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Having Problems with Accessing Pbs.org?
Kristin Lang Eoff · 5 March 2016 - 18:49
· · Chrome 48.0 on Windows

Downton Abbey season 6 episode 8 is not streaming now. Just a black screen.

Mark Roy · 9 February 2016 - 02:18
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

Having trouble streaming anything on PBS.org right now. I can stream fine with other stations though.

Barb Kennell · 11 January 2016 - 02:16
· · Chrome 46.0 on Android

No signal displaying on all three PBS stations. and was looking forward to downtown abbey tonite.

Elizabeth Bizianes · 10 January 2016 - 15:08
· · Safari 8.0 on iPad

Error reported on access to videos through the website and apps. I can see the page but cannot watch any videos.

Tommy Williams Jr. · 27 December 2015 - 07:15
· · Chrome 47.0 on Windows

PBS Nova full episodes section has been down for more than a week. Can anyone else confirm?

Greg Garduno · 15 March 2014 - 18:20
United States · Comcast Cable

PBS video site is completely down. Nothing but white screen on both Firefox and Chrome browsers. Frustrating.

The American Century · 12 March 2014 - 15:16
United States · Verizon FiOS

I have had big problems streaming the PBS channel on Roku for the past 3 days or so.

Deborah Baldwin · 3 March 2014 - 23:33
United States · CenturyLink

i watched 1st ep of sherlock, then tried for something else, white screen came up for the last 2 hours. i can get pbs kids

Ella Spicer · 3 March 2014 - 23:08
United States · Charter Communications

white screen for me too

Rachael Barbieri · 3 March 2014 - 23:06
United States · AT&T U-verse

White screen +1
Hope they extend Masterpiece expirations!!

Samantha Massey · 3 March 2014 - 23:04
United States · Comcast Cable

Still just a white screen.

Jenny Barreault · 3 March 2014 - 22:44
United States · AT&T U-verse

white screen, good to know I'm not the only one

Laurie Geyer · 3 March 2014 - 22:27
United States · CenturyLink

I'm also getting a white screen, no matter how I go at it. I tried video.pbs.org & the screen came up for a second, but when I clicked on a video.. another blank screen

Mckenzie Greene · 3 March 2014 - 22:16
United States · Comcast Cable

Video streaming isn't working

Karen Kefauver · 3 March 2014 - 22:04
United States · Comcast Cable

Sherlock needs to get to the bottom of the PBS mystery. That's why I am trying to tune it; to see finale of season 3!

Mary Morse Blakely · 3 March 2014 - 21:56
United States · Time Warner Cable

Is PBS website down? Just getting a white screen. Tried 2 browsers.

Mel Wingfield · 3 March 2014 - 21:55
United States · Time Warner Cable

pbs.org is down.. white screen only

Ivan Weksler · 3 March 2014 - 21:52
United States · Comcast Cable

Is the church hacking PBS and Frontline because the airing of tonight's special? This is spooky. I heard the audio version of the piece on the church's consistent cover up of child sexual abuse scandals. And how pope Benedict just couldn't fight the church bureaucracy so he quit.

Sourena Parham · 3 March 2014 - 21:51
United States · Time Warner Cable

PBS website is down.

Sheralynn Bauder · 3 March 2014 - 21:39
United States · Frontier Communications

yup, its down :( white screen of ARRRGGGHHHH

Elle Cuddy · 3 March 2014 - 21:35
United States · Road Runner

Video feature not functional. Help?

Shawna Luster Faye · 3 March 2014 - 21:31
United States · Comcast Cable

white screen! I need to finish Sherlock before its taken down tomorrow!

Anthony Venne · 3 March 2014 - 21:22
United States · Comcast Cable

Just a blank screen.

Charlie Sackett · 3 March 2014 - 21:19
United States · supranet-org

Ugh... needing to finish Downton Season 4 before it expires! PBS.org is not loading as of 11:19 pm CST 3/3/2014.

David Mizrahi · 3 March 2014 - 21:18
United States · Comcast Cable

Site seems to be down - white screen immediately after page loads...

Nat Schey · 3 March 2014 - 21:08
United States · Time Warner Cable

video streaming is down again, just getting white screens!

Dawn Hanna · 3 March 2014 - 18:49
United States · AT&T Internet Services

Currently, when trying to load the pbs.org website, I just get a white screen. Is the website down just now, I've tried it a couple of times now.

Ali Bergstrom · 26 February 2014 - 19:56
United States · Comcast Cable

All we get is a blank screen :-(

Marilyn Sims-fishel · 26 February 2014 - 19:25
United States · Comcast Cable

can't get anything but a blank screen for pbs... wednesday, 26 february 2014

Christine Martin- China · 26 February 2014 - 19:16
United States · Clear Wireless

Is anyone else having problems streaming videos on PBS.org?.... the site loads fine, but when I click on a video it wont even load... Noticed it was acting weird last night, now its not working at all... hmmmm

Nancy Fancy Pants · 24 February 2014 - 16:45
United States · AT&T U-verse

watching PBS on my roku constantly "loading" and sometimes freezing altogether.

Marc Kubischta · 2 February 2014 - 22:27
United States · Comcast Cable

Getting nginx 504 Gateway timeout errors watching videos.

Joanna Lim · 27 January 2014 - 09:05
United States · Verizon FiOS

for video.pbs.org...

504 Gateway Time-out

Michele Duron Valdovinos · 27 January 2014 - 09:03
United States · Phoenix Newspapers

no response at pbs.org

Kathy Kaufman · 26 January 2014 - 18:28
United States · Time Warner Cable

It's dark here in NYC!

Mary Lenehan · 25 January 2014 - 21:17
United States · Comcast Cable

Constant rebuffering to the point that shows are frequently unwatchable.
A+ high speed service. Netflix streams ok. Problem is on lap top, tablet and apple tv. Whats going on?

Joyce Dowling · 8 January 2014 - 23:17
United States · Comcast Cable

I can get to the videos section, but nothing else for 2 days. The NAACP sent this link: http://www.pbs.org/pov/americanpromise/ and all I see is a message: "Not Found The requested URL /pov/americanpromise/ was not found on this server. Apache/2.2.25 (Amazon) Server at www.pbs.org Port 80"

Joel Simons · 5 January 2014 - 18:10
United States · Time Warner Cable


Najat Kessler-Fares · 3 November 2013 - 17:51
United States · Comcast Cable

When trying to watch Master Piece Theatre @http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/
I get a white page with the following error message:
504 Gateway Time-out nginx/1.4.1

Teresa Rivera · 31 October 2013 - 06:04
Mexico · AxtelB. de C.V.

problem with video streaming

Lori Howard · 22 October 2013 - 20:45
United States · Charter Communications

I wanted to watch a Frontline, and couldn't load the page. I tried pbs.org to see if that would work and it wouldn't. Sad.

Lisa Hamilton · 1 October 2013 - 18:50
United States · Comcast Cable

no video streaming currently

Michael Bear · 21 August 2013 - 14:35
United States · Time Warner Cable

504 Gateway Time-out [8-21-13 2:35 pm]

Pam Pierce Swearengin · 5 May 2013 - 15:01
United States · Wildblue Communications

I cant get 19-1 19-2 0r 19-3 to come up on my tv at all today. i could get 19-1 today but now cant get any of them.

Gregory Salazar · 1 May 2013 - 22:56
United States · Cox Communications

Having trouble trying to stream programs right now.

Teresa Rivera · 14 February 2013 - 19:28
Mexico · Television Internacional

no video streaming

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