Slovak television Joj is bringing out a new channel for children called Tuki, which will start broadcasting on 01 June, reports Zive.sk. This is the second TV channel for children in Joj's portfolio after the introduction of RiK in January. The new channel will be more attractive and available only from one provider, most probably Slovak Telekom. Telekom has 470,000 television customers. The children's channel will be available both in SD and HD.

The other children's channel, RiK, so far relies exclusively on acquired content. Tuki will offer its own productions, as well as content acquired from Your Family Entertainment, from which RiK takes programmes, too, but with different cartoons. It has also purchased TV classics.

For the procured content, the original sound track will be available, too. Joj has started a dedicated website at tukitv.sk. Tuki broadcasting will be localised in Slovak. It will focus on pre-school children. In the market there are several children's channels, including Minimax, Disney, Megamax, Nickelodeon, JimJam and others, broadcasting only in Czech. There is alo Disney Junior and nick.Jr in English, and duckTV without the spoken word.