Families Will Have 24/7 Access to Top Shows Like Cocomelon, Blippi, Little Baby Bum and Morphle
United Arab Emirates – December 08, 2021 – Moonbug Entertainment Ltd. today announced its partnership with OSN (Orbit Showtime Network), the leading entertainment hub in the Middle East and North Africa, launching the first ‘Moonbug Kids’ branded linear preschool kids’ channel to the region. As of 12th December, this brand new curated linear channel will allow families 24/7 access to Moonbug’s full collection of world-renowned kids’ entertaining and educational programming for the first time. Shows will includeleading family brands such as Cocomelon, Blippi, Morphle, Little Baby Bum, Mia’s Magic Playground, Go Buster, Playtime with Twinkle, Arpo, Gecko’s Garage, Supa Strikas and more.
Subscribers will be able to enjoy over 175 hours of content on the dedicated linear Moonbug Kids channel, along with a supportive content package available on OSN Streaming app. Top shows from Moonbug’s beloved roster will air alongside other premium kids’ networks like Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Baby TV. All content will be available in English, with Arabic and French dubs available for OSN Streaming app subscribers.
“Launching a new linear channel in this region forms a key part of our mission at Moonbug, to create and distribute inspiring and engaging stories to expand kids’ worlds and minds,” said Nicolas Eglau, Managing Director EMEA and APAC at Moonbug. “Partnering with the market leader OSN allows us to expand beyond the screen offering a modern digital-first destination with all our key brands for families across the Middle East and North Africa.”
Moonbug partnered with Cignal to launch a dedicated ‘Moonbug Kids’ branded linear channel in the Philippines earlier this year. More launches are in preparation as part of a strategy to give subscribers and viewers across the world access to Moonbug content in various ways, from single show packages on 3rd party outlets to branded channel blocks and windows, and increasingly full 24/7 linear experiences.
Commenting on the Channel launch, Nick Forward, Chief Digital & Content Officer at OSN said “We are excited to be the exclusive home to the first ever Moonbug Kids’ linear channel in MENA. It will be a safe, curated but most importantly, an entertaining place for kids, especially preschoolers. Moonbug’s goal is to teach compassion, empathy and resilience to kids around the world, which exactly aligns with our approach to Kids Content at OSN.”
About Moonbug Entertainment:
Moonbug Entertainment is an award-winning global entertainment company which creates, produces and distributes some of the most popular kids’ titles in the world. Moonbug’s line-up includes global sensations Cocomelon, Blippi, Little Baby Bum, My Magic Pet Morphle, Supa Strikas, Go Buster, Playtime with Twinkle, Gecko’s Garage, ARPO and many more. Moonbug titles are available across 27 languages.
In just three years, it has become a kid’s programming powerhouse with a library of more than 550 hours of content, which is distributed on more than 100 platforms globally, including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Sky, Tencent, Youku and Roku. In May of 2020, Tubular Labs named Moonbug one of the leading digital kids’ entertainment companies in the world based on the total number of minutes watched worldwide.
OSN is the region’s leading entertainment hub with a history of providing exceptional value for customers with its focus on exclusive and in-demand content, and innovative digital platforms for anywhere, anytime access.
OSN’s strength is its unbeatable range of exclusive programming and best-in-class entertainment led by its long-term partnerships with studio majors including Disney, HBO, NBC Universal, Fox, Paramount, MGM, and Sony to name a few.
OSN is the home for premium and nowhere-else content in Arabic, English, Turkish. OSN broadcasts the latest content at the same minute as in the US, including popular series, blockbuster movies, and the best in kids and lifestyle programming. In addition, OSN also provides entertainment content for devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones via its online and mobile app entertainment platform, offering movies and series on the go.