PBS Kids is an American digital broadcast and online television network, as well as a programming block on PBS.
The channel has existed twice: September 6, 1999, to September 26, 2005, and January 16, 2017, to December 31, 2017.
The programming block began airing Thomas & Friends in the form of Shining Time Station in 1989 until it's cancellation. Thomas & Friends later returned to PBS kids in January of 2004 and got a page on the PBS kids website in 2013. In December 2017, PBS lost the broadcasting rights to air Thomas & Friends and the Thomas & Friends page on the PBS Kids website was also removed shortly after these rights where lost with Journey Beyond Sodor being the the last special to air on it before the show airing on Nick Jr until January 2020. Since 2020, Thomas & Friends on US television is currently on hiatus.