KCET announces digital channel lineup
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As KCET prepares to leave PBS, it has announced a new digital channel strategy for its audience.
Beginning Jan. 1, KCET will launch KCET Kids & Family Channel, presenting educational programs for children, and MHz Worldview, offering international programming including news, documentaries and cultural specials. And it will continue to broadcast Vme, the Spanish-language channel.
-- KCET Kids & Family will be available on broadcast channel 28.2, Time Warner Cable channel 237, Cox 103 and Charter 310. Shows will include ‘Big Green Rabbit,’ ‘Signing Time,’ ‘Wild Animal Baby Explorers,’ ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and ‘Curiosity Quest.’ In addition, the channel will also present Spanish-language content, including ‘Los Niños en Su Casa,’ and ‘The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss’ (which will appear in both English and Spanish) from The Jim Henson Co.
-- MHz Worldview will be available on 28.4, Time Warner Cable 238, Cox 105 and Charter 311. Its content is pulled from broadcasters such as Al Jazeera English, Asian News International, Beijing TV, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, France 24, Israel Broadcasting Authority, MAC TV and NHK World TV as well as local and independent producers, global content providers and original MHz Networks productions.
The digital channels will be format changes for KCET Orange, which transitions to KCET Kids & Family Channel, and PBS World, which transitions to MHz Worldview. KCET Desert Cities will reflect KCET Kids & Family, with most of its current programming moving to KCET’s daytime lifestyle block.
-- Yvonne Villarreal