SCETV Passport

SCETV Passport is an additional benefit available to ETV Endowment members at the $75 or higher annual giving level that provides extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming.  Featuring both PBS and select SCETV programming, SCETV Passport allows you to watch even more episodes of your favorite shows, including Victoria, Downton Abbey, Poldark, Indian Summers and Inspector Lewis on Masterpiece along with other popular series such as Vicious, Earth a New Wild, The Great British Baking Show, Nature and dozens more. 

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Passport FAQs

What is SCETV Passport?

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

Why is SCETV making this service available?

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

How can I activate my SCETV Passport account?

If you are an active ETV Endowment member giving at least $75 (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

If you did not receive an email but you are an active Endowment member, you can initiate an activation email here

If you still need help, contact the Endowment at 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. 

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 or by calling 877-253-2092.

What kind of device do I need to view SCETV Passport videos?

SCETV Passport can be accessed on, the PBS apps on smart phones and tablets, AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Stick.

What kind of content can be found on SCETV Passport?

SCETV Passport includes several hundred hours of programming, representing many genres, including drama, science, history, natural history and the arts.  Notable titles include MASTERPIECE series such as Victoria, Downton Abbey, Poldark and Wolf Hall, along with other favorites such as Nature, Nova, How We Got to Now, The Great British Baking Show and many more.  SCETV Passport will also include popular SCETV programs such as Yoga in PracticeA Chef's LifeExpeditions with Patrick McMillan, and Carolina Stories.

Who is eligible for SCETV Passport?

SCETV Passport is the newest 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.

Will there still be free streaming on and

PBS and SCETV content will continue to be available for free on various digital platforms, including,, 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 content for ETV Endowment members to enjoy.

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

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

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

I’m not seeing my favorite shows in SCETV Passport.  Why not?

Initially, several hundred hours of content will be available via SCETV Passport.  This library of content will continue to grow over time as more titles are added. 

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 content remains 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.