HOPSTER PARTNERS WITH
MEDIACOM COMMUNICATIONS CORP. in USA
NCTC MEMBER: MEDIACOM FIRST TO ACTIVATE PARTNERSHIP
London, 02 April 2020 –Hopster, the award-winning preschool educational and entertainment digital platform that develops young children’s learning through kids TV shows, music, games and books, has announced a partnership with the 5th largest cable operator in the USA - Mediacom Communications Corporation.
The service is available now and provides Mediacom subscribers, primarily located in the Midwest and Southeast, with access to Hopster’s video content by using Mediacom OnDemand (ch. 1) and subscribing to the channel’s extensive content for $4.95 per month.
Hopster features family-favourite classics, independent, inclusive and diverse shows from around the world. All of the content has been selected by experts and leading academics in childhood education and cognitive development so that it is aligned with the Early Years National Curriculum.
Preschoolers will be able to enjoy fun and educational shows like vocabulary-learning Lingokids and numeracy-focused Numberblocks. Family favourite shows such as Bob the Builder and In the Night Garden and its original animated TV series from Hopster Studios which includes fast-paced Grimm’s Fairy Tales series Two Minute Tales and empathy-focused show Saturday Club. Promoting inclusivity and championing independent content preschoolers will also be able to enjoy shows such as Punky, a show that is centered around a girl with down syndrome and sign-language show Signed Stories.
Currently Mediacom is offering its customers a one month free preview to Hopster (which ends April 19) and in the next few weeks the cable operator will also be supporting its latest COVID-19 response content #GoodbyeGerms that include two songs about washing your hands and three thirty-second short stories in similar format to its Hopster Studios hit show Two Minute Tales: The Very Sneezy Princess, The Magic Hands and The Jumping Gremlins.
Last year Hopster partnered with The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) which represents more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving in all 50 states. Mediacom Communications is the first member to sign up and activate its partnership offering.
Nick Walters, Founder and CEO at Hopster said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Mediacom, and to strengthen our brand in the USA. For millions of families around the world, The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for content that is both educational and entertaining whilst more families are staying home - we are proud that our partners can rely on us to deliver safe, learning and age-appropriate content.”
Mediacom’s Director of Product Management, Karen Nanney, touts Hopster’s ad-free and educational focus as a way to give parents confidence that the programs add value to families with young children. “With the ever-changing array of shows, games, movies and books, children always learn something new by watching Hopster.”
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About Hopster – www.hopster.tv
Hopster is a beautifully designed app for the under-sixes, aiming to strike the perfect balance between learning and fun. For one low monthly subscription with no tie-ins, Hopster subscribers get access to a large selection of kid’s TV shows, stimulating learning games, nursery rhymes and music.
Hopster is trusted by millions of parents worldwide to keep their kids amazed with fun educational content in a safe and ad-free environment. It has topped the App Store charts in over 36 countries, was named Best Streaming Video Platform for preschoolers by Kidscreen as has received a channel nomination at the Children’s BAFTA in 2019 and 2018.
Hopster can be downloaded free from the App Store and Google Play and can be found on selected smart TVs such as Amazon Fire TV, EE TV and Roku in the UK, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV in the US and on many other platforms around the world.
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the 5th largest cable operator in the United States and the leading gigabit broadband provider to smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Through its fiber-rich network, Mediacom provides high-speed data, video and phone services to nearly 1.4 million households and businesses across 22 states. The company delivers scalable broadband solutions to commercial and public-sector customers of all sizes through Mediacom Business, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcable.com.
About the National Cable Television Cooperative
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its member companies. NCTC represents more than 750 small and mid-sized independent cable and broadband operators across the U.S., in programming and technology acquisition. NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deploy new video/data solutions to match the changes in the media landscape.