TPS, the French satellite broadcaster controlled by TF1, yesterday launched three new children's channels.

TPS spokesman, Guillaume de Posch said that it had planned to launch two channels under its own steam, but that the recent output deal with Warner Bros. (see Screendaily) permitted it to launch a third, effectively allowing it to take up a larger proportion of the children's market.

Packaged by Turner Broadcasting System, Boomerang will consist of classic cartoons drawn from the Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros and MGM catalogues.

The other new channels are Tfou, a humorous and interactive channel for 4-10 year olds produced by e-TF1, and Eureka, a more educational package for 7-14 year olds produced by TPS Jeunesse.