The channel is available on British Sky Broadcasting, a satellite TV system with 10 million customers, where it joins more than 700 other channels. PBS is also available via a cable system, Virgin Media, with four million customers. PBS has moved into Britain after other United States channels made the leap, and it has entered a crowded market. In the category that analysts refer to as factual programming, United States imports like the Discovery Channel, the History Channel and National Geographic have long been available in Britain, alongside myriad offerings from local broadcasters. NY TIMES | PBS UK

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