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Cupcake Digital intros kids SVOD app

Kids app powerhouse Cupcake Digital is throwing its hat into the SVOD ring with NetKids, a new mobile app that houses a mix of video, book and activity content from top kids brands like Strawberry Shortcake.
July 29, 2015

New-York-based Cupcake Digital has launched a new kids SVOD app for tablets and smart phones that houses a mix of video, storybook, activity and musical content, along with stand-alone apps, from top entertainment brands.

Aimed at kids under 10 (with some slightly older-skewing properties as well), the NetKids app  features popular kids brands like The Smurfs (books/apps), Strawberry Shortcake (books/video), Thomas & Friends (books), Sid the Science Kid (books/video coming soon), RIO (books/apps) and Snoopy (books).

NetKids will also have YouTube video favorites like Driver Digital’s Cool School and Storytime With Ms. Booksy, educational content such as Warren Buffet’s Secret Millionaire’s Club (video) and classic animated TV series starring Madeline, Paddington Bear and Inspector Gadget.

The app’s key features include offline accessibility, kid-friendly browsing, regular updates, exclusive apps/activities, video-on-demand, narrated stories and a safe/customizable environment.

NetKids just went live on the App Store in the US and Canada. As part of its US$7.99 monthly subscription fee, NetKids offers a selection of Cupcake Digital’s premium apps (valued at $1.99 to $3.99 apiece). The ad-free app will also eventually roll out globally on a market-by-market basis.

Amory Millard, EVP of brand/business development at Cupcake Digital, is handling content licensing and brand acquisitions for the app, and the company intends to announce more major brand partnerships in the coming months.

 

 

 

 

About The Author
Patrick Callan is a senior writer at Kidscreen. He reports on the licensing and consumer products side of the global children's entertainment industry via daily news coverage and in-depth features. Contact Patrick at pcallan@brunico.com.

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