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Qubo
Launched September 6, 2006 (2006-09-06)
(as program block on NBC and Telemundo)
January 8, 2007 (2007-01-08)
(as a digital subchannel)
Owned by Ion Television
through Ion Media Networks
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Where Good Fun Begins!
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
(via OTA digital television)
Headquarters West Palm Beach, Florida
Sister channel(s) Ion Television
Ion Life
Website qubo.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Qubo Channel available on Ion Television owned-and-operated stations and selected affiliates Varies; usually carried on the second digital subchannel[1]
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 306 (available only from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern)
Cable
Cablevision Channel 119
Verizon FiOS Channel 246
Available on other select U.S. cable systems Consult your local cable provider or program listings or channel availability
IPTV
Sky Angel Channel 307
Time Warner Cable Channel 155

Qubo (stylized as qubo) is an American multiplatform children's entertainment service. It is operated by Ion Media Networks. It includes a 24-hour digital television channel/subchannel, a video on demand service, and a weekly programming block on parent network Ion Television under the name "Qubo Kids Corner".

History

Qubo was first developed in September 2006. It was developed by Ion Media Networks, Corus Entertainment, Scholastic Corporation, Classic Media, and NBCUniversal. It was to be a "building block for kids" (as stated by president Rick Rodriquez). The brand would have programming blocks on NBC, Telemundo, and Ion Television, a video on demand service, a website, and a 24-hour standalone channel carried as a digital subchannel on Ion's local affiliates.

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