Hopster announces Android launch and signs DreamWorks deal
James R | On 24, Feb 2015
Hopster is launching on Android, just as the company announced a new deal with DreamWorks Classics.
The multi-territory agreement gives the kids’ TV and learning service rights to seven titles, including Postman Pat, Rupert Bear, and Noddy in Toyland.
The platform currently streams 23 other shows, including Paddington Bear, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, and 64 Zoo Lane through existing licensing deals, marking one of the UK’s largest line-ups of U-rated kids TV episodes. These are then complemented by Hopster’s own educational games based around its proprietary curriculum.
The new shows will begin rolling out on Hopster UK from Easter, when the service will also expand to Android. It will be availar to download from the Google Play store in March for £3.99. It currently available on iOS in the UK and Ireland, as well as smart TVs and set-top boxes, having signed a series of major deals last year with Freesat, EE TV, Panasonic, and Samsung.
Nick Walters, Hopster founder and CEO, said, “We are delighted to work with DreamWorks Classics and add their beautiful family favourites to our content line-up. Our UK line up’s now stronger than ever – and with this multi-territory deal we’re also setting the scene to launch in even more territories. We’re also excited to be launching on Android next month. We know kids on iOS love Hopster, and can’t wait to answer all the emails and Facebook comments we get asking ‘Are you on Android?’ with a resounding ‘YES!’”
Since launching in the UK in 2013, Hopster has seen strong growth, with over 240,000 families having downloaded its iOS app to date.