Who We Are
Austin PBS is your neighbor! We are a community-supported, locally-owned PBS station recognized as a valuable partner and a trusted storyteller. Austin PBS serves the community in the areas of education, arts & culture and news & public affairs. We also create engaging content that showcases the people that make Austin unique.
In the Community
Through all of our work, we bring our neighbors together to help build a stronger, more educated and informed community. Each year Austin PBS hosts more than 100 events that give our community a safe space to reflect, discuss and be part of the conversation about important topics impacting our lives. Our educational work through projects including Play To Learn improves learning outcomes for Central Texans while our local shows like Juneteenth Jamboree provide a voice to those whose stories are not often heard.
Beloved PBS programs like Masterpiece, Nova and PBS Newshour are available each day on Austin PBS and Q. We also provide a safe space for kids to learn and grow through our Austin PBS Kids 24/7 channel. Through our Austin PBS Create channel we also showcase the best DIY and cooking shows to help people create masterpieces at home. In addition to showcasing the best from PBS, Austin PBS is also one of the most prolific public media stations in the country producing more than 130 hours of original content each year that showcases Austin’s unique culture to the world.
We want to make sure our neighbors have access to our trusted content anytime, anywhere. Through PBS.org and the PBS App, you can watch all your favorite local shows plus PBS content for free. We also offer Austin PBS Passport, a member benefit that allows Austin PBS members to get even more access to PBS shows online. Plus our Austin PBS Kids 24/7 channel is available to watch on mobile devices to give families a commercial-free space, even on the go!
Plan Ahead, Get Ahead, Feel Good!
We all have the ability to help, to spread happiness and kindness.
Holiday Programming 2020
Get merry and bright with family friendly viewing!
“It’s a resource that can’t be beat.”
Julie Hildebrand is a first grade teacher in Austin ISD. She shared how Austin PBS has helped her navigate the pandemic as an educator.