MEDIA: Young to get a new TV Rapture

A new youth cable television channel, Rapture, backed by independent television production company Kudos Productions, expects to start transmission in June.

A new youth cable television channel, Rapture, backed by independent

television production company Kudos Productions, expects to start

transmission in June.



It will target 12 to 20 year olds and plans to broadcast from 5pm to

midnight seven days a week.



Programming will be primarily arts and entertainment-oriented but the

channel also plans to carry educational programming. Kudos says it will

work closely with schools and colleges around the country to produce

2,000 hours of original programming a year.



A Kudos spokeswoman said talks being held with all cable operators over

transmission deals are ‘encouraging’. Rapture will be funded by ads and

sponsorship which will be handled by the newly-formed Rocket Science,

Kudos’ partner in the venture.



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