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For the 2000 jazz-funk album, see Jimjam.
Launched October 1, 2006
Owned by AMC Networks International Zone (EMEA)
Sister channel(s) Polsat JimJam
Website www.jimjam.tv
SKY Italia Channel 621
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 356
Aora Channel 113
Sky Link Channel TBA
TopTV Channel 256
CTH Channel 143
DStv Channel 310
KCTV Channel 405
UPC Romania Channel 507 (digital with DVR)
Channel 126 (digital)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 308
UPC Hungary Channel 82
Cablecom Channel 122 (digital CH-D)
UPC Austria Channel 407
Yes (Israel) Channel 80
TelkomVision Channel ???
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 129
UPC Poland Channel 668
HOT (Israel) Channel 74, Channel 118 (Russian)
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan) Channel 48
Streaming media
Horizon Horizon.tv (Netherlands only)

JimJam is an international children's preschool television channel which originally launched in Italy on SKY Italia in 2006.[1][2]

JimJam is available in 60 coutries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa,[3] including Romania, Poland (in Poland channel is provided in partnership with Polsat Group - Polsat JimJam), Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Israel (since December 2009), Switzerland, Singapore (ceased transmission on 29 December 2011), South Africa, Thailand and the Arab World, as well as in Russia & Ukraine.


JimJam was launched 2006. In September 2007, HIT Entertainment and Chellomedia (European content division of Liberty Global, currently - AMC Networks International) formed a join venture to run JimJam children's channel. Channel was advertised as international, with plans to start cable and satellite broadcast in Western and Eastern Europe and then expand broadcasting worldwide (excluding the US and the UK).[4] The channel was expanded to Central and Eastern Europe in November 2007. By May 2008, JimJam launched in the Netherlands and Switzerland.[1] By 2010, channel was expanded to over 50 territories in the in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. By August 2010, HIT Entertainment withdrew from the JimJam joint venture, leaving JimJam wholly owned by Chello Zone. HIT Entertainment should have been continue providing content for JimJam.[2] By 2013, JimJam was available to audience of 17 million subscribers in 13 languages. Channel was expanded across over 60 territories in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, with seven feeds and four localised versions.[3][5]


  1. ^ a b Chala, Jean K. (February 28, 2009). Transnational Television in Europe: Reconfiguring Global Communications Networks. I.B.Tauris. p. 124. 
  2. ^ a b "Hit pulls out of JimJam JV". Digital TV Europe. TBIvision. October 22, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Dutch-language feed for JimJam". BroadBand TV News. March 1, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Chellomedia and Hit Entertainment Form Joint Venture to Launch and Distribute International Pre-School Channel" (PDF). HIT Entertainment. September 26, 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "JimJam launches on Russia's Tricolor TV". Digital TV Europe. TBIvision. May 29, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 

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