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The Gabrielpika (Japanese: ガブリエル・ピカ Hepburn: Gaburierupika) is a Japanese youth, anime, and children's channel owned by TPEN Japan, a division of TPEN-FTN Television Group Asia. In recent years The Gabrielpika has now mostly target to youth audiences, teens, and otakus due its focus on mainly anime with its non-anime programs on its sister channels, EXD, and GabToons.

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

TPEN Kids 1982

1994-2006

In January 1991, 2 years after TPEN Kids Worldwide was founded and after TPEN Kids was finally launched in Europe in July 1990, TPEN Japan started plans to expand TPEN Kids to Asia with same programming as the newly launched The Gabrielpika block in United States, and TPEN Kids Europe with addition of kids anime programming exclusive to the Asian market.

In later 1991, TPEN Japan had failed to find a Asian broadcast company to handle and operate the Asian market for TPEN and TPEN Kids. TPEN Japan's Asian expansion concept was given to TPEN and Foxtel's newly formed Australian division, TPEN Australia in 1993 and finally launch TPEN Kids in Asia in 1996.

In February 1992, TPEN Japan had announced instead of forming a Asian division, TPEN decided to launch not just only TPEN Kids Japan but more channels for only Japan, one of the channels eventually became TPENime.

In Early 1993, TPEN Japan had a agreement with Disney, Turner Broadcasting Service, MTV Networks, and Warner Bros. to handle its kids programs for TPEN Kids Japan. During 1993, TPEN Kids was scheduled to launch at December 1993, which had taken over TPEN Anime's schedule, causing a delay of TPEN Anime's launch then TPEN Anime was renamed to TPENime and moved its launch date at 1994.

TPEN KidsEdit

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2003-2006

In December 5, 1993, TPEN Kids began broadcasting in Japan at 6:00, first program to broadcast in TPEN Kids Japan was Pingu.

In 1996, TPEN Kids Japan dropped most of Disney programming due to Disney Channel's Asian expansion and due to adding their new block into the lineup known as Minimax which was licensed from Canal+ until 2006. In 1997 and 1998, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and Hanna-Barbara programs where dropped on the schedule due to Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon started broadcasting in Japan, making TPEN Kids to have more space for newer anime and kids programs. In 2003, TPEN Kids was given a different revamp unlike its international counterparts and it remains its older bumpers.

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2005-2006

In 2005, TPEN Kids decided to update its logo again this time only using this logo for newer promos and as a screen bug, as of 2005, TPEN Kids' older bumpers still remain on the channel.

TPEN Kids 2004

2006-2010

In 2006, TPEN Kids Japan began using the rebrand from United Kingdom, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, thus the older bumpers that where kept on the previous revamps where finally completely dropped. Discovery Kids began running on TPEN Kids which replaced Minimax in the morning timeslots.

TPEN Kids 2006

2010-2013

In 2010, TPEN Kids was given another new look, but it however yet again using its older bumpers from its previous rebrand until 2011. Discovery Kids had also got a new look from its Latin American counterpart.

The GabrielpikaEdit

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2013-2017

Discovery KidsEdit

Discovery Kids (ディスカバリーキッズ) is a children's anime block on The Gabrielpika Japan targeting mostly on children between 2 and 10. The block was a joint between The Gabrielpika Japan and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

Since the launch of 1993, TPEN Kids Japan broadcast many classic, and preschool programming during its first few years, and TPEN Kids had planned a block targeting to younger children during morning timeslots.

Minimax (1996-2006)Edit

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1996-2002

Minimax (ミニマックス) began broadcasting in Japan as a block on TPEN Kids in December 1996, the brand was licensed from Canal+. The block was originally showing classics and preschool programming in its early years.

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2002-2006

In 2002, Minimax had updated their bumpers and logo, which was later used by Minimax in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and other Central Eastern European countries.

After the brand was revamped most classic programming where dropped in the schedule in 2004 with only preschool programming shown in the morning timeslot, some classic programs where given overnight timeslots in TPEN Kids, where most anime that targets more to teens and youth air in those timeslots, this was due to TPEN Kids Extra hasn't been planned to launch in Japan at the time.

In 2005, TPEN Japan reach a deal with Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific to launch a new block on TPEN Kids which is based on Discovery Kids Latin America.

In later 2005, TPEN Kids had announced Discovery Kids will replace Minimax entirely, and Discovery Kids will provide new preschool programming, and will also keep Minimax's remaining programs on the block.

Discovery KidsEdit

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2006-2010

In 2006, Discovey Kids was launched in Japan beginning with The Save Ums as the first program.

Discovery Kids Latin America 2009

2010-2017

In 2010, Discovey Kids had given its first new look which was used from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and other Latin American countries.

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2017-present

Current ProgrammingEdit

Discovery Kids/MinimaxEdit

  • Kyorochan
  • Ojamajo Doremi
  • Wedding Peach
  • Pretty Rhythm
  • Glitter Force
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
  • Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri
  • PriPara
  • Mirmo!
  • Aikatsu
  • To Heart
  • Kemono Friends
  • Tokyo Mew Mew
  • Sonic X
  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
  • Pokemon
  • Yo-Kai Watch
  • Deltora Quest
  • Digimon

AcquiredEdit

  • Starter Squad

OriginalEdit

AnimeEdit

  • Sgt Frog
  • Keroro
  • Ghost Stories 
  • Azumanga Daioh 
  • Pupipō! 
  • Gabriel DropOut
  • Touhou
  • Vocaloid
  • Blend S
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
  • K-On!
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Clannad
  • Kobato.
  • Kin-iro Mosaic
  • Kill Me Baby
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • WataMote
  • Arcade Gamer Fubuki
  • Angel Beats!
  • Straight Title Robot Anime
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  • Place to Place
  • Baka and Tes
  • BanG Dream
  • Lucky Star
  • Love Live!
  • Nichijou
  • Seven of Seven
  • Fairy Tail
  • Squid Girl
  • Bamboo Blade
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Upcoming ProgrammingEdit

TBAEdit

Former ProgrammingEdit

OriginalEdit

AcquiredEdit

  • Angry Birds Toons
  • Kukori és Kotkoda (Japanese sub) (1993-2017)
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • Battle For Dream Island (2011-2017)
  • Shadoks
  • The Trap Door (1993-2017)
  • Garfield and Friends (1993-2017)
  • The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1993-2017)
  • Happy Blam (2016-2017)
  • Space Goofs
  • The Lolman Object Show
  • Triple Z
  • MarsTV
  • Marsupilami
  • Totally Spies!
  • CatDog

AnimeEdit

  • Around the World with Willy Fog
  • Alfred J. Kwak
  • Sally the Witch 

Preschool (Discovery Kids/Minimax)Edit

  • Doki (2014-2017)
  • Pingu (1993-2017)
  • Pingu in the City (2017-2018)
  • Oobi at Work (2011-2018)
  • Oobi (2004-2017)
  • Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
  • The Backyardigans (2009-2012, 2015-2017)
  • Plonsters (1994-2017)
  • Peep and the Big Wide World (2004-2017)
  • The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon (1994-2017)
  • The Save-Ums
TGP Media-Networks
TGP Media-Networks North America:

General:
TPEN | TPEN Overnight | TPEN Sports | TPEN2 | TPEN3 | TPEN Animals | TPEN Comedy | TPEN Nature | TPEN Investigation | TPEN White | TPEN News | GaTube

Kids and Family:
The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | GabToons | EXD | Animedia | Animedia StarMoon | Zoog | The Gabrielpika Family | Cells


TGP Media-Networks International:
General:
TPEN International | TPEN Comedy Worldwide | TPEN Investigation | TPEN2 | GaTube | TPEN News | TPEN Sports

Kids and Family:
The Gabrielpika International | The Gabrielpika Jr. Worldwide | Zoog Worldwide | Animedia Worldwide | EXD Worldwide | The Gabrielpika 2 Europe | GabToons Worldwide


TGP Media-Networks Canada5:
General:
TPEN | TPEN Nature | TPEN Investigation | TPEN White | TPEN Comedy | GaTube |

Kids and Family:
The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Junior | EXD | Animedia | GabToons | Sutāmūn


TGP Media-Networks Latin America:
General:
TPEN | TPEN2 | TPEN Investigation

Kids and Family:
The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | EXD | Animedia | GabToons | The Gabrielpika 2

Brazil:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

Mexico:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

Argentina:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN


TPEN Europe:
United Kingdom and Ireland:
General:
TPEN | | GaTube | TPEN Nighttimes | TPEN2 | TPEN Comedy | TPEN Action-Thriller | TPEN Comedy B&W | TPEN Comedy Extra

Kids and Family:
The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | GabToons | EXD | The Gabrielpika 2 | Sutāmūn (Block) | The Gabrielpika Classics | Animedia

France:
TPEN | TPEN Comedy | TPEN Nature | TPEN Comedy B&W

The Gabrielpika France | The Gabrielpika Jr. | GabToons | EXD | The Gabrielpika 2 | Animedia |

Italy:
TPEN | TPEN2 | TPEN Nature

The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | GabToons | EXD | The Gabrielpika 2 | Animedia | The Channel gabrielpika |

Germany:
TPEN | TPENCinema | TPEN Comedy

The Gabrielpika Germany | The Gabrielpika Jr. | GabToons | EXD | Animedia |

Spain:
TPEN | TPEN Comedy | TPEN Comedy B&W

The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | The Gabrielpika 2 | EXD | GabToons | Animedia | Zoog

Portugal:
TPEN | TPEN Comedy

The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | EXD | The Gabrielpika 2 | Zoog | Animedia


TPEN Netherlands:
General:
TPEN | TPEN Nature | TPEN Comedy

Kids and Family:
The Gabrielpika8 | The Gabrielpika Jr.8 | GabToons8
| Animedia | EXD8 | Zoog8 | TPENCinema |

Dutch! Networks Inc.8 (Netherlands):
Dutch! | Dutch! Jr. | Dutch! Europe | DutchToonz!


TPEN Nordic:
General:
TPEN | TPEN Nature | TPEN Comedy

Kids and Family:
The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | GabToons | The Gabrielpika 2 | Dutch! | Animedia |

TPEN Denmark:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

TPEN Finland:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

TPEN Norway:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

TPEN Iceland:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

TPEN Sweden:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

TPEN Scandinavia:

The Gabrielpika | TPEN


TPEN CEE:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN | The Gabrielpika Jr. | GabToons | Dutch! | Animedia | Zoog | EXD | The Gabrielpika 2

Hungary:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

Romania:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

Poland:
The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | EXD | The Gabrielpika 2 | Zoog | Animedia | TPEN


TPEN CISSE:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN| GabToons | Dutch! | Animedia


TGP Media-Networks Asia:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN | The Gabrielpika Jr. (Block) | EXD | Animedia | Animedia Classics | TPEN & The Gabrielpika9 | Sutāmūn
India:
The Gabrielpika7 | TPEN | EXD India

Singapore:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN| EXD

Hong Kong:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN

Taiwan:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN | Animedia | EXD

China:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN | EXD

Philippines:
TPEN & The Gabrielpika9 | Animedia | EXD

TGP Media-Networks Japan:
The Gabrielpika | TPEN | Animedia | Animedia Classics | EXD | Sutāmūn


TPEN Turkey:
TPEN |

The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. Turkey

Middle East:
TPEN |

The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr. | Animedia

Africa:
TPEN | TPEN Comedy | GaTube

The Gabrielpika | GabToons | The Gabrielpika Jr. | EXD | Zoog | Animedia | Sutāmūn |

Israel:
TPEN |

The Gabrielpika | The Gabrielpika Jr.


TGP Media-Networks Australia:
TPEN | TPEN Comedy Kids and Family:
The Gabrielpika | GabToons | Animedia | GaTube | Zoog | Sutāmūn | EXD


On Demand:
Dutch! On Demand | TPEN Teen On Demand | Animedia On Demand | Zoog On Demand | GaTube On Demand


Radio:
TGP Radio | TGP Jr. Radio | TPEN Radio | TPEN2 Radio | TPEN3 Radio | TPEN News Radio | TPEN Sports Radio


Gubble Television
US networks:

GubbleTV | H&M | | | | | | | | 3


Latin America:
GubbleTV | FireTV | FizzTV | WaterTV | LeafTV | FuzzyTV


Europe:

United Kingdom & Ireland:4
GubbleTV | WaterTV | TZC | | |

France:
GubbleTV | WaterTV | TZC | Quad Network | EightTV | | | | | |

Germany:
GubbleTV | FizzTV | WaterTV | TZC | Quad Network | EightTV | | | | | |

Spain:
GubbleTV | FireTV | FizzTV | WaterTV | TZC | D8 | Bold + | Quad Network | EightTV | TEN Comedia+6 | TEN Accion+6 | TEN Desport+6 | TEN Canal+5
(6) | TEN TPEN+6 | |

Portugal:
GubbleTV | FireTV | FizzTV | WaterTV | TZC | D8 | Bold + | Quad Network | EightTV | TEN Comedia+6 | | |

Italy:
GubbleTV | TZC | EightTV | TEN Comedia+6 | | | | | |

Netherlands:
GubbleTV | TZC | Quad Network | | | | | | |

Nordic:
GubbleTV | TZC | Quad Network | EightTV | | | | | |

Central Eastern Europe:2
GubbleTV | FireTV | FizzTV | LeafTV| TEN Comedia+6 | D8 | Bold + | EightTV | FuzzyTV | | | |

Russia:
GubbleTV | 128TV | 232TV


Asia:3

GubbleTV | WaterTV | LeafTV | TPEN & The Gabrielpika3
| Live | EightTV


Australia:1
GubbleTV | EightTV | Live


Foopiia:
GubbleTV | FireTV | FizzTV | WaterTV | LeafTV | FuzzyTV | PlayMax

Emerald Television

TYENOL | TZC | Mine Comedy | LKCS | TPEN & The Gabrielpika | Romactina | TV Spot | Wow! Network | Ultra Channel | H&M | EightTV | Quad Network | D8 | Bold + | Live

NumberTV

128TV | 232TV

TEN Comedia+6

TEN Comedia+ | TEN Accion+ | TEN Desport+ | TEN Canal+5 | TEN TPEN+ |

Websites:



Defunct:
The Zone Channel (United States) | Romactina (Spain and Portugal) | Mine Comedy (Worldwide) | TV Spot (United States) | Wow! Network (United States) | Ultra Channel (United States) | EightTV (Canada) | Quad Network (Canada) | D8 (Latin America) | Bold + (Latin America) | LKCS (United States) | TYENOL (United Kingdom) | Live (Latin America)


1Jointly owned by Gubbble Television, and Foxtel Management Pty Limited.
2Jointly owned by Gubbble Television, and AMC Networks International.
3Jointly owned by Gubbble Television, Google Pictures Entertainment and Allied Media Corporation..
4Joint venture between Gubbble Television and Sky plc.
5Jointly owned by Gubbble Television, and Canal+.
6Jointly owned by Gubbble Television, and Discovery Communications.

Gubbletv

The Gabrielpika Media
The Gabrielpika Media:

TPEN Pictures | TPEN Television | TPEN Studios | The Gabrielpika Animation Studios | E's World Productions | GabFlash | The Gabrielpika Studios | GabToons Studios | The Gabrielpika Originals


The Gabrielpika Records Group
TPEN Records | The Gabrielpika Records


The Gabrielpika Technology:
Gabrielpika (Operating System)| The Gabrielpika Inside


Other assets:
The Gabrielpika Games


5 A joint venture with Corus Entertainment.
6 A joint venture with ABC Cable Ventures, Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia and Fetix Worldwide.
7 A joint venture with IBN (Network 18 Limited).
8 A joint venture between TGP Media-Networks Netherlands and Dutch! Networks Inc..
9 A joint venture between Google Pictures Entertainment and Allied Media Corporation.

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