11 Facts About BabyTV


BabyTV is a multilingual international television channel for babies, toddlers and preschoolers aged 3 or lower, owned by Fox Networks Group, a subsidiary of the Disney International Content and Operations division of The Walt Disney Company.

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BabyTV is distributed in over 100 countries, broadcasting in 18 languages.

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BabyTV was first developed in December 2003 as an educational block in Israel by Ron Isaak, Maya and Liran Talit and members of their families.

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The first six programmes to air on BabyTV were Hands Up, Tulli, Bouncy Balls, Jammers, Little Chick and 1, 2, 3, Tell A Story.

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BabyTV was launched on Sky Digital in the UK on 5 February 2007.

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In January 2011, BabyTV was added to the programming package of Dish Network on channel 126, and then changed to channel 824.

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On 9 May 2011, BabyTV was launched via Astro channel 614 and then changed to channel 618.

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On 1 December 2011, BabyTV was launched via SkyCable channel 140 and is only available through its digital platform.

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On 1 October 2012, BabyTV was launched via mio T channel 244 and it was the first to launch the channel in HDTV 16:9 Format.

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On 1 October 2021, BabyTV is going to be available, but, along with numerous sister TV channels run by Disney, Utsav Plus (Star Plus), Utsav Bharat (Star Bharat) and Vijay TV (Star Vijay) International are available on selected Pay TV providers) will end transmissions in Southeast Asia.

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On 1 October 2022, BabyTV was closed in Italy and Russia, alongside the Italian and Russian versions of National Geografic and National Geografic Wild, discontinuing in the process any active linear TV services in Italy and Russia apart from Disney Channel in Russia under the control of The Walt Disney Company.

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