SCETV Passport is an additional ETV Endowment member benefit that provides you with extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming. Donate at least $75 annually, or $6.25 monthly, to receive access to SCETV Passport. Featuring both PBS and select SCETV programming, SCETV Passport allows you to watch even more episodes of your favorite shows, including Victoria, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Poldark, Indian Summers and Grantchester on Masterpiece along with other popular series such as Making It GrowA Chef’s LifeThe Great British Baking Show, Nature and many more. 

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Passport FAQs

What is SCETV Passport?

What programs can be found on SCETV Passport?

Who is eligible for SCETV Passport?

How can I activate my SCETV Passport account?

How do I know if my SCETV Passport is activated?

I’m seeing a message that says I already activated, but I can’t remember how to sign in.

I just made a donation today, why can’t I activate SCETV Passport?

Can I access SCETV Passport programs on all devices and platforms?

I have activated my account, but I can't access SCETV Passport videos on my device.

Will there still be free streaming on SCETV.org and PBS.org?

How does SCETV Passport align with the mission of public television?

Can I view SCETV Passport outside of the United States?

I cannot afford to donate at this time.  Is there a way for me to view this content?

What is SCETV Passport?

SCETV Passport is a member benefit which provides ETV Endowment donors with extended on-demand access to a rich library of quality television programming online and via mobile devices. This is one of several benefits the ETV Endowment provides its donors, along with the SCENE program guide and the Endowment MemberCard.

As more and more people are watching television programs on-demand digitally, SCETV Passport gives ETV Endowment donors another way to enjoy extended access to PBS and SCETV content on platforms including computers, smartphones and tablets.  

What programs can be found on SCETV Passport?

SCETV Passport includes hundreds of hours of programming, representing many genres, including drama, science, history, natural history and the arts. Notable titles include MASTERPIECE series such as VictoriaDownton AbbeyPoldark and Grantchester, along with other favorites such as A Chef's LifeNatureViciousHow We Got to NowThe Great British Baking Show and many more. SCETV Passport will also include popular SCETV programs such as Expeditions with Patrick McMillanMaking It Grow and Carolina Stories.

Who is eligible for SCETV Passport?

SCETV Passport is a member benefit available from the ETV Endowment for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $75 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $6.25 or more. It cannot be purchased separately.

How can I activate my SCETV Passport account?

If you are an active ETV Endowment member giving at least $75 annually, or $6.25 monthly, and we have a valid email address on file, you may have already received an email with activation instructions (remember to check your junk folders). You can enter your activation code here http://pbs.org/passport.

If you did not receive an email but you are an active Endowment member, you can initiate an activation email here http://www.pbs.org/passport/lookup/.

If you still need help, contact the Endowment at passport@etvendowment.org or by calling 877-253-2092.

How do I know if my SCETV Passport is activated?

To confirm that you have activated your Passport account, go to www.pbs.org, change your local station if it is not showing, and sign in as you did during activation. If Passport is activated properly, you will see a small blue and white compass rose symbol by your name in the upper left portion of the screen. When you are searching through the site, any video bearing that same blue and white compass rose are Passport videos.

You can find more information on activation here:

http://help.pbs.org/support/solutions/articles/12000000100-how-do-i-know-if-my-passport-member-benefit-is-activated-

I’m seeing a message that says I already activated, but I can’t remember how to sign in.

At the time you activated, you were asked to choose one of 3 sign-in methods: using your Google, Facebook or PBS account. Each has its own process for resetting passwords should you need to.

If you still need help, contact the Endowment at passport@etvendowment.org or by calling 877-253-2092.

I just made a donation today, why can’t I activate SCETV Passport?

If you donated online by clicking a “Donate now to watch” button, you should see an activation link on the confirmation page for your gift. You will also receive an email message at the email address you entered when making a gift. If you gave your donation through another online form or over the phone, it may take a few days for your gift to be entered into our database and your activation code assigned. 

Can I access SCETV Passport programs on all devices and platforms?

Currently, SCETV Passport can be accessed on pbs.org, the PBS apps on smart phones and tablets, AppleTV, AppleTV 4th Generation, Roku and Roku TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Android Smart TVs.

I have activated my account, but I can't access SCETV Passport videos on my device.

Please select your device below for a tutorial on accessing SCETV Passport for that device.

If you are having technical issues with Passport, please contact the PBS Help Desk at help@pbs.org or by calling 844-719-9755.  They are available to help you Monday-Friday from 10 am to 11pm EST.  You can also find more information here: http://help.pbs.org/support/solutions/articles/5000692515-can-i-access-passport-content-on-all-devices-and-platforms-

Will there still be free streaming on SCETV.org and PBS.org?

PBS and SCETV programs will continue to be available for free for a limited time on various digital platforms, including SCETV.org, PBS.org, the SCETV mobile app, the PBS mobile app, and PBS channels on Roku, AppleTV and other streaming services. SCETV Passport provides extended access to a rich library of programming for ETV Endowment members to enjoy.

How does SCETV Passport align with the mission of public television?

SCETV programs are shared widely with the public on-air, online and on mobile devices after a program airs for a limited time– that has not changed. SCETV goes one step further by offering extended access to additional programming for ETV Endowment donors. 

Certain programs, including children’s, news and public affairs programming, will always be accessible to everyone.

Can I view SCETV Passport outside of the United States?

Due to rights restrictions, our streaming videos can only be viewed within the United States.

I cannot afford to donate at this time.  Is there a way for me to view this content?

All broadcast programs remain available to all viewers on air per our broadcast schedule and will remain online and on mobile for at least two weeks and, in some cases, longer.