PBS Kids

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PBS Kids
PBS Kids Logo.svg
Owner PBS
CountryUnited States
IntroducedJuly 11, 1994;25 years ago (July 11, 1994)
Website pbskids.org

PBS Kids is the brand for most of the children's programming aired by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States. Some public television children's programs are not produced by PBS member stations or transmitted by PBS which is produced by independent public television distributors such as American Public Television are not labeled as "PBS Kids" programming, and it is mainly a programming block branding.

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Children's television series are television programs designed for and marketed to children, normally scheduled for broadcast during the morning and afternoon when children are awake. They can sometimes run during the early evening, allowing younger children to watch them after school. The purpose of the shows is mainly to entertain and sometimes to educate.

PBS Public television network in the United States

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor. It is a nonprofit organization and the most prominent provider of educational television programming to public television stations in the United States, distributing series such as American Experience, America's Test Kitchen, Antiques Roadshow, Arthur, Barney & Friends, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Downton Abbey, Finding Your Roots, Frontline, The Magic School Bus, Masterpiece, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Nature, Nova, the PBS NewsHour, Sesame Street, Teletubbies, and This Old House.


PBS Kids is also the name of a separate network which has had two iterations in the age of digital television; one which existed between 1999 and 2005, and the current version which was launched in January 2017.

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PTV block

The framework for PBS Kids was established as part of PBS's "Ready to Learn" initiative, a project intended to facilitate access of early childhood educational programming to underprivileged children. [1] On July 11, 1994, PBS repackaged their existing children's educational programming as a new block called "PTV". [2] [3] In addition to scheduled educational programming, PTV also incorporated interstitial content such as "The P-Pals", which featured animated characters shaped like PBS logos delivering educational content from their fictional world, "PTV Park". These interstitial shorts were aimed at younger children. [2] Older children were targeted with live action and music video interstitials. [2]

Several of the interstitial shorts, along with some of the station identification sequences that were shown during the block, continued to be used by some PBS member stations after PTV aired for the last time on September 5, 1999.

PBS Kids

On September 6, 1999, PBS launched the PBS Kids brand in several areas including its daytime Ready to Learn Service, PBS Online web pages for kids, and a home video label. Children's programming on the PBS network was then given unified branding. Along with the block of programming on PBS, PBS Kids lent its name to a separate television network, which launched on the same date [4] and was targeted to children from 4 to 7 years old.[ citation needed ] The PBS Kids Channel ran for six years. [5]

On September 30, 2000, the Bookworm Bunch programming block was introduced as PBS Kids' Saturday morning block. [6] PBS Kids Go!, a programming block targeting older children, was launched in October 2004. [7]

Block programming is the arrangement of programs on radio or television so that those of a particular genre, theme, or target audience are grouped together.

PBS Kids Go!

PBS Kids Go! is a defunct educational television brand used by PBS for programs intended for older children, in comparison to the younger-skewing PBS Kids. It was primarily broadcast on PBS stations during the afternoon hours on weekdays. It debuted on October 11, 2004, and was discontinued on October 7, 2013.

Block and local channels

The network was shut down on September 26, 2005, in favor of a new commercial cable and satellite joint venture channel, PBS Kids Sprout, which was developed in partnership with two producers and Comcast [8] (who later bought full control of the network via NBCUniversal). [9] PBS gave licensees an option to sign on Sprout promoters while most of the other half programmed their own children's channel. [8] PBS offered a replacement early school-aged kids network based on the block PBS Kids Go! by April 2006 to be launched in October 2006, [7] but was cancelled before launch. [8]

A joint venture is a business entity created by two or more parties, generally characterized by shared ownership, shared returns and risks, and shared governance. Companies typically pursue joint ventures for one of four reasons: to access a new market, particularly emerging markets; to gain scale efficiencies by combining assets and operations; to share risk for major investments or projects; or to access skills and capabilities.

Universal Kids American pay television channel focused on kids

Universal Kids is an American pay television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The channel was launched on September 26, 2005.

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On May 8, 2013, PBS Kids programming was added to the Roku streaming player. [10] As of October 7, 2013, to coincide with the debut of Peg + Cat , PBS Kids received another graphic redesign and the PBS Kids Go! block and branding dissolved. [11]

PBS Kids network was relaunched on January 16, 2017 with a live stream of the channel on the PBS Kids website and video app; no changes were made to the main PBS Kids block. The block is counter programmed from the network, thus the same show would not be shown at the same time on the network and block. [12] [13] [14]

Programming blocks

For list of all PBS Kids Programs, see List of programs broadcast by PBS.


PBS Kids
Type Digital broadcast TV network (children's programming)
United States
AvailabilityNational (via OTA digital television)
FoundedFebruary 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)
Headquarters Arlington County, Virginia
Broadcast area
United States
Owner Public Broadcasting Service
Launch date
January 16, 2017;2 years ago (2017-01-16)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)
(some affiliates transmit PBS Kids programming in 1080i 16:9 and 720p 16:9)
Affiliates List of affiliates
Official website

PBS Kids is an American digital broadcast and online television network operated by the Public Broadcasting Service. The network features a broad mix of live action and animated children's programs distributed to PBS by independent companies and select member stations, which are designed for improving the early literacy, math, and social-emotional skills of young children ages 2 to 11. [15] Some PBS member stations, such as WETA-TV in Washington, D.C. maintain their own locally programmed PBS Kids feed, that is independent from the nationally sourced feed.

Network history

On September 6, 1999, PBS launched the PBS Kids Channel in several markets, in conjunction with the introduction of the PBS Kids brand to provide a unified branding for the service's children's programming offerings. The channel was launched on 33 PBS member stations: 19 of which offered PBS Kids Channel as a cable-only service, 9 which carried the channel on their digital broadcast signals in standard-definition, and 3 which carried simulcasts of the channel on their analog signals. Of the initial 27 affiliates, 16 of them planned to begin carrying PBS Kids Channel during the fall of 1999, with 11 additional stations choosing to debut it that winter. [4]

FCC requirements mandated satellite providers to set aside 4% of their available channel space for noncommercial educational and informational programming. With these providers limited to offering one such service per programmer, PBS had put forth PBS Kids as a prospective channel to fulfill this mandate. However, El Segundo, California-based satellite provider DirecTV,[ failed verification ] which became the primary funding source for the channel, indicated that it would begin carrying the PBS Kids Channel outside of that mandate in early November 1999. [16]

In the aftermath of DirecTV's decision not to renew its funding agreement with the channel, which ended in the third quarter of 2005, [5] PBS decided to shut down the network on September 26 of that year.[ failed verification ] PBS Kids Channel was effectively supplanted on that date by PBS Kids Sprout, an advertiser-supported cable and satellite channel that PBS developed in a joint venture with HIT Entertainment, Sesame Workshop, and Comcast. PBS gave licensees an option to sign on Sprout promoters, giving them cross-promotional and monetary benefits in exchange for giving up the ability to carry a competing preschool-targeted channel. 80 stations, making up about half of the member stations participants, signed up to be promoters; most of the remaining stations opted to develop independent children's programming services featuring programs distributed by PBS and through outside distributors such as American Public Television to fill space on digital subchannels that formerly served as PBS Kids Channel members. Many of the member stations that launched children's-focused subchannel or cable-only services reduced the amount of sourced programming from PBS Kids carried on their primary channel to a few hours of their weekday daytime schedules, in order to program more adult-targeted fare during the afternoon. [8]

PBS relaunched children's network, PBS Kids, on January 16, 2017. [14] Structured as a multi-platform service, it was made available for distribution to digital subchannels of participating PBS member stations, initially launching on 73 member stations (counting those operated as subregional PBS member networks), with an additional 34 agreeing to begin carrying the network at a later date.[ failed verification ] A live stream of the channel was also added to the PBS Kids website and video app upon the channel's debut, which will eventually allow viewers to toggle from the program being aired to a related educational game extending the interactivity introduced by Sesame Street. The network is counterprogrammed from the PBS Kids block, so that the same program would not be shown on either simultaneously. PBS Kids 24/7 mainly features double-runs of existing series on PBS Kids' schedule (including some not carried on the primary channels of certain member stations); as such, no additional programs had to be acquired to help fill the channel's schedule. [12] On April 21, 2017, the network launched "PBS Kids Family Night," a weekly block on Friday evenings (with encore airings on Saturday and Sunday evenings) that showcase themed programming, premieres or special "movie-length" episodes of new and existing PBS Kids children's programs. [15] [14] [12] [17]


City of license/
StationChannelOperatorAffiliation tenure
(original network)
Local channel [18] Affiliation date
(revived network) [19]


Birmingham WBIQ10.2 Alabama Public Television January 16, 2017
Demopolis WIIQ41.2
Dozier WDIQ2.2
Florence WFIQ36.2
Huntsville WHIQ25.2
Louisville WGIQ43.2
Mobile WEIQ42.2
Montgomery WAIQ26.2
Mount Cheaha WCIQ7.2


Anchorage KAKM 7.4 Alaska Public Telecommunications TBD
Fairbanks KUAC-TV 9.8 University of Alaska Fairbanks


Arkadelphia KETG9.3 Arkansas Educational Television Network January 16, 2017
El Dorado KETZ12.3
Fayetteville KAFT13.3
Jonesboro KTEJ19.3
Little Rock KETS2.3
Mountain View KEMV6.3


Phoenix KAET 8.4 Arizona State University January 16, 2017
Tucson KUAT-TV 6.2 Arizona Public Media 2003–20052005–2017


Eureka KEET 13.5Redwood Empire Public Television, Inc.January 16, 2017
Fresno KVPT 18.2Valley Public Television, Inc.
Huntington Beach
(serves Los Angeles)
KOCE-TV [20] 50.5KOCE FoundationJanuary 16, 2017
Los Angeles KLCS 58.2 Los Angeles Unified School District 2004–present
Sacramento KVIE 6.4KVIE, Inc.January 16, 2017
San Diego KPBS 15.4 San Diego State University
San Jose
(San Francisco)
KQEH and KQED 54.4 and 9.4Northern California Public Broadcasting [8] [21] August 1, 2003 – January 15, 2017January 16, 2017
(serves the Monterey Bay area)
KQET 25.4


Denver KRMA-TV6.2 Rocky Mountain PBS TBD
Durango KRMU20.2
Grand Junction KRMJ18.2
Pueblo KTSC8.2
Steamboat Springs KRMZ24.2


Bridgeport WEDW 49.4 LocusPoint Networks TBD
New Haven WEDY65.4
Hartford WEDH24.4 Connecticut Public Television
(serves eastern Connecticut, including New London)

District of Columbia

Washington WETA-TV 26.3Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association2007– [8] present
WHUT-TV 32.2 Howard University January 16, 2017


Fort Myers WGCU 30.5 Florida Gulf Coast University January 16, 2017
Jacksonville WJCT 7.5WJCT, Inc.
Miami WPBT 2.4 South Florida PBS
West Palm Beach WXEL-TV 42.3
Orlando WUCF-TV 24.3 University of Central Florida
Panama City WFSG 56.4 Florida State University
Tallahassee WFSU-TV 11.4
Pensacola WSRE 23.4 Pensacola Junior College TBD
Tampa-St. Petersburg WEDU 3.2Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting, Inc.TBD
WEDQ 16.2 University of South Florida Currently


Atlanta APS
(evenings) [22]
Atlanta Public Schools September 6, 1999 – 2005
WGTV 8.4Georgia Public BroadcastingJanuary 16, 2017
Chatsworth WNGH-TV 18.4
Cochran WMUM-TV 29.4
Columbus WJSP-TV 28.4
Dawson WACS-TV 25.4
Pelham WABW-TV 14.4
Savannah WVAN-TV 9.4
(serves Valdosta and Brunswick)
Wrens WCES-TV 20.4


Honolulu KHET 11.2Hawaii Public TelevisionCurrent
Wailuku (serves Maui) KMEB 10.2


Boise KAID 4.5 Idaho State Department of Education February 1, 2018
Coeur D'Alene
(part of the Spokane, Washington market)
Moscow KUID-TV12.5
Pocatello KISU-TV10.5
Twin Falls KIPT13.5


Carbondale WSIU-TV 8.5 Southern Illinois University TBD
Olney WUSI-TV 19.5
Chicago WTTW 11.4Window to the World CommunicationsJanuary 16, 2017
Peoria [23] WTVP 47.2Illinois Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation
(Springfield) [24]
WILL-TV 12.2 University of Illinois January 16, 2017


Bloomington WTIU 30.4 Indiana University .3
(12:00–6:00 p.m.)
TIU Family (ended January 30, 2017)
January 30, 2017
Fort Wayne WFWA 39.2Fort Wayne Public TelevisionJanuary 16, 2017
Indianapolis WFYI 20.2 Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting TBD
South Bend WNIT 34.3Michiana Public Broadcasting
(serves Southwestern Indiana including Evansville and Terre Haute)
WVUT 22.3 Vincennes University January 16, 2017


Council Bluffs KBIN-TV32.4 Iowa Public Television current (all .2)
IPTV Learn (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Davenport KQIN36.4
Des Moines KDIN-TV11.4
Fort Dodge KTIN21.4
Iowa City KIIN12.4
Mason City KYIN24.4
Red Oak KHIN36.4
Sioux City KSIN-TV27.4
Waterloo KRIN32.4


Colby KWKS19.2 Smoky Hills Public Television January 16, 2017
Dodge City KDCK21.2
Hays KOOD9.2
Lakin KSWK3.2
Topeka KTWU 11.2 Washburn University Current


Ashland WKAS 25.4 Kentucky Authority for Educational Television January 16, 2017
Bowling Green WKGB-TV 53.4
Covington WCVN-TV 54.4
Elizabethtown WKZT-TV 23.4
Hazard WKHA 35.4
Lexington WKLE 46.4
Louisville WKPC-TV 15.4
Madisonville WKMA-TV 35.4
Morehead WKMR 38.4
Murray WKMU 21.4
Owensboro WKOH 31.4
Owenton WKON 52.4
Paducah WKPD 29.4
Pikeville WKPI-TV 22.4
Somerset WKSO-TV 29.4


Alexandria KLPA-TV25.2 Louisiana Educational Television Authority January 16, 2017
Baton Rouge WLPB-TV27.2
Lafayette KLPB-TV24.2
Lake Charles KLTL-TV24.2
Monroe KLTM-TV13.2
New Orleans WYES-TV 12.4Greater New Orleans Educational Television FoundationTBD
Shreveport KLTS-TV24.2Louisiana Educational Television AuthorityJanuary 16, 2017


Boston WGBX-TV [25] 44.4 WGBH Educational Foundation January 16, 2017
Springfield WGBY-TV [26] 57.3


Annapolis WMPT22.3 Maryland Public Television MPT Select
(daytime hours only) [8]
January 16, 2017
Baltimore WMPB67.3
Frederick WFPT62.3
Hagerstown WWPB31.3
Oakland WGPT36.3
Salisbury WCPB28.3


Augusta WCBB10.4 Maine Public Broadcasting January 16, 2017
Calais WMED-TV13.4
Presque Isle WMEM-TV10.4


Alpena WCML 6.2 Central Michigan University January 16, 2017
Cadillac WCMV27.2
Mount Pleasant
(part of the Bay City/Saginaw/Midland market)
WCMU-TV 26.2
Flint WCMZ-TV 28.2January 16, 2017 – April 23, 2018 [27]
Bad Axe
(serves Saginaw and Bay City)
WDCQ-TV 19.4 Delta College Current
Detroit WTVS 56.2Detroit Educational Television FoundationJanuary 16, 2017
East Lansing WKAR-TV 23.4 Michigan State University January 16, 2017
Grand Rapids WGVU-TV 35.5 Grand Valley State University TBD
Kalamazoo WGVK52.5
Marquette WNMU 13.2 Northern Michigan University January 16, 2017


Appleton KWCM-TV10.5 West Central Minnesota Educational Television TBD
Bemidji KAWE 9.3Northern Minnesota Public TelevisionJanuary 16, 2017
Brainerd KAWB22.3
Crookston KCGE-DT16.4 Prairie Public Television
St. Paul KTCA-TV2.4 Twin Cities PBS
Worthington KSMN20.5West Central Minnesota Educational TelevisionTBD


Biloxi WMAH-TV19.2 Mississippi Public Broadcasting January 16, 2017
Booneville WMAE-TV12.2
Bude WMAU-TV17.2
Greenwood WMAO-TV23.2
Jackson WMPN-TV29.2
Meridian WMAW-TV14.2
Mississippi State WMAB-TV2.2
Oxford WMAV-TV18.2


Joplin KOZJ26.2 Missouri State University January 16, 2017
Springfield KOZK 21.2
Kansas City KCPT 19.4Public TV 19, Inc.
Sedalia KMOS-TV 6.4 University of Central Missouri
St. Louis KETC 9.2St. Louis Regional Public Media, Inc.


Billings KBGS-TV 16.2 Montana State University January 16, 2017
Bozeman KUSM-TV9.2
Helena KUHM-TV10.2
Kalispell KUKL-TV46.2
Missoula KUFM-TV11.2


Alliance KTNE-TV13.4 Nebraska Educational Telecommunications March 1, 2017
Bassett KMNE-TV7.4
Hastings KHNE-TV29.4
Lexington KLNE-TV3.4
Lincoln KUON-TV12.4
Merriman KRNE-TV12.4
Norfolk KXNE-TV19.4
North Platte KPNE-TV9.4
Omaha KYNE-TV26.4


Las Vegas KLVX 10.3 Clark County School District January 16, 2017
Reno KNPB 5.3Channel 5 Public Broadcasting

New Jersey

(New York City)
WNET 13.2Educational Broadcasting CorporationJanuary 16, 2017

New Mexico

Albuquerque KNME-TV 5.2 University of New Mexico January 16, 2017
Las Cruces KRWG-TV 22.3 University of New Mexico TBD

New York

Binghamton WSKG-TV 46.6 WSKG Public Telecommunications Council [28] February 1, 2017
Corning WSKA30.6February 1, 2017
Buffalo WNED-TV 17.3Western New York Public Broadcasting AssociationTBD
Norwood WNPI-DT18.4St. Lawrence Valley Educational TV Council, Inc.January 16, 2017
Watertown WPBS-DT 16.4
Plattsburgh WCFE-TV 57.3Mountain Lake Public Telecommunications Council
Rochester WXXI-TV 21.4 WXXI Public Broadcasting Council February 2017
WMHT 17.4WMHT Educational TelecommunicationsJanuary 16, 2017
Syracuse WCNY-TV 24.4Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York

North Carolina

Asheville WUNF-TV 33.2 University of North Carolina January 16, 2017
Canton WUNW27.3
Chapel Hill WUNC-TV4.2
Concord WUNG-TV58.2
Edenton WUND-TV2.2
Greenville WUNK-TV25.2
Jacksonville WUNM-TV19.3
Linville WUNE-TV17.3
Lumberton WUNU31.2
Roanoke Rapids WUNP-TV36.3
Wilmington WUNJ-TV39.2
Winston-Salem WUNL-TV26.2

North Dakota

Bismarck KBME-TV3.4 Prairie Public Television January 16, 2017
Devils Lake KMDE25.4
Dickinson KDSE9.4
Ellendale KJRE19.4
Fargo KFME13.4
Minot KSRE6.4
Williston KWSE4.4


Athens OU Telecomm. Center cable-only Ohio University [22] September 6, 1999–present
(mornings and weekends)
Bowling Green WBGU-TV 27.2 Bowling Green State University Current
Cleveland WVIZ 25.5IdeastreamJanuary 16, 2017
Columbus WOSU-TV 34.4 WOSU Public Media TBD
Portsmouth WPBO-TV 42.4
Dayton WPTD 16.5 Public Media Connect January 16, 2017
Oxford WPTO14.3January 16, 2017
Toledo WGTE-TV 30.2Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest OhioJanuary 16, 2017


Cheyenne KWET12.4 Oklahoma Educational Television Authority [8]
  • .4 (2006–2009)
  • OETA OKLA .2
  • (daytime: 2009–2013)
  • .4 (2013–2017)
January 16, 2017
Eufaula KOET3.4
Oklahoma City KETA-TV13.4
Tulsa KOED-TV11.4
Oklahoma City and TulsaOETA Kidscable2009–2013


Bend KOAB-TV11.3 Oregon Public Broadcasting January 16, 2017
Corvallis KOAC-TV7.3
Eugene KEPB-TV29.3
La Grande KTVR13.3
Portland KOPB-TV10.3


Clearfield WPSU-TV 3.4 Penn State Public Media January 16, 2017
Philadelphia WHYY 12.3WHYY Inc.
Pittsburgh WQED 13.5WQED Multimedia
Scranton WVIA-TV 44.2Northeast Pennsylvania Educational Television Association

Puerto Rico

Fajardo WMTJ 40.2 Ana G. Méndez University CurrentJanuary 16, 2017
Ponce WQTO26.2

South Carolina

Allendale WEBA-TV14.4 South Carolina Educational Television TBD
Beaufort WJWJ-TV16.4
Charleston WITV7.4
Columbia WRLK-TV35.4
Conway WHMC23.4
Florence WJPM-TV33.4
Greenville WNTV29.4
Greenwood WNEH38.4
Rock Hill WNSC-TV30.4
Spartanburg WRET-TV49.4
Sumter WRJA-TV27.4

South Dakota

Aberdeen KDSD-TV16.4 South Dakota Public Broadcasting January 16, 2017
Brookings KESD-TV8.4
Eagle Butte KPSD-TV13.4
Lowry KQSD-TV11.4
Martin KZSD-TV8.4
Pierre KTSD-TV10.4
Rapid City KBHE-TV9.4
Sioux Falls KCSD-TV23.4
Vermillion KUSD-TV2.4


Chattanooga WTCI 45.3Greater Chattanooga Public TelevisionJanuary 2017
Cookeville WCTE 22.4Upper Cumberland Broadcast CouncilTBD
Knoxville WKOP-TV15.2 East Tennessee PBS January 16, 2017
WLJT-DT 11.2West Tennessee Public Television Council, Inc.
Memphis WKNO 10.3Mid-South Public Communications Foundation
Nashville WNPT-TV 8.3Nashville Public Television, Inc.2017–presentJune 30, 2017
Sneedville WETP-TV2.2East Tennessee PBSJanuary 16, 2017


Amarillo KACV-TV 2.2 Amarillo College TBD
Austin KLRU 18.4Capital of Texas Public Telecommunications CouncilJanuary 16, 2017
KNCT 46.2 Central Texas College
College Station KAMU-TV 12.3 Texas A&M University
Dallas KERA-TV 13.2North Texas Public Broadcasting
Houston KUHT 8.3 University of Houston
Lubbock KTTZ-TV 5.3 Texas Tech University
San Antonio KLRN 9.3Alamo Public Telecommunications CouncilApril 1, 2017 [29]


Salt Lake City KUED 7.3 University of Utah March 7, 2017
St. George KUEW18.3


Hampton-Norfolk WHRO-TV 15.3Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications AssociationJanuary 16, 2017
Roanoke WBRA-TV15.3 Blue Ridge PBS

Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie WTJX-TV 12.2Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting SystemJanuary 16, 2017


Burlington WETK33.4 Vermont PBS January 16, 2017
Rutland WVER28.4
St. Johnsbury WVTB20.4
Windsor WVTA41.4


Seattle KCTS-TV 9.2Cascade Public MediaTBD
Yakima KYVE47.2
Spokane KSPS-TV 7.4KSPS Public TelevisionSeptember 2017
(April 1, 2017 on cable)


Green Bay WPNE-TV38.4 Wisconsin Public Television January 16, 2017
La Crosse WHLA-TV31.4
Madison WHA-TV21.4
Menomonie WHWC-TV28.4
Park Falls WLEF-TV36.4
Wausau WHRM-TV20.4
Milwaukee WMVS 10.3 Milwaukee PBS
Milwaukee Area Technical College

West Virginia

Grandview WSWP-TV9.3 West Virginia Public Broadcasting January 16, 2017
Huntington WVPB-TV33.3
Morgantown WNPB-TV24.3


Casper KPTW 6.3 Central Wyoming College TBD
Lander KCWC-DT4.3
Laramie KWYP-DT8.3

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KQEH, virtual channel 54, is a PBS member television station licensed to San Jose, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area. The station is owned by Northern California Public Broadcasting, through subsidiary KQED, Inc., alongside fellow PBS station KQED in San Francisco, its satellite KQET in Watsonville and NPR member radio station KQED-FM (88.5). The three stations share studios on Mariposa Street in San Francisco's Mission District. KQEH and KQED share transmitter facilities atop Sutro Tower; until January 17, 2018, KQEH's transmitter was located atop Monument Peak. On cable, the station is carried on channel 10 on most providers in the market.

Idaho Public Television is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member network serving the U.S. state of Idaho. Consisting of five television stations, it is operated and funded by the Idaho State Board of Education, an agency of the Idaho state government that holds the licenses to all PBS member stations in the state. The network is headquartered in Boise, with satellite studios at the University of Idaho in Moscow and Idaho State University in Pocatello.

PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch is a defunct Canadian/American children's animated television block produced by Toronto-based entertainment company Nelvana that aired on PBS from September 30, 2000 to September 5, 2004. It typically aired on either Saturday or Sunday mornings, depending on station preference and scheduling. The shows that formed the Bookworm Bunch were based on then-popular children's books. The initial shows were Corduroy, Elliot Moose, Timothy Goes to School, Seven Little Monsters, George Shrinks, and Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse.

WGBH Educational Foundation public broadcasting organization in Boston

The WGBH Educational Foundation was established in 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts, as an American nonprofit organization that oversees all of the PBS member stations licensed to the state of Massachusetts: the WGBH stations in Boston and WGBY-TV in Springfield. The foundation also oversees a group of NPR member stations, including WGBH (FM) in Boston, and other productions. Other significant activities include production of prime-time and children’s content for PBS and accessible media services for people with disabilities. The foundation won a Peabody Award in 2007 for Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial and Design Squad.

Qubo childrens broadcast television network

Qubo is an American free-to-air children's entertainment programming service. Qubo consists of a 24-hour television network, alternately known as Qubo Channel, a video on demand service, and the branding of a weekly programming block on Ion Television under the name "Qubo Kids Corner".


Vme is a Spanish-language broadcast television network formerly carried in association with public television stations created for the United States Hispanic market. It is currently pursuing a subscription-based video on demand model. Vme delivers drama, music, current affairs, food, lifestyle, nature and educational pre-school content to its viewers.

Milwaukee PBS is the collective brand for two PBS member television stations located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: WMVS and WMVT. Both stations are owned and operated by Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC).

The broadcast of children's programming by terrestrial television stations in the United States is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), under regulations colloquially referred to as the Children's Television Act (CTA), the E/I rules, or the Kid Vid rules. Since 1997, all full-power and Class A low-power television stations have been required to broadcast at least three hours per-week of programs that are specifically designed to meet the educational and informative (E/I) needs of children aged 16 and younger. There are also regulations on advertising in broadcast and cable television programming targeting children 12 and younger, including limits on ad time, and prohibitions on advertising of products related to the program currently airing.

Nick Jr. is an American pay television channel that is run by the Nickelodeon Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, the channel's ultimate owner headquartered in New York City. The channel, which is aimed at children aged 2-7, features a mix of originally-produced programming, and series previously and concurrently aired on the Nick Jr. block and its previous iterations. Some of Nick Jr.'s programming includes series such as Sunny Day,PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies,Blaze and the Monster Machines,Shimmer and Shine, and Dora and Friends: Into the City!. Due to the Nickelodeon block, Nick Jr. is sometimes disclaimed on air as "the Nick Jr. channel" to avoid confusion, especially at times of day where both Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. are both carrying preschool programming.

Noggin (brand) entertainment brand

Noggin is an entertainment brand launched on February 2, 1999 as a joint venture between Viacom's Nickelodeon and Sesame Workshop. The Jim Henson Company also held a stake in the channel when it was launched. Noggin was initially advertised as both a linear television network and a website. The brand has since expanded to include three mobile subscription services, a second website and four defunct programming blocks worldwide. It was initially aimed at a pre-teen audience, and shifted its target demographic to preschool-aged children on April 1, 2002.


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