PBS KIDS GO! VIDEO MODULE UPDATE

PBS KIDS has made exciting new design and OawvInRaf4 updates to the current PBS KIDS GO! video module. This module was originally launched for stations' websites in 2008. The latest round of updates will go live on July 6th, 2010.  If your station has this video module implemented on your station site you will notice a different layout at this time.

HOW WILL THIS AFFECT YOUR CURRENT VIDEO MODULE PLAYER?
First, to answer the question on every webmaster's mind right now,  No. 
Stations will not have to update any code to swap out the old module. Read on to learn about the updated features... All direct links of clips, full episodes, and "in-video" games will change in the video player.

Direct links to clips and games can be obtained by clicking on the SHARE THIS CLIP button and copying the URL. For direct links to channels, please email Station Products & Innovation (pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org).

UPDATED FEATURES
1. STATION LOGO: Logo will now appear below the video screen next to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting logo

2. SHARE THIS CLIP: Kids, parents, or teachers can email videos to friends, or copy a URL for direct linking

3. SPONSORS: Show sponsor logos are now available in the ABOUT THIS VIDEO portion of the player

3. UPDATED DESIGN: A new, vibrant interface improves navigation and speeds up loading time of video playlists

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OTHER DESIGN CHANGES
1. Video screen has moved from the right side to the left side of the page
2. ALL SHOWS tab now appears in a scroll bar below the playlist
3. ALL CHANNELS feature can be alphabetized
4. NOW PLAYING tab added
5. PREVIOUS and NEXT arrows added to allow easy navigation of video clip

To see a live version of the new player implemented on PBS KIDS GO! visit http://pbskids.org/go/video/?campaign=go_eyecatcher .

Please reach out to us and let us if you have any concerns about the new updates at pbsi_stationservices@pbs.org or feel free to post a comment below.
 


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