This is an article about the television channel. For the programming block, see ETVKK (programming block).

ETVKK (an initialism of El TV Kadsre Kids) is an El Kadsreian free-to-air youth television channel operated by El TV Kadsre Television Network. It was launched on February 11, 1998, as a spin-off from El TV Kadsre's children's program block of the same name, ETVKK broadcasts for 24 hours-per-day on Freeview, cable, IPTV and digital satellite. ETVKK is primarily aimed at viewers aged 6-30 (including Kids [6-9], Tweens [10-15], Teenagers [16-19], and Young Adults [20-30]); a sister channel known as ETVKPS serves a preschool (viewers aged 0-5) audience and has a strand on ETVKK.

ETVKK has been named Channel of the Year at the Kids & Family EKAFTA Awards several times since 2001. The ETVKK brand has a whole has had major success: the music side of the brand has managed to acquire 10 Gold records, 3 Platinum records and 2 Diamond records from the El Kadsreian Phonographic Industry (EKPI), as well as five Golden Cassette Awards from the El Kadsreian Video Release Industry (EKVRI).

History

The channel was launched on digital television as a spin-off of the television programming block of the same name on February 11, 1998, with initial presenters Lillie Pemberton and JP Reeve. The first program aired was Arthur, and it and PB&J Otter are the only series to have consistently aired on ETVKK since the channel's first year on-air. Between 1998 and 2003, ETVKK began reairing older episodes of the Mr. Driller anime (mainly random ones from 1986 to 1995). ETVKK also gained traction by airing youth-oriented sports shows from the WWF, WCW, and the USHRA Monster Jam.

In 2006, it was launched on Freeview digital terrestrial television.

On August 31, 2016, El TV Kadsre reveals a new set of ETVKK logos. The channel was rebranded on October 2nd of that year.

On January 1, 2018, a new graphics package debuted, produced at Grupo 7-4-8 in Puerto Chango. C. Owen Koehler also took over announcing duties from Duncan Baker.

On February 2, 2018, after Mia de Jesus was appointed the head of ETVKK and ETVKPS, she had ETVKK and ETVKPS converted to 24-hour and 16-hour channels respectively. Following the controversial success of Wolf Howl and the repeal of a ban on strong language on television, ETVKK began airing more teen/young adult-oriented shows after 10:00p.m., along with repeats of older ETVK0, ETVKK and ETVKPS series. A plan to have both channels air for 16 hours a day failed due to lack of interest from ETVKK's viewers, especially on the official ETVKK fan forum Yoko's Room.

In October 2018, ETVKK's mascot became Loeki de Leeuw.

In November 2019, El TV Kadsre announced the upcoming ETVKK spinoff channels ETVKK Max (action and adventure series plus uncut anime), ETVKK Occult (cult classic series & films), ETVKK Moviepark (films and original series), ETVKK Chan (female-oriented series), and Transformer Central (an all-Transformers channel).

In February 2021, ETVKK debuted a new idents package, ETVKK 2021, complementing ETVKK 2019. The new package combines animation of Loeki de Leeuw, animation of ETVKK characters, clips from ETVKK series, other graphical elements, and jingles by JAM Creative Productions (using cuts from VH1 1990, Warp Factor, PRO Choice, Closer to the Music, and Turbo Z).

Hosts

The channel tapes segments and records live at El TV Kadsre Television Centre and El TV Kadsre Filming Lot.

Current

Main

Gagheads

Gamerland

Motors & Men & Stuff

Educational

Foodland

Contactoons

Anime City

Former

Main

Programs

Main article: List of programs broadcast by ETVKK

Age range

Preschool

ETVKK still airs some preschool programming as a planned merger with sister channel ETVKPS is in the idea stages. Some airs weekdays at 8am to 10am and weekends at 6am to 7am.

Children's

ETVKK airs children's content at 5am to 9pm.

Teenage

ETVKK's teenage programming started in 2003 with airings of Kevin Spencer, What's With Andy?, and the MTM syndicated version of Rescue 911. The first was passed M, the second G, and the third swapped ratings between PG and M.

Young adults

ETVKK's young adults programming started in 2018 with airings Father Ted, which airs content at 7pm to 5am.

Age range schedule

Weekdays (November 2020)

  • 5:00am-8:00am: Kids
  • 8:00am-10:00am: Preschool (ETVKPS)
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Education
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm: Kids
  • 3:00pm-6:00pm: Kids/Teenagers
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm: Family (including kids and teenagers)
  • 10:00pm-5:00am: Young adults (ETVKK After Hours)

Weekends (November 2020)

  • 5:00am-6:00am: Kids
  • 6:00am-7:00am: Preschool (ETVKPS)
  • 7:00am-10:00am: Kids
  • 10:00am-5:00pm: Kids/Teenagers
  • 5:00pm-10:00pm: Family (including kids and teenagers)
  • 10:00pm-5:00am;: Young adults (ETVKK After Hours)

Controversy

Wolf Howl controversy

Main article: Wolf Howl#Criticism and controversy

Wolf Howl has been met with criticism (which ETVKK's JP Reeve jokingly called "free publicity" in a telephone interview) because ETVKK original programs prior to Wolf Howl were aimed at children, and Wolf Howl is the first to be to aimed towards an older demographic. Much of the criticism led to the show gaining poor reviews from many critics (including TheDailyVid.com calling it "the worst teen drama on El Kadsreian television" in a later-partially retracted statement in one video).

ETVKK After Hours controversies

Controversy has been raised over the "toxicity" of the ETVKK After Hours fandom, to the point where JP Reeve told fans of the strand on Twitter to "calm the hell down." In January 2020, DailyLists.ek writer Kirby Smith deactivated his social media accounts and quit his job after fans of ETVKK After Hours harassed him for creating lists titled "The Top 100 Worst Songs Ever" and "The Top 10 Reasons Why Glam Metal was the Worst Music Genre" which gained attention as the result of a ETVKK After Hours online-only skit entitled "Why Opinions Are Somethings a Bad Thing 2: Cruise Control." Ultimately, El TV Kadsre fired the ETVKK After Hours/ETVK0 staff behind the offending video and issued an apology to Kirby Smith and his family. ETVKK After Hours fans have also been known for their "counter-fancams" (often featuring clips of music videos for artists "vaguely praised" by ETVKK, and clips from ETVKK and its shows) as a response to fancams.

ETVKK After Hours also gained infamy in January 2021 for a raid on Miraheze that sent the wiki hosting service offline for two hours (following a Twitter post by ETVKK After Hours contributor C. S. Frye, who then deleted the post and criticized ETVKK After Hours' fans for misinterpreting his comments).

In August 2019, ETVKK After Hours was criticized for endorsing the doxxing of Morgan Debney, a 30-year old British Junkreader living in Durrington, Wiltshire, England; when fans of the website revealed him to be the man behind the Junkread account jr-behonest, who made several posts and comments on at-rockandmetal critical of Christian rock artists such as Stryper and Skillet and various other groups.

International carriage

See also

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