Local PBS TV Station Launches Over-The-Air Kids Channel
Parents have a new option for kids' TV viewing.
WDSE-WRPT is now offering PBS Kids TV Channel 24/7 on their over-the-air channel 8.5. This is a perfect alternative for parents who have "cut the cord" and rely on Youtube, Netflix and other streaming services for children's programming, which isn't always very educational.
Patty Mester, GM of the station, says in a press release, “We are excited to build on the work we do every day for the Northland’s families by adding this new service to our offerings, ensuring that our proven educational content is accessible all day and anywhere to all kids – especially those who need it the most.”
Here are some highlights of the shows that will air on PBS Kids:
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD
ESME & ROY
LET’S GO LUNA!
MOLLY OF DENALI
PEG + CAT
READY JET GO!
PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD
PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC
SID THE SCIENCE KID
SPLASH AND BUBBLES
XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM
The new channel is set to launch over the air on channel 8.5 on Friday. You may need to re-scan your over-the-air TV channels in order to find it. It will also be available on some cable services. Check your provider for availability.