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PBS and Amazon have come to a deal that will see Amazon Prime become the subscription-video-on-demand home for the bulk of PBS' kids programming. The companies did not disclose the terms of what they said was a "multi-year" agreement.
The shows will continue to air first on PBS stations, then be available on Amazon after a certain period of time. The new deal does not include future series that PBS may introduce, while some of the network's popular programs stream elsewhere such as "Super Why" which remains at Netflix and "Curious George" at Hulu.
The agreement gives Amazon streaming rights to nineteen series overall, ranging from relatively new launches like "Nature Cat," "Ready Jet Go," "Odd Squad," "Peg + Cat" and "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood"; to mainstays such as "Wild Kratts," "Martha Speaks," "Dinosaur Train" and "Cyberchase"; to classics including "Reading Rainbow," "Caillou" and "Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman." Also included in the pact are "Design Squad, »
- Garth Franklin
Amazon and PBS Distribution have inked a multiyear deal to keep Amazon Prime Video as the exclusive premium subscription streaming home for several PBS Kids series and adds some new ones. Shows that were part of the companies’ existing slate including Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Odd Squad and Dinosaur Train will be joined by Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go! and others. The programs will premiere on PBS stations and then will be made available in Amazon Prime Video… »
Amazon is bulking up its kids content. The streaming service has attained the exclusive rights to a number of PBS Kids series in a multi-year deal. In addition to the PBS Kids shows already on Amazon Prime including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Odd Squad and Dinosaur Train, new-to-Prime series like Nature Cat and Ready Jet Go! will now be available on the streamer, too. “We are excited to announce this new deal with PBS, which will make Prime Video the exclusive premium subscription home for the great PBS Kids series that our customers and their kids love,”
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange, »
- Roth Cornet
You have mere days left to watch all these movies and TV shows, because come July, they'll be gone. With the truckload of new movies hitting Netflix in July, all these are expiring. It's a sad event, but at least we have a heads-up so that we can get all our watching in now. Take a look, and make sure you've caught all the new movies that popped up in June! Expiring July 1 2001: A Space Odyssey A Clockwork Orange A League of Their Own Allegiance Along Came Polly Best in Show The Beverly Hillbillies Bulworth Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Caillou The Central Park Five Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke The Conspiracy Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, seasons one-two Dinosaur Train, season two Drive Me Crazy Flashpoint, seasons one-five The Flintstones The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas The Game, seasons one-three How to Marry a Millionaire Ice Age: The Meltdown Medium, »
- Maggie Pehanick
PBS said it is poised to launch a 24-hour kids-centric television channel called PBS Kids later this year whose content will also be livestreamed on a plethora of digital platforms. It’s a move by the public broadcaster to make it easier for children to consume content on their own terms -- including “during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high,” according to a press release.
In addition to on-demand episodes and clips, a stream of the forthcoming television channel -- provided by local stations -- will be able to be viewed on pbskids.org, the PBS Kids Video app and over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One, and Chromecast.
- Geoff Weiss
PBS will launch an all-kids-all-day channel later this year, along with an online live stream. Called PBS Kids, the free channel will be available to local PBS stations who’ll run the program on an additional channel and live stream. PBS Kids will air 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and feature children’s favorites such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train, along with new series like the recently-debuted Nature Cat and Ready Jet… »
PBS is set to launch a new, free 24/7 service for kids across TV and digital later this year. The Public Broadcasting Service’s member stations will have the option to broadcast PBS Kids shows all day long on an additional television channel; a livestream will also follow the linear lineup. The regular PBS channel will still offer a PBS Kids daypart, but the schedule of children’s programming between the two networks will be different. The PBS Kids channel will include popular favorites, such as “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Odd Squad,” “Dinosaur Train” and “Nature Cat,” among others. The Jim »
- Tony Maglio
PBS has long known that kids watch a lot of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and “Dinosaur Train,” and not always at the time the programs show up on their local station. Now the public-broadcasting outlet hopes to find a new way to fill those young viewers’ needs.
Local PBS stations will be able to launch a digital-cable TV channel and live stream, allowing them to broadcast programs from the network’s “PBS Kids” block 24 hours a day. While PBS offers “PBS Kids” in the morning and daytime hours, executives realized viewing of those shows is robust during after-school and primetime hours, when the stations move to programming more geared to adults. Viewers will be able to watch a digital-cable outlet as well as the station-branded live stream through pbskids.org, and on the PBS Kids Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, tablets and over-the-top platforms such as Roku, »
- Brian Steinberg
Miley Cyrus will be a key adviser in the 10th season of the NBC musical competition series “The Voice.”
“When Miley speaks everyone pays attention. Our artists are very lucky to have the benefit of her instincts and wisdom,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Our viewers will be treated to an inside look at one of the brightest minds in music and the entertainment industry who is at the forefront of pop culture.”
Along with being a singer/songwriter, Cyrus has hosted the VMAs and “Saturday Night Live” and become an accomplished actress, appearing in “A Very Murray Christmas,” “The Night Before,” and a new Woody Allen series for Amazon.
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- Jacob Bryant
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