A new Russian kids channel named Ani will make its debut this Saturday (August 15).

Mediasat reports that it will be distributed by the ABS-2 satellite at 75 degrees East, as well as on cable networks throughout the country.

Offering locally and foreign produced animation, sourced from a library of around 700 hours, Ani will be aimed principally at girls aged 6-12.

The channel will be operated by the company 0 + Media.