Digital Television Delivers to Young; Enormous Variety Has Become Available with Children's Programs

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WITH the introduction of digital television, you may think the big winners would be sports fans with a plethora of dedicated sports channels popping up all over the place and even more extended coverage of everything from golf to extreme paintballing.

But the real winners in the new channel bombardment have been children.

Free-to-air networks in the near future plan to - or have already - included brand-new channels with dedicated children's programming.

And that is on top of the plethora of children's channels already available.

One place where you can get an enormous variety of children's television with everything from Hannah Montana to Johnny and The Sprites and Bugs Bunny to Teletubbies is Austar.

With several children's channels already on their line-up, the subscription television network has been a leader in providing programming specifically aimed at children and now with the school holidays upon us, the need to occupy children with good quality television is incredibly important to busy parents.

Now, parents with pre-school-age children have access to television of the highest quality specifically targeted at little ones from nought to six with the introduction of CBeebies to the Austar line-up.

With shows like Big Chef Little Chef, 3rd and the Bird, Big Big Farm and the Roly Mo Show, CBeebies is taking children's entertainment to an unprecedented level. …