In 2005, PBS announced that, in October 2006, a 24-hour digital multicast network called PBS Kids Go! Channel would be launched with additional content, including an evening Go! Family block targeted at both children and their families and a Spanish language-programming block.
The channel would initially be made available to PBS stations that have digital multicast capability. PBS planned to make agreements with local digital broadcast stations (such as WGBH) and cable operators (such as Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Cablevision) for channel placement. Plans were also to have similar arrangements worked out with satellite providers (such as DirecTV andDish Network) and video-on-demand services. PBS and Verizon reached an agreement to distribute PBS Kids Go! Channel (along with other digital PBS channels) over its Verizon FiOSservices.
However, on June 6, 2006, PBS announced that the PBS Kids Go! Channel would not launch in October 2006 due to financial issues, as reported by Broadcasting & Cable's website. Instead, the channel was delayed for several months, and eventually shelved for unknown reasons.