Users of the ARD and ZDF catch-up services now also have access to productions from KiKA, the children’s channel jointly operated by the two German public broadcasters.
Series, knowledge shows and other programmes from the channel are now available on all ARD and ZDF platforms – from the websites and apps to the HbbTV services. With the move, ARD and ZDF are taking a further step towards a joint streaming network. The content can be found on the home pages of the dedicated children’s areas and via the search function.
“By integrating our offerings into the two catch-up services, we are completing a significant step in our digital agenda. In addition to linear TV, kika.de, the KiKA player and offerings such as the KiKA quiz app, the online platforms of the strong public network are further important distribution channels for making our age-appropriate content freely available digitally,” said KiKA programme director Dr Astrid Plenk.
In addition, the online offering for children and parents is to be further expanded in the course of 2023: ARD children’s content will then become available in the ZDFmediathek while ZDF children’s content will be made available in the ARD Mediathek.