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BroadbandTV and PBS Collaborate on YouTube Content Management


BBTV actively monitoring hundreds of PBS titles on YouTube

Today, BroadbandTV (BBTV), a digital entertainment company which exists
to empower creators and inspire audiences, announced a collaboration
with PBS, America's preeminent public broadcaster and content provider
and PBS Distribution, a leading distributor of public media content, to
manage fan-uploaded content on YouTube for popular shows including NOVA,
FRONTLINE, and Nature, as well as PBS KIDS series. PBS, America's most
trusted national institution*, joins a growing roster of major media and
entertainment companies that utilize BBTV's content management services
including the NBA, Viacom, Sony Pictures, Univision, Warner Bros.,
Turner and FremantleMedia.

"We're helping PBS control their premium IP across digital, opening up
new opportunities, and further connecting them to their digital fans,"
commented Lewis Ball, VP of Interactive, e-Commerce and Professional
Services, BroadbandTV.

BBTV's Professional Services team utilizes VISO NOVI, its proprietary
offering and service which detects, tracks and measures fan activity
associated with premium content and puts the rights owners back in
control of their IP.

"The entertainment industry is facing a lot of challenges – not the
least of which is protecting our IP," commented Andrea Downing,
Co-President of PBS Distribution. "We need a suite of tools to be
successful, and BroadbandTV will be a powerful ally in managing our
content on YouTube."

BBTV remains the third largest video property globally following only
Google and Facebook, according to the April 2018 comScore Top 100 Video
Properties Worldwide report for Unique Viewers.

* Report: Americans Vote PBS Most Trusted National Institution,
TVTechnology, February 13th, 2018
** PBS media stats:

About BroadbandTV
is a digital entertainment company which exists to empower creators and
inspire audiences. Today, BroadbandTV generates over 33.3 billion
monthly impressions, 204 million hours viewed per month, and is the
third largest video property in the world - in terms of unique viewers -
following only Google and Facebook as of April 2018. Its leading digital
video networks include: popular kids content brand, HooplaKidz; number
one hip-hop and electronic music destinations, Opposition and WIMSIC;
TGN, the largest and most engaged community of gamers worldwide;
Outspeak, a partnership with HuffPost for influencers passionate about
covering current events in politics, entertainment, lifestyle, business,
technology, and more; and NBA Playmakers, geared to reach targeted and
engaged audiences from sports, to how-to and fitness, and basketball
culture in partnership with the NBA. In June 2013, leading European
entertainment network RTL Group acquired a majority stake in
BroadbandTV. Both companies also formed an ongoing strategic partnership
to accelerate the global growth strategy of BroadbandTV.

About PBS
with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to
explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content.
Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and
nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds
of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse
viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and
performances. PBS' broad array of programs has been consistently honored
by the industry's most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children
from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and
services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research
confirms that PBS' premier children's media service, PBS KIDS, helps
children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills,
enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through
member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV
– including a new 24/7 channel, online at,
via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More
information about PBS is available at,
one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS
on Twitter
, Facebook
or through our apps
for mobile and connected devices
. Specific program information and
updates for press are available at
or by following PBS
Pressroom on Twitter

About PBS Distribution
is a leading distributor of public media content
reaching global audiences through multiple platforms including
PBS-branded OTT channels, digital download and streaming services,
theatrical and inflight entertainment, DVD and Blu-ray sales and
international licensing.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators over 4,000 hours of the
highest quality factual, scripted and children's programming, including
films from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from MASTERPIECE, entertaining
and educational children's series and award-winning documentaries from
independent producers. We extend the reach of programming beyond
broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system,
stations and producers.

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