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Encyclopedia > PBS Kids GO!
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Country United States
Availability    National
Owner Public Broadcasting Service (PBS Kids)
Key people Natasha Wing
Launch date October 11, 2004
Past names PBS Kids
Website Official Site

PBS Kids GO! is an educational television brand used by PBS for programs intended at early elementary school children, an older demographic than the separate PBS Kids banner. It is primarily broadcast on PBS stations during the afternoons. It debuted on October 11, 2004. Image File history File links Logo_big_off. ... The PBS Kids Girl, Dot, and Boy, Dash, logo. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment. ... The PBS Kids Girl, Dot, and Boy, Dash, logo. ... A banner is a flag or other piece of cloth bearing a symbol, logo, slogan or other message. ...

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Planned Services

PBS announced that, in October 2006, a 24-hour (24/7) digital PBS Kids GO! Channel would be launched with additional content, including an evening "Go! Family" block targeted at both children and their families and a Spanish language-programming block.


Availability

The channel will initially be made available to PBS stations that have digital multicast capability. PBS stations are planning to make agreements with local stations (on digital terrestrial television) (such as WGBH, WNET, KCTS, etc.) and cable operators (such as Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Cable, and Cablevision) for channel placement. Plans are also to have similar arrangements work out with satellite providers (such as DirecTV and Dish Network). PBS and Verizon have worked out an agreement to distribute PBS Kids Go! Channel (along with other digital PBS channels) over its Verizon FiOS services. Routing Schemes anycast broadcast multicast unicast Multicast is sometimes also used to refer to a multiplexed broadcast, although that is a very different thing and should not be confused. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled WGBH-TV and WGBH (FM), accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... KCTS is a public television station in Seattle, Washington, affiliated with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), that broadcasts on analog channel 9, HDTV broadcasts are on channel 41. ... 6 or 15cm outside diameter, oil-cooled cables, traversing the Grand Coulee Dam throughout. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cox Enterprises is the successor to the publishing company founded at Dayton, Ohio, by James Middleton Cox, who began with the Dayton Daily News. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... A standard DIRECTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DIRECTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... FiOS is a fiber to the premises (FTTP) telecommunications service offered in the United States by Verizon. ...


Setbacks

However, on June 6, 2006, PBS announced that the PBS Kids Go! Channel wouldn't launch in October 2006 due to financial issues, as reported by the Broadcasting & Cable News website. Instead, the channel was delayed for several months.


Other Possibilities

PBS is exploring other delivery options for its school-age programs including video on demand (VOD), DSL/Cable distribution and other digital media. Plans for these delivery methods will be announced in the coming months.


List of Programs

  • Additions to the PBS Kids GO! lineup:
    • FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman airs now with season 2. (May 29, 2006)
    • The Amazing Colossal Adventures of WordGirl airs between GO! shows and after Maya and Miguel. It will air as a 30-minute program in Fall 2007, possibly Labor Day. (November 17, 2006)
    • Design Squad airs now on many stations on weekends. (Engineers Week in February 2007)
    • Wishbone reruns air on select stations, and coming soon and on the future PBS KIDS GO! channel. (December 31, 2006)
    • Kids World Sports is coming soon on the future PBS KIDS GO! channel.
    • Kratts' Creatures reruns possibly coming soon, and on the future PBS KIDS GO! channel. new programs in 2007 will include,word girl and animalia(maybe 2008.)2008 will include new season of fetch!,arthur, maya and miguel,dragonfly tv,design squad,postcards from buster,and cyberchase.new programs will be the eletric company(renewed.),kids world sports and reruns of kratts creatures.

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Idents

PBS Kids GO! idents appear at the end of Arthur, Cyberchase, Postcards from Buster, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, Maya & Miguel, and new episodes of DragonflyTV. Arthur is an American and Canadian educational children’s television series which airs primarily on PBS in the United States, and on CBC, Knowledge Network, and TVO in Canada, although it has been syndicated to numerous other stations throughout the world. ... CyberChase is a childrens American animated television series PBS Kids and PBS Kids GO!, produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and Nelvana. ... Postcards from Buster, also called Busters Postcards, is a childrens television series, containing both animation and live-action that airs on PBS, and is a spin-off of the Arthur cartoon series. ... FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman is a television series on PBS Kids GO! that premiered on May 29, 2006. ... Maya & Miguel is a half-hour American childrens television animated series produced by Scholastic Studios. ... DragonflyTV is an award-winning multi-media science education program combining television, community outreach, the Web, and fun. ...

  • The first has a boy pushing a block up and down with his footing, which is pushing up a girl. She then kicks a block and the PBS Kids GO! logo appears in a new block.
  • The second has another boy jumping from block to block. Then he starts jumping vertically, and the PBS Kids GO! logo is shown. A dog barks after that.
  • The third is of a boy sitting watching a block stretch and another boy comes out of it. He presses a button and the PBS Kids GO! logo appears and a girl pops up and shouts, "GO!".
  • The fourth and final ident has a boy yelling, "GO!" in a long block. It echoes and another boy hears it. He shouts, "GO!" and it echoes and a girl hears it. She then pulls a lever and the PBS Kids GO! logo appears.

After all of these idents, "GO!" is heard as a voiceover. Although in the second ident described here, only a bark is heard.


In 2007, new idents started airing. These have been seen on Arthur, Wishbone, some new episodes of Cyberchase, and occasionally other programs. Like the original idents, "GO!" is heard as a voiceover.

  • The first ident shows a girl standing alone. Then, another girl goes to her and whispers something to her quickly. Then, the first girl takes out a device (which looks like a cell phone), and pushes a button on it. Then it moves to a new shot with a boy at a computer. On the screen, it tells him he has a new message. He pushes a keyboard button and the PBS Kids GO! logo appears.
  • The second ident shows two girls jumping on a pump which looks like a see-saw. It pumps air into a green hose, which goes to a balloon. The balloon has the PBS Kids GO! logo on it.
  • The third ident starts with blocks on the ground. Then, a group of kids put the blocks together. It forms the PBS Kids GO! logo, and another girl pops up close to the screen and yells, "GO!".
  • The fourth ident starts with a boy riding his bike. He stops and it transforms into a block. It has the PBS Kids GO! logo on it. The camera zooms in on it.
  • The fifth ident shows blocks grouped together forming the top of the GO! logo hanging from the ceiling. The camera angle goes down to see a group of kids. They are standing next to the bottom half of the logo. The kids stomp and the top half falls into place to form the entire logo.
  • The sixth ident shows a girl on a hopscotch board. She goes to the end and she finds the PBS Kids GO! logo.
  • The seventh ident shows two girls turning a wheel. In the background, you see PBS Kids GO! logos upside down. Eventually, the girls turn it 180 degrees and a bigger logo appears on the left.
  • The eighth ident shows a boy at a computer on his stomach. He pushes a button and orange PBS Kids GO! logo appears. "GO!" jumps out for a second and then remains stable. It turns green at the end.
  • The ninth ident has a girl. Bubbles are all around, and the biggest one has the PBS Kids GO! logo on it.
  • The tenth ident shows a girl riding a bike. Her bike bell is zoomed in on with the GO! logo on it. She rings it, and it zooms out again. She then rides over the PBS KIDS GO! logo on the ground which jumps out like it did in the eighth ident.

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TV Schedule idents

PBS Kids GO! shows viewers what's coming up next after most of their programs. They usually all have a short description of the program. Some PBS stations use slightly different idents, and some don't use them at all.

  • One shows the letters in "NEXT" moving around the screen with PBS Kids GO! kids trying to catch them. The letters come together and you see the main character of the program in a window.
  • There is another one with kids putting together a wall of blocks. An image of Buster Baxter's head is on the blocks. (This is only used before Postcards from Buster.)
  • There is another one very similar with the first one described here. There are different kids in this one.

Postcards from Buster, also called Busters Postcards, is a childrens television series, containing both animation and live-action that airs on PBS, and is a spin-off of the Arthur cartoon series. ...

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