Those who grew up with CITV classics like Fraggle Rock, Fun House and Knightmare may be feeling a pang of nostalgia as the children’s channel comes off air after 30 years.
Children’s TV channel CITV – loved for kids’ classics including Danger Mouse and Rainbow – will close next month.
It is making way for ITVX Kids, the children’s service on ITV’s new streaming service ITVX, which launched earlier this summer.

ITV told Sky News: “As a consequence of this new streaming approach and responding to the changing ways children and their parents are increasingly accessing content, the CITV broadcast channel will close after the summer holidays on 1st September.”

ITVX replaced ITV Hub in December 2022, with the public service broadcaster making moves to compete with streaming giants including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Children’s ITV launched in 1983, sitting across weekday late afternoons, with the digital CITV channel following in 2006.

Aimed at kids aged five to 12, some of its best-loved shows include My Parents Are Aliens, Fraggle Rock, The Worst Witch, Children’s Ward, Raggy Dolls, Woof, Art Attack and Horrid Henry.

Classics that have earned cult status over time include Ghost Train, Fun House, Knightmare, Press Gang, Danger Mouse, Trap Door and Count Duckula.

Source: Sky News

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By Expat