Ameba, an IPTV company operating out of Winnipeg, Canada, has announced the launch of a children’s entertainment portal that will deliver hundreds of hours of ad-free programming to televisions through the internet.
The company has taken delivery of the proprietary set-top boxes that will enable users to access its library of more than 500 hours of programming. The library includes content from Decode Entertainment, Breakthrough New Media, Casablanca Kids, Sockeye, Marble Media, Portfolio, TVO, Compugraf, Blender, Agogo Entertainment, Ingaldson-Smith Productions, Janet’s Planet, National Film Board and many others.
Programming includes such titles as SkinnamarinkTV, Wee Sing Train, Mother Goose Club, I’m BoHUNKy-Dory, Olivers Adventures, Rainbow Fish, Hoobs and I Love Mummy.
The Ameba system allows parents to access its website and decide which programs their children can watch. The selected programs are downloaded to the set-top box for kids to watch at any time. Parents buy the set-top box and pay a subscription fee; producers are paid on a royalty system.
‘Taking delivery of our set-top boxes is an exciting milestone in our plan to bring children a truly safe television entertainment environment that is designed to put control over programming choices in the hands of parents ‘ where it belongs. We strive to be the best at providing producers with easy access to a profitable no-risk system for direct digital distribution of their content’ said Ameba President Tony Havelka.