NEW YORK, Mar 6, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — On the heels of celebrating the fifth anniversary of its commitment to children and families, Qubo Channel today announced the launch of 16 new animated and live action series that will join the network starting this quarter. The acquisition of over 400 new program half-hours will kick-off with the premieres of Timeblazers and Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist. Qubo will thereafter continue to add a variety of entertaining programming to its family-friendly lineup throughout the course of 2012 and 2013.
Highlighting the announcement is the addition of Artzooka, a series blending live action and animation to show kids new ways to create their own masterpieces, as well as Jakers, Sandra, the Fairytale Detective and Timothy Goes to School. Qubo also introduces Guess with Jess, Harry and his Bucket Full of Dinosaurs and Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego this spring, followed by the summer launches of Animal Atlas and Taste Buds. Qubo rounds out this year’s additions in the fall with Eliot Kid, Liberty’s Kids, Archie’s Weird Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century and Culture Click.
“We are pleased to renew our commitment to our loyal audience by continuing to provide quality educational programs that are both fun and entertaining,” said Marc Zand, EVP, Content Acquisitions and Digital Networks, ION Media Networks. “Our addition of over 200 new content hours will offer a compelling program lineup that combines beloved family favorites, classic animation and the U.S. premieres of some of the highest quality kids programming in the world.”