Canadian pubcaster CBC has licensed more than 100 episodes of kids content from Toronto-based prodco 9 Story’s distribution portfolio for its streaming service Gem. CBC Gem already offers more than 300 hours of programming for young Canadians, and has a new goal to increase its kids digital content further.
The recent deal includes the first season of Sutikki and Foundling Bird’s preschool series Moon and Me (pictured) that 9 story acquired the distribution rights to in late 2018. It will launch on Gem on February 7. The prodco’s animated series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood has also been licensed to CBC Gem and is available now, Magpie Pictures’ 13 x 22-minute Australian live-action drama Grace Beside Me will premiere on the platform February 14, and three Garfield CG films (Garfield’s Pet Force, Garfield’s Fun Fest and Garfield Gets Real) on will roll out February 7.
CBC Gem is a free streaming service with more than 4,000 hours of live and on-demand programming. It is available as an app for iOS and Android devices and online at CBCGem.ca and on TV screens through Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.