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KPBS Launches New On-Demand Streaming Video Member Benefit

KPBS Passport provides extended access to public television programming

KPBS has introduced KPBS Passport – a new member benefit offering extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. KPBS Passport provides donors access to current and archival programs from PBS and is available via the KPBS website,, and other digital platforms.

There are now more than 1,000 hours of content available to donors through KPBS Passport and the library will continue to grow over time. Current titles include “Downton Abbey,” “Wolf Hall,” and other dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as favorites such as VICIOUS, MAKERS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, and many more.

“KPBS is proud to offer KPBS Passport as a new member benefit – one of many available to our generous donors – providing them on-demand access to even more of the public television programming they love,” said KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo. “We think our donors will enjoy extended access to great programming through KPBS Passport. It’s just one more way we can say thank you to our community of donors – whether they’ve been with us for years or becoming members for the first time.”

In addition to the KPBS website, KPBS Passport will also be available to members when they identify KPBS as their local PBS member station on, the PBS Video apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and the PBS app on AppleTV. KPBS Passport will be available on more platforms in the future. Station members must activate their account before they can access KPBS Passport.

KPBS Passport is the newest member benefit available from KPBS for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately. PBS content will continue to be available for free (for a limited time) after its broadcast premiere on, KPBS website, and other digital platforms.

For more information on KPBS Passport, please visit

"Downton Abbey" is a Carnival Films/MASTERPIECE Co-Production.

About KPBS

KPBS serves the San Diego region with news and entertainment programming that respects our audience with inspiring, intelligent, and enlightening content. KPBS will deliver this content via multiple outlets, including television, radio, and digital media and will adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.

KPBS values integrity, truth, transparency, and lifelong learning. We strive to engage with our citizens and showcase the unique neighborhoods and people that make our community thrive.

As a public service of San Diego State University, education is a core value – from our children’s programming to our local news coverage.

KPBS is committed to being a reliable source for in-depth, thoughtful, and high quality content.

KPBS Media Contact

Claudine Casillas, (619) 594-4266

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