PBS announced the launch of the first-ever national 24/7 PBS Kids channel, provided by member stations across the country on TV and via live streaming on digital platforms.
The channel’s popular kids’ programming includes “Sesame Street,” “Bob the Builder,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!,” “Wild Kratts,” “Thomas & Friends,” “Nature Cat” and many other shows.
“The free service, which will feature 24/7 educational programming, ensures that PBS Kids’ high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in,” PBS said in its announcement, adding: “In fact, a new national study of parents with children ages 2-6 finds TV viewing is one of the top ways that families spend time together, with 89 percent of parents reporting they watch TV together as a family, 74 percent in favor of anytime access to educational programming and 37 percent ranking PBS Kids as the best use of family screen time.”
Announcing the launch at TCA over the weekend was PBS President and CEO Paula A. Kerger. Please click here to read details about the launch and individual programming in the PBS announcement.