Multichoice has partnered with PBS to bring PBS KIDS’ high-quality educational content to the DStv platform available in all of sub-Saharan Africa. For three months, starting today Wednesday, 22 May through Thursday, 22 August 2019, DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family & Access customers will have PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, ARTHUR and other well-known PBS KIDS series available on DStv Channel 313.
“MultiChoice is always open to exploring ways to expand our customer offering, adding a children’s channel that is not only entertainment for the entire family but also experiential and educational adds value to the DStv packages,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment for MultiChoice.
Andrea Downing, Co-President of PBS Distribution, comments, “We are excited to offer this new audience the opportunities that PBS KIDS content offers. PBS KIDS is the number one educational media brand for kids, offering children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds. DStv is inviting parents and children to experience this trusted content that helps children learn and grow.”
To stimulate the intellect of young ones on the go, they can stream PBS KIDS live with parental controls for a safe viewing environment anytime, anywhere via the DStv Now mobile app or online now.dstv.com.
Among the series included in the channel are:
PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®, based on the beloved book series by Victoria Kann, encourages children to engage in self-expression and to explore the arts, including music, dance, and visual arts. Kids will be inspired to get creative by Pinkalicious, Peter, and their friends through adventures in their neighborhood of Pinkville!
ARTHUR: Based on the best-selling children’s books by Marc Brown, ARTHUR follows the adventures of 8-year-old Arthur Read. Join the beloved aardvark for heartfelt and humorous stories about family, friends, and the challenges of growing up.
WORDWORLD: The lovable WordFriends take children on adventures in a world of words where they encounter problems that can only be solved by building a word. Playfully demonstrating the connections between letters, sounds, words, and meaning, WORDWORLD empowers children to advance from learning letters to learning how to read.
PBS KIDS on DStv will also feature episodes from POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER, PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD, and TIME WARP TRIO.
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