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Discovery Kids Latin America is a cable television channel owned by Discovery, Inc. and headquartered in Miami, Florida, which started as a programming block on the Latin American version of Discovery Channel. It is the only Discovery channel to feature its own mascots.

The channel is divided into five feeds:[1] Pan-Latin American, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, the Spanish-language and Brazilian Portuguese HD feed in Brazil (including its simulcast, HD feed).

History

1996–2003

The channel was launched on November 1, 1996 and programming was aimed for older children and preschoolers. Preschool programming aired in the mornings, while shows for older children aired in the afternoons-evenings. In September 2002, preschool programming began airing around the clock on weekdays, while shows for older children only aired around the clock on weekends.

2003–09

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Discovery Kids's logo used from 2005 to 2009.

In January 2003, the channel changed its programming to target mainly preschoolers removing all shows for older children. In March 2005, the channel introduced Doki. In 2008, Doki was accompanied by his friends ‘'Mundi, Gabi, Oto, Fico, and Anabella.

2009–16

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Discovery Kids's logo used from 2009 to 2013.

On March 30, 2009, the channel radically changed its logo, and adopted new programming, bumpers and schedules.

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Discovery Kids's logo used from 2013 to 2016.

Another image renovation was adopted on April 15, 2013. [2]

Closure

On April 1, 2016, the Latin American version of Discovery Kids closed definitively without airing any new series and then it was divided into only two exclusive European versions of Discovery Kids, Poland and Germany, owned by Discovery Networks EMEA. The previous and final assembly of the Discovery Kids programming around the beginning of the stars in the galaxy, a 24-hour looped image airing from April 1, 2016 to June 14, 2018, was shown at the moment of closure.

Programming

Final programming

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Discovery Kids's logo used from 2014 to 2016.

Former programming

Movies

Main article: CineClub

Live events

The channel organized live events called La Ronda de Discovery Kids (The Discovery Kids Tour), where "Doki", the channel's mascot, along with characters from the series visited some cities and make performings. The last event with that name was in 2008, however, the channel still organizes events on Latin American cities from time to time. In 2009 was another similar project called Exploration which dealt with the environment, In 2010 was made only in Mexico a similar event called En sus marcas, listos, ya (On your marks, get set, go!) In July, August, and September 2012, They were performing Expreso Discovery Kids (Discovery Kids Express) in city of Mexico and Venezuela.[3]

See also

References

  1. Discovery Kids. Retrieved on 14 July 2017.
  2. Discovery Kids : Doki La serie promo.. Retrieved on 5 December 2016.
  3. Expreso Discovery Kids en Galerias Valle Oriente. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.

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