WNIT to Offer New PBS Kids Channel (info. links in this post)

WNIT is all set to offer a new service on their station, which will help prepare future students for kindergarten! At 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 24th, WNIT will launch their 3rd channel, the 24/7 PBS Kids Channel.

“We know many young children either do not attend pre-school, or attend one that is not at the 3/4 rating that defines a “quality program.”  We want every child to attend a quality pre-school program. In the absence of that, WNIT will now provide the 24/7 PBS Kids Channel to offer a full-time educational alternative to the commercial kids’ channels which exist to sell “stuff” to children.

This new channel is available from a home antenna at 34.3 and will be available on most cable systems.  AT&T U-Verse, and the satellite services, DirecTV and DISH will, unfortunately, not carry the channel.

In addition to the television broadcast, the PBS Kids Channel on WNIT will also be fully live-streamed with related on-line games to enhance and extend the learning experience.

Greg Giczi, President & General Manager, WNIT Center for Public Media

Here are links to two videos promoting the new channel:

https://youtu.be/kkRYEj0dRJ0

https://youtu.be/IGMQtt2eyoU

Need more information or materials?  Please contact Jamal Henry (jhenry@wnit.org).