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|Launched||December 2, 2003|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV) 16:9 Letterbox
|Slogan||Watch Your Baby Blossom|
|Broadcast area||United States
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California|
|DirecTV (United States)||293|
|Dish Network (United States)||823, 824|
|Digiturk (Turkey)||Channel 164|
|aora TV Satelit (Indonesia)||114|
|UPC Poland||Channel 667|
|ABNXcess (Malaysia)||Channel 158|
|UniFi (Malaysia)||Channel 551|
|SkyAngel (United States)||308|
|AT&T U-verse (U.S.)||Channel 310|
|Digital media receiver||Roku|
BabyFirstTV is a commercial-free premium satellite TV Network aimed at 6-month-old to 5-year-old children. Its investors include Cerberus Capital Management, Trinity Broadcasting Network & Sony Computer Entertainment. Guy Oranim & Sharon Rechter created BabyFirstTV in 2003. The closing song "My Child, Me & Baby First TV" is sung by Michael North.
From May 2006 until January 15, 2012, DirecTV offered the channel à la carte for $4.99 per month; and as of January 16, 2012 it is free to all subscribers. Until early 2011, Dish Network customers also paid $4.99 a month for the channel. In mid-January, the channel was briefly replaced with BabyTV. Following a Facebook campaign by disgruntled subscribers, BabyFirstTV was restored to Dish Network. BabyTV will remain as a pay channel, but BabyFirstTV is now available to all subscribers of Dish Network free of charge on Channel 823. The channel is also available à la carte on the Roku streaming player as a premium channel.
Baby First TV is additionally an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.
In Europe, the channel is available under various satellite networks such as CanalSat & Digital+. The European versions of the channel transmit programs dubbed in French, Spanish, German, Turkish, Polish, Korean & Japanese. The shows sometimes omit their titles.
In Indonesia, BabyFirst TV available on aora TV Satelit (Ch. 114) & Orange TV In Singapore, the channel is available on SingTel & mio TV. Soon, Babyfirst TV, KidsCo and Yoshimoto Azio will go off air on mio TV Service soon due to Nick Jr and Nickelodeon and CCTV9 Documentary has replaced these 3 channel on its service.
In Jamaica, the channel is available on The Flow cable network.
In the United Kingdom, most of the shows are redubbed with British voice actors, replacing the American English soundtrack.
BabyFirstTV has no connection with "BabyTV" or with any other older TV channels with various similar names.
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Shows on BFTV are divided into 7 zones, each identified by a color & by a learning strategy. The names & programs within’ each zone are listed below. One program entitled iHola Bebe! is dedicated to popular BabyFirstTV Programming in Spanish. As the entire schedule is designed to be viewed by toddlers & infants, a blanket TV-Y rating is applied through the entire broadcast day. A new segment BabyFirst TV FYI provides tips and information for Parents and Babies/Toddlers Along with Babies of the Week in which viewers send their photo of their babies and toddlers online to BabyfirstTV.com. to be selected to be shown.
- BabyFirstTV Official site - About Us. Accessed March 10, 2009.
- DIRECTV & BabyFirstTV Transform Traditional Television with the Launch of First-of-it's-Kind Channel Dedicated to Babies & Toddlers; Groundbreaking New Channel Offers an Interactive Co-Viewing Experience for Children & Parents DirecTV Press Release May 11, 2006
- BabyFirstTV Free of Charge on Dish Network
- Roku Channel Store
- Member channels of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative