Pay Television operator StarTimes and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) have announced the introduction of DreamWorks – a 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – on StarTimes platform in Kenya.
StarTimes subscribers will access the best in animated television series on both terrestrial and satellite platforms channel 354 and 301 respectively.
Speaking on the launch, Lee Raftery, Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks, EMEA commented: “Collaborating with StarTimes on bringing DreamWorks channel’s award-winning shows and beloved characters is a key milestone for our business. We look forward to bringing young viewers the DreamWorks experience, with its compelling slate of adventurous and imaginative animated series, all in one family destination.”
Lily Meng, head of StarTimes Media Division, said, “We are excited to bring DreamWorks on our platform as a strategic exclusive channel. This launch demonstrates our continuous commitment to providing premium content to our subscribers and is timely given that currently, the kids and parents tend to spend more time at home.”
DreamWorks is a family entertainment channel offering quality animation and storytelling content, taking viewers on fantastical adventures as they come face to face with more dragons in Dragons: Race to the Edge; whilst the party continues with the world-famous dancing lemur, in All Hail King Julien.
Viewers can join adrenaline-fueled snail, Turbo, and his snail crew in Turbo FAST; and follow the world’s favourite feline hero, Puss, as he protects the hidden city of San Lorenzo in The Adventures of Puss in Boots.
Meanwhile, in Dawn of the Croods, the world’s first family navigates their way through modern-day life. And entertaining families across the country, Mr Peabody & Sherman Show will see the world’s smartest dog and his boy, Sherman; host their zany late-night comedy program, jam-packed with great musical acts and very special historical guests.
Younger viewers can look forward to a world of giant creatures that are ‘half dinosaur, half construction vehicle in Dinotrux and follow Noddy and his friends as they solve cases in Toy Land, in Noddy Toyland Detective! Meanwhile, young viewers can get ready to roar with Raa Raa The Noisy Lion, cub and his friends in the Jingly Jangly Jungle.