Foxtel launches first kids pop-up channel dedicated to Spongebob

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 4 September 2019

Nickelodeons’ SpongeBob SquarePants will be getting his own dedicated pop-up channel on pay-TV provider Foxtel, as part of the TV character’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

This activity will mark the first time Foxtel has produced a dedicated Kid’s TV pop-up channel which will be available to all residential subscribers.

The channel will launch in time for the upcoming school holidays and will provide fans of the character with back-to-back Spongebob content.

Launching on channel 702, the pop-up will air from Saturday, September 21, until Tuesday, October 8. The 18-day mega marathon will air 11 seasons, 240 episodes and more than 432 hours of the globally-acclaimed series.

Nickelodeon will still air regular programming on Foxtel, channel 701 (Nickelodeon) and 703 (Nick Jr.) during this period. The Pop-Up channel will be accessible to all Foxtel residential subscribers. 

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