BabyTV facts for kids
|Slogan||Happy to be BabyTV|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|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)
|Owner||International: Disney International Operations
Hispanic US: Walt Disney Television
Israel: Talit Communications (under license from Disney Israel)
|Launched||4 December 2003|
|Available on many cable providers||Consult local listings|
|Dish Network||Channel 824|
|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.
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
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.
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.
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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