PBS International, widely recognized for its diverse catalog of the best documentary, lifestyle, and children’s programming, is the worldwide co-production and distribution arm of PBS Distribution, a joint venture of PBS and WGBH-TV Boston—one of the largest producers of primetime programming for PBS in the United States. PBS International distributes content developed by PBS, WETA, WGBH (NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE), and WNET, as well as programs from independent producers such as Ken Burns, Stanley Nelson, Martin Scorsese, Rory Kennedy, Providence Pictures, and Antje Boehmert, to media buyers worldwide.
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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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.