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Planning a long binge-a-thon over your next weekend? No worries! DIRECTV offers a myriad of options to satisfy your cravings for juicy video content and a wholesome TV fling that will make you fall in love with your TV set all over again!

DIRECTV is #1 satellite TV service provider in the country that delivers stellar TV content with a whopping 99% signal reliability anywhere in the U.S. you can catch a clear view of the southern sky.

The exhaustive channel lineup brought to you by DIRECTV packages includes a plethora of local and popular networks such as ABC, CNN, NBC, Nickelodeon, FOX, PBS, and others. You name it and DIRECTV has it— all DIRECTV plans bring you a jaw-dropping blend of programming from a variety of genres to fuel your TV sprees – lifestyle, sports, music, family programming, news & current affairs.

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Everything about the PBS Channel on DIRECTV

The Public Broadcasting Service, also known as PBS, is an American TV program distributor and public broadcaster founded in 1969 with a particular focus on educational programming. PBS on DIRECTV, therefore, stands out as a major channel of education-enriched TV content.

However, it is to be noted PBS does not produce all programs that are broadcast by the network. A major chunk of programming on PBS is brought to you by its member stations such as American Public Television, Twin Cities PBS, WGBH-TV, WNET, WHYY-TV, along with many others.

As a program distributor PBS offers TV content to 350 member stations. Many are owned or affiliated with educational institutions or entities related to the state government. Each PBS member station carries an array of locally produced content for the individual market - news, cultural programs, interviews, and public affairs.

Unlike leading commercial broadcast TV networks in the U.S. such as ABC, CBS, or NBC, PBS is a non-profit organization that is funded by different sources such as member station dues, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Datacast, private foundations, pledge drives, and individual Americans. PBS, however, ensures all proposed program funding is scrutinized under a pre-determined set of standards in order to keep content unbiased.

The PBS channel on DIRECTV brings you diverse programming from a multitude of genres. Whether you love drama, documentaries, fine arts, history, home improvement, independent films, interviews, music, public affairs, science, or even children programs—PBS offers a lot of juicy options to fuel your TV sprees. After all, super-popular programs such as America’s Test Kitchen American Experience, Barney and Friends, Downtown Abbey, Nova, Sesame Street, Teletubbies, The PBS NewsHour – have all carried the master distributor’s mark.

If you are a fan of sci-fi, comedies, or British TV costume dramas you’ll be excited to know that PBS on DIRECTV rebroadcasts the content for you! Want to watch Doctor Who, Father Ted, Mr. Bean, or Red Dwarf? Just pick up your TV remote and jump to the PBS channel on DIRECTV and you’ll find something to satisfy your TV cravings.

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Watch PBS on DIRECTV

When it comes to the channel lineup, DIRECTV subscribers are spoiled rotten. With an enticing plethora of up to 330 channels, DIRECTV plans bring you a lineup oozing with sought-after content.

Watch Live TV with 4K programming and thousands of On Demand titles including PBS on Demand DIRECTV. Moreover, DIRECTV plans bring you access to the DIRECTV app, as well as the GENIE HD DVR. Catch your favorite show on the go with the DIRECTV app, or just record it to watch later with Genie HD DVR. The DIRECTV app lets you stream without eating on your data, while the Genie HD DVR lets you store up to 200 HD hours worth of content – all at no extra cost!

Choose from a half dozen DIRECTV plans that are specially designed to satisfy your TV-pangs!

DIRECTV Package What You Get Does it Include PBS?
SELECT™ 155 channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, HGTV, TNT, USA, and more. FREE access to premium networks like Cinemax®, EPIX®, HBO Max™, SHOWTIME®, and STARZ® for 3 months Yes
ENTERTAINMENT 160 channels including ESPN, ESPN2, BBC America, Comedy Central, etc. FREE access to premium networks like Cinemax®, EPIX®, HBO Max™, SHOWTIME®, and STARZ® for 3 months Yes
CHOICE™ 185 channels including FS1, NFL Network, and Nicktoons Access HBO Max™ for 1 year Yes
XTRA 235 channels including Golf Channel, Universal Kids, and OXYGEN Access HBO Max™ for 1 year
ULTIMATE 250 channels including Destination America, and STARZ ENCORE®. Access HBO Max™ for 1 year
PREMIER™ 330 channels with unlimited access to HBO Max™, Cinemax®, EPIX®, STARZ®, and SHOWTIME Yes

What Channel is PBS on DIRECTV?

As much as diving into the sea of limitless entertainment offered by DIRECTV plans sounds tempting, deciding what to watch from among hundreds of channels can be overwhelming, and you might end up not choosing at all. Even if you are a PBS fan and know what you want to watch, you must also know what channel is PBS on DIRECTV so that you can jump straight on to it, without having to sift through the channels.

To save your time and energy, we have made a city-wide list of PBS channel numbers so that you know what number to hit on your remote to watch PBS channel on DIRECTV whenever you want. Remember the channel numbers may vary depending on the affiliate station broadcasting PBS programming so you may have more than one displayed for your city if applicable.

City PBS on DIRECTV Channel Number
New York City, NY13 21 49 50
Chicago, IL11 20 56
Los Angeles, CA24 50 58
Houston, TX8
Phoenix, AZ8
Philadelphia, PA12 23 39
San Antonio, TX9
San Diego, CA15
Dallas, TX13
San Jose, CA9 22 54
Austin, TX18
Fort Worth, TX13
San Francisco, CA9 22
Columbus, OH20 34
Charlotte, NC30 42 58
Seattle, WA9 28
Washington, DC22 26 32
Boston, MA2 11 44
Nashville, TN8 22
Detroit, MI56
Oklahoma City, OK13
Memphis, TN10 18
Louisville, KY15 68
Baltimore, MD22
Milwaukee, WI10 36
Albuquerque, NM5 3
Tucson, AZ6
Fresno, CA18
Sacramento, CA6
Mesa, AZ8
Atlanta, GA8 30
Kansas City, MO19
Colorado Springs, CO8
Miami, FL2 17
Oakland, CA9 22 54
Minneapolis, MN2 10 17 22
Arlington, TX13
Tampa, FL3 16
New Orleans, LA12
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is PBS on DIRECTV NOW?

DIRECTV NOW rebranded as AT&T TV NOW is a cable-free online streaming service that allows you to watch Live TV. Unfortunately, PBS is not available on any Live TV streaming service including AT&T NOW. However, you can watch 45 to125 channels on AT&T NOW including CNN, E!, FOX, HBO®, Nickelodeon, and many more, depending on which package you choose.

What Channel is PBS on AT&T TV?

Unfortunately at this time, PBS is not available on AT&T TV. However, you can watch many other popular American networks in AT&T TV’s local channel lineup. The local channel lineup may vary with the region you are in. You can enter your ZIP code in the local channel lookup tool to find local channels available on AT&T TV in your area.

What Channel is PBS on DIRECTV in Illinois?

The PBS channel number in Illinois can vary depending on the city you are in and the TV stations in the area which carry PBS programming. For instance, in Chicago, you will find PBS on channel numbers 11,20 or 56 while in Peoria-Bloomington it is broadcast on channel number 47. You can enter your ZIP code in the local channels lookup tool to find out what channel is PBS on DIRECTV in your city.

What Channel is PBS on DIRECTV in Florida?

The PBS channel number in Florida can vary depending on the city you are in and the TV stations in the area which carry PBS programming. For instance, in Miami, you will find PBS on channel numbers 2 & 17 while in Tampa on 3 & 16. You can enter your ZIP code in the local channels lookup tool to find out what channel is PBS on DIRECTV in your city.

What Channel is PBS on DIRECTV in Arkansas?

The PBS channel number in Arkansas can vary depending on the city you are in and the TV stations in the area which carry PBS programming. For instance, in Little Rock-Pine Bluff you will find PBS on channel number 2 while in Fort Smith you will catch it on channel number 13. You can enter your ZIP code in the local channels lookup tool to find out what channel is PBS on DIRECTV in your city.

What Channel is PBS on DIRECTV NOW?

DIRECTV NOW rebranded as AT&T TV NOW is a cable-free online streaming service that allows you to watch Live TV. Unfortunately, PBS is not available on AT&T TV NOW. However, you can watch 45 to125 channels on AT&T TV NOW including CNN, E!, FOX, HBO®, Nickelodeon, and many more, depending on the package you choose.

What Channel is PBS on DIRECTV California?

The PBS channel number in California can vary depending on the city you are in and the TV stations in the area which carry PBS programming. For instance, in San Diego you will find PBS on channel number 15 while in Fresno you will catch it on channel number 18. You can enter your ZIP code in the local channels lookup tool to find out what channel is PBS on DIRECTV in your city.

Is PBS on DIRECTV Los Angeles?

Yes, you can watch PBS on channel numbers 24/50/58 in Los Angeles, CA depending on which TV stations carry the PBS programming in your neighborhood.