Amazon signs deal to be exclusive ‘premium’ streaming home for PBS KIDS shows


Amazon and PBS have announced that Amazon Prime Video is now the exclusive “premium subscription streaming” home for PBS KIDS shows. The explicit use of the words “premium subscription streaming” is important because it means PBS KIDS shows will still be available on PBS channels, as well as through PBS KIDS apps. The exclusivity only applies to other “premium” streaming services, meaning you’ll no longer find PBS KIDS shows on services like Netflix and Hulu.

Many of PBS’s child programming was already available through Prime Video, but this new multi-year agreement is going to bring even more shows to the service. Shows like Nature Cat are now available on Prime Video for the first time, with some shows, like Ready Jet Go!, schedualed to arrive in the near future.

  1. Matt says:

    Since when did our PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM become a premium service and to that end what’s with all the dirty corporate sponsorship?

    • Other Matt says:

      There’s nothing stopping you from watching these shows on your local PBS station for free, in fact they’re only going to Amazon AFTER they’ve aired for free.

      Also corporate sponsorship/donations has been a part of PBS for decades. Any child of the 80s can tell you that Reading Rainbow was “brought to you by a grant from Kellogg’s, who reminds you to keep reading.”

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