The vacations are saved, Charlie Brown! Effectively, type of.
Apple not too long ago snapped up unique streaming rights for the enduring Peanuts specials for Apple TV+—together with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”—with Apple TV providing the specials without cost for three-day intervals round their respective holidays. However viewers would nonetheless want the Apple TV app to view them, and that app will not be but universally accessible on all streaming platforms and units. It was to be the primary 12 months that the specials wouldn’t air on broadcast tv as they’ve for many years.
Right now, nevertheless, Apple introduced that it partnered with PBS to air the Thanksgiving and Christmas specials ad-free on each PBS and PBS Children within the weeks forward. The businesses mentioned that “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will air on the channels on Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. native time (6:30 p.m. CT), whereas “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will air on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. native time (6:30 p.m. CT).
Non-Apple TV+ subscribers with entry to the Apple TV app will be capable of stream the specials without cost from Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 11-13, respectively. Apple TV+ subscribers, in the meantime, will be capable of stream each every week earlier.
Previous to as we speak’s announcement that the specials would, in actual fact, air on broadcast TV, a Change.org petition asking Apple to make the specials accessible outdoors its personal platform had managed to amass greater than 262,000 signatures. It’s not clear whether or not the choice to companion with PBS was a part of the unique settlement about rights to the specials, however it was not talked about in an Apple press launch about them from October.
In any occasion, it appears like broadcast TV viewers will get their Charlie Brown vacation specials in spite of everything. Not less than we’ll have one thing to sit up for as we Zoom with household from our respective houses.