PBJ (TV network)

For the unrelated production company, see PB&J Television.
Launched August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01)
Closed March 2016 (2016-03)
Owned by Luken Communications
DreamWorks Classics
Country United States
Sister channel(s) Retro Television Network
Tuff TV
The Family Channel

PBJ was an American digital broadcast children's television network that was a joint venture between Luken Communications and DreamWorks Classics.[1][2][3][4] PBJ began programming in late summer 2011, and had 19 broadcast affiliates before they ceased operations in March 2016.


PBJ aired programs from the DreamWorks Classics library including The Archie Show, Mr. Magoo, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Lone Ranger, Gumby, Little Audrey, the 1996 version of Richie Rich, Casper the Friendly Ghost, The Secrets of Isis, The New Adventures of Zorro, Shazam!, and Lassie.[1][2][3][4][5]

PBJ also aired some modern programming featuring bicycle and motor sports in middays and late nights. Infomercials aired in overnights.

Original logo used during the first year of broadcast

Final programming

These were the shows aired on PBJ at the time the channel closed down.


Formerly broadcast


  1. 1 2 "Luken, Classic Media To Debut New Network". TVNewsCheck. May 5, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  2. 1 2 Brzoznowski, Kristin (May 6, 2011). "Classic Media & Luken Communications Team for Retro-TV Network". WorldScreen. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  3. 1 2 Getzler, Wendy (May 6, 2011). "Classic Media brings 50 years of TV to new network". kidscreen. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  4. 1 2 "Cynopsis: Kids! 05/06/11". Cynopsis. May 6, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  5. "Cynopsis: Kids! 08/10/10". Cynopsis. August 10, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
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