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62305823,711 posts since 19 Aug 2005
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ITV reduced the amount of new UK-made children's shows on its main channel from 158 hours in 2006 to 47 hours in 2017.

Channel 5 reduced the amount of new UK-made programmes aimed at pre-school children from 150 hours in 2006 to 32 in 2017.

Channel 4 doesn't show any new UK-made programmes made for children. The company has a duty to provide shows that appeal to older children, which it defines as aged 10-14 - and showed 21 hours of this in 2017.

An ITV spokeswomen declined to comment on the Ofcom review. Channel 4 and Channel 5 have not yet responded to requests for a comment.


I would love to know what those 21 programmes were on Channel 4...
Rich Tea566 posts since 16 Apr 2017 Recently warned
Anglia (West) Look East
Children's programming should be returned to weekend mid mornings on these channels instead of the dross of never ending cookery-come-waffle shows like on Channel 4 on Sundays for 3 hours at a stretch. There used to be fabulous 3 hour weekend children's TV live shows.

I know it's not under the OFCOM remit but I also strongly believe it was wrong to put Blue Peter on the CBBC channel. I think it should have been a special case and cherished in the 5pm BBC1 slot it held.
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London Lite10,907 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I don't see the point. Kids have their own section on Freeview, Sky, Virgin etc where they can watch wall to wall shows to their hearts content, or stream content. Pre-schoolers will have parents leaving the tv on CBeebies or Nick Jr. all day.

The days of kids watching a block of programming on weekday mid-afternoons and weekend mornings are long gone. It's been in the making for the last thirty years. Even in the 90s, CBBC on One and CITV were competing against Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.
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Richard950 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
Children's programming should be returned to weekend mid mornings on these channels instead of the dross of never ending cookery-come-waffle shows like on Channel 4 on Sundays for 3 hours at a stretch. There used to be fabulous 3 hour weekend children's TV live shows.

I know it's not under the OFCOM remit but I also strongly believe it was wrong to put Blue Peter on the CBBC channel. I think it should have been a special case and cherished in the 5pm BBC1 slot it held.


I think it got rubbish ratings then. It wasn’t helped by the fact it had been moved earlier to accommodate The Weakest Link after Neighbours moved.
But there is something to be said for some
Children’s programmes on main channels.

Adults who would normally stay clear of CBBC and CITV might find something of interest.

Only Ch5 really does this now.
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Rich Tea566 posts since 16 Apr 2017 Recently warned
Anglia (West) Look East
I don't see the point. Kids have their own section on Freeview, Sky, Virgin etc where they can watch wall to wall shows to their hearts content, or stream content. Pre-schoolers will have parents leaving the tv on CBeebies or Nick Jr. all day.

The days of kids watching a block of programming on weekday mid-afternoons and weekend mornings are long gone. It's been in the making for the last thirty years. Even in the 90s, CBBC on One and CITV were competing against Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network .


Mainstream TV attempts to cater for anyone aged from 18 to 118, so why shouldn't it also include the under 18's and be 1 to 118 instead? Compete against them, don't give up.
Last edited by Rich Tea on 24 July 2018 10:43pm - 2 times in total
Neil Jones5,657 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I like this bit

Quote:

ITV reduced the amount of new UK-made children's shows on its main channel from 158 hours in 2006 to 47 hours in 2017.

Channel 5 reduced the amount of new UK-made programmes aimed at pre-school children from 150 hours in 2006 to 32 in 2017.

Channel 4 doesn't show any new UK-made programmes made for children. The company has a duty to provide shows that appeal to older children, which it defines as aged 10-14 - and showed 21 hours of this in 2017.

An ITV spokeswomen declined to comment on the Ofcom review. Channel 4 and Channel 5 have not yet responded to requests for a comment.


I would love to know what those 21 programmes were on Channel 4...


Follow the link in the Ofcom document footnote and it takes you here:
https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/114402/Letter-Channel-4-Statement-Media-Content-Policy-201718.pdf

They seem to class Ackley Bridge as "an educational title for 14-19 year olds" and also class other shows such as 'Extraordinary Teens', 'Girls to Men' and 'Is Love Racist? The Dating Game' in this same category.

A far far cry from the days of Junior Maths following by four spinning rainbow ITV Schools logos.
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Rich Tea566 posts since 16 Apr 2017 Recently warned
Anglia (West) Look East
The last kids programming I remember on Channel 4 were the 5am or 6am repeats of The Hoobs in the early 2000's. They haven't shown any kids programming since to my recollection.


Bring back the days when I was watching Sonic The Hedgehog, Rocko's Modern Life and CatDog on Channel 4 back in the 90s :p


I'll add - Magic Roundabout, Clangers, Willo The Wisp, Paddington, Fred Bassett & The Perishers on BBC1 for 5 minutes just before the early evening news at 5.40pm. Smile