According to Audrey Brugère, director, youth, Canal+ Group, MyCanal Kids will create a “safe space” for children of different ages.
The platform will be free of advertising and allow parents to both set playlists by limiting to a particular age range and set a timer based on a maximum viewing duration.
Canal has also announced a string of new series including animated shows Tom-Tom et Nana, Moi, Elvis and Waffle le chien (the British series Waffle the Wonder Dog).
It’s also adapting comics The Baker Street Four and Zouk the Little Witch.
MyCanal Kids has already launched on the web and will be available as part of the MyCanal application in the next few months.
As in the UK market, children’s is a key battleground for French subscription viewers, an area not lost on Netflix.