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The PBS Video Collection: Second Edition - Upgrade

Customers that subscribed to The PBS Video Collection are able to access some of the most valuable documentary films and series from PBS. That subscription provides 293 core PBS titles licensed through December 2017 plus free access to 148 bonus PBS titles that expire at various times before December 2017.

Upgrade Option for First Edition Subscribers

Customers that subscribed to The PBS Video Collection are able to access some of the most valuable documentary films and series from PBS. That subscription provides 293 core PBS titles licensed through December 2017 plus free access to 148 bonus PBS titles that expire at various times before December 2017.  

Following the success of The PBS Video Collection, PBS has licensed to Alexander Street 266 additional titles not included in that collection. Alexander Street is publishing this as The PBS Video Collection, Second Edition. For subscribers to the first edition, there is an opportunity to upgrade your existing subscription to receive the new content that not previously available. The upgrade will provide:

  • Access to the new 266 PBS titles from the Second Edition through the end of your existing subscription in 2017.
  • Continued access to the 293 core PBS titles from the First Edition.
  • Continued free access to the 148 bonus PBS titles from the first edition with rights that expire at various time between now and the end of 2017.

Notable new titles specific to the second edition include:

  • The Dust Bowl
  • Shakespeare Uncovered (six-part series)
  • The Secret Life of the Brain (series)
  • The African Americans (series)
  • JFK—American Experience (four-part series)
  • Art in the Twenty-First Century (five seasons)
  • The Roosevelts—An Intimate History
  • The Manners of Downton Abbey
  • Why Planes Vanish (NOVA)
  • The Central Park Five (Ken Burns)
  • The Trouble with Antibiotics
  • The Taking of Logan Marr & The Caseworker Files
  • The Fidel Castro Tapes
  • The Rise of ISIS
  • American Experience: Silicon Valley
  • Chasing Shackleton
  • The Life of Muhammad
  • League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis
  • Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
  • Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Product details

The PBS Video Collection: Second Edition is available to institutions in North America as a multiyear subscription. The upgrade option is only available to customers that are currently subscribed to The PBS Video Collection. Free MARC records are included for all films in the core collection.