PBS Kids has arrived in Australia.
The U.S. educational media brand for kids recently kicked off a collaboration with Foxtel on July 1 to bring its content to young viewers on the other side of the world.
The new channel from Foxtel includes the Australian premieres of Fred Rogers Productions’ puppet series Donkey Hodie and STEM-based animated show Elinor Wonders Why. The channel will also air existing programs like Arthur and Molly of Denali.
“We are excited to offer this new audience the opportunities that PBS Kids content offers,” said president of PBS distribution, Andrea Downing. “Foxtel is inviting parents and children to experience this trusted content that helps children learn and grow.”
The channel will also broadcast episodes from Hero Elementary, Pinkalicious & Peterrific, Dinosaur Train, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Peg + Cat.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with PBS Distribution to bring PBS Kids’ award-winning content to our customers,” said Foxtel Group’s chief commercial and content officer, Amanda Laing. “Foxtel is committed to providing viewers the very best in family entertainment, and the addition of PBS Kids and its high quality, educational programming parents can trust, bolsters our strong suite of kids channels.”