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PBJ Network logo 2012.png
Country United States
Owner Luken Communications
DreamWorks Classics
Sister channels Retro Television Network
Tuff TV
The Family Channel
Launched August 1, 2011; 11 years ago (2011-08-01)
Closed March 31, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-03-31)

PBJ was an American digital broadcast children's television network that was a joint venture between Luken Communications and DreamWorks Classics. PBJ began programming in late summer 2011, and had 19 broadcast affiliates before they ceased operations in March 2016 due to NBCUniversal's acquisition.


PBJ aired programs from the DreamWorks Classics library including The Archie Show, Mr. Magoo, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Lone Ranger, Gumby, The Harveytoons Show, The Secrets of Isis, The New Adventures of Zorro, Shazam!, and Lassie.

PBJ also automotive programming from Tuff TV in non-prime midday and late night timeslots, along with paid programming.

PBJ logo
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.


  • 9th Period
  • Biz Kid$
  • Distant Roads
  • Eco Company
  • Mustard Pancakes
  • Real Life 101

Former programming

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