Video on Demand 365 (VOD365), a leading provider of branded OTT TV channels via Freeview, YouView, Freesat, mobile and smart TV devices, has agreed a major content deal with NBCUniversal.
Under the terms of the deal, VOD365 picks up exclusive U.K. VOD rights to many of the studio’s globally recognised brands for kids’ channels, and will see over 1,000 episodes spread across channels Ketchup (preschool) and Yaaas! (kids 7+).
Programming featured in the deal includes global hits from DreamWorks Animation Television: Kung Fu Panda, Pandiva, New Penguins of Madagascar, New Puss in Boots, Puss in Boots Epic Cat Battles, as well as New Shrek, Swamp Talk with Shrek and Donkey, King Julien and Woody Woodpecker (DreamWorks Classics). Ketchup fans will be able to enjoy new episodes of kids’ favorites such as Postman Pat, Noddy, Curious George, Ethelbert the Tiger and Casper’s Scare School.
“We are extremely pleased to have concluded this deal with NBCUniversal,” said Paul Coster, Founder & CEO of VOD365. “Adding these global hits to the Yaaas! and Ketchup line-ups is a major coup for us and underlines the appeal of our innovative channels to content huge global content providers such as NBCUniversal. We very much look forward to working with them.”
The agreement follows several recent content deals concluded by VOD365 for their kids channels, with content from Endemol Shine and Aardman all joining the Ketchup stable.