PBS Video

A Destination for Discovery

PBS Video is the core of PBS.org and a destination for discovery.  

PBS Video features thousands of hours of award-winning national programming and locally-produced shows available through on-demand streaming. A dynamic platform for sponsors, PBS Video is the hub for users to experience rich content on PBS.org.

PBS Video placements can be targeted by user demographic to enhance a sponsor’s reach to key audiences within PBS.org.

Click images below to view samples of PBS Video sponsor creative


:15 or :30 Video:

  • Video may be either VAST served or first party served w/ optional impression and click tracking
  • Preferred first party served file type: mp4 with H.264 codec
  • Maximum first party served file size: 512 mb
  • HD specifications: 1920×1080 (16:9 Widescreen) or 1440×1080 (4:3 Standard), 10 mbps bitrate or higher
  • Audio specifications: 48khz or 44.1khz resolution, stereo, AAC codec, 128 kpbs bitrate


728×90 Companion (Desktop only):

  • Desktop video companion banner may be VAST served (must be served through the same tag as the video component) or first party served w/ impression and click tracking
  • Unit: static gif/jpg only
  • Max file size: 40k





  • Limit of five creative executions per placement.
  • Include a target=”_blank” attribute in all linkable tags.
  • Once approved, third-party-served placements may not be changed without NPM approval.