Making a Difference: KET PBS KIDS Channel
New Channel Launches Statewide
The KET PBS KIDS channel is a new, educational 24/7 children’s service that includes free, full-time programming available on air, on mobile, and online.
The channel is available statewide through KET’s 16 transmitter over-the-air broadcast network, on cable systems, and via livestream at KET.org/kids, and on the PBS KIDS Video App – for Apple and Android devices – 24 hours a day.
Helping Kentucky children prepare for school
In Kentucky, where screenings indicate that only half of the state’s children enter kindergarten prepared for school, KET PBS KIDS programming offers an accessible source for high-quality, educational programming that helps children become Kindergarten-ready.
Well-designed television programs, such as Sesame Street, can improve cognitive, literacy, and social outcomes for children 3 to 5 years of age. — American Academy of Pediatrics
Free access to high-quality early education resources
For the many Kentucky children who are not in any formal preschool environment, KET is the only high-quality early childhood education resource accessible to every home in Kentucky. The new service provides learning opportunities during the times of day when children watch TV the most: primetime.
The KET PBS KIDS channel includes popular programs such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts, Dinosaur Train, Splash and Bubbles, Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go! and more.
Building critical skills for success
Research confirms that PBS KIDS content helps children build critical skills that enable them to find success in school and in life, while also helping parents increase their own engagement. Additionally, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics notes that “well-designed television programs, such as Sesame Street, can improve cognitive, literacy and social outcomes for children 3 to 5 years of age.”
For KET PBS KIDS channel program listings, visit KET.org/tv-schedules.
Where to Find It Over-the-air
The new KET PBS KIDS channel is available free over-the-air via antenna to viewers throughout Kentucky:
- Ashland WKAS 25.4
- Bowling Green WKGB 53.4
- Covington WCVN 54.4
- Elizabethtown WKZT 23.4
- Hazard WKHA 35.4
- Lexington-Richmond WKLE 46.4
- Louisville WKPC 15.4
- Madisonville WKMA 35.4
- Morehead WKMR 38.4
- Murray-Mayfield WKMU 21.4
- Owensboro-Henderson WKOH 31.4
- Owenton WKON 52.4
- Paducah WKPD 29.4
- Pikeville WKPI 22.4
- Somerset WKSO 29.4
Spectrum/Time Warner has added the KET PBS KIDS channel to its lineup. Other cable systems in Kentucky will soon add the channel.
A live stream of the channel is available at KET.org/kids and on the free PBS KIDS Video App for Apple and Android devices.