This is the first in a series of posts about the channels currently available in each of the Sky Entertainment Packs, this one looking at what you get in the Children’s Pack. In case you’re new to Sky, when you subscribe to Sky TV you can pick one of the 6 packs as a basic package (for example if you take the Sky+ Starter package at £19.50 a month that will include one Entertainment Pack). You can then add more for £1 a month each or take all 6 for £24 a month.
Children’s Pack Channels
There are, at the time of writing, 12 channels in the Children’s Pack plus 2 HD channels and 6 timeshift versions (such as +1 channels that play an hour behind). Here is the list in full;
- >> Cartoon Network
- >> Cartoon Network Too
- >> Boomerang
- >> Boomerang +1
- >> Nickelodeon
- >> Nick Replay – a 1 hour timeshift of Nickelodeon
- >> Nicktoons
- >> Nicktoons Replay – a 1 hour timeshift of Nicktoons
- >> Disney XD
- >> Disney XD +1
- >> Disney Channel
- >> Disney Channel +1
- >> Playhouse Disney
- >> Playhouse Disney + – a 25 min timeshift of Playhouse Disney
- >> Nick Jr.
- >> Nick Jr. 2
- >> Cartoonito
- >> BabyTV
- >> Nickelodeon HD
- >> Disney XD HD
Playhouse Disney is to be rebranded Disney Junior in May 2011.
Cartoon Network Lots of Warner Bros like Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, classics like Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo, as well as its own programmes such as The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter’s Laboratory
Boomerang As with Cartoon Network, family favourites like Scooby-Doo and The Flintstones, Pink Panther & Pals and more
Nickelodeon One of the first kid’s channels in the UK, as well as animated programmes like Spongebob Squarepants, lots more live action such as Big Time Rush, iCarly and Genie in the House
Nicktoons An all-animation channel from Nickelodeon with shows like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Edgar & Ellen and Fairly Odd Parents
Disney XD Aimed at boys aged 6-14 featuring animated series, live action comedy, movies and sports encouraging kids to challenge themselves and discover their strengths – why just boys, though??
Disney Channel The big name Disney content like Hannah Montana, Zeke And Luther and Wizards Of Waverly Place
Playhouse Disney Aimed at the under 5s, with lots of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the like
Nick Jr Also aimed at the little ones (under 5) with Peppa Pig and Dora the Explorer leading the way
Cartoonito Another pre-school channel with a mix of established programmes such as Barney, Hi-5 and Baby Looney Tunes. One novel thing they now do is to teach French, obviously in a very gentle and fun way, between programmes
BabyTV As you’d expect, for infants and toddlers. Mostly animated, less of the big name stuff but has the possibly unique selling point of broadcasting round the clock (unlike, say, CBeebies, which goes off air at 7pm) which could be handy for babies with less-than-ideal sleeping habits.
Click on the image or here to learn more about the Children’s Pack on the Sky website.