DreamWorks Channel

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DreamWorks Channel
The DreamWorks Channel.png
Launched1 August 2015
Owned byDreamWorks Animation International TV
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Broadcast areaSoutheast Asia
Timeshift serviceDreamWorks Channel +1
WebsiteOfficial website
CTH (Thailand)Channel 600 (HD)
beIN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 140 (HD)
Channel 102
Starhub TV
Channel 606
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)Channel 510
Unifi TV (Malaysia)Channel 550
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 446
Channel 111

DreamWorks Channel is a Southeast Asian pay television network that is owned and operated by DreamWorks Animation International TV, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, itself a division of Comcast.

Singapore-based broadcaster HBO Asia was contracted to handle marketing, sales and technical services for the channel.[1]

The rights for DreamWorks Animation's programming in the United States are handled by Netflix and other networks.[2] DWA programming, both in new and archive forms, make up the primetime and early day schedules of new sister network Universal Kids, which launched in the United States on 9 September 2017 over the channel space of the current Sprout network.[3][4][5][6]


DreamWorks Animation announced on 9 December 2014 plans to launch its own TV channel starting in Asia rolling out over 19 countries in the second half of 2015.[1] DreamWorks Channel launched on 1 August 2015 in Thailand. The channel represents DWA's first foray into operating its own television channel in any part of the world as a result of a joint venture through CTH.[7]


The content on the channel mainly consists of series produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG and DreamWorks Classics library.[1] However, DWA's films only air in the MENA version.[2]

Programming blocks[edit]

  • DreamWorks Junior - The DreamWorks Channel programs shows targeted at preschool-age children daily every morning.[7] Programs currently seen in this block include Guess with Jess and “Raa Raa The Noisy Lion”. The block is a direct competitor of Nick Jr. and Disney Junior.

Current programming[edit]

3-2-1 Penguins! DW Jr.
The Adventures of Puss in Boots[7]
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
All Hail King Julien[7]
Casper's Scare School[7]
Dawn of the Croods [8]
Dream Defenders
DreamWorks Dragons[2]
Fifi and the Flowertots DW Jr.
George of the Jungle
Guess with Jess DW Jr.[7]
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show [8]
My Life Me
Noddy, Toyland Detective DW Jr.[9]
Olivia DW Jr.
Raa Raa the Noisy Lion DW Jr.[7]
Roary the Racing Car DW Jr.
Rupert Bear, Follow the Magic... DW Jr.
Tinga Tinga Tales DW Jr.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
VeggieTales DW Jr.
VeggieTales in the House[2] DW Jr.
Voltron: Legendary Defender

Upcoming Programming[edit]

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
Harvey Street Kids
The Boss Baby: Back in Business


Market Type Launch date source
Thailand (English) channel 1 August 2015 [7]
Thailand (Thai) 1 September 2015 [7]
Malaysia 10 September 2015 [10]
Indonesia 2 March 2016 [11]
Singapore 3 March 2016 [9]
Hong Kong 1 April 2016 [12]
South Korea channel 3 May 2016 [8]
Middle East channel 1 August 2016 [13][14]


  1. ^ a b c Schwartzel, Erich (9 December 2014). "DreamWorks Wants to Start Television Channels in Asia". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Bond, Paul (9 December 2014). "DreamWorks Animation to Launch TV Channel in Asia". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ Steinberg, Brian (1 May 2017). "NBCU's Sprout Grows Up: Universal Kids to Debut in September". Variety. Retrieved 8 May 2017. The Comcast-owned media conglomerate said Monday it would in September rechristen the network as Universal Kids, ...
  4. ^ Getzler, Wendy (1 May 2017). "A new age: Sprout to become Universal Kids". Kidscreen. Retrieved 1 May 2017. On September 9, Sprout will rebrand to become Universal Kids, a US network for two- to 11-year-olds that will include preschool content, a lineup of DreamWorks Animation TV series, unscripted entertainment and live-action scripted originals.
  5. ^ "NBCU EVP Duccio Donati Takes on DreamWorks Channel". Animation Magazine. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Duccio Donati tapped for new kids role at NBCUniversal". Kidscreen. 4 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Frater, Patrick (28 July 2015). "DreamWorks Animation Launches TV Channel In Thailand". Variety. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Alessi, Sara (20 April 2016). "DreamWorks Channel Reaches South Korea". WorldScreen: KidsTV.ws. WSN Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  9. ^ a b Yip Wai Yee (25 February 2016). "DreamWorks launches TV channel here". Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Telekom Malaysia adds DreamWorks channel to HyppTV platform". Telecompaper. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  11. ^ "First in Indonesia: Indihome Presents Channel DreamWorks". Jakarta Globe. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  12. ^ Padovano, Joanna (1 April 2016). "DreamWorks Channel Heads to Hong Kong, Macau". WorldScreen: KidsTV.ws. WSN Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  13. ^ "DreamWorks channel heads to MENA". Kidscreen. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  14. ^ "DreamWorks Animation unveils partnership with beIN Network". Spielwarenmesse. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.

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