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[[File:Universal_Kids_Logo.png|thumb|Logo used as Universal Kids, which uses the "globe" branding long associated with sister company [[Universal Studios|Universal Pictures]].]]'''Universal Kids''' is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group subsidiary of NBCUniversal, itself a division of Comcast. The network broadcasts children's programming, and takes the branding of the sister company, [[Universal Studios]]. This channel features shows from DreamWorks Animation such as [[All Hail King Julien]], [[Dragons: Riders of Berk]], Life Hacks for Kids: On the Road and [[The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show]]. Upcoming DreamWorks series include Junk Drawer Magical Adventures, [[The Adventures of Puss in Boots]], [[Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh]], Mr. Magoo (2019), [[Dinotrux]], [[Spirit Riding Free]], [[Trolls: The Beat Goes On!]], [[The Boss Baby: Back in Business]] and Where's Waldo.
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[[File:Universal_Kids.png|right|250px]]'''Universal Kids''' is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group subsidiary of NBCUniversal, itself a division of Comcast. The network broadcasts children's programming, and takes the branding of the sister company, [[Universal Studios]]. This channel features shows from DreamWorks Animation such as [[All Hail King Julien]], [[DreamWorks Dragons|Dragons: Race to the Edge]], [[The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show]], [[The Adventures of Puss in Boots]], [[Dinotrux]] and [[Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh]]. A new Where's Waldo series is premiering on July 20th.
   
On May 1, 2017, it was announced that Sprout would be re-launched as '''Universal Kids''' on September 9, 2017. The re-branded network will revamp its evening and primetime programming to target youth and family viewing, with plans to incorporate new original series targeting the demographic (such as Top Chef Junior), as well as other international imports (such as the Australian series Nowhere Boys and the Canadian series The Next Step). The remainder of the network's programming continued to consist of preschool programming under the Sprout brand until November 2017.<ref>[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-house-universal-kids-comcast-nbcuniversal-snug-chica-1202522307/]</ref>
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On May 1, 2017, it was announced that Sprout would be rebranded as '''Universal Kids''' on September 9, 2017. The rebranded network revamped its evening and primetime programming to target youth and family viewing, with plans to incorporate new original series targeting the demographic (such as Top Chef Junior), as well as other international imports (such as the Australian series Nowhere Boys and the Canadian series The Next Step). The remainder of the network's programming continued to consist of preschool programming under the Sprout brand until November 2017.<ref>[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-house-universal-kids-comcast-nbcuniversal-snug-chica-1202522307/]</ref>
   
[[Universal Studios|Universal Pictures]]' recent acquisition of [[DreamWorks Animation]] will also be leveraged by Universal Kids to bolster its programming; critics felt that the DWA purchase and the launch of Universal Kids were meant to help [[NBCUniversal]] establish a viable multi-platform presence in children's media, and a competitor to other major children's brands such as [[Nickelodeon (TV channel)|Nickelodeon]], [[Cartoon Network]], Boomerang, Disney Channel and Disney XD.<ref>[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-universal-kids-tv-nbcuniversal-1202404505/]</ref><ref>[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html]</ref><ref>[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-universal-kids-tv-nbcuniversal-1202404505/]</ref><ref>[http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/nbcu-evp-duccio-donati-takes-on-dreamworks-channel/]</ref><ref>[http://kidscreen.com/2017/08/04/duccio-donati-tapped-for-new-kids-role-at-nbcuniversal/]</ref>
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[[Universal Studios|Universal Pictures]]' recent acquisition of [[DreamWorks Animation]] will also be leveraged by Universal Kids to bolster its programming; critics felt that the DWA purchase and the launch of Universal Kids were meant to help [[NBCUniversal]] establish a viable multi-platform presence in children's media, and a competitor to other major children's brands such as [[Nickelodeon (TV channel)|Nickelodeon]], [[Cartoon Network]] and Disney Channel .<ref>[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-universal-kids-tv-nbcuniversal-1202404505/]</ref><ref>[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html]</ref><ref>[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-universal-kids-tv-nbcuniversal-1202404505/]</ref><ref>[http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/nbcu-evp-duccio-donati-takes-on-dreamworks-channel/]</ref><ref>[http://kidscreen.com/2017/08/04/duccio-donati-tapped-for-new-kids-role-at-nbcuniversal/]</ref>
   
==Shows on Universal Kids==
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==DreamWorks Animation Shows on Universal Kids==
* [[Noddy, Toyland Detective]] (September 3, 2016-present)
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* [[Noddy, Toyland Detective]] (September 3, 2016)
* [[All Hail King Julien]] (September 9, 2017-present)
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* [[All Hail King Julien]] (September 9, 2017)
* [[Dragons: Riders of Berk]] (September 9, 2017-present)
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* [[Dragons: Riders of Berk|DreamWorks Dragons]] (September 9, 2017)
* Life Hacks for Kids: On the Road (March 3, 2018-present)
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* [[The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show]] (April 8, 2018)
* [[The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show]] (April 8, 2018-present)
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* [[The Adventures of Puss in Boots]] (October 15, 2018)
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* [[Dinotrux]] (April 21, 2019)
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* [[Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh]] (May 6, 2019)
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* [[Where's Waldo? (2019 TV series)|Where's Waldo?]] (July 6, 2019)<references />
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<li id="cite_note-1">[[#cite_ref-1|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-universal-kids-tv-nbcuniversal-1202404505/]</span></li>
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<li id="cite_note-2">[[#cite_ref-2|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html]</span></li>
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<li id="cite_note-3">[[#cite_ref-3|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-universal-kids-tv-nbcuniversal-1202404505/]</span></li>
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<li id="cite_note-4">[[#cite_ref-4|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/nbcu-evp-duccio-donati-takes-on-dreamworks-channel/]</span></li>
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<li id="cite_note-5">[[#cite_ref-5|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[http://kidscreen.com/2017/08/04/duccio-donati-tapped-for-new-kids-role-at-nbcuniversal/]</span></li>
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===Non-DWA Programs===
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<li id="cite_note-1">[[#cite_ref-1|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-universal-kids-tv-nbcuniversal-1202404505/]</span></li>
* The Land Before Time (TV Series) (January 14, 2017-present)
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<li id="cite_note-2">[[#cite_ref-2|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html]</span></li>
* The Deep (September 9, 2017-present)
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<li id="cite_note-3">[[#cite_ref-3|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sprout-universal-kids-tv-nbcuniversal-1202404505/]</span></li>
* Little Big Shots (September 9, 2017-present)
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<li id="cite_note-4">[[#cite_ref-4|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/nbcu-evp-duccio-donati-takes-on-dreamworks-channel/]</span></li>
* Bear Grylls Survival School (September 9, 2017-present)
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<li id="cite_note-5">[[#cite_ref-5|↑]] <span class="reference-text">[http://kidscreen.com/2017/08/04/duccio-donati-tapped-for-new-kids-role-at-nbcuniversal/]</span></li>
* GWR: Officially Amazing (September 9, 2017-present)
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==External links==
* Hank Zipzer (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Little Lunch (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* The Next Step (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Nowhere Boys (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Top Chef Junior (October 13, 2017-present)
 
* The Noise (October 23, 2017-present)
 
* Inspector Gadget (2015) (November 20, 2017-present)
 
* Airmageddon (January 1, 2018-present)
 
* Beat the Clock (February 6, 2018-present)
 
* Big Star Little Star (February 10, 2018-present)
 
* Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch (February 10, 2018-present)
 
* The Big Fun Crafty Show (May 11, 2018-present)
 
* Mighty Mustangs (June 4, 2018-present)
 
* Driving Me Crazy (June 5, 2018-present)
 
* Tricked Nation (June 5, 2018-present)
 
* Get Out of My Room (June 11, 2018-present)
 
* Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (June 23, 2018-present)
 
* American Ninja Warrior Junior (Fall 2018)
 
   
==References==
 
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==External links==
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***[https://www.universalkids.com/ Official website]
*[https://www.universalkids.com/ Official website]
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***[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6jURNr1WQZCNHF0ao-c0g/featured Universal Kids] on Youtube
*[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6jURNr1WQZCNHF0ao-c0g/featured Universal Kids] on Youtube
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***[https://www.facebook.com/UniversalKids/ Universal Kids] on Facebook
*[https://www.facebook.com/UniversalKids/ Universal Kids] on Facebook
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***[https://www.instagram.com/universalkids/ Universal Kids] on Instagram
*[https://www.instagram.com/universalkids/ Universal Kids] on Instagram
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Universal Kids
Universal Kids is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group subsidiary of NBCUniversal, itself a division of Comcast. The network broadcasts children's programming, and takes the branding of the sister company, Universal Studios. This channel features shows from DreamWorks Animation such as All Hail King Julien, Dragons: Race to the EdgeThe Mr. Peabody & Sherman ShowThe Adventures of Puss in Boots, Dinotrux and Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh. A new Where's Waldo series is premiering on July 20th.

On May 1, 2017, it was announced that Sprout would be rebranded as Universal Kids on September 9, 2017. The rebranded network revamped its evening and primetime programming to target youth and family viewing, with plans to incorporate new original series targeting the demographic (such as Top Chef Junior), as well as other international imports (such as the Australian series Nowhere Boys and the Canadian series The Next Step). The remainder of the network's programming continued to consist of preschool programming under the Sprout brand until November 2017.[1]

Universal Pictures' recent acquisition of DreamWorks Animation will also be leveraged by Universal Kids to bolster its programming; critics felt that the DWA purchase and the launch of Universal Kids were meant to help NBCUniversal establish a viable multi-platform presence in children's media, and a competitor to other major children's brands such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel .[2][3][4][5][6]

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