JOHNSTON, IOWA (September 24, 2020) — Iowa PBS fans have been asking for more ways to stream their favorite shows, and now they can. The same great programs and line-up that viewers love on broadcast are now available anywhere. Iowa PBS has announced that its primary channel is now livestreaming on iowapbs.org/watch, pbs.org/livestream, and the PBS Video App on Roku.
Iowa PBS's simultaneous broadcast streaming service brings viewers more ways to watch engaging and inspiring content regardless of antenna, cable, or satellite connection. Livestreaming Iowa PBS's lineup does not require a PBS membership and is available to those streaming within the state of Iowa.
"We are so excited to even further expand our service to Iowans," said Iowa PBS Executive Director and General Manager Molly Phillips. "We hope that by adding livestreaming options, we are better able to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire all Iowans, no matter how they prefer to watch."
Iowa PBS's launch of local livestreaming includes content from locally-produced shows like Iowa Press and Iowa Ingredient as well as engaging and acclaimed PBS favorites. Interested viewers can visit iowapbs.org and begin to enjoy programs through reliable, high-quality, easy-to-navigate streaming. Audiences can watch PBS favorites on the linear livestream, such as the Emmy(r) Award-winning series NOVA, Great Performances, Frontline, and Independent Lens, as well as PBS KIDS series including Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Molly of Denali.
Livestreaming appeals to those viewers wanting a true channel experience and cord-cutters who are looking for another way to enjoy the great content they love from PBS. Increasingly, viewers are wanting the "block experience" where they can begin watching one program that flows into another similarly-themed type of content making for a more seamless and educated viewing experience.
In addition to its livestreaming on iowapbs.org/watch, pbs.org/livestream, the PBS Video App for Roku, and YouTube TV, Iowa PBS is available via statewide broadcast. Iowa PBS programs, behind-the-scenes extras, and more can be enjoyed on iowapbs.org, Facebook, and YouTube. Viewers can also stream their favorite shows on-demand using the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, and many streaming devices.
Learn more at iowapbs.org.
Iowa PBS is formerly known as Iowa Public Television. New name. Same essential mission.
As Iowa's only statewide television network, Iowa PBS's mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans guides its quality, non-commercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: Iowa PBS .1, Iowa PBS KIDS .2, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 and Iowa PBS Create .4 on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; and Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at iowapbs.org.