Amazon and PBS Kids ink multi-year streaming deal

SEATTLE, July 2 (UPI) — Amazon and PBS Distribution say they have inked a deal making Amazon Prime Video the exclusive, premium-subscription, streaming home for PBS Kids series.

“We are excited to announce this new deal with PBS, which will make Prime Video the exclusive premium-subscription home for the great PBS Kids series that our customers and their kids love,” Brad Beale, vice president of worldwide television acquisition for Amazon, said in a statement Friday. “From our award-winning Amazon Original Series to amazing licensed content from industry leaders like PBS Kids, we’re committed to making Prime Video the best destination for kids and family programming that will both educate and entertain.”

“We are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with Amazon, increasing Prime Video members’ access to our trusted, educational programming,” added Lesli Rotenberg, senior vice president and general manager of children’s media and education for PBS. “PBS Kids shows have been developed with the needs of today’s children in mind and focus on fundamental academic areas such as literacy, science, technology, engineering and math, in addition to collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.”

Prime members in the United States can watch PBS Kids episodes via Amazon Video app for televisions, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at

All episodes are also available to download for offline viewing on iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets and Fire tablets at no additional cost — meaning Prime members can enjoy PBS Kids titles even when they don’t have an Internet connection available.

Among the programs included in the pact are Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Arthur, Dinosaur Train, Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go!, Odd Squad, Peg + Cat, Martha Speaks and WordGirl.

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