PBS Distribution is the leading distributor of public television content in the US and abroad. We extend the reach of programming beyond broadcast, generating revenue for the public television system and producers. Our services include:
PBS Distribution’s retail team works with a wide range of customers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, Costco, BJs, distributors like Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and Alliance, as well as with museum stores, catalogs, and other specialty accounts. Our Team's approach ensures the widest possible distribution for the programs we represent.
PBS Distribution’s digital team has robust partnerships with all the world’s leading platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, Netflix, and Google Play, as well as emerging digital service providers. Our team’s in-house marketing expertise drives sales and puts our programs in the spotlight.
The PBS Teacher shop is a comprehensive resource for educational professionals looking for high-quality video content and other educational materials for K-12 schools, colleges, universities, libraries, and other educational institutions.
PBS Learning Media is the go-to destination for instant access to thousands of classroom-ready digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more. Within the PBS Learning Media space, educators can search, save, and share favorite resources with ease. This incredible archive is free to educators.
ShopPBS makes the best of public television programming easily available to consumers throughout the US – online and through our print catalogs. DVD and Blu-ray products are supplemented by other merchandise that’s perfect for gift-giving and that reflect the spirit of public television, including books, tote bags, mugs, jewelry, collectibles, and much more.
PBS Distribution’s international team represents a robust catalog of over 400 hours of quality factual and children’s programming, pursuing broadcast, DVD, and digital licensing agreements throughout the global marketplace.
PBS Distribution’s Theatrical Department brings stellar films to the big screen through unique and personalized distribution and awards strategies, from festival premieres through theatrical debuts and beyond. Previous releases include Stanley Nelson’s Emmy nominated Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Barak Goodman’s Emmy nominated Oklahoma City, and critically-acclaimed Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, directed by Steve James. Upcoming releases include Peter Bratt’s award-winning documentary Dolores, Bill Nye: Science Guy from David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg, and Masterpiece’s first theatrical release, The Chaperone, from Academy Award winning writer, Julian Fellowes, best known in public television for his work on Downton Abbey.