Apple (S AAPL) TV users just got another option to watch Antiques Roadshow: PBS launched an app on Apple’s streaming box Tuesday, promising access to “thousands of hours of your favorite PBS programming.” But don’t expect whole seasons of Downton Abbey: Amazon (S AMZN) got an exclusive for that show, which means that episodes only show up “for a limited window following the on-air broadcast,” according to a statement given to AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka. Also new on Apple TV: An app for Yahoo (S YHOO) Screen, Yahoo’s very own video portal.
In recent months, unlimited entertainment services for kids have proliferated. We took a look at the options in two categories: Ebooks and video.
Netflix has expanded its licensing agreement with PBS and got exclusive streaming rights to The Bletchley Circle and Super Why!. Last week, Amazon also made a deal with PBS to add more shows to Prime Instant Video.
PBS’s MediaShift is launching a line of ebooks, starting with titles on self-publishing and cord-cutting. Executive Mark Glaser says he plans to release 10 to 20 books this year, depending on how well the first titles do.
PBS showed quick social media instincts on Sunday night with a tweet inviting people to ditch the “Blackout Bowl” for some British drama. Here’s how it happened.
This week’s flap over Big Bird shows how unexpected digital media events can provide companies with amazing advertising opportunities — so long as they are nimble enough to make and buy ads in a matter of hours.
Fanhattan is trying to make it easier for users to discover content available on mobile, and soon connected TV devices. With that in mind, it has added videos from new content sources, including movies from Crackle and TV shows from PBS and Lifetime.
PBS will air an hour-long documentary about Apple’s iconic co-founder called Steve Jobs — One Last Thing on Nov. 2. The documentary will feature interviews with colleagues, professional and personal associates, many of whom appear in the new Walter Isaacson biography of Jobs.
Julia Child’s The French Chef is going digital for the first time: 200 episodes of the show are coming to Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Prime Instant…
Documentary master and father of his own iPhoto slideshow effect Ken Burns’ latest effort will debut first on the iPad and iPhone, starting Sept. 23. PBS will make the first episode of Prohibition available first through its iOS apps, over a week prior to TV broadcast.