PBS Kids is an American digital broadcast and online television network, as well as a programming block on PBS.

The channel has existed twice: 6 September 1999 to 15 September 2005, and 16 January and Onward.

The programming block began airing Thomas & Friends in the form of Shining Time Station in 1989 until its 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. 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 aired on Nick Jr until January 2020.




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