Discovery Kids is a Mexican/Brazilian channel that airs The Backyardigans episodes dubbed in Spanish and Portuguese. It was launched on November 1, 1996. Discovery Kids aired programming for children with an emphasis on real-life adventures, nature, science and wildlife.
Upon launching in 1996, the channel's programming was primarily targeted at pre-teens. It shifted its focus to preschoolers in 2002, when a Discovery Kids channel in the United States began as a programming block on NBC. Teen-oriented programs began to air exclusively on weekends, while shows aimed at younger children (such as The Backyardigans) aired throughout the week.
The channel's focus has remained similar since its repositioning. On April 1, 2016, the channel's continuity and logo were changed as part of the network's twentieth anniversary.