PBS America is a British television channel from America’s Public Broadcasting Service, targeting factual entertainment and documentary fans with a variety of content types, from science and history to arts and culture. The player is home to best-loved award-winning content, such as Ken Burns’ American history series, FRONTLINE & American Experience documentaries.
PBS America chose Simplestream to create its own first UK on demand service, looking to launch on Freeview Play devices. PBS America looked to streamline its operation by leveraging automated workflows, and re-utilise existing components provided by other third parties. The channel had the main objectives to considerably expand reach, increase penetration across the UK audience, and enhance their monetisation opportunities.