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Digital PBS Kids Go! Sets October Launch

Apr 4, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The Public Broadcasting Service announced Tuesday that it will launch a digital broadcast channel in October aimed at entertaining and educating children of early elementary school age. The channel will be named PBS Kids Go!, after the afternoon programming block on public broadcasting stations.

“This age group is just entering school and is experiencing unique, first-time life events, but they have limited educational entertainment choices that support this very important developmental stage,” Lesli Rotenberg, senior VP of PBS Kids Next Generation Media, said in the announcement.

Among the new shows that will be part of the lineup will be “Fetch!,” which debuts May 29 on the afternoon block. It’s a game-reality-spoof show featuring kids and an animated host, a dog named Ruff Ruffman, and will focus on problem-solving and teamwork.

“Fetch!” will have a companion Web site, as will other shows on the new network.