SyFy Kids on screens in July


International children’s channel KidsCo has confirmed that the imagination-based Syfy Kids programming block launches in South Africa in July 2013 on DStv Channel 308.

Syfy Kids, a partnership between KidsCo and NBCUniversal channel Syfy, will debut with a line-up featuring original programming from Australian production company, Matchbox Pictures, and recently acquired titles from Platinum Films and KidsCo joint-venture partners, NBCUniversal and Corus Entertainment.

The Syfy Kids-branded block for kids aged six to 10 will air exclusively on KidsCo at peak viewing times from Monday 22 July and will offer an enhanced viewing experience with a fresh new graphics package.

Hendrik McDermott, managing director of KidsCo, says: “We are delighted to announce the launch of Syfy Kids in South Africa exclusively on KidsCo. KidsCo has invested in a strong range of imagination-based content, including the acclaimed Matt Hatter Chronicles, which, coupled with our new on-air graphics package, will bring Syfy Kids to life for our young viewers.”

Syfy Kids will launch a first-run exclusive of KidsCo’s original production ZuZu & the Supernuffs (Matchbox Pictures), the recently acquired hit CG-animated series, Matt Hatter Chronicles, from Platinum Films and has acquired the rights to Z-Squad from Corus-owned Nelvana Enterprises and Enemes.

KidsCo has also acquired the animated series Back to the Future from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution. Further content scheduled for the Syfy Kids launch includes The Future is Wild (Future is Wild Ltd.), Evolution: The Animated Series (DHX Media) and Dino Squad (DHX Media).

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