Hopster launches across western Balkans with United Group

Preschool kids service Hopster has struck an agreement with western Balkans service provider United Group to launch its offering in the region. Hopster will make its video streaming service available on the EON platform via United Group-owned SBB in Serbia and via Telemach in Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Hopster’s launch will make episodes […]

Hopster launches on DISH in US

Kids pre-school on-demand service Hopster has launched its new entertainment and learning service on DTH pay TV service DISH in the US. The agreement with the pay TV operator sees the UK-based preschool app make its content available to DISH subscribers across the US. Priced at US$4.99 a month, Hopster’s SVOD content is now available […]

Hopster launches on Sling TV

Pre-school entertainment and learning app, Hopster, has launched on Sling TV in the US. Sling TV customers can pay US$5 per month to access the service, which offers a mix of media including kids TV shows, music and video books. “We couldn’t be more excited about teaming up with Sling TV,” said Hopster commercial director, […]

Hopster looking to ‘shake up production’ with originals move

Kids on-demand app Hopster aims to ramp up its currently modest original production efforts by focusing on relatively low budget short-run series that can be extended if they do well, according to CEO Nick Walters. Speaking at the OTT TV World Summit in London this morning, Walters said that Hopster is “trying to shake up […]

UKTV makes airtime-for-equity investment in Hopster

UKTV has struck its first deal through its innovation fund, UKTV Ventures, with an airtime-for-equity investment in kids TV app Hopster. UKTV launched The Innovation Fund in April 2017 in partnership with Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund to invest and take equity stakes in businesses in return for advertising airtime on UKTV channels. Hopster will be the […]

Hopster debuts on US pay TV with Comcast

Kids OTT TV service Hopster has launched via the internet on US cable giant Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top, marking the first time the UK-based online subscription video on demand service is available from a pay TV provider in the US.  Xfinity customers and their families now have access to Hopster’s library of videos including premium […]

Hopster content added to STV Player

Hopster, the kids’ learning and entertainment app, and STV are teaming up to add Hopster content to the broadcaster’s online streaming platform. Hundreds of pre-school titles, such as In the Night Garden, will become freely available on a new dedicated Hopster-branded children’s area within STV Player. The line-up of content integrated within the new STV […]

TalkTalk in UK first with Hopster deal

UK service provider TalkTalk is to add kids on-demand service Hopster to its TV line-up. The move means that TalkTalk will become the first UK TV provider to make Hopster content directly available as part of its kids TV offering. TalkTalk TV customers who have the Kids Boost can now enjoy 500 Hopster episodes on […]

Hopster launches in Gibraltar with Gibtelecom

Pre-school learning and entertainment app, Hopster, has agreed a carriage deal with Gibraltar’s largest telco Gibtelecom. The app will be included in Gibtelecom’s new Sofi digital entertainment service alongside some 60 channels including Sky News, Eurosport and Discovery and apps like Rakuten TV, Dailymotion and Viewster. Hopster will also be bundled as part of Gibtelecom’s […]

Hopster closes ‘multi-million pound’ investment round

Pre-school entertainment and learning app, Hopster, has closed a multi-million pound funding round led by existing investor, Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN). While details of the raise were not disclosed, Hopster founder and CEO, Nick Walters, said the company will use the money to “keep doing what we pledged: provide a safe, ad-free and nurturing digital […]