For Producers

PBS Distribution licenses full-length documentaries, dramas and children’s series from independent producers and public television organizations. Our objective is to maximize exposure and income for projects through home entertainment, digital, theatrical, and educational sales in North America. Visit PBS International for information on submitting your project for sales outside of North America.

With experience in mass market and special interest sales, we reach millions of customers and educators through digital platforms, retail outlets, e-commerce partners, inflight sales and ShopPBS, our branded direct-to-consumer division. Our team is uniquely positioned to support filmmakers working in public television.

If you are looking for a distribution partner, please submit your finished project to David Matthews, Director of Acquisitions. Your submission should include a link to screen the project or trailer and a detailed treatment along with a budget and funding plan, if applicable.

Please note that PBS Distribution does not license programs for PBS broadcast in the United States. Please refer to for details on how to submit a proposal or a completed program, including children’s programs, to PBS for broadcast consideration.