International content producer Blue Ant Media has expanded its global presence with three new family and kid-friendly linear channels on The Roku Channel. The new channels are Love Nature and Love Nature Espanol – an award-winning nature and wildlife brand, and ZooMoo, a channel dedicated to animal programming for kids.
“Blue Ant Media’s partnership with Roku is an important step in our AVOD expansion in the U.S. market because it allows us to introduce our suite of premium brands to one of the largest and most engaged streaming audiences in the world,” said Ward Platt, CEO, Kids & Global Networks, Blue Ant Media. “Audiences can expect an award-winning lineup of nature and kids programming, which is now in high demand as parents seek out shows they can trust for their children during these unprecedented times.”
This new deal expands Roku’s free live/linear channel lineup to more than 100. These come at the same time as Roku’s new channel guide that’s easier for users to navigate. Roku now reaches an estimated 36 million people.
About the new channels
Programming on Roku’s Love Nature channels includes Secrets of Wild Australia (7 x 60’; HD), which showcases some of Australia’s most unique animals, from pouch breeding marsupials and big birds to bats and terrifying reptiles; Animal Empires (6 x 60’; HD), a journey to the beautiful and dangerous places that play host to wildlife’s migrations and congregations; and Land of Gremlins (3 x 60’; HD), which explores the exotic island of Madagascar, home to some of the weirdest and most wonderful creatures in the world, including its extensive evolutionary history and reveals the array of extraordinary animals.
ZooMoo‘s line-up includes the live-action preschool series, Kooki’s Crafty Show (26 x 11’; HD), hosted by a cheeky and playful red panda named Kooki, who empowers young children to unleash their creativity through crafting and Lost (32 x 11′; HD), a live-action, puppet-based series that follows Flash, a wildlife photographer with little sense of direction and a taste for adventure who takes viewers on global adventures that include a touch of mishap and a lot of help from his friends.
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