VOD365, a provider of branded OTT TV channels via Freeview, YouView, Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices, has struck a content deal with global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group for over 300 hours of programming to appear on their kids entertainment channel Ketchup TV and documentary channel Planet Knowledge.
The partnership will see premium series across multiple genres including nature, science, history, crime, factual and culture debuting on Planet Knowledge, with programmes includingInside Man, Declassified and Death Row Storiesset to appear later this year.
In addition, Bananas in Pyjamas and brand-new animation PC Bob will be launching on Ketchup TV. The deal marks a first for PC Bob which is produced in-house by Endemol Shine Group and launched earlier this year on YouTube.
Commenting on the agreement, VOD365 Founder and CEO, Paul Coster, said: “We are extremely pleased to have concluded this content agreement with Endemol Shine Group. As well as being the largest content deal we have agreed to date for Planet Knowledge, with 300 hours of quality programming added to the channel, this partnership also represents the industry’s greater focus on AVOD platforms and new distribution models of which VOD365 is at the forefront.”
Wim Ponnet, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, Endemol Shine Group, added: “Our rich and diverse content is more in demand than ever and we are uniquely placed to feed this appetite. Endemol Shine Group’s deep content library includes a wealth of popular shows and VOD365 are a great partner to enable us to deliver these to wider audiences.”
VOD365’s Planet Knowledge is a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD, Smart TV’s – available on channel 265. The channel is also available for all leading smartphones and tablets using iOS and Android and launched on YouView in November 2018.
Ketchup TV is available through YouView set top boxes, smart televisions, Freesat, iOS and android tablets and smartphones. The service is also available via channel 211 on Freeview.