MPB Passport On-Demand Streaming Video Member Benefit

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MPB Passport offers members extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. MPB Passport provides members access to current and archival programs from both PBS and MPB and is available via MPBonline.org, PBS.org and other digital platforms. MPB Passport is available to MPB Foundation members who contribute at least $60 annually or $5 or more monthly. Become a Member.

If you have trouble accessing MPB Passport, you may contact PBS support at 855-805-2386, M-F 9am-10pm Central, or visit help.pbs.org.

To confirm whether you are already eligible for access, call 833-613-2033 or email members@mpbfoundation.org.
 



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MPB Passport FAQ's

What is MPB Passport?

MPB Passport is a new member benefit which provides MPB donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming online and on your mobile device. This is one of the many benefits that MPB provides its donors along with Fine Tuning (MPB's monthly program guide), and exclusive invitations to special events.

Why is MPB making this service available?

As more and more people are watching television content on demand on computers and digital devices, MPB Passport gives MPB donors a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and MPB content on platforms including computers, smartphones, tablets and streaming video devices like Apple TV.

What kind of content can people find on MPB Passport?

With MPB Passport you can access thousands of 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 Nature, NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, Finding Your Roots, Great Performances, Vicious, How We Got To Now, The Great British Baking Show, and all your current favorites.

The MPB Passport library will continue to grow as more series and episodes are added.

How can viewers find content that's available on MPB Passport?

Members who wish to take advantage of MPB Passport must activate their account for access. They will be asked to register to confirm their identity and membership status in order to start enjoying MPB Passport. These videos are only available to users who are registered for MPB Passport.

To find MPB Passport video, simply look for the distinctive compass icon.

Who is eligible for MPB Passport?

MPB Passport is the newest member benefit available from MPB for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.

Will there still be free streaming on MPB.org and PBS.org?

PBS and MPB content will continue to be available for free on the MPB.org website, and other digital platforms. MPB Passport provides extended access to the rich library of content for MPB members to enjoy.

Certain content, including kids, news and public affairs programs such as Cyberchase, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends as well as FRONTLINE, PBS NewsHour, Independent Lens and POV, will remain accessible to everyone.

What desktop browser do I need?

MPB Passport supports the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

How does MPB Passport align with the mission of public television?

MPB content is shared widely with the public on-air, online and on mobile devices after a program airs – that has not changed. MPB Passport goes one step further by offering extended access to additional content for members.

I'm not seeing my favorite PBS show in MPB Passport. Why not?

Initially, hundreds of hours of on-demand content will be available via MPB Passport along with tens of thousands of hours of content available to all. This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added.

I cannot afford to donate at this time. Is there a way for me to view this content?

All broadcast content remains available to all viewers on air per our broadcast schedule and will remain online and on mobile for at least two weeks and, in some cases, longer. We believe the new arrangement allows for ample viewing of excellent content, albeit for a more limited time for some programs.

Is MPB Passport available outside the U.S.?

Streaming video from MPB – including video that this available to MPB donors – is only available within the United States.

Accessing MPB Passport content is easy!

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  1. Register for the MPB Foundation Member Portal Register for MPB Online Member Access.
  2. You will receive an email containing an access code that you can enter at pbs.org/passport.


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MPB Passport is available on most popular streaming devices in the PBS Video app.

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