WNEO Passport

Membership just got much more exciting!
Introducing WNEO Passport — a new member benefit that provides you with extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming.

 
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Visit WNEO Passport and enter your unique four word activation code to get started.
 

Questions about WNEO Pasport

What is WNEO Passport?
WNEO Passport is a new member benefit which provides Western Reserve PBS donors extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality public television programming.

 

Why is Western Reserve PBS making this service available?
As more and more people are watching television content on demand on digital devices, WNEO Passport gives Western Reserve PBS donors a way to enjoy extended access to PBS and Western Reserve PBS content on platforms including computers, smartphones and tablets.

 

What kind of content can people find on WNEO Passport?
At launch, WNEO 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 VICIOUS, EARTH A NEW WILD, HOW WE GOT TO NOW, THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW and many more.

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

 

How can viewers find content that’s available on WNEO Passport?
Donors who wish to take advantage of WNEO Passport, must activate their account for access. They will be asked to register to confirm their identity and membership status, and then they can start enjoying WNEO Passport.

WNEO Passport can be accessed on the Western Reserve PBS website, as well as on PBS.org, the PBS Video apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, and the PBS app on AppleTV when Western Reserve PBS has been identified as the member’s local station. To get started, look for videos with the compass icon. Those videos are only available to users who are registered for WNEO Passport.

 

Who qualifies for WNEO Passport?
WNEO Passport is the newest member benefit available from Western Reserve PBS for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.

 

Is WNEO Passport a service or subscription that people can purchase?
WNEO Passport is an added benefit of station membership. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service.

 

Does WNEO Passport mean there will be no more free streaming on PBS.org or on Western Reserve PBS website?
No. PBS and Western Reserve PBS content will continue to be available for free on PBS.org, Western Reserve PBS website, and other digital platforms. WNEO Passport provides extended access to a rich library of content for Western Reserve PBS members to enjoy. 

Certain content, including news and public affairs programs such as FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will always be accessible to everyone.

 

Doesn’t having a subset of content only for donors go against what PBS and Western Reserve PBS stands for?
PBS is committed to providing free streaming of local and national content across multiple platforms after a program airs. WNEO Passport goes one step further by offering an extended access to a rich library of content for station donors.

Certain content, including news and public affairs programs such as FRONTLINE, PBS NEWSHOUR, INDEPENDENT LENS and POV, will always be accessible to everyone.

 

I’m not seeing my favorite PBS show in WNEO Passport. Why not?
Initially, several hundred hours of content will be available via WNEO Passport This library of content will continue grow over time as more titles are added.

 

Will PBS KIDS content be available via WNEO Passport?
There are no plans to include PBS KIDS programming in WNEO Passport at this time.

 

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