ITV to Close CITV

ITV is to close it’s dedicated children’s TV channel in favour of moving content over to it’s new ITV X online streaming platform.

CITV is currently available on all major TV platforms including Freeview, Freesat, Sky, and Virgin Media, and is free-to-air, meaning it is available without subscription (except Virgin Media).

CITV first launched as a programme strand on the then ITV (now ITV1) channel, becoming a full time channel in 2006. The replacement ITV X Kids will show a similar selection of programmes as to what is currently shown on CITV.

At the time of writing, no firm dates are available, however ITV X Kids is to be rolled out from July this year (2023). CITV is expected to close shortly after, during autumn.