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PBS coming to Virgin and Sky TV from November 1st

Virgin TV

Virgin Media and BSkyB are adding PBS – the public service broadcaster in the US – to their respective TV channel line-ups from November 1st.

PBS broadcasts a wide range of arts, culture, history, science and current affairs programmes to 124 million Americans through TV and 20 million online.

This is the first time PBS has been offered to British viewers, and it will be launched with the slogan "where television matters".

Programmes to be shown include science strand Nova, current affairs with Frontline, daily international news and history show American Experience.

Also coming to Virgin TV in the next few weeks is the acclaimed music series The Blues, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.