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WGCU PBS Kids Channel 24/7


PBS stations reach more kids aged 2-5, more moms with children under 6 years old and more children from low-income families than any other kids TV network.

With its new 24/7 channel and digital offerings, WGCU will build on this reach and impact.

WGCU will extend its commitment to early learning by offering more families high-quality PBS KIDS content that is trusted by parents and proven to help kids learn. In a recent survey, PBS KIDS led all networks in improving kids’ behavior, with 74% of parents saying their child exhibits more positive behavior after engaging with PBS KIDS. And years of research confirm that PBS KIDS media content helps children build critical skills that enable them to find success in school and life, while also helping parents increase their own engagement.

A recent study conducted by WestEd found that PBS KIDS resources can help narrow the math achievement gap for children from low-income families and better prepare them for kindergarten. Additionally, parents’ awareness of their children’s math learning increased significantly – as did their use of strategies to support their children’s learning. Designed to meet the needs of today’s kids, WGCU’s new, free 24/7 services will provide learning opportunities for children whenever and wherever they access media.

Nielsen data demonstrate that live TV is the dominant way children access video, accounting for 67% of the time children spend watching video content.Most kids’ TV viewing takes place on weeknights and weekend afternoons and evenings. This trend is true for all children, but especially for those in low-income families.

How to Rescan Your TV to get PBS KIDS 24/7 Over the Air

You may or may not need to rescan to pick up the PBS KIDS channel at 30.5. Here's how:

The Adventure Never Stops 

Kids can tune into meaningful television or our online stream anytime of day. Take a look at highlights of some of the best of what's now available. 

How to Watch

Over the Air

Launched Jan. 16 

Channel 30.5


Launched Jan. 25

Channel  203 - Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Naples, Everglades City

Channel 202 - Port Charlotte, Cape Haze, Arcadia

Summit Broadband

Launch date not confirmed

Channel 176  - Marco Island, and all of our Mainland Naples, Bonita, Estero, Fort Myers properties

CenturyLink Prism

Launched Mar. 22

Channel 18

Live Stream

To access the PBS KIDS channel live stream, viewers can watch right here and on the PBS KIDS video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, tablets and over-the-top platforms such as RokuApple TVAmazon Fire TVAndroid TVXbox One and Chromecast. The live stream complements on-demand clips and full episodes, which are available here for free and on the PBS KIDS Video App.




Q: Will content premiere on the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel at the same time it premieres on the primary WGCU channel?

A: The PBS KIDS 24/7 services will have a different schedule (to the right) than our primary channel, offering families a variety of options.

Q: Are there going to be new shows?

A: As PBS KIDS airs new programming, those shows will also be made available on the 24/7 PBS KIDS channel.

Q: Are you going to have programs for older kids on the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel?

A: PBS KIDS content is designed for children ages 2-8; the same will apply to the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel.

Q: Will all of the shows on the new 24/7 PBS KIDS channel be available in SAP and closed captioned?

A: All content will be closed-captioned. Programs will be available in SAP as it is made available by our series producers, which is our current practice.