Genre Update- October 2015

Pre-school and children channel


Genre Update

CBeebies

Parent brand:

BBC Worldwide

Sub or sibling brands:

BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment, BBC World News, bbc.com

Ownership in Asia:

BBC Worldwide Asia

Senior executive for Asia:

David Weiland, Executive Vice President, Asia, BBC Worldwide

Channel description:

CBeebies is a multi award-winning channel that provides high quality, interactive and educational programming for pre-school children. It presents a mix of new and landmark, UK-produced programmes that educate and entertain the BBC’s youngest audiences.

CBeebies is also a place where friends like Sarah & Duck, Duggee, Go Jetters inspire young imaginations with exciting stories and endless laughter. It is a place where pre-schoolers learn through interactive play and where their questions about the world around them are answered in creative energetic ways that keep them enthralled. Designed by child development experts and mixing live action with state-of-the-art puppetry and animation, CBeebies ensures pre-school learning is safe, friendly and fun.

Distribution in Asia:

Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Myanmar.

Key carriage agreements in Asia:

CBeebies branded programming block on ZeeQ (India), Kids Station (Japan), KBS N (South Korea) and BesTV New Media (China).

On-line, VOD, SVOD or mobile deals:

VOD service with BesTV, China; SVOD service with KT olleh in Korea

Recent and upcoming developments:

The first CBeebies English language learning centre in Shanghai opened in September 2015.

Upcoming shows:

• Clangers

• Go Jetters

 

Discovery Kids

Parent brand:

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific

Sub or sibling brands:

Discovery Kids

Ownership in Asia:

Discovery Communications

Senior executive for Asia:

Arthur Bastings, President & Managing Director

Channel description:

Discovery Kids lets children explore their awesome world and ignites their natural curiosity by providing content that is fun and enriching for school-age kids. The channel stimulates learning and imagination, and provides a safe environment that parents can trust. Discovery Kids offers its young viewers a world of endless possibilities through informative and entertaining programming that explores adventure, nature, science, wildlife, history and technology.

Scheduling policy:

• Stimulating, imaginative programming that awakens the power of the mind. • Informative and entertaining factual-based programming that explores adventure, nature, science, wildlife, history and technology. • Insights into alternate worlds that stretch and ignite kids’ imaginations. • Action-packed with unforgettable characters and real life young heroes who inspire kids to explore their world.

Distribution in Asia:

Reaches over 36 million subscribers in Asia Pacific.

Key carriage agreements in Asia:

Carried by all major pay-TV operators in Australia, Southeast Asia and India.

Key tiers:

On the basic tier or relevant genre groups

On-line, VOD, SVOD or mobile deals:

Discovery Kids is available online and on VOD in select markets across Asia Pacific

Recent and upcoming developments:

KidZania

• Singapore: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific is partnering with KidZania to set up a fully immersive film making studio at the up-and-coming edutainment park in Singapore. Inspired by Kids Vs. Film, a locally-produced Discovery Kids’ series providing kids across Southeast Asia the chance to produce their very own short films, children visiting the Discovery Kids studio at KidZania can experience the magic and behind-the-scenes work that goes into being a Discovery Channel filmmaker.

• Malaysia: In August 2015, HyppTV announced a collaboration with Discovery Kids to bring the HyppTV Discovery Kids TV Studio to schools across Malaysia. Part of the 2015/2016 cycle of KidZania go!, which is supported by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the activity reproduces a television production set aimed at giving kids the chance to experience being part of a television production crew or presenting on-screen as television hosts.

Upcoming shows:

The Insectibles, Wild Kratts 4, Earth To Luna, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab

 

Nick Jr.

Parent brand:

Nickelodeon

Sub or sibling brands:

Nick Jr.



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