New children's and family channel Kidsco has launched in Spain via local operator Teuve.
Programming in the region will include pre-school offerings such as Strawberry Shortcake, Boobah, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Dennis the Menace and Care Bears.
Older age groups can tune into the likes of Sabrina, Inspector Gadget, Rescue Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog. Kidsco's Family Zone will also offer feature length movies for the whole family.
The channel's launch in Spain is the first stage in its roll out across western Europe. This follows a strategic expansion into the world's TV markets, with Kidsco now broadcasting in key territories including Romania, Ukraine, the Middle East, Hungary, Russia, Turkey, Poland, Singapore, the Philippines, South Korea, Hong Kong and countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
It is anticipated that Kidsco will be airing in up to 40 territories including Europe and Latin America within the next 18 months.
"Spain is a strategically important market for Kidsco and marks our first in Western Europe with our partner Teuve and platforms including Ono, Ornage and R Cable," said Paul Robinson, Kidsco MD.
"We are confident that Kidsco's high quality, safe and trusted programming will add to the children's television choice in Spain and will help build our position as the international fourth kids' TV network."