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What’s the future for kids’ TV? | Ents & Arts News


It seems everything is moving online these days, so it’s perhaps no surprise that kids’ TV is too.

CITV, ITV’s children’s channel, is no more; it’s moving to the company’s streaming service, ITVX.

Its BBC equivalent, CBBC, is expected to also be online-only in the next few years.

Many children nowadays, though, just go to YouTube to watch their shows.

But with an ongoing decrease in funding for kids’ TV and the move to less regulated streaming platforms, there are concerns about the impact on the quality of programmes and online safety.

On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson explores the issue with former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq, and Jon Hancock, whose company Three Arrows Media makes shows for Sky Kids and BBC Children’s.

Subscribe to the Sky News Daily wherever you get your podcasts

And, if you’re a parent, you can find Sky’s ad-free, 24-hour Sky Kids channel on Sky Q, Stream, Glass, and NOW.

Podcast producer: David Chipakupaku
Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi
Senior podcast producer: Annie Joyce
Editor: Wendy Parker

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