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Plex adds FAST channels from PBS Distribution, WNET Group

January 20, 2023

Free global streaming media platform, Plex, has announced the launch of three new FAST channels from PBS Distribution, a provider of public television programmes around the world, and one new FAST channel from The WNET Group, home of New York’s, THIRTEEN – America’s flagship public television station.

The new lineup, which includes PBS Antiques Roadshow,Julia Child and Antiques Road Trip from PBS Distribution andPBS Nature from The WNET Group, invites Plex members in the US and Canada to uncover hidden treasures, explore new worlds and rediscover iconic recipes through engaging content.

FAST channels available from PBS Distribution include: 

  • PBS Antiques Roadshow: Join GBH’s Antiques Roadshow for a 24/7 treasure hunt at memorable locations around the country, featuring specialists from leading auction houses and independent dealers who offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Fabulous finds – family heirlooms, flea market discoveries, items saved from attics and basements, and much more. (Antiques Roadshow is a trademark of the BBC, produced for North America by the WGBH Educational Foundation, under license from the BBC.)
  • Antiques Road Trip: Hit the road in a classic car for a tour through Great Britain with two antiques experts as they search the local stores for treasures, competing with each other to see who can turn small budget into a small fortune at auction. Their 24/7 adventures take them off the beaten path and allow them to indulge their passion for the past, learning about the little-known stories behind some of the greatest events in British history.
  • Julia Child: Julia Child’s popular cooking series – including The French Chef, Baking with Julia and Cooking with Master Chefs. Available 24/7, these episodes are filled with classic French dishes, curious retro recipes, talented guest chefs, bloopers, and Child’s signature wit and kitchen wisdom.

FAST channel available from The WNET Group: 

PBS NATURE: Bringing the beauty and wonders of wildlife and natural history into your home. Now you can watch classic episodes of Nature 24/7. Discover episodes newly released from a library of 40 seasons of award-winning Nature programming including episodes voiced by Nature creator and host George Page, and favourites such as the story of Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies (2001); Snowflake: the White Gorilla (2005); and the persevering Druid wolf pack of In the Valley of the Wolves (2007).

“These new channels are yet another example of our focus on adding the most recognized, popular, and trusted brands in all of entertainment,” said Shawn Eldrige, Vice President, Business Development and Content, Plex. “We’re excited to expand our ever-growing FAST channel lineup and library of free  movies and TV shows with fan favorite content like PBS Antiques Roadshow, PBS Nature, Julia Child and Antiques Road Trip.”

“We are thrilled to bring these popular shows to Plex viewers, expanding the ways fans can watch public media content and discover a library of new favourites,” aaid John Suydam, SVP Business Development, PBS Distribution.

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