Who else watches "Professor T"

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It is Belgian. (US)PBS runs a subtitled series in its "PBS Passport" service, which you get on-line with some minimum donatation to your local station (typ $60/yr). It can also be had via (US) Amazon, but that seems to require both Prime and PBS subscriptions.

My PBS station does not list Alberta, I assume you know how to find it.

EDIT: KSPS Passport
"KSPS donors IN THE US ONLY who make a one-time $60 ......... programs rights restrictions beyond our control, most Passport programs are not available to Canadians."

Short teaser:
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The German version's official trailer is on YouTube.
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OK thanks. I do watch quite a bit of PBS, but believe it or not I don't know which feeds I am getting, and I've searched. I do get KSPS shows on 1 channel, but does that mean it's the KSPS affiliate been rebroadcast on Canadian satellite, or it's the national PBS feed which includes some KSPS shows? I'm too far from the border to try OTA.
 

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Sorry, I was being stupid. KSPS is of course a US station. (Being greedy, we also have "W", and with one notorious exception all east-US stations are "W". I forgot what "K" was.)

You want a "C" station. (You knew that, but I forget. The only C station I have listened to repeatedly is CFRB-AM, which on stormy nights fades-in over WINS-AM.)

Also PBS is a US invention, and formerly funding. It seems the most likely US network to work over the border, but that's complex politics. It looks like Canadian broadcasters can rent PBS shows, the same way US-PBS is renting that Belgian show or Monty Python.

But Professor T. is on PBS Passport, a totally off-air on-line service.

It looks like anybody with a US address and payment source can subscribe to PBS Passport. Now can that person (or say a friend) sit at a PC in Canada and use the log-in to watch a show? I suspect "maybe", based on experience with BBC. Mostly I can't get public-funded BBC shows on BBC website here in the US (my IP is clearly Maine USA); but I know some folks with BBC accounts can (their account-ID trumps IP restrictions).

And yeah, you are not going to get over-the-air from any US TV, many hundred miles/kms over the Rocky Mountains or further across the plains. (Not that OTA would help you watch on-line Prof T.) Yeah, sounds like someone drops US PBS's free shows on your sat/cable to fill idle channels, like I get the French Canadian channel as one of my 999 choices.
 

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> affiliates?

I never wondered. Now that I do, I'm baffled. PBS makes little or no content. They coordinate a Program Service.

"distributed by PBS through its National Program Service (NPS)........ ...... produced by a handful of the big, affiliated stations — such as WGBH in Boston or WNET in New York, among others — as well as independent documentary film producers such as Ken Burns, and are distributed by PBS through the NPS. And all those 355 stations are affiliated but independent. They all show many of the NPS programs but they can also show whatever else they want to."
PBS | Ombudsman | Caution: That Program May Not Be From PBS

> FTA satellite

If you mean, pulling signal from a satellite, then *maybe* you are getting NPS.

> 5PM MST weekdays I get Boston local news .... 8:30PM MST Fridays...

It is hard to go by program times. Apparently PBS stations are very prone to time-shifting. And when I try to look-up PBS program schedule, PBS re-directs me to Maine PBS's site. I can change that to WGBH..... ah, Greater Boston runs at 7pm, which would be your 5pm. However at 7pm, Maine PBS runs PBS NewsHour. But this is a rerun of the 6pm NewsHour- I suspect MPBS can't produce a Greater Maine news show and just lets the national show repeat.

You may even be watching WGBH Boston? *Their* choice of PBS shows and times? Not a bad choice, especially since much "national" PBS is produced by WGBH.

How about 5:30ET, is that BBC World News America? Hey, here's the half-day WGBH lineup. While some shows vary day by day, trend should be clear. (Wednesday gets Nature and NOVA, instead of Roots and Experience.) All times ET.
4:00 PM Molly of Denali
4:30 PM Curious George
5:00 PM Ask This Old House
5:30 PM BBC World News America
6:00 PM PBS NewsHour
7:00 PM Greater Boston
7:30 PM Rick Steves' Europe
8:00 PM Finding Your Roots
9:00 PM American Experience
10:00 PM FRONTLINE
11:00 PM Amanpour and Company

OK, MPBS puts Deutsche Welle in place of WGBH's showing of Curious George (boo!), Amanpour at 3:30 instead of 11, and a 3rd showing of PBS NewsHour at 11. George runs at 7am, Molly at 8:30am. MPBS runs four channels: MPBN-HD CREATE WORLD and PBSKIDS. This is probably sub-carriers of the OTA transmitter. CREATE has Best of the Joy of Painting, 'Bob Ross awakens the imagination as he....zzzzz'. An audio show, this Tuesday 8:30am, Woodsmith Shop Smartphone Amp 'This clever project boosts the sound coming from your smartphone. And all it takes is a little creative work at the band saw.'
 
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I read the book, now it's a TV show? MPBS runs it 4:00pm - Tuesday. Produced in Canada? Voiced by a Canadian??
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Too strange.

You should watch it. Your mother will not mind at all if you do.

Actually a lot of educational children's shows are made in Canada and broadcast in the US, it's not the only one.

Your lineup for WGBH matches my "East" PBS channel on paid Canadian satellite.
 

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You should watch it. Your mother will not mind at all if you do.

I can watch it in a tree.
I can watch it with a bee.
I can watch it while I pee.
I can watch it out to sea.

Actually a lot of educational children's shows are made in Canada...

Yeah, but The Cat (actually Comes Back) was a pivotal moment in my childhood. Which may explain much.

............ ran about
with big bumps, jumps and kicks
and with hops and big thumps
and all kinds of bad tricks.
 
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