Carlton Kids

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Carlton Kids
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Launched 15 November 1998 (1998-11-15)
Closed 3 June 2000 (2000-06-03)
Owned by Carlton Television
(subdivision of Carlton Communications plc)
Replaced by Discovery Kids
Availability (At time of closure)
Terrestrial
ONdigital Channel 34

Carlton Kids was a digital children's television channel, provided by Carlton Television, which started broadcasting in 1998 and closed in early 2000. Its sister channels were Carlton Food Network, Carlton World, Carlton Cinema and Carlton Select. It broadcast exclusively on ONdigital, where it timeshared on channel 34 with Carlton World.

After the closure of the channel, Carlton later merged with Granada in 2004 to form ITV plc, which went on to launch another children's channel, the CITV Channel, in 2006.

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The channel showcased children's programming from Carlton and other ITV franchisees including Granada Television, Central Television, and Yorkshire Television, short films from the BBC library, as well as programmes acquired from American and overseas distributors. Shows included Mopatop's Shop, The Raggy Dolls, Rosie & Jim, Tots TV, The Berenstain Bears, Tickle on the Tum, Willo the Wisp, The Legends of Treasure Island and Worzel Gummidge.

Presentation was provided by daily wrap-around shows "Wakey Wakey" and "The Max". Both were recorded at Ealing Studios. "Wakey Wakey" was presented by Chuck Thomas and Naomi Wilkinson. The Max was presented by Angellica Bell and Paul Leyshon.

The channel ceased broadcasting in 2000, due to the poor uptake of the ONdigital platform, where the channel was replaced with Discovery Kids and Discovery Wings.

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