Back to List

A Message from PBS Kids Concerning Changes in Technology

September 24, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Graphic from PBS Kids marketing and Communications

A majority of web browsers have stopped supporting Flash in preparation for Adobe’s plan to completely retire Flash by 2020. Currently, over 80% of traffic to PBSKIDS.org comes from Flash-blocked browsers.

PBS KIDS will start retiring all Flash content in October 2018, including all Flash websites and games, to ensure our users are getting the best experience on pbskids.org. We expect all the targeted content listed below will be removed by November 30, 2018. 

Please note that for those series continuing to air on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, video content will continue to be distributed through the PBS KIDS video player/app. Refer to the “Resources” column below for substitutions and resources.

 

Site Retirements:                   Alternative Resources:    

PBS KIDS Flash Games             PBS KIDS Games Page/App 

                                                     Series Homepage    

PBS KIDS Island                          Martha Speaks (pbskids.org/martha/

                                                      Super Why! (pbskids.org/superwhy/)    

Between the Lions                     Martha Speaks (pbskids.org/martha/

                                                      Super Why! (pbskids.org/superwhy/)    

Caillou                                          PBS KIDS Video Player/App    

Chuck Vanderchuck                   Pinkalicious and Peterrific (pbskids.org/pinkalicious)    

Clifford                                          PBS KIDS Video Player/App    

EekoWorld                                    Nature Cat (pbskids.org/naturecat/

                                                        Wild Kratts (pbskids.org/wildkratts/

                                                        Plum Landing (pbskids.org/plumlanding/)    

Fetch                                              The Ruff Ruffman Show (pbskids.org/ruff)    

Maya and Miguel                          PBS KIDS Video Player/App    

Mister Rogers                                Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (pbskids.org/daniel

                                                         Mister Rogers  (pbs.org/parents/rogers)    

Postcards from Buster                 Arthur (pbskids.org/arthur)    

The Electric Company                   PBS KIDS Video Player/App    

The Greens                                     Plum Landing (pbskids.org/plumlanding/)    

Webonauts                                     Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius (pbskids.org/fetch/ruff/)    

Wilson and Ditch                           Let’s Go Luna! Forthcoming November 21

                                                          (http://pbskids.org/luna)    

Word World                                    PBS KIDS Video Player/App    

Zoom                                               Pinkalicious and Peterrific (pbskids.org/pinkalicious

                                                          The Ruff Ruffman Show (pbskids.org/ruff)  

 

Additionally, the following changes and retirements will coincide with the retirement of all Flash content from PBS KIDS.

  • PBS Parents and PBS LearningMedia sites will be updated as well. All Flash content will be removed from PBS LearningMedia and PBS KIDS for Parents content collections. 

 

For more information, be sure to visit the PBS KIDS Games area and download the app

Copyright © 2018 PBS KIDS, All rights reserved.

 

 

Facebook comments

Related Posts