OETA Launches New On-Demand Streaming Video for Members
OETA Passport provides extended access to a rich library of on-demand public television programming across genres, including drama, science, history, the arts and more
OETA Passport is a new member benefit offering extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming.
OETA Passport provides donors access to current and archival programs from PBS and is available via OETA.tv, PBS.org and other digital platforms.
Today there are several hundred hours of content available to donors through OETA 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.
In addition to OETA.tv, OETA Passport will also be available to members when they identify OETA as their local PBS member station on PBS.org and the PBS Video apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as PBS apps on AppleTV and Roku. Station members must activate their account before they can access OETA Passport.
OETA Passport is the newest member benefit available from OETA 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 and OETA content will continue to be available for free after its broadcast premiere on PBS.org, OETA.tv, and other digital platforms. New members can join instantly and gain immediate access to OETA Passport by clicking here.
What is OETA Passport?
OETA Passport is a new member benefit which provides OETA donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming. This is one of the many benefits that OETA provides its donors, along with existing benefits such as ODYSSEY, Inside OETA eNewsletter and others.
Why is OETA making this service available?
Passport is another way to say thank you to our members for your support. As more and more people are watching television content on demand on digital devices, OETA Passport gives OETA donors a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and OETA content on platforms including computers, smartphones and tablets.
What kind of content can people find on OETA Passport?
OETA Passport includes several hundred hours of programming, representing many genres, including drama, science, history, natural history and the arts. Notable titles include MASTERPIECE series such as “Downton Abbey” and “Wolf Hall,” along with other favorites such as VICIOUS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more.
The OETA Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.
How can viewers find content that’s available on OETA Passport?
Donors who wish to take advantage of OETA Passport must activate your account for access. You will be asked to register to confirm your identity and membership status, and then you can start enjoying OETA Passport.
OETA Passport can be accessed on the OETA website, as well as on PBS.org, the PBS Video apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and the PBS app on AppleTV when OETA has been identified as the member’s local station. To get started, look for videos with the compass icon . Those videos are only available to users who are registered for OETA Passport.
What desktop browser do I need?
OETA Passport supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, and IE9+.
Who qualifies for OETA Passport?
OETA Passport is the newest member benefit available from OETA for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.
Is OETA Passport a service or subscription that people can purchase?
OETA Passport is an added benefit of station membership. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service.
Does OETA Passport mean there will be no more free streaming on PBS.org or on OETA website?
No. PBS and OETA content will continue to be available for free on PBS.org, OETA website and other digital platforms. OETA Passport provides access to an extensive library of exclusive, additional content for OETA members to enjoy.
Certain content, including news and public affairs programs such as FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will always be accessible to everyone.
I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in OETA Passport. Why not?
Several hundred hours of content are available via OETA Passport now. This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added.
Will PBS KIDS content be available via OETA Passport?
There are no plans to include PBS KIDS programming in OETA Passport at this time.