PBS KIDS launched, OPB Plus on the move

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Kids and parents of kids, rejoice: BendBroadband is now carrying the PBS KIDS network on channel 93 in the Limited, Essentials and Preferred packages!

This new channel features high-quality PBS KIDS programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including popular shows like “Sesame Street,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Thomas and Friends,” “Dinosaur Train” and more. Previously, PBS KIDS programming was mostly shown in the mornings on the main OPB network.

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In other programming news, OPB Plus has moved to channel 775 and is now being broadcast in high definition for customers with the Limited, Essentials and Preferred packages. OPB Plus is home to movies, music, investigative journalism, Britcoms and more.

On Monday, we sent a message out to customers via set-top boxes that included incorrect channel numbers for PBS KIDS and OPB Plus. We corrected the error as quickly as possible and we apologize for any confusion this might have caused.

If you’re a BendBroadband customer with the Limited, Essentials or Preferred package and you’re not seeing these changes on your TV, you may need reset your set-top box. To do so, unplug its power cord for 30 seconds, then plug back in and press the Power button. Note: It may take up to an hour for your channel guide to fully reload.

6 Responses to PBS KIDS launched, OPB Plus on the move

    • Hey Sylvia, if you have an HD set-top box, most TVs will down convert the HD-only channel on a standard definition-only TV. Unfortunately, OPB is no longer offering OPB Plus in standard definition, or we’d carry that channel as well.

    • Hey Donna, unfortunately you do. OPB is no longer offering OPB Plus in standard definition or we’d carry that as well.

      • This seems to be inaccurate and disingenuous. OPB have explained (in writing) that the decision to broadcast OPB Plus in HD only is Bend Broadband’s sole decision. All OPB channels are broadcast by OPB in HD (at no cost to Bend Broadband and other cable operators!) and cable companies decide whether to offer a SD version. It seems to be a surreptitious (ie. underhand) means to force OPB viewers to rent a HD set top box at $6/month.

      • If Gavin’s statement is accurate, and there’s not charge to the cable company, I’m very disappointed in Bend Broadband’s decision not to carry OPB-Plus in standard format. As a donor to OPB, I would very much like to view OPB-Plus without being required to rent an HD-box.