DISH Network Introduces BabyTV Channel


DISH Network L.L.C., announced the launch of BabyTV, a channel offering 24 hours per day of commercial-free programming dedicated to babies and toddlers, into its Spanish-language suite of packages, DishLATINO. DISH Network is the first pay-TV provider to offer the channel in the U.S.

BabyTV (DISH Network Ch. 824) features short-form episodes that explore early learning themes with an emphasis on parent-child interaction. The programs are categorized under nine themes, including First Concepts, Nature & Animals, Music & Art, Imagination & Creativity, Building Friendships, Activities, Guessing Games, First Songs & Rhymes, and Nighttime.

BabyTV’s signature shows include, “Charlie & The Numbers,” a playful introduction to numbers and counting; “Tulli,” a guessing game that looks at objects from a toddler’s perspective; “Oliver Discovers,” a show that explores first concepts that can be found all around us; “Pim & Pimba,” an imaginative series that uses everyday objects in a role-playing game; and “First Baby Songs,” which is a production of favorite nursery rhymes and children’s song clips, among others.

BabyTV also operates a website, www.babytv.com, where in addition to games, activities, and a learning center, parents can find tips from BabyTV’s experts that suggest creative ways to play and interact with their child using information that their child has seen on-screen. The website also encourages parents to celebrate their child’s birthday on TV by making them the stars of their very own birthday clip, which can be created online by submitting a photo that may be aired later live on BabyTV.

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