Pre-school VOD service Hopster has jumped onto TV screens with a new app on Freesat – with Amazon Fire TV and EE TV to follow.
The UK’s leading interactive TV and learning service for preschoolers is now available on Freesat’s connected TV service Freetime, putting it in a million UK households.
The service costs £3.99 per month and offers hundreds of episodes of family favourites, such as Bob the Builder, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Pingu, Max & Ruby, Angelina Ballerina in a safe, ad-free environment that is designed for kids to navigate.
Hopster CEO Nick Walters said, “Our mission is to make screen time better for kids – and the TV is still the number one screen in many family homes. It’s no surprise that we’re massively excited about launching Hopster onto the big screen to provide kids with the best TV experience out there. We now offer families access to the only app in the world that’s comprehensively U- rated by the BBFC across all the screens in their lives.”
The launch of the Freesat app follows the success of the Hopster iOS app, which features Hopster’s curriculum of educational games and downloadable episodes and has now been downloaded by over 180,000 families.
Emma Scott, Freesat’s Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled that Freetime is the first TV platform to launch Hopster. This is our first dedicated Children’s On Demand player and shows just how committed we are to giving families the programmes they love ready to watch when they are. We already offer families a great range of children’s telly and introducing Hopster provides even more choice, from classics like Bob the Builder to the much loved Angelina Ballerina.”
The app will roll out across other platforms in the future, starting with EE TV and Amazon’s Fire TV box.