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.