KidsCo


KidsCo

Infobox TV channel
name= KidsCO
logofile=KidsCo_Logo.png logosize=200px
launch= September 7, 2007 (Central and eastern Europe)
January 1, 2008 (Philippines and the Middle East)
March 20, 2008 (Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and South Korea)
owner= NBC Universal
Corus Entertainment
Cookie Jar Group
timeshift names=| web= [http://www.kidscotv.tv www.kidscotv.tv]
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sat chan 1=Channel 255
sat serv 2=D-Smart
sat chan 2=Channel 53
sat serv 3=N
sat chan 3=Channel 95
sat serv 4=Showtime Arabia
sat chan 4=12073 H (Nilesat 7°W)
cable serv 1=SkyCable Philippines
cable chan 1=Channel 38
adsl serv 1= mio TV
adsl chan 1= Channel 29
adsl serv 2= now TV Hong Kong
adsl chan 2= Channel 449
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KidsCo is an international children's entertainment brand founded by Canadian broadcaster Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Enterprises, American-based producer DIC Entertainment, and European broadcaster Sparrowhawk Media Group in April 2007. [ [http://www.dicentertainment.com/press/details.php?121 SPARROWHAWK MEDIA, DIC ENTERTAINMENT AND CORUS ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO LAUNCH KIDSCO, A BRANDED GLOBAL CHANNEL FOR CHILDREN] ] By the end of 2007, Sparrowhawk was purchased by media conglomerate NBC Universal, thus giving the company its share in the brand.

KidsCo was founded to be a "fourth voice" in the realm of children's entertainment, currently dominated by Viacom (owner of Nickelodeon), Disney (owner of Disney Channel and Jetix), and Time Warner (owner of Cartoon Network, Looney Tunes, and DC Comics). The owners plan to place stand-alone cable networks and multimedia websites on all points of the globe (with the exception of North America) over the course of the next two years [http://www.dicentertainment.com/press/details.php?132] .

The Network will be available in the coming year in Australia on Foxtel, Austar and Optus TV

The network is currently based in London.

The first KidsCo networks were launched in Poland, Romania and Turkey on September 7 2007 [ [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/broadcasting/a44825/kidsco-to-launch-in-the-autumn.html Kidsco to launch in autumn from digitalspy.co.uk] ] . The channel also launched in Hungary, Ukraine and Russia by the end of 2007.

On January 1, 2008, KidsCo launched in the Philippines on SkyCable and in the Middle East on Showtime Arabia Networkcite news | url = http://www.showtimearabia.com/Announcements/NewChannels_en_gb.aspx | title = New channel on SHOWTIME | publisher = Showtimearabia.com | date=2007-12-31 | accessdate =] and announced plans to expand to Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore on March 20, 2008 and in South Africa in August 2008.

[http://www.dicentertainment.com/press/details.php?132] KidsCo will also be launched throughout the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany between the autumn of 2008 and early 2009 [ [http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/795598/NBC-Universal-kids-channel-seeks-brand-sponsorships/ NBC Universal kids' channel seeks brand sponsorships] ] .

KidsCo in the UK will be also showing some CBBC shows such as Ace Lightning and S Club 7 in Miami, It will also show three of Wallace and Gromit movies during Christmas Eve. [ [http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/2008/09/kidsco_acquires_bbc_shows.html KidsCo signs three-year deal with the BBC from broadcastnow.co.uk] ]

Shows

* Angela Anaconda ( [http://www.kidscotv.tv] )
* Babar the Elephant
* Big And Hairy
* Beverly Hills Teen Club
* Corduroy
* CyberChase
* Dennis the Menace
* Fairly Odd Parents
* Franklin
* George Shrinks
* Gulliver's Travels
* Heathcliff
* Inspector Gadget
* Iz and the Zizzles
* Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
* M.A.S.K.
* Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!
* Max and Ruby
* Mummies Alive!
* Ned's Newt
* Pelswick
* Rescue Heroes
* Real Kids Real Adventures
* Rolie Polie Olie
* Rupert
* Sonic Underground
* The New Adventures Of Madeline
* The Magic School Bus
* The Prince and the Pauper
* The Tidings
* Titch
* The Trojan Horse
* The New Adventures Of Ocean Girl
* Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

References

External links

* [http://www.kidscotv.tv KidsCo International Site]


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