This time of the year, people love to watch the “Peanuts” Charlie Brown specials. Needless to say, they are iconic to Americans.
Just like last year, PBS will not be airing the Charlie Brown holiday specials. The specials aired for more than a decade on ABC previously, but after Apple purchased the rights to “Peanuts” in 2020, the specials no longer air on it.
During 2020 and 2021 while the COVID-19 pandemic was still going on, Apple gave PBS the broadcasting rights to the Charlie Brown holiday specials for one-night-only for each special throughout the holiday season.
Apple this year will be providing free dates for fans to stream through specials on Apple TV+ through the Apple TV app throughout October-December 2023. However, each special is only getting a couple days to be streamed for entirely free.
For this holiday season, Kelloggs has introduced “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” cereal where, when purchased, fans will be able to get a free one-month free trial of Apple TV+.
By getting the free trial, fans would not have to wait to stream the Charlie Brown holiday specials on the free dates, but could watch it for free whenever they want while they have their free trial of Apple TV+. Additionally, fans would have access to other content on the streaming service too.
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