Fios adding a new Nick Jr channel with on-demand programming.

James

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Looks like parents will be able to select specific programs of their choice. This is an interesting idea-allowing viewers to schedule specific content. Dan Seifert @ The verge filed this report:

"According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Viacom will soon launch a new channel for kids called My Nick Jr. that combines both scheduled programming and on-demand options, like Netflix. The new channel is said to launch first on Verizon's FiOS service, though Viacom also plans to bring it to other paid cable TV services in the near future.

My NIck Jr. will let parents customize the shows and programming presented on the channel by choosing preferred themes, with names such as "word play," "super-sonic science," and "get creative." The channel will then play TV shows and other content related to the chosen themes from Nickelodeon's vast back catalog of children's shows, including such favorites as Dora the Explorer. As children watch the channel, they can rate shows by clicking on smile or frown icons, which will then alter the channel's programming lineup. It's not unlike the thumbs-up and thumbs-down rating system Pandora and other music services use to personalize streaming stations. Reportedly, the premium channel will have no ads, further mimicking the experience available on Netflix."

Is this something you would use? I suppose it depends on if you have children or grandchildren in your home.
 
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