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PBS KIDS Launching Today on Xbox One

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PBS KIDS to Provide On-Demand Access to WILD KRATTS, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ODD SQUAD and More

Arlington, VA, June 23, 2015 –PBS KIDS announced today that full-length episodes and clips from favorite programs are now available for Xbox One users in the U.S. Families can now access their favorite PBS KIDS programs and personalize their experience by identifying their local PBS station on Xbox One.

The PBS KIDS Video App features thousands of videos from favorite PBS KIDS series, with new content updated weekly. PBS KIDS programming includes full-length episodes and clips from programs including WILD KRATTS, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ODD SQUAD, PEG + CAT and DINOSAUR TRAIN, and web-original series such as OH NOAH! and FIZZY’S LUNCH LAB.

“PBS KIDS is committed to offering inspiring, engaging media content to all children on as many platforms as possible, and we know that families are accessing their favorite PBS KIDS programs on air and through a variety of digital experiences,” said Sara DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Digital. “PBS KIDS delivers an average of 392 million streams per month across digital platforms*; extending our presence to Xbox One will help us continue to reach increasingly more families with programming that sparks children’s curiosity and helps them reach their potential.”

The app was developed by PBS KIDS and Digiflare. More information can be found at pbskids.org/apps.

In addition to Xbox One, the PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS offers more than 35 apps for kids, exploring a variety of topics, including social-emotional development, literacy, math, science and more. More information about PBS KIDS apps is available on pbskids.org/apps.

*Source: Google Analytics January – May 2015

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

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Maria Vera, PBS; 703.739.3225; mvera@pbs.org ?
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