Daniel Tiger and friends have a new neighborhood
Amazon and Netflix may be doubling down on their commitment to children's programming, but Twin Cities Public Television is still very much in the game.
TPT, based in St. Paul, announced Wednesday the upcoming launch of a new channel dedicated solely to repeats of PBS favorites, including "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood," "Dinosaur Train" and "Wild Kratts."
The 24/7 channel, set to hit the air on Jan. 18, will be anchored at the 2.4 digital channel now occupied by around-the-clock weather. TPT will move that service to 2.5. Cable viewers will have to check with their specific providers on where to find the new station -- or can go to pbskids.org, where Minnesotans will be directed to a livestream of the channel.
According to TPT, PBS stations reach more kids age 2 to 5, more moms with children under 6 and more children from low-income families than any other kids TV network.