KidsCo comes to Philippines cable

Joseph O'Halloran ©RapidTVNews | 07-11-2011
In the latest of its seemingly never-ending series of transmission deals, leading international children’s channel KidsCo has announced a partnership with Philippines cableco Cablelink.
The channel will be available in English for viewers in the Philippines capital Metro Manila on Cablelink’s basic tier package from the first quarter of 2012.
Under the terms of the deal, KidsCo will air its slate of Asian content including original productions such as Boo & Me series 1 and 2 and Boo’s Sanctuary, first-run exclusive Bommi & Friends and history-focusedshow Traces. It will also offer content such as Sonic Underground, Sabrina: The Animated Series, Babar and The Wiggles as well as first-run exclusive Beach Crew. From 2012, KidsCo will be airing Sinbad in Space, created in Asia by Image Venture.

Commented Paul Robinson, Global CEO at KidsCo, said: “Asia is a really important region for KidsCo, with shows such as Boo & Me, Sinbad in Space, Traces, Boo’s Sanctuary and Bommi & Friends all being produced there. At KidsCo we are proud of our universal appeal, but also of our localisation of great content. It is important to speak to children on a local level, and we look forward to working with Cablelink to achieve this.”
Atty. Alona Merilleno-Pioquinto, Vice President and Chief Finance Officer at Cablelink, added: “We are very pleased to be joining forces with KidsCo to add their unique offering of family friendly programming to our portfolio. It is our mission to provide viewers with quality content which they can relate to and contributes to their social and educational development, and KidsCo will certainly help us achieve this.”