Ameba TV scores 59-title package from Nelvana

Streaming service Ameba TV has struck a deal with Corus Entertainment’s children’s producer-distributor Nelvana for a raft of titles. 

The platform has secured 59 titles from Nelvana’s kids catalogue, including such programmes as 6Teen, Anatole, Babar, Babar and the Adventures of Badou, Being Ian, Blazing Dragons, Birdz, Braceface, Class of Titans, Di-Gata Defenders and Redwall.

New titles that will be available include a mix of TV series and films, including Babar: The Movie, Brace Face, Donkey Kong Country, Elliot Moose, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends, Pecola, and Pippi Longstocking.

Ameba TV, which is currently available only in North America, has more than 1,300 hours of children’s programming from over 200 international content providers. The streamer is available on Amazon Prime Channels, XBOX 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, Sony, Amazon Fire, TiVO, Opera.

Tony Havelka, CEO of Ameba TV, said: “The foundation of our catalog is based on having a great selection of classic and nostalgic children’s programming. We are so excited to have Nelvana as our newest content partner and thrilled to be able to add this wonderful mixture of well-established kid-favourites to our platform. Our young audiences are going to enjoy having easy access to such great entertaining programs.”

Pam Westman, head of Nelvana Enterprises, added: “We are delighted to work with Ameba TV to offer 59 exceptional Nelvana titles for families to enjoy in homes around North America.

“This partnership allows kids to immerse themselves in a world of curiosity, empowerment and exploration through some of their favourite television series, and we are proud to continue providing engaging content to a new digital audience.”