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Discovery Kids
Discovery Kids logo
Launched September 22, 1996
Owned by Discovery Communications, Inc.
Headquarters Silver Spring, Maryland
Sister channel(s) Discovery Networks
Website http://www.discoverykids.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 294
Dish Network Channel 179
C-Band AMC 11-Channel 610 (4DTV Digital)
SKY Latin America Channel 271
DirecTV (Latin America) Channel 330
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check local listings
IPTV
AT&T U-Verse 335 (SD)
Sky Angel Channel 314

Discovery Kids is an American digital cable television channel, owned by Discovery Communications with programming for education of children. It was launched in September 22, 1996. Discovery Kids airs programming for children with an emphasis on real-life adventures, nature, science and wildlife from all over the world.

Discovery Kids broadcasted a Saturday morning E/I programming lineup for children which replaced TNBC called Discovery Kids on NBC, which ran from September 14, 2002, until September 2, 2006, when NBC ended the partnership and created a new E/I block called Qubo.

In 2002, Discovery Kids began airing its first reality television show entitled Endurance. The show is similar in nature to Survivor, whereby teams compete in exotic locales (such as Hawaii and Tehachapi) and is still aired in 2008.

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Future reformatting

On April 30, 2009, it was announced that Hasbro will acquire a 50% stake in the Discovery Kids channel. The resulting joint-venture will relaunch the channel under the name The Hub in the fall of 2010.[1] Discovery will oversee ad sales and distribution, while Hasbro will be responsible for programming.[2][3]

Discovery Kids around the world

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Latin America

Discovery Kids was launched in April, 1996 and is broadcast in Latin America and on March 30, 2009 Discovery Kids in Latin America has a new logo with K and a small D on the top.

United Kingdom

Discovery Kids was launched in February 1, 2000 and was replaced by Discovery Turbo on February 28, 2007.

Canada

Discovery Kids launched on September 3, 2001 and was replaced by Nickelodeon on November 2, 2009.

Programming

Discovery Kids has had a Spanish language audio track through SAP since 2006.

Programming blocks

Scary Saturday Night Sleepover

Added in 2001 and taken off shortly, formally airing every Saturday night marathon with chomps as black bats. It aired @ 8:00pm on Discovery Kids. Currently it is still on the air but now only airs "Truth or Scare" and "Mystery Hunters".

Saddle Club Sundays

A marathon of all Saddle Club episodes. It airs on Discovery Kids on Sundays.

Ready Set Learn

Added in 2002, a weekday morning block that airs preschool programming, running weekdays from 4:00am–3:00pm ET. The block was formally also simulcast on TLC until 2008, when it was replaced with reruns of TLC's original programming.

Animal Afternoons

Added in 2002, a block that airs shows about animals, wildlife and nature from 3:00pm–6:00pm ET.

The Gaggle

Added in 2002, a block that airs 3 hours of one show weekends, including Endurance and Flight 29 Down. In 2008, The Gaggle was shortened to 1–2 hours, and expanded to weekdays.

Real Toons

Added in 2003, a block that airs animated series everyday at 6:00am–9:00am ET everyday and 6:00pm–8:00pm ET Monday to Saturday, Sunday from 1:00am–4:00am.

@DK

@DK is the network's primetime branding.

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References

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