Amazon Prime and PBS come to multi-year agreement to be exclusive streaming home to select PBS Kids Series

Earlier today, Amazon and PBS Distribution announced that they have reached a multi-year agreement to exclusively stream a broad collection of PBS Kids series through Amazon Prime Video. Families can enjoy shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Wild Kratts via the Amazon Video app for TVs, Amazon Fire, consoles and mobile devices, as well as online. If you’re on the go, Prime members can also enjoy PBS Kids programs offline on iOS and Android devices. This comes at no additional cost, so members can enjoy PBS Kids shows without being online.

Vice President of Worldwide Television Acquisition for Amazon, Brad Beale, said this regards to the new deal:

“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…From our award-winning Amazon Original Series to amazing licensed content from industry leaders like PBS KIDS, we’re committed to making Prime Video the best destination for kids and family programming that will both educate and entertain.”

Lesli Rotenberg, PBS’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Children’s Media & Education also spoke on the deal:

“We are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Amazon, increasing Prime Video members’ access to our trusted, educational programming…PBS KIDS shows have been developed with the needs of today’s children in mind and focus on fundamental academic areas such as literacy, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), in addition to collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.”

According to Amazon, Prime members can “explore a variety of PBS KIDS content, including series that support social-emotional development and literacy skills, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.” PBS Kids shows include benefits such as:

  • Developing early social-emotional skills with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Arthur
  • Opening new natural history and science worlds with Dinosaur Train, Wild Kratts, Nature Cat and Ready Jet Go! (Ready Jet Go available August 15)
  • Inspiring curiosity in mathematics with Odd Squad and Peg + Cat
  • Enriching vocabulary and developing early literacy skills with Martha Speaks and WordGirl

PBS Kids shows will be available on Amazon Prime Video after their initial airing on PBS stations. In addition to that, these shows will be available on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.

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