PBS To Launch PBS HD

PBS now features a 24/7 channel consisting of HD and widescreen content with the launch of PBS HD. The channel will be available from local PBS stations that have transitioned to digital broadcasting, and through local cable systems that have agreed to retransmit the digital signal of their local public television station. New programs will simulcast with their analog national PBS premiere broadcast, and will repeat on PBS HD during the week following the premiere. There are currently 236 local PBS stations on the air with digital signals. Other PBS digital services include PBS Kids, PBS YOU ("Your Own University") and the VOD cable package, PBS Kids on Demand.