A range of ABC Kids content will be available for streaming in Australia and New Zealand following an agreement between ABC Commercial and the increasingly popular SVOD app PlayKids.
Beginning August 4, select seasons of Thomas & Friends, Sesame Street, Mister Maker and Fireman Sam willhit the SVOD, in addition to select episodes from Octonauts (pictured) and the first season of The Wiggles’ Ready Steady Wiggle television series.
Additional ABC Kids series launching on the app include Joe & Jack, Q Pootle 5, Toby’s Travelling Circus, Peg + Cat, Cloudbabies, Mike The Knight and Dinosaur Train.
PlayKids features both educational games and cartoons aimed at preschoolers, who are privy to 2,000 episodes of ad-free content.
Since its initial launch in Brazil in 2013, the app has been downloaded by more than 17 million families across 100-plus countries. It launched locally in Australia and New Zealand in 2014, and is currently available to download through GooglePlay and the iTunes App Store.