Television

Sky to launch Playhouse Disney in New Zealand in December

MUMBAI: Sky and Walt Disney Television will launch the Playhouse Disney Channel in December. Playhouse Disney is a dedicated 24-hour learning-focused channel for preschoolers.

Playhouse Disney Channel will officially launch on Sky channel 41 on Saturday 24 December at noon.

It is designed to invite children aged 2-5, their parents and caregivers into a world of discovery, imagination and creative play through age-appropriate learning-based programming.

The channel offers an unparalleled line-up of award-winning, preschool programmes that reflect Disney-quality storytelling, and features popular programmes including the original animated series JoJo’s Circus and Higglytown Heroes, and the exclusive New Zealand TV Premiere of Disney’s Little Einsteins. Playhouse Disney favourites The Book of Pooh, Bear in the Big Blue House and The Wiggles will also screen daily.

Walt Disney Television International (Australia/New Zealand) managing director Michael Cairns said, "For parents with preschoolers it’s important their children grow up happy and well rounded, and we’re thrilled to deliver to New Zealand a dedicated channel where learning and fun, participation and imagination connect them and their children in a stimulating and positive way."

Sky chief executive officer John Fellet said, "Today's announcement underscores Sky's commitment to providing the widest range of quality viewing choice, not just for adults but for children too. Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney block has proven immensely popular with the younger Sky viewers, so we are delighted to now be able to provide a dedicated channel suitable for children aged 2-5."

Playhouse Disney Channel focuses on inspiring imagination and learning with programmes incorporating animation, puppetry, live-action and computer graphic imaging in a safe, entertaining TV environment.

Importantly, programming and content is informed by the “Whole Child Curriculum” developed by early childhood specialist Dr Renee Cherow-O’Leary. The curriculum is based on the theory of Multiple Intelligences and aspires to stimulate thinking skills, develop motor skills, impart early academic learning, instil moral and social lessons and encourage creativity and artistic expression.

Playhouse Disney Channel will launch with the exclusive New Zealand TV premiere of the engaging new series Disney’s Little Einsteins. From The Baby Einstein Company and Playhouse Disney, this series takes young viewers on captivating global adventures that introduce them to nature, world cultures, and enjoyment of the arts. The series blends spectacular live-action images of nature, art and landmarks with 2D character animation. Acclaimed two-time Emmy nominee Eric Weiner (JoJo's Circus, Dora the Explorer) is executive producer of Little Einsteins.

Playhouse Disney Channel is supported by a dedicated preschool website (playhousedisney.com.au) which encourages learning through an interactive mix of fun activities, music, creative storytelling, games and downloads. The Playhouse Disney website on disneychannel.co.nz already receives more than 50, 000 unique visitors each month.

The Playhouse Disney brand first launched on Disney Channel Australia/New Zealand as a learning-based programming block. The upcoming Playhouse Disney Channel launch in New Zealand will signal the eleventh market in the Asia-Pacific region to launch the preschool channel. Playhouse Disney Channel will launch in Australia on FoxTel Digital in December. Playhouse Disney Channels are also available in the UK, Spain, Italy, France and Germany.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/19/BARC.jpg?itok=6hNM0QtI
Four news genres saw no change in BARC week 2

All the four genres apart from Hindi news urban market saw no change in second week of the year. Aaj Tak continued to groove on the same tracks in the rural, urban and U+R genres as it did the previous year. India TV and News18 India interchanged their positions in the Hindi news urban market.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/19/Kapil_Sharma_Show.jpg?itok=SXRBwXr7
Sony Entertainment Television leads urban areas in week 2 of BARC

Sony Entertainment Television jumped to second position to fifth position as compared to the previous week in the Hindi (U+R) genre in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 2 of 2018. Zee Anmol retained its first position in the rural market. Sony Entertainment Television and...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/18/aaj.jpg?itok=WTXjyKeT
Aaj Tak becomes the world’s first News Channel to be awarded YouTube’s ‘Diamond Play Button’

India’s No.1 news channel Aaj Tak creates history yet again! The prestigious ‘Diamond Play Button’ bestowed by YouTube, recognises Aaj Tak as the global no.1, the first and the only news channel in the world to have crossed the 10 Million Subscriber mark.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/18/news.jpg?itok=PDqQIFhw
News18 India launches campaign; asserts channel’s leadership

News18 India, Network18’s general Hindi news channel, recently launched a campaign with a humorous and quirky film to drive home its leadership position in the crucial primetime band in the highly competitive Hindi TV news segment.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/18/flix.jpg?itok=1RgvxTpA
Join Drac’s Pack on their cruise as &flix presents its next #FlixFirstPremiere ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

It is seldom that you get to see the hilarious side to a monster trying to get himself a date with the help of a technological app like Siri! Have you ever seen a monster film that is full of fun, frolic, laughter, romance and adventure?

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/18/9xm.jpg?itok=ZerfjJqA
9XM On Stage with Salim Sulaiman

To celebrate the Republic Day week, 9XM - India’s most popular Bollywood music destination announces the launch of 9XM On Stage a splendid musical night created in honour of the Indian Armed Forces.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/18/pritam.jpg?itok=tVS2_5SL
Prime Focus joins hands with Pritam and Kwan to create JAM8

Integrated media services company Prime Focus Ltd has announced its collaboration with Jam8, a musical platform founded by Indian music composer/director Pritam, and KWAN, a talent management company to serve as a 360-degree creative solution provider for the M&E industry.

Television Production House Film Production
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/18/star.jpg?itok=Xao8ACOH
Star Movies Kids is the new kid on the block

A few years ago Star India decided to hive off some bits of its repertoire and focus exclusively on its main GEC Star Plus and the emerging sports scenario. Surprisingly, the channel is now taking a new turn by targeting the youngest viewers. As per industry sources, the Uday Shankar-led network is...

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/17/cn.jpg?itok=BRpRY0Oq
Zapak and Cartoon Network India partner to launch ‘Ben 10 - Alien Run’ mobile game

Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment’s Zapak, India’s leading Gaming Destination, in association with Cartoon Network India, rings in the New Year with an epic launch for fans and gamers alike, with Ben 10 - Alien Run Mobile Game.

Television TV Channels Kids

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories