San Diego Parents: PBS and Stations Launch 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel

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PBS KIDS, which features educational programming 24 hours a day, debuts Monday on 75 Public Broadcasting Service licensees, including KPBS-TV’s digital Channel 15.4, which is available to Cox subscribers on Channel 809.

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The channel will also be live-streamed on pbskids.org and on the free PBS KIDS video app for mobile and tablet devices. Its programming includes “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Odd Squad,” “Wild Kratts,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Splash and Bubbles,” “Nature Cat” and “Ready Jet Go!”

The full local schedule is available at kpbs.org/TV/schedule/?kids=true .

The channel will debut “PBS KIDS Family Night” on April 21, weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming every Friday from 7-9 p.m., and repeated Saturday and Sunday nights.

“By offering PBS KIDS programming 24/7, PBS stations will extend the reach and impact that they already have in their communities, where they provide essential services for families,” PBS President and CEO Paula A. Kerger said Sunday during PBS’ portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour being held in Pasadena.

“As the only free national 24/7 kids’ TV service in the U.S., the PBS KIDS channel will be a game changer for all families — especially our nation’s most underserved, many of whom do not attend preschool and rely solely on over- the-air television for media content,” Kerger said.

—City News Service

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