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Children and parents can expect content that offers “spectacular” wildlife footage with puppetry, animations, and narration. [ Photo / Love Nature ]

ZooMoo, an interactive, children’s nature broadcaster, has expanded its reach in Africa with its launch on DStv, the continent’s largest video entertainment platform. DStv audiences will access the channel’s extensive 450+ hours of children’s content, focusing on nature, conservation and education.

 The channel launched on 1st October 2020 at 10:00 CAT and will be available to DStv customers in English on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, and Compact packages in the rest of Africa till March 2021. This is a boost to DStv children’s channels.

“Our partnership with DStv is a milestone for the ZooMoo brand as it brings our beloved children’s programming to a new and engaged audience across sub-Saharan Africa,” said Ward Platt, CEO, Kids & Global Networks, Blue Ant Media.

Mr Platt said children and parents can expect content that offers “spectacular” wildlife footage with puppetry, animations, and narration in addition to other DStv children’s channels.

Multichoice Kenya Managing Director said the deal adds more content for younger audiences on the DStv platform. “The partnership with Kids & Global Networks demonstrates our commitment to providing engaging and educational content for all our viewers,” Ms Matimu said. “Educational children’s content is an important part of learning and development and this channel brings just that!”

ZooMoo’s has a rich line-up. The live-action preschool series, Kooki’s Crafty Show hosted by a cheeky and playful red panda named Kooki, who empowers young children to unleash their creativity through crafting.

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There is Lost! a live-action, puppet-based series that follows Flash, a wildlife photographer with little sense of direction and a taste for adventure who takes viewers on global adventures that include a touch of mishap and a lot of help from his friends.

Jelly Jamm  celebrates music, fun, and friendship through the story of Bello and his four friends who live on the magical Planet Jammbo, where all the music in the universe originates from; Kiko the story of a fish-boy living in an underwater valley where, together with his friends, he navigates through adventures and solves problems with courage and friendship.

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Leo the Wildlife Ranger, follows junior rangers Leo and his little sister Katie as they have fun adventures with exotic animals all over the world and, along the way, teaches young viewers not only fun animal facts and information on important issues like conservation and climate change.

ZooMoo Networks is an interactive, children’s nature broadcaster with television channels available in over 135 territories. ZooMoo Networks is a joint venture with DirectTV Latin America, an AT&T company, which holds a 30% stake in the company.

The channel’s programming comprises over 500 hours of original content, combining spectacular wildlife footage with puppetry, animations, and narration to create a unique viewing and learning experience for preschool viewers, aged three to six.

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