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 książkowe (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.