PBS Satellite Service

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PBS Satellite Service (formerly PBS Schedule X in Eastern Time, with the west coast delay signal designated PBS-XD) are feeds relayed from PBS by satellite. The service provides a mixed variety of programming selected from PBS's regular network services. In the X/XD years a satellite feed was multicast by some PBS member stations on an over-the-air DTV subchannel along with their regular programming, or during overnight hours on their main channel to provide a second opportunity for viewers to watch or record primetime programming.

As of 2018, the PBS satellite feeds can be received unscrambled using a satellite receiver set to these coordinates:

The defunct PBS-X (east/west, with the western feed tagged "XD") and other secondary PBS services (such as PBS Kids (in standard definition) are or had been also on the AMC-21 satellite as Ku-band, unencrypted.

Currently, select stations broadcast the feed, usally overnight, like KGTF (PBS Guam, broadcasts most of the channel as a localised feed). The channel is also available over satellite providers like DirecTV (Channel: 389). This channel along with a national feed of Ion Television (Channel: 305 east, 306 west) is available to viewers of DirecTV (and other providers). PBS stations provide all of their channels free to TV providers who do not receive local channels.


Currently, PBS Satellite uses the national PBS logo.


PBS Satellite Service is freely and nationally available from the designated Ku broadcast satellites using free-to-air satellite dishes as small as three feet, and from the designated C-band broadcast satellite.

The following feeds are in 1080i high-definition digital: Channel name HD01 (on Eastern U.S. timezone) and channel name HD02 (on a three-hour delay, West Coast timezone)

Various videos of the network[edit]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTvdHsI3VzY (1994, PBS indent and looped message saying, "You watching PBS Satellite on this satellite.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phF2IsbBt84 (1990, electronic programming guide showing various programs, like, This Old House)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0peKirF1SI (1995, 5-second indent saying, "Your watching PBS. Viewer supported public television.")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwiCfrngm-Q (2018, PBS Promos before Mr. Rogers Neighborhood)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF2DCyBd18c (2001, PBS Kids promos before PBS Newshour)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZWZe9M9x08 (2001, During 9/11 PBS Kids promos before Zoom)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K6YiPSEsvU (2001, During 9/11 Newshour credits before PBS Kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps9w_Q8POfo (2016, Test Pattern before Charlie Rose)

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Lyngsat - AMC 21 at 124.9°W". Lyngsat.com. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  2. ^ "Lyngsat - SES 2 at 87.0°W". Lyngsat.com. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  3. ^ "Lyngsat - SES 3 at 103.0°W". Lyngsat.com. Retrieved 2018-12-08.