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Thursday, 31 December 2020

February 2021 On Da Vinci Kids Africa | Odd Squad | Themed Episodes

Kids Programmes
Odd Squad
From February 20th 
Saturdays & Sundays 13:30
Is something odd? Call the Odd Squad! Join the team of agents as they use indirect reasoning and basic math to investigate and solve strange happenings in their town. From disappearing objects to duplicating pizzerias, these skillful kid agents must use their brains to help their town, and sometimes even to save humanity itself! Tune in from February 20th at 13:30 and investigate everything strange, weird and especially odd!

Adult Programmes
Project Greenglow: The Quest for Gravity Control – BRAND NEW (One-off)
Sunday, February 21st at 22:00
It’s mysterious, it’s powerful and it stops us falling off the planet. Gravity is the fundamental force that keeps us on Earth and binds the universe together. But we still don’t fully understand it. Meet the scientists who are trying to change that. Could we see flying cars and journeys to the stars in our lifetime? Find out, on Project Greenglow - The Quest for Gravity Control, Da Vinci TV, February 21st at 22:00.

Valentine’s Day Special: Electric Love and Magnetic Attraction
Sunday, February 14th 
From 17:00 to 20:00
We’re in the mood for love… a love of science, of course! We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a heart-racing lineup of shows in our Electric Love and Magnetic Attraction Special.

Launch powerful rockets you can build at home in Look Kool, and discover how our brains can play tricks on us in Mindworks. Find out why your heart is different from other organs in PinCode, and learn how your heart works in Operation Ouch!. Watch an amazing display of magnetic levitation in Science Max, and explore the magic of electromagnetic attraction in ScienceXplosion. Look into how makeup is made in When I Grow Up, and investigate what’s so attractive about magnets in Xploration DIY SCI.

Tune in to the Da Vinci channel on February 14th from 17:00 to cozy up with these awesome episodes. It’s gonna be electric!

Da Vinci Kids is available on DStv and StarTimes (and Starsat)

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- January on Da Vinci Kids

Thursday, 19 November 2020

January 2021 On Da Vinci Kids Africa | DYK | Siyaya | Dangerous Earth | Special Highlights

Kids Programmes – Premiere

Do You Know? – BRAND NEW (Series)
From January 23rd
Saturdays & Sundays 14:35
Do You Know? presenter Maddie Moate uses special cameras and animation as she explores the everyday world around us, finding out how things work, and how they are made.

Siyaya: Search for the Big 7 – BRAND NEW (4 episodes)
Saturday, January 16th at 14:00
The Garden of Eden: When a group of young explorers set off for an adventure in the vast Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa, they get more than they bargained for. They meet buffalo, snakes and a giant lizard big enough to kill a rabbit.
The Big One: A group of young adventurers continue their search for the Big Seven wild animals in Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. They discover ancient rock art in caves and experience exciting moments with a large herd of elephants.
Whale of a Time: A group of  young explorers head for the sea on their search for the biggest of the Big Seven wild animals in South Africa – the whale. On the way they meet giant snails, noisy frogs and dolphins. They are about to give up their search when they spot two playful whales.
Hunters of the Deep: A group of young explorers are on a search for the Big Seven wild animals in South Africa.  Today they are on the trail of a Great White Shark. From the research boat they spot a massive five-meter shark, one of the biggest ever seen at Bird Island.

Adults Programmes – Premiere
Dangerous Earth – BRANDNEW (6 episodes)
From January 10th  
Sundays 22:00
Recent developments in camera technology are giving scientists stunning new insights into natural phenomena. Each episode focuses on a different subject: volcanoes, auroras, avalanches, icebergs, hurricanes and lightning, bringing the science to life.

Special Highlight
Inventions and Life-Hacks
Sunday, January 10th
From 10:05 to 14:30
10:05 How To Do Stuff Good – Awesome Animal Hacks
Abhi makes an amazing dog bed, Molly cooks delicious koala lamingtons, and Jenna plays a joke on her parents with fake dog poo. They have a great idea for a pet photo and then discover how to get rid of real bloodsuckers – leeches.
How To Do Stuff Good – Movie Magic Hacks
For movie night, Christian makes a dish of giant Nachos, Miles makes his own projector, Hari and Lila discuss how to behave at the movies, and Abhi makes an epic dinosaur lamp.
10:50 Did I Mention Invention? - Luxury Treehouses
Host Alie Ward presents an inventor building mansions in trees, fingertip lighting, a book that filters water and a penguin chick bot that is giving researchers a new perspective on the penguin world.
How To Do Stuff Good - Yasmin’s Science Gloop
How to find water in the wild, make a prank ice cream cone, and create the coolest cornflour gloop.
11:20 Did I Mention Invention? - Medical McGyver
Host Alie Ward presents a Medical MacGyver who makes health devices from toys, an inventor with dozens of inventions, including the Pocket Fisherman, kids learning computer code in school, and a 3D Printing Pen.
How To Do Stuff Good - Adelaide’s Sponge Waterbombs
How to cook an easy pizza base, make a squishy eco waterbomb, and colourful kinetic sand.
11:50 Did I Mention Invention? - Dog Food Chef
Host Alie Ward presents a man who started a business that cooks fresh food for pets, a wireless phone-charging purse, a medicine-free pain-relieving device and a teenager who invented a novel way to clean water.
How To Do Stuff Good - Adelaide’s Bird Feeder
How to attract birds to your garden, print your own t-shirt designs, and make the tastiest cake pops.
12:20 Did I Mention Invention? - Ski Jump Slip n Slide
Host Alie Ward presents printable pancakes, a way to get power from rivers, the physics behind a waterslide, and windmills the size of a flea that could revolutionise electric power.
How To Do Stuff Good - Jenna’s Disgusting Vomit Slime
How to make relaxing bath bombs, ingenious ice cream in a bag, and some really gross vomit slime.
12:50 Did I Mention Invention? - Girls Who Code
Host Alie Ward presents a former politician who is teaching girls to code, a fold-up kayak, headlights for running shoes,and a woman who invented a new way to keep food fresh.
How To Do Stuff Good – Secrets and Spy Hacks
Everyone wants to be a super-spy, as Gabe creates a periscope, Molly has a cake filled with an awesome surprise, Abhi makes a hidden diary safe, and Miles creates a secret you can eat!
13:30 Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom - Wright Brothers
Dick and Dom reveal the genius of the Wright Brothers, the men behind the first ever powered and controlled flight. With the Wright Brothers as inspiration they come up with their own genius idea, which involves a terrifying flight in a stunt plane.
14:00 Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom – Benz
Dick and Dom reveal the genius of Karl Benz, the man behind the first petrol powered car. Inspired by his genius idea Dick and Dom come up with their own genius idea – to build and race their own cars.

Da Vinci Kids is available on DStv and StarTimes (Starsat in South Africa)

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- December on Da Vinci Kids Africa

Friday, 30 October 2020

December 2020 On Da Vinci Kids Africa | New Seasons For The Family | Christmas Stunt


Kids Programmes – Premiere
Operation Ouch! - Season 8
From December 12th
Saturdays & Sundays 18:30
Identical twin brothers and doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken experiment on themselves and meet real patients in hospital to explore the fascinating world of medicine and biology.  They show how the body works in normal and extreme situations - from Oh! to Eeeuw!

Adults Programmes – Premiere
Forces of Nature – BRAND NEW
From December 13th  
Sundays 22:00
Shape, motion, elements and colour tell us a lot about Earth. Using the latest technology to bring unique perspectives and understanding of nature’s wonders, this series shows the immense forces that make our world so vibrant and diverse.

Christmas with Da Vinci!
Friday, December 24th from 17:30 to 20:00 and Saturday, December 25th from 08:50 to 10:55

The Treehouse Stories
Airs at 17:25 and repeats at 08:50
The Christmas Feast
The kids hear what happens when a wolf, a fox and a weasel decide to have a Christmas feast with a turkey. The clever turkey teaches them how to have fun and they all have a Christmas to remember.

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab
Airs at 17:35 and repeats at 09:00
Stranger in a Strange Lab & Sturm Und Drag
An old friend of Edison’s visits the lab and asks the Secret Lab Kids to help him with a top-secret project. And, The Secret Lab Kids work on a secret new aircraft for a mysterious character named "Bob".

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab
Airs at 18:00 and repeats at 09:25
All the Heavy Lifting & Twas the Night Before Liftoff
When Von Bolt finds a tiny wrapped present, he comes to the conclusion that Bob is Santa Claus. And, the Edison Kids need to complete their new airship, but are locked out of the impenetrable mountain lab!

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab
Airs at 18:30 and repeats at 09:55
Von Bolt Meets Santa & And to All a Good Flight
The Secret Lab Kids must devise functioning space suits to travel to the moon to rescue Von Bolt and Bob. Later, the Secret Lab Kids are stuck on the moon and only have a few hours left to return to Earth!

Horrible Histories
Airs at 19:00 and repeats at 10:25
Horrible Christmas
Christmas in the past wasn’t always fun, with smelly Saxon gifts, terrible Tudor pudding and crazy Victorian cards. On Christmas Day in 1914, British and German soldiers stopped fighting and played football.

Did You Know?
Airs at 19:30 and repeats at 10:55
Making Christmas Special
Christmas is a special time of the year. Get tips on decorating and discover ways of spotting fake money and gifts.

Continuing Shows
Siyaya: Come Wild with Us – NEW EPISODES
Saturdays & Sundays 14:30
Siyaya – Come Wild With Us is an adventurous journey to fascinating places in and around South Africa’s national parks. Young explorers experience unique challenges in every episode as they experience nature at its wildest.

Saturdays & Sundays 15:00
Captain Pin and his colourful crew zoom through space, time, volume and dimension in their trusty spacecraft, the Umflier. In each episode they encounter a different problem that can be solved and explained by science.

Disasters Engineered – NEW EPISODES
Thursdays 22:00
Through extensive archive footage and expert interviews this series explores the stories behind mankind’s greatest engineering disasters, looking at how they happened and what we have learnt from them.

Did I Mention Invention? - Season 2 – NEW EPISODES
Saturdays & Sundays 15:30
In each episode, host Alie Ward presents fascinating new inventions, from a robot football player to technology to keep babies safe. She meets with their inventors, learns about their journey from idea to production and presents fun facts on the history of innovation.

How To Do Stuff Good – NEW EPISODES
Fridays 15:55
Hosted by a zany bunch of school-aged kids, each with their own story to tell and lesson to share, this hilarious series demonstrates how to do all manner of amazing things, from arts & crafts to cooking and pranks.

Da Vinci Kids is available on DStv, Starsat (SA) and StarTimes (ROA)

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Upcoming Shows For Kids Networks In Africa

Now you'll see why critics say Disney Channel is dominating animation and part of them are speculation and the ones in brackets

are for streaming services.

Cartoon Network:
The ones in brackets moved to streaming and are uncertain at this point

- (Tiny Toons Looniversity)

- (Unicorn: Warriors Eternal)

- (Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed)

- (Unlimited Squirrels)

- (Cat The Cat's Show The Show Show With You)
- Batwheels
- Elliott From Earth
- The Heroic Quest Of Prince Ivandoe
- We Baby Bears
- (Infinity Train)
- (The Fungies)
- (Tig N Seek)

- Lucas The Spider
- The Mysteries Of Master Moley
- Agent Binky
- Mush-Mush And The Mushables
- The Misadventures Of Master Foley

Disney Channel:
Animation and live-action
- Pup Academy
- Hamster And Gretel
- Ghostforce
- School Hacks
- Bia
- Vikingskool
- Best Bugs Forever
- The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti
- The Secrets Of Sulphur Springs
- Disney Fam Jam
- Marvel's Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur
- The Ghost And Molly McGee
- Go Away, Unicorn

Disney Junior:
- Mickey Mouse Funhouse
- Pikwik Pack
- The Chicken Squad
- Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends
- Whisker Haven: Royal Hearts of Fun
- Dino Ranch

Animation and live-action
- Rugrats
- Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years (miniseries)
- Best Bester
- Just Add Magic spinoff
- Middlemost Post
- Club 57
- The Smurfs
- Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
- Spyders
- (Pinky Malinky)
- Side Hustle
- Brendar The Barbarian
- (Glitch Techs)
- Untitled Garfield Show
- Cake My Day
- Star Trek: Prodigy
- Unleashed
- Man Of The House
- Meet The Voxels
- Adventure In Wonder Park
- The Astronauts
- Side Hustle
- Big Nate
- Real Pigeons Fight Crime
- The Patrick Star Show
- Untitled Simon Fuller And Ryan Tedder Musical Series

Nick Jr:
- Baby Shark's Big Show!
- Ricky Zoom
- The Beatbuds
- The Tiny Chef Show

- Ragdoll Robot
- Monty & Co
- Boogie Beebies
- Andy's Aquatic Adventure
- Bot And The Beasties

PBS Kids in Africa:
- Let's Go Luna
- Ready Jet Go
- Hero Elementary
- Xavier Riddle And The Secret Museum
- Elinor Wonders Why
- Clifford The Big Red Dog
- Donkey Hodie
- Splash And Bubbles
- Nature Cat

eToonz (e.tv):
- Todd World
- Art Attack
- Harvey Street Kids
- The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle
- Inspector Gadget
- Talking Tom And Friends
- The Moe Show
- Treehouse Detectives
- Transformers Rescue Bots (and the sequel)
- Valt The Wonder Deer
- Fifi And The Flowertots
- Roary The Racing Car
- Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir
- Power Players
- Megaman: Fully Charged
- Space Ranger Roger
- Oswald
- Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!
- Polly Pocket
- The Toy Book
- Angry Birds
- Kitty Is Not A Cat
- She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power
- Rubbadubbers
- Doozers
- Lego City Adventures
- Kung Fu Panda: The Paws Of Destiny
- 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
- Mighty Little Bheem

Da Vinci Kids:
- The Odd Squad

Read Also:
- December 2020 on Nick Jr
- November 2020 on Cartoon Network and Boomerang
- November 2020 on Disney Channel
- November 2020 on Disney Junior
- eToonz needs more variety

Friday, 25 September 2020

October 2020 On Da Vinci Kids Africa | Food - Delicious Science | 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Future | The Wonderful World Of Blood

Food - Delicious Science
The thrilling science story of the food on your plate and the physics, chemistry and biology that lies hidden inside every bite. Across three episodes we use the latest imaging techniques to reveal this inner world of food and we reveal along the way why such a variety of foods have ended up in our diet and how they affect our lives.

10 Things You Need to Know About the Future
Horizon interviews some experts and looks at the matters which can change our lives in the future, like: climate change, the future of transport, energy production, gene therapy, artificial intelligence, among other things.

The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley
Michael Mosley takes an in-depth look at blood. He carries out six experiments on his own blood, from starving it of oxygen to injecting it with snake venom and even eating it.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Da Vinci Kids Ramps Up More Content To Further Boost Their Lineup

Da Vinci Kids owned by Azoomee is adding a further 5 shows to the three recently announced. Bringing the total amount of new content to eight.

Search It Up, is a BAFTA-nominated series of animated shorts designed to help families learn about online safety. Search It Up was created by Azoomee and is supported by the NSPCC, covering topics from cyberbullying to protecting personal information, and much more.

Hope Works, a series of short films to inspire the values of kindness, tolerance and understanding in children around the world. Produced by BBC Studios.

Aliens - The Big Think, the hunt for aliens is on! After a distinguished career in cosmology Professor Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, has taken up the search for extra-terrestrials. Looking for aliens is no longer science fiction - it's a question that's engaging some of the greatest minds in science.

Which Universe Are We In, until very recently the whole idea of the multiverse was dismissed as fantasy. Horizon asks whether multiple universes exist and, if so, which one we are actually in.

Pincode S2, in search of scientific knowledge, the colourful crew zoom through the universe in the Umflier, a craft that moves through space, time, volume and dimension. Every episode deals with a different science topic in an exciting and understandable way.

Da Vinci Kids can be viewed through StarSat in South Africa and StarTimes for the rest of Africa alongside MultiChoice's DStv.

Friday, 26 June 2020

More Factual And Educational Content Will Be Making It's Way To Da Vinci Kids Africa

Since the channel's launch in 2013 through the African market, the channel has managed to make a major impact in the market providing the best in factual and educational content for children. The channel has been described as the kids version of Discovery Family which is currently available through MultiChoice's DStv alongside StarTimes Media and ODM's StarSat platforms.

Da Vinci Kids, was known for being repetitive as well in nature that was until the UK SVOD service Azoome acquired the brand earlier this year. The channel has recieved a boost in content offering.

The channel is set to introduce three new shows including the eighth and possibly final season of Horrible Histories and all this content can be found on Azoomee or better yet they were always available on that platform so yeah Azoomee could be using Da Vinci to repeat content seen on their streaming platform as well.

Marvellous Makes, this kids show brings to life the love and joy of creating things with plasticene and simple household objects. It's not about making things perfectly, but it's about getting creative and having a go! Arts and Crafts.

Horrible Histories, the channel is set to air it's eighth season. A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.

Clean Eating: The Dirty Truth, Dr Giles Yeo investigates the latest diet craze and social media sensation - clean eating. In a television first, Giles cooks with Ella Mills, the Instagram entrepreneur behind Deliciously Ella, one of the most popular brands associated with clean eating, and examines how far her plant-based cooking is based on science.

Hands Up, a series of digitally accessed art projects for young kids commissioned by the NSPCC. Get your hands up and make some beautiful arts and crafts! Arts and Crafts.

Da Vinci Kids is available on MultiChoice's DStv and GOtv platforms in South Africa and across Africa alongside StarSat in South Africa and StarTimes for the rest of Africa.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Coming Soon To Da Vinci Kids Africa

Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch
Saturday 21 March at 16:00 (premiered)
The show follows the daughter of renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, as the family heads off on their summer holidays in Los Angeles for an unforgettable summer. Matilda cooks her way through the very best of US and British dishes whilst blogging along the way for the CBBC website, adding her own unique twists to the food.

In this exciting new STEM series, ScienceXplosion magician, scientist, and total funster, Eric, is back - guided by his good friend VOX - to help viewers navigate the science-filled world!
In 45 x 3:30-minute entertaining and funny shorts, Eric introduces new STEM-based concepts, and demos some fantastic, easy DIY experiments for children ages 6-8.

PinCode is an animated STEM series that's a spinoff of the popular Russian Kikoriki (aka GoGoRiki) franchise. The colorful cast of the original show, including Wally the ram, Carlin the crow, Dokko the golden moose, Rosa the pig, Olga the owl, Barry the bear, and Krash the rabbit, are all grown up. Together they join their friend Pin, a German penguin who happens to be a self-taught inventor, on all sorts of adventures to learn about the world around them. While some of the characters occasionally cause mischief, or don't make the wisest decisions, they always come around in the end.

The Treehouse Stories
centered on a group of children who meet up in their secret treehouse to share their favorite books with each other. Each episode brings viewers into a new story animated with a distinct, illustrative style, inspired by a different popular children’s book from around the world. The series is directed by Célia Rivière.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Da Vinci Kids Becomes A Permanent Channel On DStv In South Africa

As we stay true to our promise of looking at different aspects, what we believe is a key aspect to a child’s development and link these to different programming, with shows  balancing education and entertainment, we are proud to be bringing you the Da Vinci channel to our valued South African subscribers on DStv channel 318.

Da Vinci will be available to subscribers of DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, and DStv Compact & Family packages.

It is inspirational artist, scientist and inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci - the Germany-based channel aspires to illustrate the beauty and wonders of human curiosity and its explorations, be it in science, arts or innovation 24/7. The new edutainment channel will amaze and delight DStv kiddies viewers – at home and on the go via DStv Now – with a range of fun educational programming for kids and the whole family alike filled with humour, imagination and meaningful, educational takeaways that cover Science, Math and Technology, and moreover Play & Make; History & Personalities; Culture; Life & Nature and Sports & Leisure.

“What we’ve done is provide a safe space for children and parents to choose from a range of age-appropriate content that is entertaining and educational for both. As a trusted partner for parents on the journey of raising children we strive to create moments of family, we’re bonding millions of homes daily. The launch of this channel is in  line with our commitment to delivering content that caters and resonates with the whole family, while enriching their lives by delivering programming that educates, informs and entertains,” concluded Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Executive Head of Marketing at DStv.

For more information on the programming and to access the daily TV Guide on the programming, please visit: www.dstv.co.za

Friday, 17 January 2020

Azoomee Acquires Da Vinci Media

Kid content SVOD Azoomee has acquired Berlin kidcaster Da Vinci Media to expand its reach. Operating under the two brands Azoomee and Da Vinci Kids, the companies will a collective 45 million global subscribers via connected TVs, linear channels and mobile apps. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Azoomee is an ad-free, subscription-based
streaming service for kids five and up, while Da Vinci’s content targets the six to 11 demo. The SVOD’s acquisition means it gets access to more than 2,500 videos; the 24/7 TV channel Da Vinci, which is available in Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mongolia, Russia, India, Canada and the US; programming blocks Da Vinci Kids and Da Vinci Learning; as well as the interactive VOD app Da Vinci Kids. Da Vinci’s catalogue includes education-focused series The History of Art, Siesta Z, Finding Stuff Out, Myth or Science and Crafty Art (pictured).

Azoomee has been steadily growing its catalogue in the past few months. Last year, it picked up all three seasons of live-action educational series Do You Know? (75 x 15 minutes) and 50 x 11-minute animated series Addison from Toronto-based distributor Portfolio Entertainment . It followed that up by snagging the 3D-animated series Dr. Panda (39 x seven-minutes) from Dublin-based 9 Story Distribution International, and 2D-animated series Urban Tails (52 x two minutes) from Irish distributor Monster Entertainment. The SVOD also expanded its reach by partnering with smart TV-focused distributor Foxxum to launch on connected TV sets from manufacturers including Vestel, Panasonic, Toshiba Polaroid and Hitachi, with plans to roll out to Apple TV, Samsung and LG in the future.