Frequently Asked Questions
About WORLD Channel

 

How can I watch WORLD Channel?

There are a number of options for watching WORLD's programs:

  • For TELEVISION VIEWING, find your local WORLD station by setting your station.

A) If you've already confirmed your station, go to your local WORLD Schedule for channel number and search for programs.

B) If you haven't confirmed your station, click on 'Set Station' to the right of the WORLD logo in the upper left and confirm. Go to your local WORLD Schedule for channel number and search for programs.

  • For ONLINE VIEWING or if there is no local WORLD station available in your area, you can watch a selection of programs on our website via desktop and mobile. You can also stream WORLD content on the PBS app via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.

I watched a film on WORLD and would like to watch it again. What are my options?

There are a number of options for watching our films after their broadcast:

A) If you would like to watch an encore broadcast on television, check your local WORLD Schedule to see if the film will be re-broadcast.

B) If the full-length film is available, stream it on our website. Click on Watch, sort if necessary, and browse through our selection to find the film you are looking for.

If neither of these options answers your question, please Contact Us.

I am outside of the US and cannot watch the videos on your website. Why? And where can I access WORLD Channel content?

Unfortunately, most of our films are geo-blocked to the US and territories. However, here are some alternative ways that you can view WORLD content online:

Visit and Like our Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/WORLDChannel/

Visit Facebook Watch to view WORLD’s original series, Stories from the Stage:
https://www.facebook.com/StoriesFromTheStage/

Visit our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/worldchannel

I’m a college student with a passion for nonfiction documentaries and storytelling. How can I intern for you?

Thank you for your interest. If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student and are located in the Boston, MA area, apply for one of our internships for the fall, spring or summer semesters:

https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/world-channel-intern

If you live outside of the area, we recommend checking with your local public television station to see what positions may be available there.

Any other questions? Or comments?

 

For Filmmakers, Distributors and Stations

I have a non-fiction film or series I would like to submit to WORLD. Where should I send it?

Read the guidelines and complete the appropriate application for your film or series for consideration.

For filmmakers and distributors:
https://worldchannel.org/submit-your-doc/filmmaker/

For stations:
https://worldchannel.org/submit-your-doc/station/

Submissions will only be considered if submitted through the portal. Please do not email us directly.

 

For Storytellers

How can I participate in Stories from the Stage? What are you looking for in a story?

Complete the application at:

https://worldchannel.org/submit-your-doc/storytellers/

Submissions will only be considered if submitted through the portal. Please do not email us directly.