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BabyTV
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Broadcast area Worldwide
Slogan Happy to be BabyTV
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Programming
Language(s) English, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Polish, German, Dutch, Portuguese
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner International: Disney International Operations
Hispanic US: Walt Disney Television
Israel: Talit Communications (under license from Disney Israel)
History
Launched 4 December 2003; 17 years ago (2003-12-04)
Availability
Cable
Available on many cable providers Consult local listings
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 425
Dish Network Channel 824
IPTV
AT&T U-verse Channel 330

BabyTV (stylized as Babytv) is an International television channel for babies, toddlers, and parents, owned by Fox Networks Group, a subsidiary of the International Operations division of The Walt Disney Company. Launched in 2003, BabyTV is distributed in over 100 countries, broadcasting in 18 languages (as of 2013). The channel does not broadcast television commercials. In the United States, the channel is distributed by Walt Disney Television, alongside Fox Life.

Topics

BabyTV's original programming library, which is developed in-house in co-operation with childhood development experts and content experts is built around nine developmental topics, which cover all early learning skills and developmental milestones for babies and toddlers.

The nine categories, include the following. They are:

  • First Concepts
  • Nature & Animals
  • Music & Art
  • Imagination & Creativity
  • Building Friendships
  • Songs & Rhymes
  • Guessing Games
  • Activities
  • Bedtime

On demand

BabyTV's video on demand service features edited segments of BabyTV programming, categorized into their nine developmental themes, in hundreds of half hour segments and is available in languages including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Turkish. The on-demand channel is available on Singtel TV. It will be launched to StarHub TV in Singapore and other pay TV providers in Asia in the future.

Home video

BabyTV has introduced a DVD offering. "My First Years Library" is a library that covers early learning skills and developmental milestones that children encounter in their first years. BabyTV's DVD collection features segments of BabyTV content and includes some of the channel's leading characters, such as Pitch & Potch.

Broadcasting

RR Media provides playout and uplink services to the BabyTV channel. Languages are encrypted and uplinked via Hotbird 6, Measat 3a and Galaxy 23.

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