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Hopster brings Curious World to UK and Ireland

Early learning educational platform Hopster has launched Curious World in the UK and Ireland. Curious World is an early learning app aimed at children and was founded by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015. The app is based around the character Curious George, the mischievous monkey who first featured in Margret and H. A. Rey. George’s […]

Hopster launches on ComHem Play+

Early learning digital service Hopster is now available via Swedish cable operator ComHem’s streaming service ComHem Play+. The service features content that is in-line with the UK Early Years National Curriculum and features diverse and inclusive content from around the world. Along with a range of education content, the streamer also offers access to iconic […]

Hopster buys learning app Curious World

Leading preschool educational platform Hopster has bought Curious George-branded learning app Curious World. Curious World is an early learning app aimed at children aged 2-7 and was founded by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015. The app is based around the character Curious George, the mischievous monkey who first featured in Margret and H. A. Rey. […]

Hopster added to Virgin Media as free Kids TV Pick bundle benefit

Hopster, the fast-rising pre-school kids app, has been added to the Virgin Media platform in the UK. The app is designed for children aged two to six and promises to provide “a safe, ad-free environment for youngsters to learn through the stories they love.” Content ranges from entertaining classics like Pingu and Sesame Street to […]

Hopster announces departure of founder and CEO Nick Walters

High-profile early learning streaming service Hopster has announced that its founder and CEO Nick Walters will be stepping down at the beginning of September. The company said that Walters began transitioning to an advisory role at the beginning of June and that he will officially vacate the position on September 6. Stepping in to fill […]

Hopster launches on Apple TV channels in four markets

Pre-school kids educational and entertainment platform Hopster has launched on Apple TV Channels in Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and Malaysia. The service is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, some Samsung and LG smart TVs, and Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. Subscribers to Hopster through Apple […]

Hopster takes leap into Africa

Early learning entertainment platform Hopster has launched in Africa, in partnership with South Africa’s Vodacom and Congolese telco MTN. The launch also comes in partnership with mobile and web application platform provider AfrikaStream. In addition to worldwide brands like Pingu and Peppa Pig, users will be able to access Nigerian series Bino and Fino along […]

Sandbox takes majority stake in Hopster in multi-million pound funding round

Education publishing outfit Sandbox & Co has taken a majority stake in kids SVOD service Hopster as part of a multi-million pound investment round that will also see existing Hopster investor Venture Founders put additional cash into the business.  Bhav Singh, founder and CEO of Sandbox, will take on the role of Hopster chairman.  Sandbox, […]

Hopster launches in New Zealand with Sky

Kids on-demand service Hopster has secured a distribution partnership with pay TV operator Sky New Zealand, giving subscribers to streaming services Neon and Sky Go access to Hopster’s educational preschool shows, video books and music videos. Launching in November, the service will give pre-schoold children access to shows such as Molang and Hopster Studios animated […]

Hopster strikes partnership with A1 Hrvatska

Kids digital service Hopster has struck a distribution partnership with Telekom Austria’ Croatian unit, A1 Hrvatska, which provides Hopster customers with convergent telecommunication solutions, including mobile, fixed and TV services. The deal offers A1 postpaid mobile subscribers who are using the A1 Internet protection for children service a free Hopster subscription. Customers will be able […]

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