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‘PBS Retro’ is coming to Roku as a FAST channel

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It’s where Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood lives. | Image: PBS Distribution via The Wrap.

Parents, it’s time to green-light more screen time.

PBS classics from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, including titles like Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Thomas and Friends, are coming to streaming. PBS Distribution is making the edutainment programming available for free in the form of a FAST (free, ad-supported streaming) channel called PBS Retro, which is accessible through The Roku Channel.

“We identified an interest in connecting audiences with the content they grew up watching,” PBS distribution president Andrea Downing told The Wrap. The Roku Channel is home to other PBS FAST channels as well, including PBS Antiques Road Show, Antiques Road Trip, PBS Food, Julia Child, and PBS Nature.

The Roku Channel is becoming increasingly…

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