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Launch Plans Revealed for New TV Channel

Nov 28, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A new channel aimed at a market segment that has been getting a lot of attention lately will be launching soon. The StarTribune reports that Twin Cities Public Television, based in St. Paul, Minn., announced plans for a new channel focusing on children’s programming.

The move comes amid major commitments by Amazon, Netflix and other programmers to children’s TV.

TPT announced plans for a channel dedicated exclusively to repeats of PBS programming such as “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Dinosaur Train” and “Wild Kratts,” the story reports.

“The 24/7 channel, set to hit the air on Jan. 18, will be anchored at the 2.4 digital channel now occupied by around-the-clock weather,” the story reports. “TPT will move that service to 2.5. Cable viewers will have to check with their specific providers on where to find the new station — or can go to pbskids.org, where Minnesotans will be directed to a livestream of the channel.”

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