Definition of PBS abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpiː biː ˈes//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpiː biː ˈes//
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the Public Broadcasting Service (an organization in the US that broadcasts television programmes to local stations that do not show advertisements) Culture The PBS was established by the Public Broadcasting Act (1967) and is supported by money from the US government, large companies and the public. PBS is known for broadcasting programmes of good quality, such as Sesame Street and the National Geographic Special series. Many of the best British programmes are shown on Masterpiece .
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: PBS