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Sandbox launches edutainment FAST Channel in UK, IE

April 15, 2024

Sandbox Group, the leading provider of digital subscription content services for children and families worldwide,  has launched a new free ad-supported (FAST) channel on Netgem TV. PlayKids TV will be distributed in the UK and Ireland through Netgem’s ISP partners including TalkTalk TV, Community Fibre TV and BetterTV.

The new kids channel, PlayKids TV, offers families educational entertainment with curated videos organised around key moments of the day such as morning routines, afternoon play and bedtime. The scheduling of the channel will allow kids to ease into the day with cosy stories and original songs such as ‘Let’s get ready’ that helps youngsters get ready in the morning. In the afternoon children will find content in PlayKids TV based around themes such as arts and crafts, playing together nicely and songs about animals. In the evening little ones can enjoy winding down stories and bedtime songs.

On PlayKids TV families will also find content curated around main events around the year such as summer holidays, back-to-school and Christmas. Some of the featured animations on the free-to–watch channel include:

● Talking Tom & Friends

Talking Tom and his friends are best friends with big dreams and even bigger adventures. They’re on a mission to make their mark on the world and become superstars!

● Earth to Luna

This fun learning show features a curious little girl, Luna, and follows her adventures as she shares her passion for science.

● The Hive

Through this charming animation young kids can learn about bees, why they’re important and can find out all about the world and how it works.

To find PlayKids TV’s fun education videos, users can simply go to Netgem TV on their TV or download the Netgem TV app from the App Store and Google Play. The channel will be promoted across the service and it can also be discovered in the dedicated Kids hub.

Ben Pugh, Head of Partnerships at Sandbox Group says: “With over 10 years in the children’s media business we know how to engage kids best throughout the day and that entertainment alone isn’t enough. So our focus is on providing fun educational videos for families that children love and parents can feel good about. We’re excited to be able to offer quality, curated learning content for free for families via Netgem TV’s FAST service.’

Mathieu Ghariani, Director of Commercial Operations at Netgem says: “We are thrilled to include PlayKids TV among our 130 FAST channels, which are distributed as part of our service in the UK through TalkTalk TV and numerous other operators. Netgem’s recent announcement regarding the expansion of our FAST service into new territories, dubbed ‘FAST Lane,’ underscores our commitment to providing Telecom Operators with an exceptional experience while maximising revenue for both operators and content owners. The addition of exclusive and reputable children’s content such as Playkids TV to our service exemplifies our dedication to a robust content strategy aimed at delivering a ‘Telco grade’ experience to our valued clients.”

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