Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto, East York (Greenwood & Mortimer)
Kids' TV OTA in the GTA
If you're hesitating on going OTA because you're concerned your kids might not have anything to watch, rest-easy. There is way more kids' content available than you will feel comfortable allowing your kids to watch. Hours and hours each day.
A Tip: Go on Internet Explorer and place the links to a whack of TV network website in your Favourites bar (PBS Kids.com, TVO Kids, KidsCBC, qubo, Treehouse.com, YTV). These networks websites have lots of games, video clips, and even full episodes).
Between your OTA TV and the Web, you'll be able to raise happy, round, couch potatoes.
List of OTA content for the GTA (and elsewhere)
51.2 qubo on ION (WPXJ)
-good stuff for little kids all day long. Qubo is much like Treehouse, except its shows are probably appealing to a wider age-range than Treehouse. Kids older than Treehouse TV age will still enjoy Qubo.
-"Qubo Night Owl" shows 80's cartoons overnight (He-Man, She-Ra, etc).
23.1 WNLO TheCW
-Saturday morning cartoons (Toonzai!). Mostly Japanese cartoons (Bakugan, Dragon BallZ, etc).
2.1 WGRZ NBC
- Plays qubo content as Saturday morning cartoons.
4.1 WIVB CBS
- Cookie Jar TV - Saturday morning cartoons for kids (Sabrina the Witch, etc)
7.1 WKBW ABC
- Disney/Family Channel - related shows on Saturday mornings.
2.3 WGRZ Retro TV
- Lots of really old stuff that is neat to see (cowboys stuff, Lassie)
5.1 CBLT CBC
Kids CBC - All morning, excellent stuff (Busytown Mysteries, SuperWhy, Bo On the Go)
17.1 WNED PBS
PBS Kids - All morning and afternoon - all excellent entertaining and educational stuff (Sid the Science Kid, Word Girl, Cat In the Hat)
17.3 WNED PBS Think Bright
A fair amount of kids stuff too. Lots of good stuff.
19.0 CICA TVOntario
TVO Kids - 70% of TVO is children's content. Lots of quality stuff
26.1 and 26.2 TCT
Weekend days sometimes there is some kids cartoons - Religious themed.
Sometimes chilrens stuff - Religious themed.
29.1 WUTV Fox
Can't remember what, but there is ususally 30mins to an hour of kids stuff in mornings
OTA, HD7697P, CM7778, Rotator, CM3218, TiVo, HDHomeRun
Apple TV, Netflix, Teksavvy, Unblock-us, Wind, MagicJack