PBS has introduced a beta version of a new PBS.org with a focus on local content from member stations, full TV episodes and auto-localization features.
The new PBS.org features member station and partner content along with national productions as part of the home page, topic pages, special features and series sites.
PBS.org is automatically localized so visitors can view video, TV schedule information and content that is specific to their community.
Other features of the new PBS.org include:
*A media bar across the top and bottom of every page, which is refreshed daily with upcoming programs and special promotional features.
*An expanded video section with access to full-length video on the site, including original programming.
*opic pages, including Arts & Entertainment, Culture & Society, Health, History, Home & How-To, News & Public Affairs, Parents, Science & Nature, and Technology.
The launch coincides with the release of PBS for iPad, and the upcoming introduction of the PBS App for the iPhone and iPod touch. PBS for iPad is available for free from the App Store. The PBS App for iPhone and iPod touch will be available in early November.