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Some great news today for folks that use the Roku streaming platform: PBS and Roku have announced that videos from many favorite PBS and PBS KIDS programs, as well as programs from local PBS stations, are now available to consumers via Roku. Additionally, content from PBS Digital Studios (usually featured on YouTube) is also available. PBS hit The Rock Father with all the important details, all of which can be found below…

“This launch is an important next step in our strategy to make PBS content available through a variety of platforms, while maintaining the connection between the viewer and their local station. We are happy that this partnership with Roku will deliver consumers both national PBS and PBSKIDS programs, as well as favorite video from their local PBS station, all on demand.”Jason Seiken, PBS SVP and GM, Digital.

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The PBS Channel will include hundreds of videos from PBS stations, including episodes from new primetime programs as well as the PBS archives, with new national and local content updated daily. Programming includes video from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, MASTERPIECE, NOVA and SECRETS OF THE DEAD, as well as video from PBS Digital Studios.

The PBS KIDS Channel will include more than 1,000 videos from more than a dozen PBS KIDS television series, including CURIOUS GEORGE, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, DINOSAUR TRAIN, SUPER WHY!, WILD KRATTS and SESAME STREET.

Roku users will be able to access and personalize their PBS experiences by choosing their favorite local station. 

Both PBS and PBS KIDS are available immediately for all Roku players in the U.S., and can be found in the Movies & TV section of the Roku Channel Store.

THE ROCK FATHER is proud to be a 2013 PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent) Blogger. Look for more great content from PBS KIDS on this site in the near future.
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