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PBS Kids is now available 24/7

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jun 13, 2017 9:28 AM
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WITF has launched the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel on TV and via broadcast and digital platforms. 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.  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.

WITF joins more than 100 other PBS stations across the country who launched the channel earlier this year, making it available to 90 percent of U.S. TV households.  The channel will also be available as a live stream on pbskids.org and on the free PBS KIDS Video App for mobile and tablet devices, which has been downloaded 16.4 million times and totaled 4.2 billion streams last year.

The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel includess the following 21 PBS KIDS series:

  • ARTHUR
  • BOB THE BUILDER
  • CAILLOU
  • THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!
  • CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG
  • CYBERCHASE
  • DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD
  • DINOSAUR TRAIN
  • FETCH! WITH RUFF RUFFMAN
  • NATURE CAT
  • ODD SQUAD
  • PEG + CAT
  • READY JET GO!
  • SESAME STREET
  • SID THE SCIENCE KID
  • SPLASH AND BUBBLES
  • SUPER WHY!
  • THOMAS & FRIENDS
  • WILD KRATTS
  • WORDGIRL
  • WORDWORLD

Friday night on this new service is "PBS KIDS Family Night," weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming every Friday from 7 to 9 pm, and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings. "Family Night" includes popular movie favorites such as ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE, SPLASH AND BUBBLES: ONE BIG OCEAN and SESAME STREET: THE COOKIE THIEF, and will include world premiere movie events such as DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD: TIGER FAMILY TRIP, READY JET GO!: RETURN TO BORTRON 7 and ARTHUR AND THE HAUNTED TREEHOUSE.

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