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Sunflower TV launching for Ukrainian children

A new non-profit YouTube channel created specifically for Ukrainian children displaced by the war will launch across the UK and Europe this summer. Featuring up to 200 hours of Ukrainian and British content, Sunflower TV has been designed to offer entertainment and respite for the children of Ukrainian refugees who have been forced to flee […]

June 16, 2022

Viaplay goes live in Netherlands

Viaplay has rolled out in the Netherlands with a combination of premium live sports, Viaplay Originals, Hollywood films and series, and kids content. The service comprises a single package with an introductory price of €9.99 per month (regular price from August: €13.99 per month), and is available through distribution partners KPN, VodafoneZiggo, T-Mobile Netherlands and […]

March 1, 2022

Report: Europe produces 830hrs of animated TV each year

The European Audiovisual Observatory estimates the annual volume of the production of TV animation in Europe to be around 220 titles (TV movies or TV series seasons), 5,200 episodes and 830 hours. France and the UK are by far the main producers of animation TV content. European TV animation coproductions account for 36 per cent […]

December 2, 2021

Virgin Media gives TV subs free kids content for half term

Virgin Media is making its full range of premium kids entertainment and learning-based programmes available for all of its 3.5 million TV customers until October 31st, at no extra cost. Until the end of the month, all Virgin TV customers in the UK will be given free access to 13 kids pay-TV channels including BabyTV, […]

October 21, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Netgem TV hits 200 channels

Netgem TV has reached the milestone of 200 channels available to its customers. This was achieved through the recent addition this summer of 20 extra channels. The new channels launch follows the recent BT Sport and SportsTribal TV launch announcement and spreads across all genres, with even more sports channels (Motorvision TV, ESTV) but also […]

August 3, 2021

Sky Q adds Kids Quotes to voice search

Sky Q has added Kids Quotes to its voice search function after research it commissioned revealed that more than two thirds of children use phrases from their favourite films and TV shows every day, with over half of parents resorting to saying quotes to work out what their kids want to watch on TV. The […]

May 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: UK provided half of European VoD content in 2020

The latest update of the European Audiovisual Observatory’s LUMIERE VOD, the European directory of films and TV content, shows there are currently 44 000 European film titles and over 12,650 TV seasons on European VoD platforms (TV content is analysed at season level; one TV title corresponds

February 2, 2021

Virgin Media: Free access to kids shows

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media is making a variety of premium kids entertainment and learning-based programmes available for all of its 3.5 million TV customers during February, at no extra cost. From February 1st, all Virgin TV customers in the UK will be given free access to seven kids pay-TV channels including Cartoon Network, Cartoonio, […]

January 29, 2021

Nick Jr marks 10 years of Peppa Pig

Hasbro has details of its 10th anniversary celebrations for Peppa Pig in the US which will mark a decade since the popular preschool show first aired on the Nick Jr channel to American audiences in February 2011. Hasbro is honouring the milestone with a year-long pipeline of new content, a new Hasbro toyline coming in […]

January 8, 2021

VOD365 launching Ketchup TV in US

VOD365, a provider of branded OTT TV channels via Freeview, YouView, Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices, is set to launch its kids’ channel, Ketchup TV, in the US early next year. VOD365’s flagship preschool channel Ketchup TV will be available in the US via streaming service Roku, and will also be accessible as an […]

December 15, 2020