PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Services FAQ
PBS KIDS Utah is proud to present our new PBS KIDS Utah's 24/7 Services! We’re rolling out a wealth of new programming and interactive media opportunities to help better reach kids all over the state of Utah, including a new dedicated kids channel, a 24/7 live stream of all your favorite PBS KIDS Utah's shows and new PBS Kids-themed educational games for additional learning.
In addition to making PBS KIDS Utah's shows available outside the regular morning & afternoon programming block and bringing back old PBS KIDS Utah's favorites, our new 24/7 Kids services will allow us to better reach kids in low-income households, kids who do not have the opportunity to attend preschool, kids who do not have access to television and kids who rely on mobile-only access to the internet. Read more about the PBS KIDS Utah mission here.
What Are PBS KIDS Utah's 24/7 Services?
- PBS KIDS Utah's 24/7 Services expands the regular PBS KIDS Utah lineup to include an easily-accessible 24/7 live stream of all your favorite PBS Kids shows, in addition to a new, dedicated PBS KIDS Utah television channel.
When Do PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Services Go Live?
- The PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 live stream premiered Monday, January 16th. The dedicated PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Channel will begin broadcasting Tuesday, March 7th.
Where Can I Find PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Services?
- The PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 live stream can be found at pbsutah.org/kids & on the free PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on mobile devices, tablets and over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One & Chromecast. The PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Channel will take the place of V-Me on channel 7.3, and will be available on Comcast channel 391.
Are the PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Services Free to Watch?
- Yes! The PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 live stream, dedicated kids channel and PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 on the PBS Kids Video App are all available free of charge.
What Else Is Included in the PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Services?
- In addition to the live stream, PBS Kids games will be integrated into the video interface, making it easy for kids to toggle between their favorite programs and corresponding educational PBS Kids games. These interactive features will become available after the initial launch of the live stream – stay tuned!
Will PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Services Replace Regular PBS KIDS Utah Programming?
- No. Regular PBS Kids programming will continue its regular daytime broadcast on PBS KIDS Utah. Regular PBS KIDS Utah programming will not overlap with the 24/7 live stream and 24/7 Kids channel.
Will PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Services Be Available on Demand?
- No. The PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 live stream is a linear service, which means that programs are scheduled and streamed in a specific order. However, free on-demand clips and full episodes will continue to be available at kued.org/kids/video and on the PBS Kids Video App.
Kids Already Spend Too Much Time on Screens. Won’t This Just Encourage More Screen Time?
- It’s important for families to provide a balance of screen time and other activities. But for kids, the emphasis is more on the quality of the media they encounter, rather than the quantity. With the addition of interactive games and other media incorporated into the live stream, kids are exposed to educational content that is both engaging and developmentally appropriate. See the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) media guidelines for more information.
What PBS KIDS Utah Shows Will Be Included in PBS KIDS Utah 24/7 Services?
- Bob the Builder
- The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
- Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
- Dinosaur Train
- Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman
- Nature Cat
- Odd Squad
- Peg + Cat
- Ready Jet Go!
- Sesame Street
- Sid the Science Kid
- Splash and Bubbles
- Super Why!
- Thomas & Friends
- Wild Kratts
Have any more questions? Contact our Viewer Services Department at (801) 581-3064
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