At 6 this morning, KCPT began broadcasting its new 24-hour channel, “KCPT PBS Kids.”
The 24/7 PBS Kids offering is an integral part of KCPT’s long-term vision for its children’s service and will build on its reach and impact in the community, where it provides essential services for kids, parents and teachers.
Now, it’s easy for the Kansas City region’s children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high. Viewers will be able to watch the KCPT-branded livestream through pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, and tablets. Soon after launch, the livestream will be available on over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. The livestream complements on-demand clips and full episodes, which will continue to be available for free on the PBS KIDS Video App and streaming via pbskids.org.
The KCPT PBS Kids 24/7 channel will include popular favorites such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train; PBS Kids’ newest series Splash and Bubbles, Nature Cat, and Ready Jet Go! will also be featured.
KCPT will provide the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on digital 19.4, in addition to its current primary KCPT channel, 19.1, which will continue to feature a PBS KIDS day part. The schedule of children’s programming on the primary KCPT channel will be different from the 24/7 channel, offering families a variety of options. The full local schedule is available at KCPT.org.
How do I find the 24/7 KCPT PBS Kids Channel over the air?
The new channel will be on channel 19.4. If you don’t automatically see the new channel on your TV, you will need to rescan or autotune. Follow these step-by-step instructions:
Note: Sometimes unplugging your TV for several minutes and then replugging it back into the socket will also trigger a rescan.
Where do I find the 24/7 KCPT PBS Kids Channel on my cable provider?
Time Warner – 1277 scheduled to begin February 14, 2017
Comcast – 243
Google Fiber – 83 scheduled to begin February 1, 2017
If my cable provider is not listed above, what do I do?
Contact your provider and request that they carry the 24/7 KCPT PBS Kids Channel
How do I watch the live stream?
Viewers will be able to watch the KCPT PBS Kids live stream through pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, tablets and over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast.