Kids & Family on The Roku Channel Turns One

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Kids & Family on The Roku Channel turns one and there’s A LOT to celebrate!  As many of you already know, Kids & Family on The Roku Channel makes it easy for children and parents to access thousands of free and premium movies and television programs.

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To celebrate, the channel has adding more than a dozen new popular children’s programs in August including The Adventurers, Axel Show, Axel Trucks, Dr. Poppy, Garfield, JustJordan33, Karina Garcia, Life with Brothers, The Sharksons, Scratch Garden,Toddler Fun Learning and Toys and Colors.

“When we launched Kids and Family on The Roku Channel one year ago, we knew there was an appetite for free family-friendly streaming content,” said Ashley Hovey, Director, AVOD Growth, Roku. “Now as more and more families are home together we are seeing an increased desire for high quality, and particularly free, ad-supported kids and family content. Looking ahead, we are incredibly excited by the opportunities for The Roku Channel to continue to grow, innovate and provide the kind of programming that will delight both kids and parents around the world.” 

Roku recently added pocket.watch and Sunlight Entertainment’s newest linear channel, Ryan and Friends, which brings content from Ryan, star of Ryan’s World and Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, and all of his friends. Ryan and Friends made its worldwide linear channel debut through Kids & Family on The Roku Channel in June.

“Since launching on Kids & Family, we have seen tremendous support and engagement as we quickly grew our audience and deepened the amount of time families spend with our content on The Roku Channel,” said David Williams, SVP & GM, Channels, pocket.watch. “Family viewing time has become even more important during these times and we know that Roku shares our belief that we have a responsibility to provide fantastic, quality, free programming for so many who are at home together. We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Roku by bringing our biggest creator partners, like Ryan from Ryan’s World, Toys and Colors, Kids Diana Show, Karina Garcia and more, into the heart of the home through Kids & Family on The Roku Channel.”

This past year Kids & Family has added more great content, expanded internationally to the U.K. and has become one of the top free children’s programming destinations on the Roku platform in the US and the U.K. To celebrate, when you head to the Kids & Family experience on The Roku Channel, you’ll see a fun birthday theme on the Kids & Family homepage with celebratory characters within character and age rows, specially curated collections featuring birthday party themes and more.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Roku

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