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Hopster signs DreamWorks, Android launch

February 23, 2015

Hopster, the kids TV & learning service for preschoolers, has announced their latest multi-territory content deal with DreamWorks Classics. It has also confirmed its impending Android launch following increasing user demand.

The deal with DreamWorks Classics sees the platform acquire multi-territory distribution rights to seven titles, including family favourites Postman Pat, Rupert Bear, and Noddy in Toyland, which will begin rolling out on Hopster UK from Easter.

The platform currently streams 23 other shows, including Paddington Bear, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, and 64 Zoo Lane through existing licensing deals, marking one of the UK’s largest line-ups of U-rated kids TV episodes.

The platform is currently available on iOS in the UK and Ireland, and will be launching on Android in March priced at £3.99. It is also available on smart TVs and set-top boxes, having signed a series of major deals last year with Freesat, EE TV, Panasonic, and Samsung.

Nick Walters, Hopster founder and CEO, said, “We are delighted to work with DreamWorks Classics and add their beautiful family favourites to our content line-up. Our UK line up’s now stronger than ever – and with this multi-territory deal we’re also setting the scene to launch in even more territories. We’re also excited to be launching on Android next month. We know kids on iOS love Hopster, and can’t wait to answer all the emails and Facebook comments we get asking ‘Are you on Android?’ with a resounding ‘YES!’”

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