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 present.
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 with Journey Beyond Sodor being the last special to air on it and was then aired on Nick Jr until January 2020.