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PBS KIDS GO! Adds In-Video Gaming on Its Educational Broadband Service

Posted Mar 30, 2009
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PBS KIDS GO! has announced the expansion of its video player capabilities to include new in-video gaming on pbskidsgo.org. Embedded in PBS KIDS GO!'s curriculum-based series, the new games are designed to foster greater learning comprehension and enhance the digital experience for early elementary school children. Currently, the PBS KIDS GO! video player offers hundreds of video clips and dozens of full-length episodes.

 

The first series adding the game overlay to online videos include ARTHUR, FETCH! WITH RUFF RUFFMAN, CYBERCHASE and WORDGIRL. THE ELECTRIC COMPANY and other series will feature this new gaming option in the coming months.

 

With full screen, closed captioning, Spanish audio, and sharing and voting features, the PBS KIDS GO! video player showcases full episodes, sneak previews and clip highlights from PBS KIDS GO! broadcast properties primarily serving children ages 6 to 8. With fresh content added weekly, properties include ANIMALIA, ARTHUR, CYBERCHASE, DESIGN SQUAD, DRAGONFLYTV, THE ELECTRIC COMPANY, FETCH! WITH RUFF RUFFMAN, MARTHA SPEAKS, MAYA & MIGUEL, POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER, WISHBONE, WORDGIRL and ZOOM. Additionally, kids can browse by themes, such as "robots" and "Earth Day," and enjoy Web-exclusive content from pbskidsgo.org series including THE GREENS, KRATTS' CREATURES and KIDS WORLD SPORTS.

 

Available on both Macs and PCs, the PBS KIDS GO! video player is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and is available at www.pbskids.org/go/video. The video player is also available via websites of participating local PBS member stations.

Source: PBS, www.pbs.org


 
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