PBS To Stream Broadband Freeview Of 'Civil War' Re-Broadcast

The noncom programming
service will premiere the rebroadcast of the first episode of Ken Burns' iconic
Civil War series free on iPads, iPods and iPhones beginning March 24, 10
days before its on-air broadcast.

According to comScore,
PBS is in the top 20 sites for video. Jason Seiken, SVP, PBS Interactive and
Product Development, also says that only four months after launching its apps,
almost a fifth of video streams are on the Apple apps.

The series is being
rebroadcast starting April 12, the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The multi-part
documentary remains PBS' highest-rated series ever. Highlighting that milestone
comes as noncoms face increasing threats of budget cuts from congressional

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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.