Fetch has announced the addition of two new channels, BBC Kids and Nick Music to its Kids Pack.
The new channels will be added to the $6 Kids Pack, as replacements for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, which will become exclusive to Foxtel from April 23rd.
As previously revealed by TV Blackbox, Fetch has been left furious after Foxtel used its programming deal with Warner Bros to secure exclusive Australian rights to Cartoon Network, Boomerang and news channel CNN. Fetch is now taking its complaint to the ACCC.
BBC Kids will make its Australian premiere on the Fetch Platform on April 24th. Entertaining, energetic, unpredictable and clever, BBC Kids is a brand new channel that kids will love and parents can trust.
With loads of exciting shows from comedy, drama and entertainment to natural history and documentaries, the channel is aimed at kids 6-10 and sits alongside the BBC’s pre-school channel CBeebies in the Fetch Kids Pack.
Shows at launch include popular dance drama The Next Step, football drama Jamie Johnson, featuring cameos by some of the UK’s biggest soccer stars; adaptations of David Walliams’ hilarious best-selling children’s novels Gangsta Granny and Mr Stink; Horrible Histories – the hit show that explores the side of history that they don’t teach you about in school, Deadly 60 on a Mission with wildlife presenter Steve Backshall coming face-to-face with some of the world’s deadliest animals and teenage spy drama MI High.
Today’s announcement brings the number of BBC channels now available on Fetch to 7, with BBC Kids joining BBC First, UKTV, BBC Earth, BBC Brit, BBC World News, and CBeebies on the Fetch service.
Fetch also recently added SVOD service BritBox, which is a JV between BBC Studios and ITV.
Fetch also announced the addition of Nick Music, which will launch April 24th, offering a dedicated 24-hour music channel for kids featuring chart-topping hits by the world’s most popular artists.
From Ariana Grande and The Weeknd to Sia and Taylor Swift, Nick Music is curated by Nickelodeon with a line-up of the latest music videos and Top 40 hits kids will love.
Nick Music joins Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. in the Fetch Kids Pack, bringing the total ViacomCBS subscription channels on the platform to nine, including Spike, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Music and MTV Dance.