JimJam

JimJam
Launched 1 October 2006 (2006-10-01)
Closed 30 June 2015 (2015-06-30) (Italy)
1 March 2018 (2018-03-01) (Netherlands)
Owned by AMC Networks International Zone (EMEA)
Country Europe
Africa
Middle East
Asia
Broadcast area Europe
Africa
Middle East
Asia
Oceania
Americas
Sister channel(s) AMC
SundanceTV
CBS Action
CBS Drama
CBS Europa
Horror Channel
Extreme Sports Channel
CBS Reality
Outdoor Channel
Website www.jimjam.tv
Availability
Satellite
beIN Channel 142
Aora Channel 113
Sky Link Channel TBA
TopTV Channel 256
CTH Channel 143
DStv Channel 310
KCTV Channel 405
Yes (Israel) Channel 80
Cable
UPC Romania Channel 507 (digital with DVR)
Channel 126 (digital)
UPC Hungary Channel 82
Cablecom Channel 122 (digital CH-D)
UPC Austria Channel 407
OSN Channel 357
TelkomVision Channel ???
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 129
UPC Poland Channel 668
HOT (Israel) Channel 74, Channel 118 (Russian)
IPTV
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan) Channel 48

JimJam is an international children's preschool television channel which originally launched in Italy on Sky in 2006.[1][2]

JimJam is available across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa,[3] including Romania, Poland (in Poland channel is provided in partnership with Polsat Group - Polsat JimJam), Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, Israel (since December 2009), Switzerland, Germany, Singapore (ceased transmission on 29 December 2011), South Africa, Thailand and the Arab World, as well as in Russia & Ukraine.

History

JimJam was launched on 1 October 2006. In September 2007, HIT Entertainment and Chellomedia (European content division of Liberty Global, currently - AMC Networks International) formed a join venture to run a children's channel. Rhw channel was advertised as international, with plans to start cable and satellite broadcast in Western and Eastern Europe and then expand broadcasting worldwide (excluding the US and the UK).[4] The channel was expanded to Central and Eastern Europe in November 2007. By May 2008, JimJam launched in the Netherlands and Switzerland.[1] By 2010, the channel had been broadcast in over 50 territories in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. By August 2010, HIT Entertainment withdrew from the JimJam joint venture, leaving JimJam wholly owned by Chello Zone. HIT Entertainment was supposed to keep providing content for JimJam.[2] By 2013, JimJam was available to an audience of 17 million subscribers in 13 languages. The channel has been broadcast in over 60 territories in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, with seven feeds and four localized versions.[3][5]

JimJam closed in the Netherlands on 1 March 2018.[6]

On 23 July 2018, AMC Networks International announced that JimJam would get a new logo on 1 August 2018.

References

  1. 1 2 Chala, Jean K. (28 February 2009). Transnational Television in Europe: Reconfiguring Global Communications Networks. I.B.Tauris. p. 124.
  2. 1 2 "Hit pulls out of JimJam JV". Digital TV Europe. TBIvision. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Dutch-language feed for JimJam". BroadBand TV News. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  4. "Chellomedia and Hit Entertainment Form Joint Venture to Launch and Distribute International Pre-School Channel" (PDF). HIT Entertainment. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  5. "JimJam launches on Russia's Tricolor TV". Digital TV Europe. TBIvision. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  6. "JimJam trekt zich terug van Nederlandse TV-markt". MediaMagazine.nl. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
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