Ketchup TV , the new video on demand service aimed at pre school children has today launched offering children’s favourite characters such as Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Thomas and Friends, Fireman Sam, Pingu and Mike the Knight with new characters set to arrive over the coming weeks.
Commenting on the launch, Paul Coster, Founder of VOD365 said ‘The launch of Ketchup TV is an exciting time for VOD365. This is our second channel and once again pushes new boundaries by providing a single destination for children to watch their favourite characters when they want, on the device they want without adverts. In addition the Ketchup Store, means that they can buy to own all the latest available content. All in a single place’
Currently available on Samsung SMART TV’s, android tablets and smartphones, Ketchup TV will expand and will be available on Freeview within the next few months.
The cost of subscription of Ketchup is just £1.99 per month.Prices in the Ketchup store are up to 25% cheaper than the same titles on i-tunes.
VOD365 today confirmed that the name of their new Children’s TV channel will be ‘Ketchup TV’.
Ketchup TV will offer a single destination for children aged 2 -6 to watch their favourite characters on demand. Content will be streamed via connected TV’s, tablets and smartphones on a subscription basis. Additional content can be purchased from the Ketchup Store to ‘rent’ or ‘own’ with ‘cloud’ storage for multi device viewing in addition to the ‘offline’ download option.
Commenting on the name, Neill McWilliams, one of the founders of VOD365 said, “Our aim is to create exciting new channels for viewers and a strong brand is an important part of this process. Ketchup TV is a great name on which to build our brand.”
Ketchup TV will launch in the autumn.
VOD 365 have today signed an agreement with leading children’s TV provider, HIT entertainment to distribute its content through VOD365’s new children’s TV channel to be launched in the Autumn.
The channel will show characters from HITs catalogue of leading content including Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Mike the Knight.
Speaking of the agreement, Paul Coster, Founder of Vod365, said “Our new children’s TV channel is seeking to offer a single destination for leading children’s content. As a leader in this area, we are delighted that HIT Entertainment content will be available on our channel.”
Following the launch of Planet Knowledge, the first TV channel of VOD365, the business has announced that they are working on a new Children’s channel to launch in the autumn.
The channel is seeking to offer a single destination for children offering their favourite characters. The Channel will be a streamed video on demand subscription service with the ability to buy and download content.
Paul Coster said “Children’s TV continues to be an exciting market and with the increasing use of smartphones and tablets as devices to view content, we look forward to creating a compelling offering in this space.”
VOD365 have already started discussions with leading content owners.