PBS platforms to offer livestream of South Carolina ETV’s complete broadcast lineup

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that its complete broadcast lineup – featuring both national and local programming – will be streamed live on the PBS Video App, PBS.org and scetv.org.

The PBS Local Livestreaming initiative is yet another step toward increasing accessibility to public television across the country. Earlier this year, PBS announced a partnership with YouTube TV, allowing many public media stations, including SCETV, to establish a channel on the popular streaming service.

Access to SCETV’s local livestream is free and can be found online at www.scetv.org/watchSCETV. Viewers can also watch the livestream on the PBS Video Channel on Roku devices. The service is expected to expand to Android TV and Amazon Fire TV devices later this year and to Samsung TV in 2021.


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Although the network’s complete broadcast lineup can only be accessed digitally through those selected devices, SCETV content is also available on the SCETV app, which can be downloaded on all iOS and Android devices. SCETV members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via Passport.

For more information on SCETV, visit www.scetv.org.

QUOTES:

“Earlier this year, we were thrilled to announce a partnership with YouTube TV, and today we’re even more excited that our complete broadcast lineup will be available to viewers online. This is a great step forward for SCETV as we seek to maximize our accessibility and reach as many South Carolinians as possible.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

“In addition to regular weekly programs like, ‘Making it Grow,’ ‘Palmetto Scene,’ and ‘This Week in South Carolina,’ our team produces some remarkable community discussion programs and documentary films. With today’s announcement, we’re proud that all of this local content will be streamed online for all of our digital viewers.” –SCETV Assistant General Manager Adrienne Fairwell

FIVE FAST FACTS:

SCETV is now streaming its complete broadcast lineup – local and national content – as part of PBS’ Local Livestreaming initiative.
Initially announced in February 2020, YouTube TV represents SCETV’s first livestreaming partnership.

Access to SCETV’s local livestream is free and can be found online at www.scetv.org/watchSCETV.

Viewers can also watch the livestream on the PBS Video Channel on Roku devices.
The service is expected to expand to Android TV and Amazon Fire TV devices later this year and to Samsung TV in 2021.

About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio
South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is the state's public educational broadcasting network. Using television, radio and diverse digital properties, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. In addition to airing local programs, such as “Carolina Classrooms,” “Making it Grow,” “Palmetto Scene” and “This Week in South Carolina,” SCETV also presents multiple programs to regional and national audiences, including “Expeditions,” “Reconnecting Roots,” “Reel South,” “Somewhere South,” “Yoga in Practice” and “Live from Charleston Music Hall.” In addition, SC Public Radio produces the national radio production, “Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA.”