Sky is ramping up its kids content with new shows and more features coming to the Sky Kids app.
Announced yesterday at the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield, Sky will create special kids' versions of science show 'Duck Quacks Don't Echo' and documentary series 'Big Cats, An Amazing Animal Family'.
Hosted by regular host Lee Mack, 'Duck Quacks Don't Echo: Kids' will combine science, amazing facts and wild experiments. 'Big Cats, An Amazing Animal Family' will be presented by Patrick Aryee and promises to bring world-class natural history to a younger audience.
Sky also promises exclusive kids' shows from Sky Sports to encourage children to be more active, plus short-form content from "leading Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs)", which will include nursery rhymes and music.
The Sky Kids app – which launched in March – will soon add new features, including Sleep Mode, which disables the app after a set time period to help the young 'uns get to sleep, and offline watching, so the kids can stay entertained in the car.
Since it launched, over 13 million episodes of shows have been watched on the Sky Kids app. Legendary kids favourite 'Morph' is also returning to TV in the coming months, courtesy of Sky.