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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sky launches 'Learning From Home' collections on Sky Kids in the U.K.

Sky launches Learning From Home collections on Sky Kids


Sky has made some educational collections available on Sky Kids, with the aim of helping families who will be spending more time together at home in the coming weeks and supporting their little ones during school closures. The Learning From Home collections are now available to Sky Kids’ customers in three key curriculum stages as follows:

Foundation: Early Years – under 5s
Featured content includes Numberblocks which focuses on numeracy, Labuntina for educational songs, alongside shows such as Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Rusty Rivets and Octonauts.

Key Stage 1 – 5-7 year-olds
Featured content includes natural history and science programming such as Ocean Rescue: Dive In & Do It and Maddie’s Do You Know? alongside dance tutorials from Kidz Bop and Sky Sports’ Kids Fit in 5.

Key Stage 2 – 8-11 year-olds
Featured content includes current affairs and factual shows such as Braydon Meets plus Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch. A special episode of weekly news show FYI focusing on Coronavirus will be available from 28 March.

Alongside this Sky Kids also has new shows for kids like The Adventures of Paddington from Nick Jr and DreamWorks Animation’s Where’s Wally?. This Easter Sky Kids will launch all-new episodes of Moominvalley, plus a new Sky original, Bad Nature that brings disgusting animal facts to life with comedy.

As well as these new collections, Sky Kids also has 11 kids’ channels and 5000 episodes of on demand content for under 12s including Mr Bean, Peppa Pig, Henry Danger and Morph. Sky Kids’ customers can also download our Kids app which has all of this plus an interactive art studio – so the little ones can get creative – and over 80 games including learning games such as Phonics, Coding, Maths and quizzes to make Learning From Home easy.

ENDS

About Sky

With 24 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Our 32,000 employees help connect our customers to the very best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own local, original content.

Following the success of Sky originals like Chernobyl, we plan to double our investment in original content by 2024. We’re also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in UK creative sector in the first five years alone.

Our technology allows customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and as we connect millions of families to content they love, we believe it is our responsibility to do it safely. That’s why we offer services like Sky Broadband Buddy and the Sky Kids app. And our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

We also believe that a company of our scale has a responsibility that goes beyond our business, and into the community. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030 – two decades before we have to – and we’re an inclusive employer recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity.

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Virgin Media customer? It's OK, there's good news here too! Virgin is giving its customers the Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network channels for free for the foreseeable. With schools closed across the UK, the popular channels – home to Henry Danger, Sam & Cat, and Just Add Magic to name just a few – will be available to watch with no additional subscription fee required. Virgin Media customers would normally have to pay extra for these add-on channels, but until further notice families can make the most of them without spending a penny. For more information, visit https://www.virginmedia.com/shop/bundles.

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Additional source: What Hi-Fi?.
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