Artwork for the pop-channel Hoolee.

Hoolee to make family holidays happy as the first pop-up children's channel launches on DStv.

MultiChoice and Turner Broadcasting will make African television history this festive season when families all over the continent will be able to celebrate their December holidays with a first of its kind, pop-up children’s channel. The channel, Hoolee (197), will boost festive holidays with surprising shows and outstanding content.

From 1 December 2015 to 31 January 2016, DStv Premium, DStv Extra and DStv Compact customers can relax and enjoy watching their favourite characters when this ground-breaking, eight-week long, family channel joins Turner’s existing children’s channels on DStv – Boomerang and Cartoon Network .

The continent’s very first pop-up children’s channel will have a great mix of exciting and exclusive kids and family content. There will be a selection of exclusive shows from the best that prestigious Cartoon Network & Warner BrosStudios has on offer.  

Families can join the characters from five new exclusive shows, never seen before in Africa. Observe a team-up between a shark and hyena as the pair attempts to capture elusive mermaids in Zig & Sharko; Dragons: Race to the Edge unlocks the secrets of the dragon’s eye; the speedy hedgehog, known as Sonic, will race on screens in his first ever CGI TV series in Sonic Boom; All Hail King Julien parties up a storm in Madagascar; and in The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Puss will try and become a legend.

Included in the summer extravaganza are specially selected Hoolee movies like Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure, Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Power, Babe: Pig in the City, The Borrowers and Balto II: Wolf Quest!

“Our DStv Premium, DStv Extra and DStv Compact customers are in for a treat this festive season with even more variety of entertainment options. We’re excited by the brand new and exclusive content that Hoolee will bring to our youngest customers - ensuring that kids are entertained for hours and the whole family can share in the laughter and great adventure,” said Mark Rayner, COO for MultiChoice South Africa. 

"Hoolee is a channel that has been specifically developed and designed for our African viewers for this special time of the year,” added Pierre Branco, VP and Managing Director of Turner Africa. “It is all about family gatherings and treats, through an energetic and colourful branding.”

With a large volume of great shows, the new channel will offer carefully chosen movies and animated shows so that DStv viewers will enjoy all the festivities of the holidays with bright, refreshing, surprising and joyful content.