BBC Kids is a Canadian English language category 2 digital cable specialty channel owned by CW Media (a
division of Canwest and GS Capital Partners) and BBC Worldwide.
Its programming is aimed
at youth ranging from pre-schoolers
While the BBC's children's brand is CBBC
presumably using that name in Canada would cause confusion with the
Since BBC Kids is licensed as a Canadian channel, the Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
that it air a quota of Canadian content. Therefore, along with
British series, it also airs a number of Canadian series as well.
addition to the British and Canadian programs that form the
majority of the schedule, BBC Kids airs programs from other
countries such as Australia, the United States and more.
April 3, 2006, the original owners of BBC Kids, Alliance Atlantis,
, a new branding for the evening and
late night block of programming beginning at 9 pm EST
on BBC Kids which was
aimed towards an older audience. They also launched a separate website
making it appear as though BBCK was a separate channel similar to
the former agreement between Noggin/The N in the
In early 2008 when Canwest purchased
Alliance Atlantis, BBCK was shut down and the evening block of
programming no longer features separate branding.
by the Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in
November 2000 to Alliance Atlantis, the channel was launched on September 7, 2001
under its current name.
18, 2008, a joint venture between Canwest
and GS Capital Partners bought
Atlantis and gained
AAC's interest in BBC Kids.
- Jamaica -
distributed on Flow Cable systems.
- Bahamas -
distributed on Cable Bahamas systems.