Frederator Network (part of Wow! Unlimited Media) is ready to offer more Canadian-grown content to its audiences via its online services, as its YouTube channel is now one of only six online destinations sanctioned by the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office.
“Wow Unlimited has been working with a broad range of the world class talent pool in Canada for 20 years. Frederator Networks is thrilled to have one of our channels be approved by CAVCO to be able to help even more get their original voices out to the world,” said Fred Seibert, Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited and CEO of Frederator Networks.
Frederator channels feature hit series including Pendleton Ward’s Bravest Warriors and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat (the second-most funded animation project on Kickstarter), factual series 107 Facts, and an ever-expanding universe of new shorts from rising animation stars the world over.
“Adding Wow’s Channel Frederator as an online content destination supports creators of original Canadian programs, by providing those programs with direct access to a broader Canadian and global audience, and Canadian producers access to Canadian tax credits that support those programs. Wow and Frederator Networks will not only produce more premium Canadian animated content for Canadian and global audiences, but we believe that this will also drive growth and success for Canadian made programs on the web,” said Michael Hirsh, CEO of WOW! Unlimited Media.
The Channel Frederator Network is the world’s largest animation-only multi-channel network on YouTube and programs online channels such as Channel Frederator and Cartoon Hangover. Between January and April 2017, the network has added 270 channels to its offerings and racked up 2.4 billion views. As of April 30, it had 43 million subscribers.
The outfit also operates Frederator Studios, which produces animation for TV, movies and online. More than 250 short films have resulted in 16 hit series including Butch Hartman’s The Fairly OddParents on Nickelodeon and Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.