Foxtel adds two new channels: DreamWorks and PBS KIDS


• DreamWorks and PBS Kids join Foxtels’s existing lineup of kids channels

Foxtel has expanded its kids and family content offering by adding two new channels – DreamWorks and PBS Kids.

Foxtel and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) have launched DreamWorks which is a 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment.

DreamWorks will present a slate of Emmy award-winning, original television series such as Trolls: The Beat Goes On! and Dragons: Riders of Berk and the critically acclaimed Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters. Other fan-favourites include The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of DestinyDawn of the Croods, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Noddy Toyland Detective.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Foxtel by bringing the beloved DreamWorks characters and franchises to Australian homes,” said Chris Taylor, Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks and Television Distribution ANZ. “The positive uptake for our DreamWorks pop-up channel was so impressive and it’s exciting to now give the DreamWorks channel a home on Foxtel. We look forward to curating the very best in kids’ entertainment to this exclusive channel through our strong slate of engaging DreamWorks programming.”

Foxtel has also announced a deal with PBS Distribution to launch PBS Kids which is the number one educational media brand for kids in the US.

The channel will include programs such as Arthur– a four-time recipient of the Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program; and Peabody Award-winner, Molly of Denali.

Other programs include the Australian premieres of Donkey Hodie produced by Fred Rogers Productions and Spiffy Pictures, and Elinor Wonders Why – a STEM-based cartoon series about a curious rabbit and her pals living in Animal Town.

Amanda Laing, chief commercial and content officer, Foxtel Group, said: “We’re delighted to be working with both NBCUniversal International Networks and PBS Distribution to bring these exciting new channels to our customers, with their compelling slate of award-winning and beloved series.  

“Foxtel is committed to providing viewers with the very best in family entertainment, and the addition of DreamWorks and PBS Kids boosts our already strong suite of kids channels.  It is yet another example of our continued mission to become an aggregator of the world’s best content on our platform.” 

DreamWorks and PBS Kids join Foxtels’s existing lineup of kids channels that includes two dedicated kids’ movie channels: Foxtel Movies Kids and Foxtel Movies Family.

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