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Latest PBS Public Outages

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1 Outages in the last 7 days
2 Outages in the last 30 days
6 Days since last incident

Resolved Minor Bento Post Will only save with image alt text filled in

Currently Blog Posts containing an image will not save if the alt text is not filled out in the post settings menu on the left-hand side of the console. Please make sure to add the alt text field when creating posts. We will update this notice when a fix has been implemented. Thanks.

6 days ago

Resolved Minor Local Livestream Error on Select Streaming Devices

The local livestream is returning an error message on Roku devices and buffering indefinitely on Amazon and Android devices, including Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, and Android phones. On Roku, the livestream returns the error message: "Unable to play video. An error occurred while trying to play this video. Error details: Protected content license error." For now, we are asking viewers to try the livestream again at a later time until we can investigate the cause and full impact of this issue.

29 days ago

Resolved Major PBS Support Phone Outage

The provider for the PBS Support team's phone numbers is currently experiencing technical issues preventing calls from going through or agents from accessing the call dashboard. Any member attempting to call a PBS Support number may encounter a message that the number is unavailable. Our provider is investigating the issue and applying fixes on their end. We invite all members to email us at [email protected] until the issue is resolved. We have a notice posted at and will update that banner and this status page as we receive more information from our phone provider.

about 1 month ago

Resolved Minor Video Playback Error Messages on Some Videos on the PBS Video App

We are currently investigating reports of video playback error messages for some videos on the PBS Video App (multiple platforms).

about 2 months ago

Resolved Minor Unable to Submit Donation on Amazon Fire TV One-Click

We are currently investigating an issue where users who try to donation through Amazon Fire TV One-Click are receiving the error, "Unable to submit payment. There was a problem attempting the payment." For current donors, they should still be able to view videos as expected when signed in properly.

2 months ago

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