Hopster in DreamWorks deal as it prepares launches

Hopster has struck a programming deal with DreamWorks and is about to launch on Android. The kids OTT service is currently available in the UK and Ireland, but has picked up multi-territory right to the DreamWorks fare and, following a successful funding round, is expected to roll out in new territories in the first half […]

EE TV customers now get BBC connected red button

UK mobile operator EE’s EE TV customers can now access BBC connected red button services. EE TV has also added Dailymotion, Deezer, Euronews, Cloudio TV and Hopster applications to its platform.  Viewers can use the BBC’s connected red button directly from BBC channels to access iPlayer and the BBC Sport and News Apps, offering live sport, video […]

Freesat launches kids SVoD offering on Freetime

UK free-to-air satellite operator Freesat has launched a subscription video-on-demand offering for kids from Hopster, available via its Freetime connected TV platform.  The pay service, created for Freetime by Hopster, will give access to a range of children’s content for £3.99 (€3.14) a month. As a promotional offering, Hopster is offering access to the SVoD […]

UK, France SVoD platforms buy Corus kids shows

Dailymotion and Canalplay Infinity in France and Hopster in the UK have acquired 345 hours of kids programming from Canadian vendor Nelvana Enterprises. Video site Dailymotion has bought BEYBLADE: Metal Fusion, BEYBLADE: Metal Masters, BEYBLADE: Metal Fury, BEYBLADE: Shogun Steel, Franklin and a number of Franklin specials. Canal+-owned Canalplay Infinity has taken a package of […]

Ooyala delivers app for Hopster

Video streaming and analytics provider Ooyala is delivering a TV and learning tablet app for kids content provider Hopster. Hopster offers an advertising-free subscription service. Its app, aimed at under-5s, launched in December. Ooyala is providing services including studio-required content protection, player analytics for viewer personalisation, and development tools to integrate with application interface, payment […]

New kids SVoD app secures eOne content

A new kids-focused on-demand app is launching in the UK later this month and has secured Entertainment One Family series including Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom for its debut. SVOD service Hopster was first unveiled at MIPJunior this year and has secured a batch of deals for shows such as Babar and the Adventures of […]

New SVoD service for UK kids to launch on iPad

Hopster, a new UK subscription video-on-demand service for pre-school children, is to launch on the iPad in November. Hopster has secured SVoD rights to Babar, Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Little Bear, Max & Ruby and Maggie & The Ferocious Beast from Nelvana; SuperWhy, Madeline, Paddington Bear and Monster Math Squad from DHX Media; […]