The Children's Channel, also known as TCC, was a television station in the United Kingdom, Benelux (with Dutch voice over), with CSC Media Group and Scandinavia, which was owned by Flextech (now Living TV Group).
In its early days, TCC broadcast between 05:00 and 15:00, and timeshared with Bravo on many cable operators. On 6 February 1989, it started broadcasting on Astra 1A between 05:00 and 10:00 on weekdays and between 05:00 and 12:00 on weekends, timesharing with Lifestyle. Then, it went on to broadcast from 06:00 to 17:00. In 1992, it started at 18:00 and ended at 19:00
In its day, TCC created some of its own original programming. Connect 4 and The Super Mario Challenge were popular tea-time quiz shows. Some other 'in-between' show segments included Link Anchorman including Chuck the Chimp and Hopper the Penguin. All of the Puppets were created and performed by Hands Up Puppets. Primarily Marcus Clarke and Helena Smee. Other TV Talent made an appearance or got an early break working on these Series including Konnie Huq then awaiting news of her University place. Some of today's TV honchos and producers also got valuable early TV introducing experience on these Series including Lisa Opie, Tim Lowe, Karen Ward and Mike Crosby.