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What do TV channels have in store this Children's Day?

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MUMBAI: Television channels and kids brands have a treat for the little one this Children's Day. It's that time of the year when the channels will thrive on their kids viewers. Marking the occasion of Children's Day on 14 November, Toonz Retail has launched its campaign Spread Smiles through which Toonz is requesting all its loyal customers across 100+ stores to come and donate their old clothes, toys and books which are in good condition and get discounts on their new purchase.

It is no exception that channels heavily invest to promote their existing shows and also grab eye balls with new exciting content. Nickelodeon will air its routine shows starting with Power Rangers Dino Supercharge at 9:30 am followed by Ninja Hattori at 10 am. Apart from this, its other famous shows like Oggy and the cockroaches, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc will broadcast the entire day. Turner's two kids channels, Cartoon Network and Pogo, will also air their routine shows throughout the day. While CN has popular shows like My Favourite Teacher, Roll No 21 and the quest for Swarnamani, Kris in Scooba Dooba Ajooba, Bemn 10, Dragon Ball Z, etc, Pogo has a rich library of shows like Tom and Jerry kids show, Chotta Bheem, Wabbit, MAD, etc.

Disney channel will start its treat with Chimpui from 8:30 am followed by Disney Mickey Mouse at 12:30 pm. Other shows like Ultra B, Hum Chik Bum, Chorr Police, Ultimate Spiderman, Avengers Assemble, etc continue to have similar slots on the channel.

In the English entertainment genre, Comedy Central is all set to celebrate the day by bringing out your inner child with Betty White’s Off Their Rockers. In the show, the winter of their lives is the least of their worries, when the cast of the show only wants to play pranks on people, possibly younger to them by two generations. Betty White and the gang know how to trick minds with their childish pranks. The channel is going to show back-to-back episodes of the show 14 November 3 pm.

Tata Sky, one of India’s leading DTH service provider will air a fun and exciting line-up of programmes for kids. Subscribers of the interactive services, Actve Fitness, Actve Cooking and Actve Fun Learn can watch the programmes on 13 and 14 November at no additional cost.

The programmes have been designed specially to ensure complete enjoyment for kids, this Children’s Day weekend. There are specially designed activity classes by Mickey Mehta, focused on getting taller and healthier in their fitness property. In their Actve Cooking feature, the kids can learn fun, easy and delicious recipes which they can cook themselves. Recipes for fun food dishes such as donuts and pizza will be on display.

To carry on the merriment, Actve Fun Learn will have a Children’s Day special programme with videos on animated rhymes, stories, how to draw videos, classroom jokes, nail art videos learning videos, cartoons and craft videos.

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