DUBAI: Moonbug Entertainment Ltd. and Orbit Showtime Network have announced a partnership that will see the launch of the first linear Moonbug Kids channel in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Launched on December 12, the new channel will bring the entire collection of children’s entertainment and education programs to families in the region for the first time. The list of shows that will be broadcast includes “Cocomelon”, “Blippi”, “Morphle” and “Little Baby Bum”, among others.
The linear channel will provide over 175 hours of content with a supporting content package available on the OSN Streaming app. All content from the streaming app will be available in English and dubbed into Arabic and French.
“We are thrilled to be the exclusive home of the very first Moonbug Kids linear chain in the MENA region. It will be a safe, organized but above all fun place for children, especially preschoolers, ”said Nick Forward, Digital and Content Manager at OSN.
The partnership with OSN is in line with Moonbug’s global expansion plans. Earlier this year, the children’s entertainment company teamed up with the Cignal TV channel to launch a dedicated Moonbug Kids channel in the Philippines. The company said in a statement that there will be more single show package launches on third-party outlets to block branded chains as well as 24/7 linear chains.
“Launching a new linear channel in this region is a key part of our mission at Moonbug, to create and disseminate inspiring and engaging stories to expand the world and the minds of children,” said Nicolas Eglau, Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. and the Asia-Pacific regions in Moonbug.
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