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WFSU to Launch New, Free Children's Channel

WFSU
Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 14:04:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Your kid's favorite PBS show is coming to a channel and live stream near you.

WFSU Public Media has announced that it will launch new, free localized 24/7 children’s services on Jan. 16.

The free services include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms.

The new 24-hour channel will be called WFSU KIDS 360 and will be complemented with a live stream so that Big Bend area children will easily be able to watch their favorite PBS shows after school.

Viewers will be able to watch the WFSU Public Media branded live stream through pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and tablets.

“PBS is the nation’s most trusted provider of educational media for children and WFSU Public Media has been an education leader in the community for years,” said David Mullins, general manager of WFSU Public Media. Providing 24/7 access to quality education programming offers new opportunities to support educational goals for all of our families.” 

WFSU Public Media will provide the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on Channel 11.4 in the greater Tallahassee area and Channel 56.4 in Panama City. PBS KIDS 24/7 will also be on Comcast Channel 203.

Their primary channel will continue to feature a PBS KIDS day part but said the schedule of children’s programming on the primary WFSU channel will be different from the 24/7 channel, offering families a variety of options.

The full local schedule is available here

They have noted that because the channel is an entirely new stream, over-the-air-only TV access will need to rescan their antenna.