Beginning Monday, March 6, PBS Utah’s block of PBS KIDS programming on the main channel will end at 2:00 p.m. Most PBS KIDS Utah favorites are still scheduled, but broadcast times have changed.
PBS Kids and educational programming continues to be a high priority and will remain on the main channel Monday through Friday from 4:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is available on the 24/7 Kids Channel, and streaming for free online or on-demand in the PBS KIDS app.
“As streaming numbers for PBS Kids viewing have gone up, broadcast viewing from our youngest audience has trended downwards. We don’t see this as a bad thing, but as a result of the work we’ve done in providing excellent educational programming for kids on all media platforms to meet them where they’re at,” said Laura Durham, PBS Utah’s director of programming and community engagement.
Viewing habits for kids have changed dramatically in just a few years. Utah children and families have taken up streaming PBS KIDS Utah content with users accounting for 4-5 million streams per month. What hasn’t changed is PBS Utah’s commitment to providing kids the best and most trusted educational programs.
The PBS Utah afternoon programming lineup will change to highlight the station’s most popular programs. Viewers will have the option to watch more of the trusted educational, arts, and entertainment programs that were previously not available at that time – including cooking, how-to programs, documentaries, local shows, and more.
For a complete PBS Utah schedule listing visit pbsutah.org/schedule.