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PBS Kids is 24/7 on Prairie Public 4th multicast channel

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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FARGO, ND, January 4, 2017 – Prairie Public has announced the addition of a 24/7 PBS Kids channel to their multicast channel lineup beginning January 16.

The channel will replace Prairie Public’s Lifelong Learning Channel on their fourth multicast stream; Lifelong Learning will move to the second multicast stream, sharing the stream with WORLD Channel.

Prairie Public Prairie Public’s high definition schedule, with PBS Kids programs weekdays, news programming around the dinner hour, and the high quality 1 Prairie Public Prairie Public’s high definition schedule, with PBS Kids programs weekdays, news programming around the dinner hour, and the high quality arts, nature, and science programming you love in the evening.

2 World/Lifelong Learning Nonfiction, science, nature, news, and public affairs programs on World (6pm-6am), and how-to, travel, cooking, and K-12 classroom programs on Lifelong Learning (6am-6pm).

3 The MN Channel Programs produced in and about North Dakota, Manitoba, Minnesota, and the region.

4 PBS Kids The number one educational media brand for kids offers opportunities to explore new ideas and new worlds through television. arts, nature, and science programming you love in the evening.

Households may receive one or more of Prairie Public’s four digital program streams. With cable or satellite service, the service provider determines the program streams their subscribers receive. To receive all the program streams, viewers can use a digital antenna.

In addition to PBS Kids programming available for live stream on pbskids.org and on the PBS Kids Video App, viewers will be able to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high.

Prairie Public’s 24/7 PBS Kids channel will include popular favorites, such as “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Odd Squad,” “Wild Kratts” and “Dinosaur Train.

“Parents know that PBS KIDS makes a difference in their children’s lives, which is why so many have said they would value having access to our content throughout the day. Television continues to be the most widely used platform for children’s educational content, especially among low-income families,” said PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger. “The new PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream offered by local member stations ensure that educational media is available to all families, all the time and via a platform that works for them. Given that 54% of all children nationwide do not have the opportunity to attend preschool, providing access is a critical element of our public service mission.

The 24/7 PBS KIDS offering is an integral part of PBS’ long-term vision for its children’s service and will build on the reach and impact local stations already have in their communities, where they provide essential services for kids, parents and teachers. In the coming year, PBS and member stations will roll out a variety of additional initiatives designed to meet the needs of today’s children, including new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content, digital innovations and customizable tools for parents and caregivers.

Prairie Public Broadcasting, headquartered in Fargo, is a non-profit member station of PBS and NPR that provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota; public radio service to North Dakota; and educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.

 

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