Published December 17th, 2019 at 11:51 AM
KCPT announced today that it is now streaming live on YouTube TV.
Dedicated live channels for KCPT and PBS KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’s digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. To access the full line-up available in the Kansas City area, you can visit the YouTube TV live guide or the PBS schedule here.
“We are pleased to announce this partnership with PBS and YouTube,” said Kliff Kuehl, president and CEO of Kansas City PBS. “We are constantly striving to provide our quality content to as many people on as many platforms as possible. This is the latest step in our efforts to effectively serve our audience of more than 1 million people a month.”
“We are excited to partner with Kansas City PBS on this unique partnership to further our commitment to providing a best-in-class experience for our users,” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of Partnerships at YouTube TV. “PBS and PBS KIDS are highly requested channels by our users, and we’re thrilled to be able to add these to the YouTube TV lineup starting today.”
YouTube TV represents KCPT’s first local livestreaming partnership and includes episodes and on-demand content from locally produced shows and PBS favorites such as “American Experience”, “Antiques Roadshow”, “Frontline”, “Great Performances”, “Masterpiece”, “Nature” and more.
The accompanying PBS KIDS 24/7 channel extends the organization’s mission of helping prepare children for success in school and life through trusted, educational media, available anytime and anywhere. Users can access favorite series, such as “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”, “Molly of Denali”, “Odd Squad”, “Pinkalicious & Peterrific”, “Wild Kratts” and “Sesame Street”.
YouTube TV subscribers can also access select content through YouTube TV’s VOD service.
In addition to YouTube TV, KCPT content is available on all KCPT-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBSKIDS.org, as well as the PBS Video app and PBS KIDS Video app available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV and Chromecast.
KCPT members are also able to view an extended library of quality public television programming via Passport.