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PBS International brings high-quality documentary, lifestyle, and children’s programming to the international marketplace.

PBS  International  is  the  worldwide  co-production  and  distribution  arm  of  PBS  Distribution, a  leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats.  The  company  operates  six  streaming  channels —PBS  MASTERPIECE  (US,  CAN),  PBS  KIDS,  PBS LIVING,  PBS  DOCUMENTARIES,  and  PBS  America  (U.K.).  Other  services  include  transactional  video-on-demand,  subscription  video-on-demand  licensing,  physical  products  on  DVD  and  Blu-ray,  theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS International offers the highest quality factual and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns,  entertaining  and  educational  PBS  KIDS  series,  and  award-winning  documentaries  from  NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers.

We highly value our relationship with our clients and believe that the great breadth and depth of our capabilities, and our robust catalog of high-caliber programs, enables us to provide our producers and media partners with the best possible service.

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Regional Representatives

Betsy Leblanc

Director, International Sales

Nanci Church

Senior Sales Manager

Anna Alvord

Director, Sales Operations

Team

Joe Barrett

Vice President, Sales

Responsible for International Program Sales.

jfbarrett@pbs.org
1.617.208.0731

Tom Koch

Vice President, International

Responsible for managing and overseeing the licensing of PBS International content worldwide.

jtkoch@pbs.org
1.617.208.0735

Germaine Deagan Sweet

Managing Director, Content Acquisitions

Responsible for managing co-production partnerships and presales of PBS International content worldwide.

gsweet@pbs.org
1.617.620.7036

Betsy LeBlanc

Director, International

Responsible for managing the licensing of PBS International content to partners in the United States, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

bkleblanc@pbs.org
1.617.208.0737

Tracy Beckett

Commissioning Editor, Content Acquisitions

Responsible for overseeing and managing the acquisitions process.

tabeckett@pbs.org
1.617.659.7921

Anna Alvord

Director, Sales Operations

Responsible for managing the licensing of PBS International content to partners in Asia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Iberia, and the Middle East.

agalvord@pbs.org
1.617.208.0728

Nanci Church

Senior Sales Manager

Responsible for managing the licensing of PBS International content to partners in France, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Oceania, Canada, Latin America and for Inflight.

nbchurch@pbs.org
1.617.208.0725

Daniela Deslauriers

Manager, Production Operations

Responsible for coordinating technical deliveries to clients and managing international collections.

dbdeslauriers@pbs.org
1.617.208.0732

Jennifer McKay

Program Manager, Project Development

Responsible for managing collection of international technical materials.

jcmckay@pbs.org
1.617.208.0727

Jamie Shata

Account Manager, Education and International

Responsible for managing the licensing of PBS KIDS content to partners worldwide.

jshata@pbs.org
1.703.739.5213

Acquisition Policy

PBS International is seeking independent programs for distribution.

PBS International licenses programs produced by independent producers and public television organizations from around the world. Our objective is to maximize exposure and income for series or single programs through broadcast and non-broadcast entities around the globe. PBS International plays a major role in co-production financing and pre-sales.

Our experience selling high-end programs and mini-series has given us an extensive network of connections to all of the major documentary buyers for worldwide. Media buyers look to PBS International for a continuous supply of hard-to-get, high-quality, programs.

If you have a film, either completed or in production with funding attached, and are looking for a distributor, please submit it to Tracy Beckett, Director of Program and Media Acquisitions. Your submission must include a link to the film or trailer, a detailed treatment, budget, and finance plan, if applicable.

Please note that PBS International does not license programs for PBS broadcast in the United States or the United Kingdom.  Please refer to pbs.org/producing/proposal/ for instructions and forms to submit a proposal or a completed program, including children’s programs to PBS.

Awards

PBS International’s programs have been recognized with hundreds of honors, including Emmys, Academy Awards, Peabodys, and duPont-Columbia awards. Awards include:

2020 George Foster Peabody Award

Whose Vote Counts

2020 George Foster Peabody Award

Asian Americans

2020 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story

Kids Caught in the Crackdown

2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

Documenting Hate: Charlottesville
Documenting Hate: New American Nazis

2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

Facebook Dilemma, The: Part One
Facebook Dilemma, The: Part Two

2019 George Foster Peabody Award

Molly of Denali

2019 Emmy® for Outstanding Investigative Documentary

Documenting Hate: Charlottesville
Documenting Hate: New American Nazis

2018 George Foster Peabody Award

Oklahoma City

2016 CINE Golden Eagle Award - Nonfiction Content

Last Days in Vietnam

2016 CINE Golden Eagle Award - Nonfiction Content

Great Math Mystery, The

2016 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award Winner: Television Program, On Location

I’ll Have What Phil’s Having

2016 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award Winner: Outstanding Personality/Host

Chef’s Life, A

2016 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

Outbreak
Growing Up Trans

2015 Alfred I. duPont – Columbia University Award

United States of Secrets, Part One
United States of Secrets, Part Two

2014 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form

African Americans, The: Many Rivers to Cross

2014 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form

Syria Behind the Lines

2014 Primetime Emmy® Award for Non-fiction Special

JFK

2014 George Foster Peabody Award

League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

2014 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Science and Technology Programming

Manhunt – Boston Bombers

2014 Alfred I. duPont – Columbia University Award

Rape in the Fields

2014 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting - Long Form

Retirement Gamble, The

2013 George Foster Peabody Award

African Americans, The: Many Rivers to Cross

2013 George Foster Peabody Award

Central Park Five, The

2013 George Foster Peabody Award

Chef’s Life, A

2013 George Foster Peabody Award

Latino Americans

2013 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story – Long Form

Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

2013 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form

Big Sky, Big Money

2013 Emmy® Award – Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting – Long Form

Money, Power and Wall Street

2015 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form

United States of Secrets, Part One
United States of Secrets, Part Two

2015 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form

Firestone and the Warlord

2015 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Research

Firestone and the Warlord

2009 George Foster Peabody Award

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

2009 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

2009 Emmy® Award - Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

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