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Netflix adds to children’s slate with Scholastic deal

With seasonal online viewing patterns taking a shift and the school year in full view, Netflix has picked up a range of Scholastic Media television programs and movies for its subscribers in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Latin America.
August 16, 2013

With seasonal online viewing patterns taking a shift and the school year in full view, Netflix has picked up a range of Scholastic Media television programs and movies for its subscribers in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Latin America.

Marking the first time many of these titles are available for streaming, the content deal includes the entire seasons of The Magic School Bus (seasons one to four), as well as all 74 episodes of Goosebumps (seasons one to four), which will be available in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland.  Also included in the agreement are non-exclusive titles based on books from the Scholastic Storybook Treasures line, including Harry the Dirty Dog, Danny and the Dinosaur, Chrysanthemum, The Snowy Day and The Mouse and The Motorcycle, and movies such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories and Stellaluna, which are now available in the US and Canada.

Additional programs that are available in the US and Canada as part of the agreement include I SPY, The Baby-Sitter’s Club, Dear America, Horrible Histories, Dragon, Turbo Dogs and Sammy’s Story Shop.

Scholastic is just the latest children’s media outlet to forge content licensing agreement with the world’s largest SVOD platform. Just last month,  for instance, Netflix expanded its partnership with PBS in the US and Canada.

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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