Discovery Kids

Corus Entertainment applied for and was awarded a licence in November 2000 for a Canadian version of Discovery Kids in partnership with Discovery Communications, who had a similar channel running in the U.S. The service made its debut in Canada in the Fall of 2001.The target audience of the channel was specified in the licence as “children of all ages”, but Corus focused more specifically on the 2 -11 age bracket, with programming combining information and education in a package largely devoted to real-life adventures, nature, science and wildlife.

On September 29th 2009, Corus announced that effective November 1st it would be closing down the Discovery Kids Channel. Corus had the previous day announced that it would be launching a Canadian Nickelodeon channel for children, but said this was not intended to replace Discovery Kids.

Ownership: Corus

Start Year: 2001 to 2009