KidsCo celebrates its 4th anniversary today

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 8 September, 2011 - 11:20

The last year has seen KidsCo continue to drive expansion and consolidate its presence worldwide, securing deals with platforms across Central, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. The channel now broadcasts in 97 countries globally, with recent territory launches in Finland and Mauritius. It has continued to extend its international presence by signing deals with prominent platforms around the world, widening its reach in Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malta, Germany, Indonesia and Kenya.

KidsCo has embraced new technologies, securing VOD deals in both Poland and Spain over the last year. Multi-lingual deals have also shaped the channel, which is now available in 18 languages.

Over the last year KidsCo has commissioned, acquired and broadcast a host of new content from around the world, delivering on its commitment to providing platforms and viewers with a unique library of high quality and internationally appealing classic content, first-run exclusives and original productions. The last 12 months has seen KidsCo acquire further Wallace & Gromit titles from Aardman Animations Ltd., as well as the exclusive first-run of the New Zealand-Canadian series Turbo Dogs. KidsCo has also expanded its slate of original productions with a second series of popular Malaysian show, Boo & Me. Other new additions to the channel include India-produced Bommi & Friends and Taiwanese HD TV animation Traces.

KidsCo's programming line up has been strengthened with the launch of its Video Game Heroes morning block, which includes action-packed classics such as Sonic Underground and Super Mario Brothers as well as recently acquired Turbo Dogs

Paul Robinson, Global CEO at KidsCo, says: "The last year has seen KidsCo continue to expand its range of entertaining and educational content as well as extend its reach to more and more families around the world. Looking forward, we will continue to support our partners' commercial objectives by attracting loyal and highly engaged audiences with truly global content that kids love and that parents trust."