Hopster: ‘once in a generation’ opportunity in kids market

New entrants to the kids market face a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to ‘become global leaders’ as digital distribution consolidates around key apps and moves to a subscription model, according to kids ‘edutainment’ app provider Hopster’s founder and CEO Nick Walters. Interviewed by Digital TV Europe editor Stuart Thomson for TV Connect’s video series ahead […]

Hopster launches on Roku

Kids educational and entertainment app provider Hopster is launching a channel on the Roku streaming platform in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and France. Hopster is launching a localised French language app in France. Hopster is available on Roku streaming players in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland, and France, and is also available […]

Sony buys into preschool SVOD service

Sony Pictures Television has bought into preschool SVOD service Hopster. That means Sony Pictures Television Networks takes a minority stake and a seat on the board in exchange for an undisclosed amount. The investment came as part of an investment round, which SPTN led in association with Hopster’s largest existing shareholder, Sandbox Partners. The money […]

Hopster launches in US

Kids on-demand edutainment service Hopster is launching in the US with a new look and a line-up of US kids shows. Hopster is launching in the US with a catalogue of newly-acquired shows and music including segments introducing viewers to NAACP and Emmy award winner Reading Rainbow with LeVar Burton, and Monster Math Squad and Franny’s Feet, from DHX […]

Netgem signs global OTT deals with Wuaki, Hopster

Netgem has agreed global deals with Wuaki and Hopster, offering the over-the-top services to telecoms operators as part of its network of channels and content. With the agreements, consumers will be able to rent or buy films and TV shows through Wuaki.tv on a pay-as-you-go basis via Netgem’s telco TV offering. The deal with kids […]

Hopster expands to Iceland with Vodafone Play

Kids on-demand edutainment service Hopster has secured carriage on the Vodafone Play subscription video-on-demand service in Iceland. Hopster is now available in all three Vodafone Play packages across Iceland – Vodafone Play, Vodafone Play M and Vodafone Play L – and will bring hundreds of local-language episodes of its shows to kids in the country, […]

Hopster launches Android app

Kids TV subscription video-on-demand service Hopster has launched on Android and has teamed up with Samsung to provide a joint promotional offer. Hopster’s Android app is now available free of charge on the Google Play service. The kids service, which initially launched as an iOS app before joining the Apple TV platform earlier this year, […]

Kids SVOD service goes global

Educational content-focused app Hopster is to launch internationally through Apple TV. The subscription on-demand platform, which offers hundreds of preschool programmes, launched in the UK on Apple TV in May, and will now go out in more than 100 territories. It isalready live in Australia, the Middle East, southeast Asia and India. In the core […]

Hopster launches on Apple TV

Preschool kids SVOD service Hopster has launched on Apple TV. The on-demand service, which started in the UK but is rolling out internationally, is available on Apple’s TV service in the UK for £3.99 (€5.40) a month. There is also a week-long free trial available. Existing Hopster subs can also use the service on Apple. […]

Hopster announces global rollout

Kids OTT service and learning platform, Hopster, is set to launch in 100 territories across Europe, Africa and Asia from this month. A global English-language version of the pre-school service will be available in countries including South Africa, Dubai, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and India, initially on iOS devices. The international expansion comes after Hopster struck […]