A new Nashville, Tennessee-based children’s digital media company has launched today, offering a faith-based SVOD service aimed at Christian parents, called Minno (gominno.com).
The ad-free platform offers curated entertainment and educational choices for the whole family, including the largest collection of classic VeggieTales adventures, 3-2-1 Penguins and Owlegories. Minno also boasts a publishing extension in partnership with Hachette Nashville, with offerings such as Amazon bestseller The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids, a parenting blog with expert contributors, and a store offering books, Bibles and other resources for all ages.
In the coming months, Minno will also offer parent’s guides on top-of-mind topics, family devotionals and podcasts.
“Parents who care about their children’s faith are in a tough situation. While we attend church and have friends and neighbors who share our faith, the leading technology and media companies are fueling a content culture that is devoid of God and the importance of faith. Christian parents have more content choices than they’ve ever had, but fewer options that reflect their values. When you see media companies churning out more shows than ever but none of them reflect your family’s values you want to instill in your family, you are left with an impossible choice — not participating in culture or compromising what you care most about,” said Erick Goss, CEO and Co-founder of Minno and former senior manager at Amazon. “Minno resolves that problem, serving as a one-stop, trusted source and a partner in raising kids in today’s pluralistic, social, mobile and media-drenched world. Kids will see Minno as something fun to experience, while parents can feel good about the fact that our content is encouraging kids to deepen their faith and walk with God every day, at home or on-the-go.”
Minno aims to address a largely unmet need for Christian, church-going families with young children (16 million who attend weekly, 32 million who attend monthly) within the $30 billion U.S. children’s product marketplace, by offering safe, high-quality and fun media choices.