New 24/7 Kids Channel
Introducing the Detroit PBS Kids 24/7 Channel
Recognizing that most PBS KIDS programming airs at times when kids are in pre-school and not in “peak kids media-viewing hours” of 5p-9p, PBS and Detroit Public TV are launching a new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel on January 16, 2017. Over-the-air in Detroit, the channel will be broadcast on digital 56.2, displacing WORLD, which will move to 56.4. Simultaneously, the 24/7 channel will be streamed live on the internet and viewable through dptv.org or the PBS KIDS video app. We hope you enjoy the new service which will differ from 56.1 during daytime, and present popular PBS KIDS programs such as Wild Kratts, Splash and Bubbles, Odd Squad, and many others, throughout the evening. Stay tuned and check your local listings.
Where to Watch
- Watch Live on DetroitPBSKids.org
- Over-the-air: For over-the-air antenna users, the Detroit PBS Kids 24/7 Channel will be available on 56.2 on January 16, 2017. The WORLD channel is moving to 56.4. If you do not see all 4 channels, run the “scan” function on your converter box or digital TV set, usually on the remote control, labeled “set-up” or “menu” or some similar term.
- Cable/Satellite: Detroit Public TV is offering all four channels (WTVS, Kids, Create & WORLD) to cable and satellite providers. If you are a cable user and not able to find the new Detroit PBS Kids 24/7 channel, ask your provider whether the channel is in your line-up. If not, ask them to consider adding the channel. Channel number assignments are determined by your provider. The TV schedules module should be updated soon with the channel numbers - but it may take some time to populate the systems. We know that Comcast (in most areas) around 1/17/17, WyandotteCharter will launch on 2/7/17, Bright House has not announced when they will add the channel. See below for the channel information we have to date:
Date TBD Visit their channel listings page and search for WTVS
- Wyandotte Cable
Date TBD KIDS 86
- Charter in Detroit
1/16/17 WORLD 194
2/7/17 KIDS 181
- Bright House in Detroit
1/16/17 WORLD 155
Date TBD KIDS 143
- PBS KIDS Video app: The PBS KIDS Video app is available for users of mobile devices, tablets and soon on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.