VTM Kids (formerly known as VTMKzoom) was a Belgian commercial television channel for youth. The broadcasts of the channel began on 1 October 2009. VTM Kids targeted children. The children's channel was owned by DPG Media (formerly Medialaan).[1][2]

VTM Kids
HeadquartersVilvoorde, Belgium
Picture format16:9 576i (SDTV)
OwnerDPG Media
Sister channelsVTM, VTM2, VTM3, VTM4, VTM Gold
Launched1 October 2009 (2009-10-01)
Closed9 January 2023 (2023-01-09)
Replaced byVTM Non-Stop Dokters (channel space)
Former namesvtmKzoom (2009-2018)
Streaming media
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The channel was available in analog and digital basic offer of Telenet and in the digital basic offer of Proximus TV and TV Vlaanderen.


vtmKzoom logo (2015-2018)

Since 15 February 2015, children's programmes have been broadcast on VTM in the morning again.[3] Initially only on weekends, but since 3 July 2017 every day.[4] Since 2 October 2017, the morning block is called VTM Kids. The block broadcasts repeats of vtmKzoom and Kadet.[5]

On 22 December 2018 vtmKzoom and Kadet were replaced by the channels VTM Kids and VTM Kids Jr. Most of the programmes of vtmKzoom and Kadet were moved to VTM Kids. The toddler and pre-school programmes from vtmKzoom were moved to VTM Kids Jr.[6]

On 22 January 2020, DPG Media announced that VTM Kids Jr. would be merged with VTM Kids into a single channel. On 2 March 2020, VTM Kids Jr. was replaced by CAZ 2. [citation needed]

On 9 January 2023, VTM Kids ceased broadcasting as a linear channel. The programs still broadcast during the VTM Kids program block in the morning on VTM and remain available via VTM GO.[7]

The VTM Kids linear channel was replaced by VTM Non-Stop Dokters, a network featuring medical dramas, on 9 January 2023.[8]



Most programs that are broadcast on VTM Kids are from the Flemish production companies Studio 100, Seamonster and Sultan Sushi. This list is incomplete.

Flemish children shows


Imported children shows




VTMKzoom+ was a digital addition to VTMKzoom which broadcast 24/24. The channel was accessible via the red button on the remote control of the digital TV.

The pay channel was available from 1 October 2009 via Telenet Digital TV, 24h/24.[1][2] From 23 September 2013 the channel was no longer included in the new paying packages of Telenet. Only customers who were still subscribed to the old "kids package" can watch it.

The channel closed down on 1 June 2016.


  1. ^ a b vtm lanceert kinderzender vtmKZOE, Showbizzsite.be, 12/08/09
  2. ^ a b vtm wijzigt naam vtmkzoe in vtmkzoom, Showbizzsite.be, 28/08/09
  3. ^ "Programmering VTM: 9 - 15 februari 2015 (old.vmmtv.be)".
  4. ^ "Programmering VTM: 3 - 9 juli 2017 (old.vmmtv.be)".
  5. ^ "VTM KIDS verenigt alle programma's van vtmKzoom en Kadet (demorgen.be)". 2 October 2017.
  6. ^ "vtmKzoom en Kadet verdwijnen, maar kerstvakantie begint met 2 nieuwe zenders: VTM Kids en VTM Kids Jr. (hln.be)".
  7. ^ "VTM stopt met kinderzender VTM Kids". TVVisie (in Dutch). 2022-12-22.
  8. ^ "VTM GO lanceert eerste FAST-channel in Vlaanderen: VTM NON-STOP DOKTERS". communicatie.vtm.be (in Flemish). Retrieved 2023-03-08.