Vme Kids

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Vme Kids
Vme Kids Logo.png
LaunchedSeptember 1, 2010
ClosedNovember 19, 2019
Owned byV-me Media Inc.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSpanish
Broadcast areaUnited States
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
Sister channel(s)V-me
Primo TV
Websitevmekids.com
Availability
Cable
Comcast Xfinity594
Optimum1081
IPTV
AT&T U-verse3058
Verizon Fios1721
Streaming media
Sling TVInternet Protocol television

Vme Kids is a Spanish-language children's television channel operated by V-me Media aimed at the preschool Hispanic market in the United States. The channel launched exclusively through AT&T U-verse cable systems on September 1, 2010.[1]

History[edit]

Seeing a lack of preschool entertainment options for Hispanic children in the United States, V-me Media decided to launch the first 24-hour Spanish-language children's channel in the nation.[2] Utilizing content and experienced gained through its daily kids block on V-me, the channel launched on AT&T U-verse on September 1, 2010.[1][3]

The channel received over-the-air distribution in June 2011, when Puerto Rico-based V-me affiliate WIPR-TV added it as a subchannel. It was also made available on the local Choice and Liberty Cable systems.[4]

Vme Kids was added to Verizon Fios in May 2011.[5] The following October, it was picked up by Cablevision.[6] Vme Kids was added nationally to Comcast Xfinity systems in late 2012.[7] On April 7, 2017, Sling TV added the channel as both a linear and on-demand service.[8]

Programming[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vme Launches New 24/7 Channel, Vme Kids" (Press release). New York City: V-me Media. PR Newswire. September 1, 2010. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Martinez, Laura (March 19, 2012). "Tactics for Targeting a Growth Market: Hispanic Kids". Multichannel News. Future Publishing. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Getzler, Wendy (September 1, 2010). "Vme launches 24/7 preschool channel". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Vme Kids launches in Puerto Rico". Hispanic Ad. June 21, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Verizon Adds More Spanish-Language Channels to FiOS TV Packages for Hispanic Households". Verizon Communications (Press release). New York City. PR Newswire. May 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Rubino, Lindsay (October 17, 2011). "Cablevision Expands iO en Español". Multichannel News. Future Publishing. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Vme Kids expands nationally on Comcast". Hispanic Ad. December 11, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  8. ^ "Vme Kids Expands its Distribution with Launch on Sling TV" (Press release). Miami: V-me Media. PR Newswire. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2019.

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