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[[File:Universal_Kids_Logo.png|thumb|Logo to be 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, [[The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show]], Junk Drawer Magical Adventures, [[Spirit Riding Free]], [[Harvey Street Kids]], [[The Adventures of Puss in Boots]], [[Dawn of the Croods]], [[Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh]], [[Dinotrux]], [[The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants]],[[The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants| ]][[The Boss Baby: Back in Business]], [[Trolls: The Beat Goes On!]], [[Turbo FAST]], [[Voltron: Legendary Defender]] and [[Trollhunters]]
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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]] and Where's Waldo.
   
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 Boy and the Canadian series The Next Step). The remainder of the network's programming will continue to consist of preschool programming under the Sprout brand, occupying 15 hours per-day of progr
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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>
 
amming from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.<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>
 
[[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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* [[Dragons: Riders of Berk]] (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* [[Dragons: Riders of Berk]] (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Life Hacks for Kids: On the Road (March 3, 2018-present)
 
* Life Hacks for Kids: On the Road (March 3, 2018-present)
*[[The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show]] (April 8, 2018-present)
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* [[The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show]] (April 8, 2018-present)
*Junk Drawer Magic (May 12, 2018-present)
 
*[[Spirit Riding Free]] (September 8, 2018-present)
 
* [[Harvey Street Kids]] (October 8, 2018-present)
 
* [[The Adventures of Puss in Boots]] (January 12, 2019-present)
 
* [[Dawn of the Croods]] (March 5, 2019-present)
 
* [[Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh]] (March 5, 2019-present)
 
* [[Dinotrux]] (April 8, 2019-present)
 
* [[The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants]] (May 6, 2019-present)
 
* [[The Boss Baby: Back in Business]] (May 6, 2019-present)
 
* [[Trolls: The Beat Goes On!]] (June 5, 2019-present)
 
* [[Turbo FAST]] (August 6, 2019-present)
 
* [[Voltron: Legendary Defender]] (September 2, 2019-present)
 
* [[The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (TV series)]] (October 8, 2019-present)
 
* [[Trollhunters]] (November 5, 2019-present)
 
* ''Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (TBA)''
 
   
 
===Non-DWA Programs===
 
===Non-DWA Programs===
 
* The Land Before Time (TV Series) (January 14, 2017-present)
 
* The Land Before Time (TV Series) (January 14, 2017-present)
 
* The Deep (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* The Deep (September 9, 2017-present)
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* Little Big Shots (September 9, 2017-present)
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* Bear Grylls Survival School (September 9, 2017-present)
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* GWR: Officially Amazing (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Hank Zipzer (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Hank Zipzer (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Little Lunch (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Little Lunch (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* The Next Step (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* The Next Step (September 9, 2017-present)
* Nowhere Boy (September 9, 2017-present)
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* Nowhere Boys (September 9, 2017-present)
 
* Top Chef Junior (October 13, 2017-present)
 
* Top Chef Junior (October 13, 2017-present)
 
* The Noise (October 23, 2017-present)
 
* The Noise (October 23, 2017-present)
* Inspector Gadget (2015 TV Series) (November 20, 2017-present)
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* Inspector Gadget (2015) (November 20, 2017-present)
 
* Airmageddon (January 1, 2018-present)
 
* Airmageddon (January 1, 2018-present)
 
* Beat the Clock (February 6, 2018-present)
 
* Beat the Clock (February 6, 2018-present)
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* Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch (February 10, 2018-present)
 
* Matilda and The Ramsay Bunch (February 10, 2018-present)
 
* The Big Fun Crafty Show (May 11, 2018-present)
 
* The Big Fun Crafty Show (May 11, 2018-present)
* Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (May 21, 2018-present)
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* Mighty Mustangs (June 4, 2018-present)
* The New Woody Woodpecker Show (June 8, 2018-present)
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* Driving Me Crazy (June 5, 2018-present)
* Mighty Mustangs (June 8, 2018-present)
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* Tricked Nation (June 5, 2018-present)
 
* Get Out of My Room (June 11, 2018-present)
 
* Get Out of My Room (June 11, 2018-present)
* So Awkward (July 9, 2018-present)
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* Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street (June 23, 2018-present)
* Find Me in Paris (2018-present)
 
* Genius Junior (September 8, 2018-present)
 
* Chuck's Choice (September 10, 2018-present)
 
* Wishfart (September 10, 2018-present)
 
* 3 Amigonauts (September 10, 2018-present)
 
 
* American Ninja Warrior Junior (Fall 2018)
 
* American Ninja Warrior Junior (Fall 2018)
* Backstage (October 9, 2018-present)
 
* The Zoo (October 9, 2018-present)
 
* The Bagel and Becky Show (November 17, 2018-present)
 
* Eve (2015 TV series) (November 17, 2018-present)
 
* Creeped Out (January 12, 2019-present)
 
* The Worst Witch (2017 TV series) (March 5, 2019-present)
 
* Lost & Found Music Studios (March 5, 2019-present)
 
* Awesomeness TV (July 9, 2019-present)
 
* Radio Free Roscoe (August 6, 2019-present)
 
* Gaming Show (September 2, 2019-present)
 
* Where's Waldo (Fall 2019)
 
* We Are Savvy (December 10, 2019-present)
 
* Fievel's American Tails (TBA)
 
* The Dumping Ground (TBA)
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 12:53, July 27, 2018

Universal Kids Logo

Logo used as Universal Kids, which uses the "globe" branding long associated with sister company 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 and Where's Waldo.

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.[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, Boomerang, Disney Channel and Disney XD.[2][3][4][5][6]

Shows on Universal Kids

Non-DWA Programs

  • The Land Before Time (TV Series) (January 14, 2017-present)
  • The Deep (September 9, 2017-present)
  • Little Big Shots (September 9, 2017-present)
  • Bear Grylls Survival School (September 9, 2017-present)
  • GWR: Officially Amazing (September 9, 2017-present)
  • 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

  1. [1]
  2. [2]
  3. [3]
  4. [4]
  5. [5]
  6. [6]

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