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NBC Kids

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NBC Kids
MiTelemundo
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Premiered July 7, 2012 (2012-07-07)
Network
Country of origin United States
Format Saturday morning pre-school block
Running time 180 minutes
Official website www.nbc.com/nbc-kids

NBC Kids is an American Saturday morning preschool programming block, which premiered on NBC on July 7, 2012. Sister broadcast network Telemundo airs a version of the block under the "MiTelemundo" brand, which debuted on the same date, featuring a separate lineup of Spanish-dubbed programs. Both blocks – which replaced the Qubo block (as a result of NBCUniversal dropping out of the joint venture, which also included Ion Media Networks) – are programmed by the Sprout cable network, and are targeted at children ages 2 to 9.[1][2][3][4][5][not in citation given]

The three-hour block features educational entertainment series for younger children, which meet programming requirements defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s Children's Television Act.[6][7][2][3][4] Programs broadcast by the NBC Kids block include Clangers, Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave, Floogals, Nina's World, LazyTown and Astroblast.[7] Programs broadcast under MiTelemundo include Spanish-dubbed episodes of Barney and Friends, Play with Me Sesame, Raggs and Super Why!, along with Spanish language versions of LazyTown, Jay Jay the Jet Plane, Fireman Sam and Noodle and Doodle. All NBC Kids programs feature Descriptive Video Service on the second audio program channel for the visually impaired, with access depending on the local NBC affiliate.[citation needed]

On February 24, 2016, NBC announced that it would launch a new E/I block produced by Litton Entertainment, The More You Know—a brand extension of NBC's public service announcement brand of the same name.[8]

Programming

Current programming

Former programming

References

  1. ^ "NBC Will Launch NBC Kids, a New Saturday Morning Preschool Block Programmed by Sprout®, Saturday, July 7". MarketWatch. March 28, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Jon Weisman (March 28, 2012). "NBC to launch Saturday kids block". Variety. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Lindsay Rubino (March 28, 2012). "NBC, With Assist From Sprout, to Launch Saturday Morning Preschool Block". Multichannel News. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Nellie Andreeva (March 28, 2012). "NBC Launches Preschool Saturday Block Programmed By Sprout". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Telemundo anuncia nuevo bloque infantil "Mi Telemundo!"". Primera Hora. GFR Media LLC. October 24, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "FCC Form 398 "KidVid" Children's Television Programming Report, 2nd Quarter of 2013 for WTVA, Tupelo, Mississippi" (PDF). WTVA. WTVA, Inc. July 2, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "NBC Will Launch NBC Kids, a New Saturday Morning Preschool Block Programmed by Sprout®, Saturday, July 7". MarketWatch. March 28, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ Malone, Michael (February 24, 2016). "NBC, Litton Partner on 'The More You Know' Block". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 

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