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Qubo is the coolest place to laugh and play
Qubo with your new friends on Saturday
Qubo in the morning is so much fun
Qubo is a party! Qubo's for everyone!
The channel's theme song from 2006-2009

Qubo is a media venture which aims to "provide quality, entertaining children's programming in a safe environment"; encompassing a Saturday morning lineup aired by NBC and Telemundo (in English and Spanish respectively), along with a 24-hour channel broadcast on Ion subchannels, along with their accompanying online platforms. It was launched in 2006 as a joint venture between an all-star cast of companies; including ION and NBC, along with Corus Entertainment, Scholastic, and the now NBCUniversal-owned DreamWorks Classics, then known at the time as Classic Media (for content production and access to their respective libraries).

The Qubo block, a Saturday morning block of educational programs (Broadcast by NBC and Telemundo) debuted on September 9, 2006, with re-runs on Ion the following Friday. For NBC, Qubo replaced their previous Discovery Kids block, while Qubo on Telemundo replaced a block of Nickelodeon and Corus' Nelvana dubs. On January 8, 2007, a Qubo Channel launched on the subchannels of Ion's stations. The network originally ran a looping 4-hour block of programs; this block expanded into a 6-hour cycle with more outside programming later in the year, and in 2010, the channel introduced the late-night block Qubo's Night Owl, which primarily consists of classic animated series from the Nelvana library.


Qubo began to hit snags in March 2012 with the announcement that NBC and Telemundo would drop the Qubo block in favor of new preschool blocks programmed by Sprout (which NBC's new parent company, Comcast, already owned a stake in), known as NBC Kids and MiTelemundo respectively. This leaves only the Ion block and 24/7 channel, putting a huge damper on its availability. With the the NBC Kids block, Qubo lost the rights to some Universal-owned kids programming, and would eventually lose the rights to the DreamWorks Classics programimng with the sale of that company to NBCUniversal.


Qubo currently airs the following series:

Western Animation

Live Action

  • Animal Atlas
  • Animal Science
  • Ask Me! - shown on commercial breaks
  • The Choo Choo Bob Show
  • Funniest Pets and People - part of "Night Owl"
  • Giver
  • Mickey's Farm
  • Raggs
  • Safari Tracks
  • This Is Daniel Cook
  • Timeblazers - part of "Night Owl"
  • Zoo Clues- On the Qubo Kids Corner and the Night Owl

Qubo has formerly aired the following series:

Western Animation

Live Action and Puppetry


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