NET PBS KIDS Channel
We are excited to announce the launch of our new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel and live stream on digital platforms! Stream now at pbskids.org/video and select the LIVE TV button.
For generations, NET has offered a steady stream of engaging, educational PBS KIDS programming that sparks kids’ imaginations and fosters a lifelong love of learning. The new 24/7 NET PBS KIDS channel builds on that mission, providing an essential service for children, parents and teachers.
Designed to meet the needs of today’s kids, our new, free 24/7 services will provide learning opportunities for every child, especially those at risk, whenever and wherever they access media. Following its initial launch, the live stream will expand to offer an integrated games feature, enabling your child to toggle between a PBS KIDS show and an activity that extends learning – all in one seamless digital experience!
Where to watch
- For viewers watching over-the-air with an antenna, you’ll need to rescan your television to get the new 24/7 NET PBS KIDS channel.
- To access the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel live stream, viewers will be able to watch through pbskids.org/video and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, tablets and will soon be available on over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. The live stream complements on-demand clips and full episodes, which will continue to be available for free on the PBS KIDS Video App and streaming via pbskids.org/video.
- For our cable and satellite viewers, the channel line-ups are still being determined. Here is what we know so far:
- ALLO Communications plans to carry it. Serving Alliance, Bridgeport, Gering, Lincoln, North Platte, Ogallala and Scottsbluff. Channel 16 in all communities except Lincoln. Channel 109 in Lincoln.
- Arapahoe Cable TV plans to carry it. Serving Arapahoe, Elwood, Holbrook and Farnam.
- BW Telcom plans to carry it. Channel 9.4
- Cable One, Inc./Norfolk is not currently planning to carry it. Serving Norfolk, Battle Creek, Hadar, Hoskins, Madison, Pierce, Pilger, Randolph, Tilden, Beemer, West Point and Wisner.
- Cox Communications plans to carry it. Serving Bellevue, Bennington, Boys Town, Elkhorn, Fremont, Gretna, La Vista, Offutt AFB, Omaha, Papillion, Valley and Waterloo. Launching May 10 on Channel 128
- Glenwood Telecommunications plans to carry it. Channel 29.4
- Hooper Telephone Company plans to carry it. Serving Hooper, Uehling and Winslow. Channel 12
- Mid-State Community TV, Inc. is planning to carry it. Serving Aurora, Doniphan, Giltner, Hampton, Hordville, Marquette and Trumbull. Channel 123
- NCTC Cable is not currently planning to carry it.
- NNTC CenCom is not currently planning to carry it.
- Pinpoint Communications plans to carry it. Channel 20
If you have specific questions about the new 24/7 NET PBS KIDS service in your area, please contact your cable or satellite provider.
What shows will be included? Will all PBS KIDS shows be a part of the new 24/7 services?
The 24/7 PBS KIDS channel will include popular favorites such as: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train; PBS KIDS’ newest series Splash and Bubbles, Nature Cat and Ready Jet Go! will also be featured. The full schedule is available here.
Will content premiere on the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel at the same time it premieres on the primary PBS station?
The PBS KIDS 24/7 services will have a different schedule than our primary channel, offering families a variety of options.
Are there going to be new shows?
As PBS KIDS airs new programming, those shows will also be made available on the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel.
Are you going to have programs for older kids on the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel?
PBS KIDS content is designed for children ages 2-8; the same will apply to the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel.
Will all of the shows on the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel be available in SAP and closed captioned?
All content will be closed-captioned. Programs will be available in SAP as it is made available by our series producers, which is our current practice.