|Launched||15 November 1998|
|Closed||1 February 2000|
|Owned by||Carlton Television|
(subdivision of Carlton Communications plc)
|Replaced by||Discovery Kids|
Availability (At time of closure)
Carlton Kids was a British digital terrestrial pay television kids 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, the digital terrestrial pay-TV platform backed by Carlton and Granada, where it timeshared on channel 34 with Carlton World.
The channel had limited coverage, reaching only 69% of the population via the lowest-powered terrestrial multiplex D,  and newspapers and listings magazines were slow to feature the channel's programming. In the face of competition from several other dedicated children's channels in the UK market the channel ceased broadcasting in 2000, partly due to the limited uptake of the ONdigital platform where it was exclusively available, where the channel was replaced with Discovery Kids and Discovery Wings.. The other Carlton channels closed over the next few years.
Carlton Television later merged with Granada in 2004 to form ITV plc, which went on to launch another children's channel, the CITV Channel, in 2006.
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. Other presenters included Jamie Rickers and Alex Verrey.
List of programmes
- The Adventures of Sir Prancelot
- Around the World in Eighty Days (1972 series)
- The Berenstain Bears (1985 series)
- Bolek and Lolek (as Jym and Jam)
- Car-Toon Time with Little Brrrrm
- Denver, the Last Dinosaur
- The Dreamstone
- Goodtimes Family Classics
- Henry's Cat
- Ketchup: Cats Who Cook
- The Legends of Treasure Island
- Molly's Gang
- Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk
- Puppydog Tales
- The Raggy Dolls
- Rubbish, King of the Jumble
- Willo the Wisp
- Yowie Power
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