Nine PBS KIDS Channel Launches January 16, 2017!

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One Channel. All PBS KIDS!

PBS KIDS 24-hour services, presented locally by the Nine Network, will connect kids – wherever they are – with innovative, engaging experiences.

PBS’ new free 24/7 multiplatform children’s services include a new TV channel, a live stream on digital platforms and an interactive gaming feature. Together, this triple play will help us reach all children with high-quality educational content. Beginning January 16, the Nine Network will transition our Nine Kids channel to Nine PBS KIDS 24 hours a day on 9.2 (183 on Charter Spectrum) and offer a live stream, making it easy for children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high.

We are excited about adding these services to our many offerings for families, increasing round-the-clock access to award-winning PBS KIDS content, especially for those who need it the most.

Viewers will be able to watch the Nine Network live stream through pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, tablets and over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. Streaming on pbskids.org accounts for nearly half of all time spent watching kids videos online and the site is #1 in the kids category for total views and minutes spent.¹ Across digital platforms, PBS KIDS averages 419.8 million streams per month.²

Nine PBS Kids Platforms

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2. Google Analytics Jan ’15 – Jan ’16.