Kids are watching a huge amount of streaming media. Tubular Labs measured 5.6 billion views for YouTube’s kid-focused vids in the first quarter of 2015, up 224% from the same period the previous year. Meanwhile, streaming on pbskids.org accounts for nearly half of all time spent watching kids videos online, according to PBS. Across digital platforms, PBS Kids averages 419.8 million streams per month. This new PBS kid-focused service will be free. It will come from PBS itself, rather than local stations. However, local stations can carry the channel. Variety also reports that PBS intends will offer "integrated games feature'” that will allow kids to toggle between PBS Kids shows educational games aligned with the learning goals of each TV series. H/T PBS to Launch Digital Kids-TV Outlet
New @PBSKIDS channel to feature @danieltigertv @NatureCatShow but no word yet on @GoCuriousGeorge @PegPlusCatTV https://t.co/mlWUqVmw1K— Brian Steinberg (@bristei) February 23, 2016
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