ABC Kids (Australia)

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ABC Kids
ABC Kids channel logo.png
Launched 2 May 2011
Network ABC Television
Owned by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format 576i (SDTV) 16:9
Audience share In Metropolitan areas: 1.3% (November 2009, )
Country Australia
Language English
Broadcast area Nationally
Formerly called ABC For Kids on 2 (2009–2011)
ABC4Kids (2011–2015)
Sister channel(s) ABC
ABC News 24
Website 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
Foxtel (virtual) 134
VAST (virtual) 22
Foxtel/Optus (virtual) 126
TransACT (virtual) 22

ABC Kids (stylized as ABC KIDS) is the name of Australian Broadcasting Corporation part-time channel, broadcasting shows between the hours of 5am and 7pm in each local Australian market for youngsters aged 2–6 years. 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.[1]

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.



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