PBS isn’t exactly synonymous with advertising (although, those lines have certainly blurred over the years). But it’s also not ignoring the ridiculously large space that is free ad-supported television and today it was announced that PBS Food is available on Amazon Freeview, Plex, and Roku.
It will have a familiar feel as it is an extension of the existing PBS Food brand and will include shows like brain of a chef, french chef with julia child, dine with lydia, I’ll have what Phil hasJAques Pepin: Heart and Soul, essential pepinAnd bus mingamong others.
“In this ever-changing entertainment landscape, we are proud to bring the extensive library of our favorite cooking programming to the fast space with PBS Food,” Andrea Downing, president of PBS Distribution, said in a press release. “With endless hours of Lean Back content, viewers will now have more ways to find our classic food content to enjoy”
And because it’s a faster channel, PBS food shows will be available 24 hours a day in the US
PBS Food joins other Fast channels from PBS distribution, including Antiques Roadshow, Julia Child and Antiques Roadtrip.
Fast Space remains a bright spot in the world of streaming video, which seems to be filled with one subscription after another. The content itself isn’t free, in that you get your attention on advertising, but you don’t have to spend cash month-to-month. Services like the aforementioned Amazon Freevi and Plex, as well as other services like The Roku Channel and Tubi, can have a surprisingly diverse and deep lineup of content to keep you watching for hours.
And now you’ll have more food options to help you through the holidays.