Education and entertainment kids’ content service Hopster has inked a deal with Vodafone in Iceland which will bring the fun to the mobile and IPTV producer’s SVOD platform, Vodafone PLAY. Hopster is now available on all three subscriptions — Vodafone PLAY, Vodafone PLAY M and Vodafone PLAY L — and will offer hundreds of local-language episodes of its selectively picked shows to kids across the country.
Young viewers in Iceland will now be able to enjoy popular international preschool series in their native language, with translations of shows like Thomas & Friends, Pingu and Bob the Builder, in addition to some popular local nursery rhymes, all supporting Hopster’s special early years curriculum. Other localized versions of shows including Max & Ruby, Wanda and the Alien and Peg + Cat are in the works.
Vodafone launched PLAY in April 2015. An accompanying mobile app similar to the English version is set to launch in Iceland early next year, and will include Hopster’s suite of educational games and interactive interface, all in Icelandic.