This Year Marks 10th Anniversary as Sponsor 

Boston, MA; August 11, 2021—MASTERPIECE has announced that Viking has  signed on for an additional two years as a national corporate sponsor for the  popular PBS series. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Viking’s  sponsorship, which began in 2011.  

Speaking at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, MASTERPIECE  executive producer Susanne Simpson said, “Viking has been an ideal  partner whose unwavering support during the past ten years has been  critical to MASTERPIECE’s success. We’re thrilled that Viking has decided to  partner with us for another two years.”  

“Our decade-long relationship with MASTERPIECE has been one of shared  values and tremendous growth,” said Richard Marnell, Executive Vice  President of Viking. ”Together with MASTERPIECE, we engage with people  who care deeply about the arts, history, culture and exploration—and we are  proud and honored to continue our relationship for more years to come.”  

Celebrating its 50th year, MASTERPIECE is the longest primetime drama on  television and is presented on PBS by GBH Boston.  

Highlights of MASTERPIECE’s upcoming schedule include a new season of  the popular crime series Grantchester; Baptiste with guest star Fiona Shaw;  the return of the hit series All Creatures Great and Small; and a second  season of Sanditon, based on Jane Austen’s last, unfinished novel.