Check out this news release posted Monday by Houston blogger Mike McGuff:
“Houston Public Media announced today that it is now streaming live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for Houston Public Media and PBS KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’ digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. To access the full line-up available in greater Houston, you can visit the YouTube TV live guide or the PBS schedule here.
“PBS is committed to making trusted content available to all households across as many platforms as possible,” said Ira Rubenstein, chief digital and marketing officer at PBS. “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 Houston Public Media’s first local livestreaming partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from locally produced shows and PBS favorites, including American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Great Performances, Masterpiece, Nature and more.”
This is an interesting combo. We bet you’ll see this happening (if it hasn’t already) with PBS stations in other parts of the country.
It’ll get more eyes from the millennial and kid groups which scan their phones all day instead of using the television clicker like us old folks.