Prime PBS Living

(Above: ‘Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’ Source: YouTube Video)

PBS Distribution has launched its third streaming channel, PBS Living. It’s available to Amazon Prime subscribers as a $2.99-per-month add-on.

The channel features episodes of signature PBS shows dealing with food/cooking, home, culture and travel.

Series include:

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Harvard professor sits down with celebrities and public figures to help them discover their family trees. Did you know that Larry David and Bernie Sanders are distant relatives? You can stream all five seasons with PBS Living; the first three are already available on Amazon Prime itself. You can also buy individual episodes starting at $1.99 from Amazon.

No Passport Required. Speaking of roots, Chef Marcus Samuelsson explores the immigrant roots of the wide-ranging cuisines that make up the American culinary melting pot in this six-episode series. You can also buy individual episodes starting at $1.99 from Amazon.

This Old House. PBS Living offers seasons 37 and 39 of the home renovation show that has been airing since 1979. Most episodes from the other seasons can be streamed only via the This Old House Insider streaming service, which costs $6.97 a month or $83.64 annually. PBS Living also offers seasons 14-16 of Ask This Old House, in which the team helps viewers with their home improvement problems.

Antiques Roadshow. Wondering how much that check signed by Abraham Lincoln or that Currier and Ives serving dish is worth? For 22 seasons, Americans around the country have had their heirlooms appraised by Antiques Roadshow‘s crackerjack experts. PBS Living offers seasons 17-21.

Born to Explore. Host and explorer Richard Wiese travels the world in search of adventure, wildlife and people. You can catch episodes from seasons six and seven with PBS Living, or buy individual episodes starting at $1.99 from Amazon.

PBS Distribution also offers two other Amazon add-on channels: Masterpiece Prime, for $5.99 a month; and Kids Prime, for $4.99 a month.

Masterpiece Prime includes the latest seasons of such Masterpiece Theater series as Poldark, Victoria and Jamestown, plus international series from Walter Presents. Kids Prime has new seasons of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Wild Kratts, among others. Select episodes from these series are also available for purchase from Amazon.

All three channels come with a seven-day free trial.

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