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/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/cc.jpg?itok=vyxpkA3V
Comedy Central sets pace for ultimate celebration with over 100 hours of non-stop FRIENDS ultra marathon for its 6th birthday

Birthdays and New Years are great occasions to make resolutions for participating in marathons. However, this is one marathon which calls for hanging up your running shoes and grabbing the best spot in front of the telly with a bowl of munchies to keep you going because, for the first time ever in...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/usports.jpg?itok=kTmil1B-
U Sports launches India's first ever Multi-Platform Multi-Game E-Sports Championship - U Cypher with MTV

The Indian E-Sports scenario is all set for a major revamp as U Sports, one of India’s biggest sports business companies in association with India’s No. 1 Youth Brand, MTV, announces the premiere of their all new month-long championship, U Cypher with MTV. Premiering today, on 19th January, the...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/dth.jpg?itok=SKeBAh70
TV ownership increased by 14% in 2017: IRS

After a gap of four years, the Indian Readership Survey (IRS), which documents the growth of the media industry, has been released for 2017. The survey methodology was criticised in 2014 and, therefore, was halted for an upgrade. This time, the sample size has been increased by 34 per cent to 3.2...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/challenge.jpg?itok=evdSw-BZ
CNN-News18 launches 'If I Were FM Challenge'

As part of its Budget programming, CNN-News18 is launching the ‘If I were FM Challenge’. The campaign will encourage viewers to contribute their suggestions for the Union Budget. The channel will run an extensive on-air campaign to promote the same.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/BBC.jpg?itok=JOGTF9zH
BBC World News to Broadcast 'China's Chat Girls'

Lele Tao is an internet superstar in China’s $3 billion dollar ‘live streaming’ industry. With more than a million fans she can earn thousands of dollars a day singing, dancing, flirting, or often just chatting into her webcam. Fans buy her virtual gifts which she redeems for cash. In return she...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/19/anupam.jpg?itok=fMDsUqO6
PKL season 6 and 7 dates announced

The second most watched domestic league in India, Vivo Pro Kabaddi League owned by Mashal Sports and Star India announced the dates of sixth and seventh season.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/star-bharat.jpg?itok=kT6YtkU0
Star Bharat leads Hindi GEC (U+R) in week 2 of BARC ratings

MUMBAI: Star Bharat emerged as the leader in the Hindi GEC (U+R) genre dethroning Zee Anmol according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all India data for week 2 of 2018.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/aaj-tak-barc.jpg?itok=4sc6BHYP
BARC week 2: Aaj Tak leads Hindi News in all three markets

MUMBAI: Republic TV continues its leading streak in the second week of the year as well in BARC All India ratings. News Nation stays in the top five chart in week 2 of 2018 in Hindi News Rural market. Aaj Tak tops the chart again in Hindi News Urban market.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/18/karan-bajaj.jpg?itok=jxlg_oWY
Dsport acquires India rights of tri-nation tournament in SL

Discovery’s sports channel Dsport has acquired the exclusive India broadcast rights of Nidahas Trophy 2018, a tri-nation international T20 tournament involving India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The transaction was facilitated by Lagardère Sports, the global marketing consultant of Sri Lanka Cricket...

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories