Comcast Release 24-hour Digital Kids Channel Plan

Oct 21, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Comcast released details of its new 24-hour digital kids channel, including plans to debut the service next fall. The cable operator will rollout the channel, also available to other multiple system operators, in partnership with HIT Entertainment, PBS and Sesame Workshop. As is becoming standard practice now for Comcast, the channel rollout will be accompanied by a companion video-on-demand service. The network draws from 4,000 episodes of children’s programming from PBS, Sesame Workshop and HIT, including such preschooler favorites as “Bob the Builder” and “Barney.” The VOD service will include more than 50 hours of programming and will be available to Comcast and other operators.