ABC, Fox Kids Launch Action Blocks

ABC Cable Networks, Fox Kids Europe and Fox Kids Latin America have teamed up to launch Jetix, a worldwide programming entity that will feature original, acquired and library action/adventure series for kids.

Highlighted by popular programs such as Saban’s Power Rangers, Jetix programming blocks will debut in the U.S. in February, showing up mornings on ABC Family and in primetime on Toon Disney.

April will see the launch of Jetix blocks on Fox Kids channels in Europe and the Middle East. These channels will then begin taking on the Jetix name later this year, as will Fox Kids outlets in Latin America.

Anne Sweeney, president of ABC Cable Networks Group and Disney Channel Worldwide calls Jetix "a strategic, ad-supported complement to Disney-branded television around the world, including our 22 Disney Channels."