BBC Kids

BBC Kids

name = BBC Kids
logofile = BBC Kids logo.svg
logoalt = BBC Kids logo
logosize = 200px
launch = September 7, 2001
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owner = CW Media (80% & managing partner)
BBC Worldwide (20%)
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country = Canada
broadcast area = National
headquarters = Toronto, Ontario
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web = [ BBC Kids]
sat serv 1= Bell TV
sat chan 1= Channel 558
sat serv 2= Star Choice
sat chan 2= Channel 552
cable serv 1 = Available on many Canadian cable systems
cable chan 1 = Check local listings, channels may vary

BBC Kids is a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel owned by CW Media (a division of Canwest and GS Capital Partners) and BBC Worldwide. Its programming is aimed at youth ranging from pre-schoolers to teens.

While the BBC's children's brand is CBBC, presumably using that name in Canada would cause confusion with the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).


Like BBC Canada BBC Kids is effectively a Canadian channel, so the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requires that it air a quota of Canadian content. Therefore, along with British series, it also airs Canadian series such as "Theodore Tugboat", "Fraggle Rock", "Ready or Not" and more. In addition to the British and Canadian programs that form the majority of the schedule, BBC Kids airs programs from other countries such as Australia, the United States and more.

Noted series

*The Sleepover Club
*Girls In Love
*Shoebox Zoo
*World Shut Your Mouth
*Absolutely Fabulous
*The Vicar of Dibley
*Doctor Who
*Fireman Sam
*Big Wolf On Campus
*Little Britain
*Famous Jett Jackson
*Back at the Barnyard
*Tots TV
*Postman Pat
*Robin Hood
*Thomas The Tank Engine
*The Sarah Jane Adventures
*S Club 7


On April 3, 2006, Alliance Atlantis unveiled BBCK, a new branding for the evening and late night block of programming beginning at 9 pm EST on BBC Kids which is aimed towards an older audience. They have also launched a separate website making it appear as though BBCK is a separate channel similar to the former agreement between Noggin/The N in the United States. Officially however, it is considered one channel.


Licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in November 2000 to Alliance Atlantis, the channel was launched on September 7, 2001 under its current name.

On January 18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest and GS Capital Partners bought Alliance Atlantis and gained AAC's interest in BBC Kids.

International distribution

* Jamaica - distributed on Flow Cable systems. [ [ Flow Cable channel lineup] ]
* Bahamas - distributed on Cable Bahamas systems. [ [ Cable Bahamas channel lineup] ]


External links

* [ BBC Kids]
* [ BBCK]

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