Before the days of cell phones, video games and the internet, TV was often to be referred to as “The Great American Babysitter.” Parents from the 1950’s to the ’70’s, were well aware that siblings and high-school babysitters didn’t really watch the kids. As soon as the parents in a home would leave, the sitter would turn the TV on, plant the kids in front of it and go talk on the phone all night to friends. (If they had satellite TV back then, the sitter probably would have ignored the phone and joined the kids in the living room!)
Obviously, no one wants their child stuck in front of the TV for too long, but there is a sense of security in the child-friendly, viewing experience available on satellite TV. A Disney® movie like, “Cars” can come to the rescue on those occasions when a short amount of time is needed to keep a child happily distracted. Made-for kids and teens TV shows like “Hannah Montana” and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” as well as, music videos are all found on the Disney channel. A small satellite dish can have a big impact on the types of fashion and attitudes that children are exposed to, whether it’s in movies, sitcoms, or pop culture.
Satellite TV often gives subscribers the option of an all-family friendly package, too. This can be helpful for a family that desires the incredible variety only satellite TV offers, but also needs to stay within a budget. A family package can include a variety of sports channels, religious broadcast networks, animal, discovery and science channels. In fact, satellite TV carries plenty of opportunities for kids of any age to soak in education, disguised as entertainment! Discovery Kids® is a non-violent, channel designed for youngsters aged 7-14. The Science Channel® is divided into three categories, Science and Technology, Natural Science and Mystery and Expedition.
Dividing family entertainment preferences can be a difficult task. A child-friendly viewing on satellite TV makes it easy to appease each family member’s interests, and yet still trust the content.