PBS Kids’ foray into web-based programming continues with the launch of two new original webisodes aimed at kids ages six to nine.
Chuck Vanderchuck’s Something Something Explosion, produced by Scholastic Media and Soup2Nuts, is about a young musician who can’t make up his mind about his favorite genre of music and therefore plays different types of songs in each episode. Noah Comprende (pictured), produced by Thirteen for WNET, comprises of an animated short series and embedded web games that deal with vocabulary development. The concept revolves around English-speaking Noah, who moves into a Spanish-speaking community.
The broadcaster has been steadily growing an engaged online fan base. Last September, PBSKids.org earned the top spot among kids sites offering free video streams based on the number of videos viewed, according to comScore Video Metrix. During that month, kids spent an average of 47 minutes watching content on the site, logging close to 88 million free video streams.