February 23, 2016 / Modified mar 10, 2016 1:40 p.m.

Arizona Public Media Launches New On-Demand Streaming Video Member Benefit

AZPM Passport provides extended access to a rich library of on-demand public television programming across genres, including drama, science, history, the arts and more

AZPM Passport phone spot With AZPM Passport, you can stream all of your favorite PBS shows quickly and easily.

TUCSON, AZ – February 23, 2016 – Today Arizona Public Media (AZPM) introduced AZPM Passport – a new member benefit offering extended, on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AZPM Passport provides donors access to current and archival programs from both PBS and AZPM, and is available via the AZPM website, PBS.org and other digital platforms.

“Presently, there are several hundred hours of content available to donors through AZPM Passport and the library will continue to grow over time. We think our supporters will enjoy extended access to great programming through this new member benefit,” said AZPM Director & General Manager Jack Gibson. “It’s just one more way we can say thank you to our community of supporters – whether they’ve been with us for years or becoming members for the first time.”

Current available titles include “Downton Abbey,” “Wolf Hall” and other dramas from Masterpiece, as well as favorites such as Vicious, Makers, Earth: A New Wild, How We Got to Now and The Great British Baking Show. Future content will include award-winning local programs from AZPM like Arizona Illustrated, Metro Week and Arizona Week.

In addition to access through azpm.org, AZPM Passport will also be available to members when they identify AZPM as their local PBS member station on PBS.org and the PBS Video apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as the PBS app on AppleTV. AZPM Passport will be available on more platforms in the future. Station members must activate their account before they can access AZPM Passport.

After a member qualifies for the benefit, an "activation code" will be sent via email from the AZPM membership department. Members can then enter this code either on PBS.org, or on the PBS app on their preferred device. Once the code is entered, the PBS app and PBS.org will recognize the account as an AZPM Passport account, allowing full access to the available on-demand video library.

AZPM Passport is the newest member benefit available from AZPM for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately. PBS and Arizona Public Media content will continue to be available on PBS.org, azpm.org and other digital platforms for free after its broadcast premiere.

For more information about AZPM Passport and the other benefits of becoming an AZPM member, please visit support.azpm.org.

About AZPM

AZPM is an Emmy® award-winning, member-supported media organization serving all of Southern Arizona. AZPM has six public television channels and three radio stations, including PBS 6, PBS Kids and NPR 89.1. AZPM produces local content from its digital studios on the campus of the University of Arizona and is provided as a community service and educational resource. More information about AZPM, including program schedules and Video-on-Demand offerings, can be found online at azpm.org.

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