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PBS and Discovery Education Partner to Distribute PBS Programs to Schools

Posted May 15, 2006
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PBS and Discovery Education have announced a major multi-year media partnership through which PBS has licensed hundreds of hours from its series and specials for distribution to schools through Discovery Education's digital learning services. PBS titles to be made available via Discovery Education include THE CIVIL WAR and other Ken Burns documentaries; FREEDOM: A HISTORY OF US; the complete CYBERCHASE series; and selected episodes from NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, FRONTLINE and others. A number of local PBS stations already partner with Discovery Education in delivering its flagship video-on-demand service, unitedstreaming, as part of their portfolio of local education offerings.

Beginning this fall, schools will have the opportunity to receive the PBS library as a supplement to unitedstreaming. As with all content delivered through unitedstreaming, the PBS programs will be correlated to state curriculum standards, chaptered into content-specific video clips and offered for teachers to stream or download for instructional use.

Source: Discovery Education, http://www.discoveryeducation.com


 
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