The third network from Belgian Dutch language public broadcaster VRT is set to launch on May 1st.
The introduction of a third channel marks the split of the kids channel Ketnet and the broadcaster’s second channel Canvas, which until now shared a single channel.
On May 1, Ketnet will have its own dedicated channel, said managing director Sandra de Preter during the broadcaster’s New Year reception.
Ketnet will be made available on the VRT digital terrestrial network, as well as on analogue cable and digital platforms.
During a two-week period, the existing shared channel Ketnet/Canvas will remain active. From May 15, Canvas will also have its own dedicated channel.
VRT will terminate its ‘additional’ digital channels, Eén+ and Ketnet+/Canvas+ on May 1st with the launch of the full-time Ketnet.
The broadcaster will announce its programming plans for Ketnet and Canvas at a later stage.