London, 23 March 2023 – Sandbox Kids, the leading provider of digital subscription content services for children and families worldwide, has announced that it has launched with Romanian subscription video on demand service, AntenaPLAY. The newly signed deal sees Hopster’s preschool focused learning shows made available to AntenaPLAY subscribers, offering children’s animation on the service for the first time.

All tied into a bespoke early learning curriculum, Hopster’s hand-picked shows were selected to offer fun learning opportunities, support traditional academic skills, promote socio-emotional development and unleash kids’ creativity. The first batch of content launching on AntenaPLAY will include:

  • Clever Brenda - An original animation by Hopster that follows the story of Brenda as she explains to children basic but essential concepts such as how recycling and the water cycle works, and how our bodies function.
  • Louie - A creativity show featuring Louie and his little helper, Yoko, as they teach kids how to create their own masterpieces following the pair’s easy step-by-step tutorials.
  • Sunny Bunnies Get Busy - A craft show that inspires kids with fun activities and easy-to-follow instructions so they can get busy and create their own art.
  • Pocoyo Nursery Rhymes - Music videos featuring the popular characters, Pocoyo and his friends, as they teach children fun songs and classic nursery rhymes.
Miki Chojnacka, General Manager of Sandbox Kids, says: “We’re thrilled to be offering our beloved animations and learning shows to kids in Romania via AntenaPLAY. Our mission is to bring to little ones worldwide wholesome entertainment that is safe and educational as well as lots of fun creative opportunities. We’re especially excited that we’ll be the first content partner that offers children’s animations and look forward to adding more videos to the service soon.”

AntenaPLAY offers subscribers 13 LIVE channels, full editions of TV Shows, exclusive content, original productions, award-winning Romanian films, Breaking News and now animations for kids. The AntenaPLAY app is available on all devices: smartphone, smart TV, PC, tablet, and laptop.

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For more information please contact:
Agnes Lesti:   Communications and Partnerships Manager

About Sandbox Kids
Sandbox Kids seeks to nurture curiosity, growth and play in kids globally through safe, fun digital learning experiences that parents can trust, helping them enhance their kids’ skills and deepen their awareness of the world. The Sandbox Kids suite of products includes Hopster for ages 0-4, Curious World for ages 4-8, Kidomi for ages 3-12 and PlayKids for ages 0-6. Our products feature the best selection of curated, age-appropriate content that kids and parents love and are optimised for any device or platform.

About Hopster
Hopster is a multi-award winner education and entertainment platform for the under-fours. It is trusted by millions of parents worldwide to keep their kids amazed with fun educational content in a safe and ad-free environment. The Hopster app can be downloaded free from the App Store and Google Play and Hopster can also be found as a TV app and channel. Hopster is available as a channel on selected smart TVs such as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube Primetime Channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV and on many other platforms around the world. The Hopster app and channel has been recognised worldwide, its mobile app topped the App Store charts in over 36 countries and was named Best Streaming Video Platform for preschoolers by Kidscreen. The Hopster channel has received a nomination at the Children’s BAFTA in 2018 and 2019.

About AntenaPLAY
AntenaPLAY is the largest video streaming platform in Romania including 13 live channels: 6 TV channels (Antena 1, Antena Stars, Antena 3, Happy Channel and ZU TV) and 7 customized channels, full editions of TV Shows, exclusive content and original productions, award-winning Romanian films, exclusive LIVE sport coverage for sport lovers, cartoons for kids and Breaking News. The AntenaPLAY app is available on all devices: smartphones, smart TVs, PC, tablet and laptop. AntenaPLAY is the only place where you can watch the full editions of the TV shows produced by the Antena TV Group, from anywhere in the world and on any device.