U.S. kids have a new children’s programming platform this week as Hulu debuts its kids and families portal Hulu Kids (www.hulu.com/kids) in its Hulu Plus subscription section. At launch, the Hulu Kids section features 43 shows—including commercial-free series episodes from Nickelodeon as well as series from PBS and Lionsgate.
Hulu Plus subscribers can click on Hulu Kids and the Shows You Watch section for where they can browse through categories like Dino Time, featuring episodes of Barney, Dinosaur Train, and Cartoon Favorites for series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Arthur, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Legend of Korra, Wild Kratts, Thomas & Friends, Martha Speaks, Robot and Monster and Caillou. Users can also select by channel, by age (K2-4, K5-7, K8-10), or on a grid format. The service also offers live-action fare such as iCarly, Victorious, Biz Kids and House of Anubis. Netflix also launched its own Just For Kids service on iPad in October.