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PBS Portal Will Provide Full-Length Episodes

PBS said Wednesday it has launched a beta version of PBS Video Portal at where it will provide thousand of hours of full-length programming for online viewing.

That will include both classic shows like Julia Child, Masterpiece, Nova, and Antiques Roadshow and local content from PBS stations.

To promote the launch, PBS is making the premiere episode of series Time Team America, a tour of archeological digs, available online today in advance of its on-air premiere in the summer.

"Our goal is to ensure that audiences have online access to the remarkable depth and breadth of PBS programming," said Jason Seiken, PBS senior vice president of Interactive, "[and] in a format that puts the user in control."

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.