ABC Kids (Australia)
|Launched||2 May 2011|
|Owned by||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Picture format||PAL (576i) 16:9|
|Audience share||In Metropolitan areas: 1.3% (November 2009, )|
|Formerly called||ABC For Kids on 2 (2009–2011)
ABC News 24
|Website||abc.net.au/tv/abcforkids/ Official site|
|ABN Sydney (DVB-T)||546/674 @ LCN 22 (226.5 MHz)|
|ABV Melbourne (DVB-T)||562 @ 12 (226.5 MHz)|
|ABQ Brisbane (DVB-T)||578 @ 12 (226.5 MHz)|
|ABS Adelaide (DVB-T)||594 @ 12 (226.5 MHz)|
|ABW Perth/Mandurah (DVB-T)||738 @ 12 (226.5 MHz)|
|ABT Hobart (DVB-T)||626 @ 8 (191.5 MHz)|
|ABD Darwin (DVB-T)||642 @ 30 (543.5 MHz)|
|Freeview ABC (virtual)||22|
ABC Kids is the name of Australian Broadcasting Corporation part-time channel, broadcasting shows for children aged 2–6 between the hours of 5am and 7pm in each local Australian market. Outside of those hours the frequency is known as the ABC2 channel and it supplements the flagship ABC channel with extra adult-oriented programming.
Launched on 2 May 2011 as ABC4Kids, it is the responsibility of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television division, and is available nationally to digital television viewers in Australia. It broadcast from 6am to 7pm each day sharing the same bandwidth with ABC2 (broadcast after 7pm).
In 2009, two daily blocks of children's programming were launched as ABC for Kids, running from 8:00am to 11:00am and 2:55pm to 4:00pm on ABC TV. From 4 December 2009 (the day that ABC3 was launched to target 7 to 14-year olds), a new preschool children's block, ABC For Kids on 2 was launched on ABC2, featuring children's programming everyday until 7pm. Some ABC2 programmes had to be cancelled or relocated to other channels, such as Rage.
The block was extended to run as a new part-time daily channel sharing the same bandwidth of ABC2 between 6am and 7pm and was rebranded as ABC 4 Kids on 2 May 2011.
On 2 March 2015, the name of the channel reverted to ABC Kids, which was the original branding of pre-school/teen programming on the ABC, years prior to ABC3's launch in late 2009. Upon the re-launch of the ABC Kids brand, a new logo was unveiled. The programming timetable of the channel never had a revamp.
The ABC Kids programming schedule comprises blocks of shows, interspersed with short Giggle and Hoot segments. Episodes from the same series often play at multiple times per day.
|Note: Australian shows|
Bold indicates Giggle & Hoot time slot.
|Note: Saturday & Sunday|
- Tree Fu Tom
- The Magic Roundabout
- Five Minutes More
- Postman Pat
- Tilly and Friends
- Yo Gabba Gabba!
- 64 Zoo Lane
- The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky
- The WotWots
- Gaspard and Lisa
- Rob the Robot
- Joe & Jack
- Bubble Bath Bay
- Timmy Time
- Guess with Jess
- Igam Ogam
- Charlie and Lola
- What's The Big Idea?
- Driver Dan's Story Train
- Ella the Elephant
- Milly, Molly
- Florrie's Dragons
- Little Charley Bear
- Babar and the Adventures of Badou
- Wild Animal Baby Explorers
- Fifi and the Flowertots
- Hana's Helpline
- The Kingdom of Paramithi
- Miffy and Friends
- Fluffy Gardens
- Pinky Dinky Doo
- "ABC to launch new ABC 4 Kids branding – The Tube". Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- http://www.abc.net.au/children/shows/guide/ ABC Children's TV Guide