KiKA (Der KinderKAnal von ARD und ZDF [The Children's Channel of ARD and ZDF]) is a free, public, non-commercial television channel based in Erfurt, Germany. Its channel designation was formerly KI.KA.
KiKA is a joint venture of the national public television channels of ARD and of ARD's constituent broadcasters: BR, HR, MDR, NDR, RB, RBB, SR, SWR, WDR, and ZDF. Each day KiKA broadcasts a mixture of live-action and animated features from 6:00 a.m. CET until 9:00 p.m. CET. Its intended audience is children and youth, and it is generally watched by children 3 to 13.
The channel also repeats shows, such as Tabaluga tivi from ZDF's main service.