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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, entertaining audiences across platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, provides premium content through multiple digital channels and video services. PBS Distribution operates six subscription streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.)  as well as numerous Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) Channels in the U.S and U.K.  In addition, the company reaches viewers through transactional video-on-demand (TVOD), subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) licensing, Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVOD), DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational platforms, non-theatrical and inflight sales, and serves broadcasters and producers providing program sales and co-production financing.

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.

Regional Representatives

Betsy Leblanc

Director, International Sales

Nanci Church

Senior Sales Manager

Anna Alvord

Director, Sales Operations

Team

Joe Barrett

Vice President, Global Sales

Responsible for International Program Sales.

jfbarrett@pbs.org
1.617.208.0731

Betsy LeBlanc

Director, International

Responsible for 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

Anna Alvord

Director, Sales Operations

Responsible for the licensing of PBS International content to partners in Asia, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland and Israel.

agalvord@pbs.org
1.617.208.0728

Nanci Church

Senior Sales Manager

Responsible for the licensing of PBS International content to partners in Latin America, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, MENA, Australia, New Zealand and Inflight.

nbchurch@pbs.org
1.617.208.0725

Tracy Beckett

Commissioning Editor, Co-Productions & Acquisitions

Responsible for overseeing and managing the acquisitions process.

tabeckett@pbs.org
1.617.659.7921

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

Senior Manager, Production Operations

Responsible for collection of international technical materials.

jcmckay@pbs.org
1.617.208.0727

Jamie Shata

Senior Account Manager, Business Development

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

jshata@pbs.org
1.703.739.5213

Luke Oliver

International Program Manager

Responsible for the marketing and PR activities at PBS International.

loliver@pbs.org

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:

2024 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program

The U.S. and the Holocaust

2023 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

Arctic Sinkholes

2021 George Foster Peabody Award

Escaping Eritrea

2020 George Foster Peabody Award

Asian Americans
Whose Vote Counts

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

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