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JAS844,336 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Cbeebies was blacked out on Sky this morning. Cue panic!

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/why-is-cbeebies-not-working-1827335

Two CITV shows are also airing on other networks: Horrid Henry for Nicktoons (which is currently part of the block 'The Loud Horrid Sponge' for the summer holidays which shows Horrid Henry, SpongeBob and The Loud House) and Wishfart for Cartoon Network.
Three shows - isn't Thunderbirds Are Go on Disney XD?
DCI02 (previously BeanoMaster) 288 posts since 4 Nov 2014
Anglia (West) North West Today
Cbeebies was blacked out on Sky this morning. Cue panic!

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/why-is-cbeebies-not-working-1827335

Two CITV shows are also airing on other networks: Horrid Henry for Nicktoons (which is currently part of the block 'The Loud Horrid Sponge' for the summer holidays which shows Horrid Henry, SpongeBob and The Loud House) and Wishfart for Cartoon Network.
Three shows - isn't Thunderbirds Are Go on Disney XD?

It was for a while, but there's no sight of it on the schedules at the moment.
Brekkie33,038 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Long gone because the option has gone. I suspect (but don't know) those are peak viewing times for the kids channels, but unlike back in our day the chances of having new original UK content at those times is slim.


Children's programmes achieved the viewing figures that they did during the heyday of analogue TV because of scarcity. The idea of children's programmes being available 24 hours a day was just a dream to most kids, so whenever the rare chance emerged to watch such programmes - like weekday afternoons and saturday mornings - millions of kids up and down the nation would huddle around the TV because that was the only opportunity that they had.

I will even admit to watching CBBC on a TV in an electrical shop whilst out and about.

The creation of CBBC and CITV channels followed by the analogue switch off technically rendered children's programmes on BBC1 and ITV1 as redundant.

I'm not so sure about peak viewing times but availability of children's programmes throughout the day now means that viewing times are more varied.

I'd imagine most kids still like to crash out when they get in from school and watch a bit of TV just as their parents do with The Chase and Pointless when they get in from work. One key difference though might be that for many kids the school day now extends into after-school clubs etc. pretty much daily with schools pretty much expected to provide for children whilst their parents do the 9-5.
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DVB Cornwall8,819 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
ITV could resolve their commitment easily by dumping the 5pm quiz slot and bringing back a Blockbusters type quiz with a topical element with contestants from 14+ as a lead element. Directing that hour towards the 11+ market rather than the 18 and above should be relatively easy to achieve.

Channel 4 could do something similar at 6pm pre Hollyoaks. As for Channel 5 the 5pm news is a stumbling block to overcome.
OF99281 posts since 30 Jul 2017
UTV Newsline
Children's TV is **** nowadays. Half of the shows are either some lame-ass drama or cheaply-made cartoons with excessive toilet humour. There are some exceptions, though.
Anyone who even thinks of talking about channel codes in a thread where I am involved will be apprehended! (not really)
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London Lite11,084 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Long gone because the option has gone. I suspect (but don't know) those are peak viewing times for the kids channels, but unlike back in our day the chances of having new original UK content at those times is slim.


Children's programmes achieved the viewing figures that they did during the heyday of analogue TV because of scarcity. The idea of children's programmes being available 24 hours a day was just a dream to most kids, so whenever the rare chance emerged to watch such programmes - like weekday afternoons and saturday mornings - millions of kids up and down the nation would huddle around the TV because that was the only opportunity that they had.

I will even admit to watching CBBC on a TV in an electrical shop whilst out and about.

The creation of CBBC and CITV channels followed by the analogue switch off technically rendered children's programmes on BBC1 and ITV1 as redundant.

I'm not so sure about peak viewing times but availability of children's programmes throughout the day now means that viewing times are more varied.

I'd imagine most kids still like to crash out when they get in from school and watch a bit of TV just as their parents do with The Chase and Pointless when they get in from work. One key difference though might be that for many kids the school day now extends into after-school clubs etc. pretty much daily with schools pretty much expected to provide for children whilst their parents do the 9-5.


Indeed, the school run for secondary school children at least in the afternoon is more staggered. I've seen kids leave school between 4.15-5pm after the clubs finish on my way home.

Before the clubs started, I remember seeing 100+ kids waiting at bus stops around 3.30pm.
Square Eyes7,825 posts since 31 Mar 2001
ITV could resolve their commitment easily by dumping the 5pm quiz slot and bringing back a Blockbusters type quiz with a topical element with contestants from 14+ as a lead element. Directing that hour towards the 11+ market rather than the 18 and above should be relatively easy to achieve.


ITV won't be surrendering any commercially lucrative slots to accommodate this. There are parts of the schedule, particularly weekend daytime where the Ofcom concerns could be addressed by ITV.

It would be strange if the Ofcom intervention resulted in there being a greater requirement for childrens tv on commercial PSB ITV than on licence fee PSB BBC One.
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JamesM0984
Central (East) East Midlands Today
ITV could resolve their commitment easily by dumping the 5pm quiz slot and bringing back a Blockbusters type quiz with a topical element with contestants from 14+ as a lead element. Directing that hour towards the 11+ market rather than the 18 and above should be relatively easy to achieve.

Channel 4 could do something similar at 6pm pre Hollyoaks. As for Channel 5 the 5pm news is a stumbling block to overcome.


Not happening. It's taken ITV years to get that slot right since they lost Home and Away.
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