"Probably America's finest TV channel"
Welcome to PBS America, the new British television channel from America's Public Broadcasting Service, available now 24 hours a day, on Sky channel 534 and Virgin Media 243.
PBS is America's largest classroom, the United States' largest stage for the arts and valued window on the world. Loved for its quality output since 1969, PBS is a private, non-profit corporation funded by donations, which has been rated America's most trusted institution for more than 10 consecutive years.
Here in the UK, PBS America showcases all of PBS's best-loved and award-winning factual strands - including NOVA (science), FRONTLINE (current affairs) and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (history) - alongside epic series from legendary storyteller Ken Burns including Jazz, The West and The Civil War.
Run by a British team based in London, PBS America marries the best new shows with treasures hand-picked rom PBS's extensive archive to offer British viewers a different view of America. Explore our schedule to discover what's on now, later and next week or subscribe to our free weekly highlights email here.
Upcoming premieres include The Address by Ken Burns, part of a nationwide campaign to encourage Americans to learn and recite what is arguably one of the most famous speeches ever made, the Gettysburg Address; Lincoln@Gettysburg reveals the greatest turning point in American history, the rebirth of a nation, and the dawn of the information age; and 50 years on, 1964 examines a momentous year when ordinary but principled Americans stood strong and set their nation on to a new and different course.
"American television has so much more to offer a British audience. Nowhere is this more apparent than on PBS."