KidsCo adds five territory deals


LONDON -- Fast-growing global kids net KidsCo, a joint venture of NBC Universal, Cookie Jar Group and Corus Entertainment, said Wednesday it has sealed deals with broadcasters in Angola, Belgium, Mongolia, Mozambique and Slovenia to carry its programming.

The move comes on the back of KidsCo's stated plan to expand its imprint internationally.

The quintet of new territories follows hot on the heels of a deal struck with German cable TV operator, Kabel BW.

The new deals will see KidsCo being made available to an estimated 500,000 more homes, the company said

KidsCo programming includes shows such as "The Wiggles," "Paddington," and "Heathcliff" plus original content including "Jass Time!"

KidsCo managing director, Paul Robinson said: "We are only two years old, but our rate of expansion is testimony to the importance that broadcasters place on providing quality entertainment for families as well as the versatility of KidsCo, which is broadcast in multiple languages tailored to each region."

African pay TV operator MultiChoice will be making KidsCo available in Mozambique and Angola in Portuguese while also offering the channel across some English speaking regions. In addition, VOO will be broadcasting KidsCo in Belgium. SiOL TV will be offering KidsCo to viewers in Slovenia while Mongolia will receive the channel via DDish TV.
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