 September 2018
elaine wheatley
4:15 PM

there is no channel 94 for pbs on my tv guide on my tv . I seem to have all the other channels. I am on the mendip transmitter. Its a shame as there seem to be some interesting programmes on pbs.

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