Value PBS and the Nine Network

The Nine Network is dedicated to engaging our community in the things that matter most, including education, the economy and the arts. In an age of increasing polarization, public media provides rare common ground for people with different backgrounds and varying perspectives. Local PBS stations like the Nine Network exist to educate, inspire and connect their viewers to what ignites the spirit of possibility. Now, our federal funding is under threat. Click here to read our statement.

Trusted. Valued. Essential.

PBS, together with the Nine Network, serves all Americans with content and services that educate, inform and inspire.


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PBS is #1
in public trust
200 million people
watch PBS every year

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We Are PBS

Aired: 2017-03-07 20:00:00 0:58 Rating: NR

Find out what PBS means to viewers, and about its role as a public service.

Read More Facts About PBS Below

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Public broadcasting is one of America's best investments - just about $1.35 per citizen each year.


For every $100 of federal spending, public broadcasting receives just a penny.


Read more reasons why PBS and stations are trusted, valued and essential


digital tools for Pre-K-12 Educators
1.8 Million+
users have registered to access PBS LearningMedia


A circular image displaying several children listening intently to a woman holding a globeThe nation's largest classroom

PBS member stations provide essential education resources for learners of all ages.


With PBS LearningMedia, Pre-K-12 educators can access curriculum-aligned digital resources from trusted media partners that bring learning to life for students.

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Kids' School Readiness

Aired: 2017-03-03 08:00:00 1:45 Rating: NR

PBS offers engaging digital learning tools to help prepare kids for kindergarten and life.

A circular image displaying a person writing on a piece of paper with an alphabet displayed on a poster in the backgroundReady To Learn

Through the Ready To Learn Initiative, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and local stations provide free, evidence-based educational resources that help teachers, caregivers and parents build early science and literacy skills for America’s children, especially those in underserved families.


33 million+
educational app downloads
PBS KIDS is the #1
educational media brand

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Preparing Kids for Success in School and Life

A recent study confirms that parents overwhelmingly agree no other television network meets their children's school readiness needs like PBS KIDS.


The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines to help families balance media and everyday life, pointing to PBS KIDS as a leading resource for educational programming.

Anytime, Anywhere

Anytime, Anywhere

Survey results show that parents want anytime access to high-quality educational content and they rank PBS KIDS as the best use of family screen time.

Whole Child Curriculum

Whole Child Curriculum

The PBS KIDS whole child educational ecosystem addresses core needs in areas such as social-emotional learning, math, engineering, literacy and science.

Over 33 Million Education App Downloads

Over 33 Million Education App Downloads

PBS KIDS has more than 35 mobile apps available for iOS, Android and other mobile device platforms, designed to help kids build literacy, math, science and school readiness skills.