WCTE Passport

WCTE Passport

WCTE Passport is the new benefit for U.S. members that provides you with extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming.  Featuring both PBS and select local programming, WCTE Passport allows you to watch even more episodes of your favorite shows, including full seasons of many current and past series.  WCTE Passport is available for an annual membership of at least $60 or $5 a month Sustainer donation.

 

 

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PASSPORT FAQs

What is WCTE Passport?

WCTE Passport is a new member benefit which provides WCTE donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming online and via your mobile device. This is one of the many benefits that WCTE provides its donors along with the program guide, discounts with our partners and items like tickets, umbrellas or tote bags, based on the level of your gift.

Why is WCTE making this service available?

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

What kind of content can people find on WCTE Passport?

At launch, WCTE Passport will include several hundred 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, GREAT PERFORMANCES, VICIOUS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more. WCTE Passport will also include popular WCTE programs such as LIVE GREEN TENNESSEE and DISCOVER THE UPPER CUMBERLAND.

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

How can viewers find content that’s available on WCTE Passport?

Members who wish to take advantage of WCTE 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 WCTE Passport.

WCTE Passport can be accessed on WCTE.org, the WCTE App for iPhone and iPad, as well as on the PBS channel on Apple TV.

To get started, look for videos with this image: .  Passport logo.jpg Those videos are only available to users who are registered for WCTE Passport.

Who is eligible for WCTE Passport?

WCTE Passport is the newest member benefit available from WCTE for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately. Streaming video from WCTE – including video that is available to WCTE donors – is only available within the United States.

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

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

Certain content, including kids, news and public affairs programs such as THOMAS & FRIENDS as well as FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will be accessible to everyone.

What desktop browser do I need?

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

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

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

Certain content, including kids, news and public affairs programs such as THOMAS & FRIENDS as well as FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will be accessible to everyone.

I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in WCTE Passport. Why not?

Initially, several hundred hours of content will be available via WCTE Passport. 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 WCTE Passport available outside the U.S.?

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

For technical questions, please call 844-545-9283

 

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