Amazon and PBS Come To SVOD Deal

PBS and Amazon have come to a deal that will see Amazon Prime become the subscription-video-on-demand home for the bulk of PBS’ kids programming. The companies did not disclose the terms of what they said was a “multi-year” agreement.

The shows will continue to air first on PBS stations, then be available on Amazon after a certain period of time. The new deal does not include future series that PBS may introduce, while some of the network’s popular programs stream elsewhere such as “Super Why” which remains at Netflix and “Curious George” at Hulu.

The agreement gives Amazon streaming rights to nineteen series overall, ranging from relatively new launches like “Nature Cat,” “Ready Jet Go,” “Odd Squad,” “Peg + Cat” and “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”; to mainstays such as “Wild Kratts,” “Martha Speaks,” “Dinosaur Train” and “Cyberchase”; to classics including “Reading Rainbow,” “Caillou” and “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.” Also included in the pact are “Design Squad,” “SciGirls,” “Word Girl,” “Word World,” “Kratts Creatures” and “Postcards from Buster.” Two other series, “Bali” and “Peep and the Big Wide World,” are also included in the deal.

Source: Variety