New Free-to-Air Channel for Kids
March 3, 2014
Polish public broadcaster TVP has launched a free-to-air children’s channel. TVP ABC went on air Feb. 15, featuring a range of programs designed to foster young viewers’ curiosity and imagination.
The channel screens Polish cartoons, educational programs, serials, feature-length movies and television theater productions for kids. The 7 p.m.-8 p.m. time slot is the channel’s daily “bedtime story hour”. TVP ABC is also screening learn-through-play programs Domisie and Lippy & Messy that teach English to preschool children through theater, visual arts, music and physical activities. A program entitled Dlaczego? Po co? Jak? (Why? What for? How?) introduces children to science through experiments conducted by instructors from the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, while the Moliki ksi▒┐kowe (Little Bookworms) program encourages youngsters to read.
For the spring TVP is planning an evening time slot for parents and a weekly news program for kids.
Apart from digital terrestrial television, TVP ABC is available on selected cable networks and satellite television platforms.