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Sky to Launch Ad-Free Kids Channel

Sky, owned by Comcast, will launch an advertising-free linear children TV channel within the U.Ok. and Ireland in February.

It will probably be out there to Sky subscribers with the Sky Kids package deal, which prices £6 a month, and subscribers of Sky’s streaming service Now which have the £9.99 a month leisure membership.   

“From February 2023, Sky Kids will say hello to a shiny new linear channel dedicated to entertaining and inspiring children (age 1-7) and supporting families through their daily adventures,” the corporate mentioned on Tuesday in unveiling the launch. “Home to ad-free 24-hour programming, the new channel will showcase quality Sky originals and big names that kids love and parents can trust.”  

The Sky Kids package deal at present presents eight youngsters’s channels from such leisure giants as Paramount Global and Warner Bros. Discovery, in addition to on-demand choices of favourite reveals.

“Seamlessly integrated into the Sky Kids package, which already offers 10,000 episodes of kids’ content on demand and a variety of partner channels, such as Nick Jr., Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, the new linear channel will give viewers access to a raft of new Sky original programming and franchise favorites,” Sky mentioned.

The channel guarantees to “help parents juggle their daily routines, with programming built to complement different blocks of their busy day.” Content will span the themes of “learning and doing,” arts and crafts, music, in addition to dance and health, amongst others.

“Millions of our customers already love watching our huge range of original shows on-demand, but families with younger kids have told us that watching on linear channels is an important part of their day; so, we’ve listened and expanded our Sky Kids offering at no extra cost,” mentioned Lucy Murphy, director of youngsters content material at Sky. “The new channel will have a whole breadth of brand new and much-loved shows for kids and families to enjoy, and we can’t wait to reveal the full fantastic lineup of shows.” 

New Sky originals set to air on the channel embody TV host and writer Fearne Cotton govt producing My Friend Misty (for ages 5-7), “which sees animated character Misty set out to build kids’ emotional resilience,” in response to the corporate. “Misty surprises a group of children in the show with magical visits, helping them to deal with their feelings, both good and bad, by providing a series of tips and practical exercises to support them in difficult situations.” 

Said Cotton: “This show will introduce us to a host of characters and situations where differing emotions crop up. Misty is always on hand to help the children in the show through their emotion, whilst causing a little mischief along the way. It’s a fun, colorful and explorative show for both kids and parents.”

Also launching subsequent 12 months is new Sky unique Ready, Eddie, Go! (ages 3+), “based on the loveable character Eddie who is autistic,” the agency mentioned. “We see him taken step by step through new experiences and situations, such as a trip to the barbers, so when he encounters this in real life, he’s ready to go.” The animated collection is predicated on the Eddie’s Stories books written by Nikki Saunders, whose eldest son is autistic. 

Also coming to the brand new Sky Kids channel will probably be Dino Club (ages 4+), “giving viewers the chance to discover the strangest and most surprising truths about dinosaurs as they journey through a fantastically fun virtual land of these pre-historic giants,” in response to the corporate. “Our young intrepid hosts, Ayo and Harriet, time travel into the past to reveal facts along the way and have an amazing adventure.” 

Existing Sky Kids originals set for the linear channel embody MC Grammar: Wonder Raps, Draw With Will, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, Morph and The Very Small Creatures



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