TUBI TO BECOME EXCLUSIVE HOME TO THREE SEASONS OF ICONIC CHILDREN’S SERIES BARNEY & FRIENDS BEGINNING APRIL 9
FOX Entertainment’s streaming service will exclusively bring Seasons 7-9 of the beloved series featuring Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, in addition to Seasons 10-12, to viewers
SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2021 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, today announced it has entered into an ad-supported video on demand content deal for the US market, with 9 Story Distribution International Limited, to bring six seasons of the iconic children’s series Barney & Friends to its viewers beginning April 9. Tubi will offer Seasons 7-9 of the live-action series, which featured Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato in their younger years, exclusively to its viewers; and also make available Seasons 10-12 non-exclusively. Barney & Friends is the latest addition to a robust library of children’s content, with upcoming April movies from the Land Before Time and VeggieTales franchises alongside series Jumanji the Animated Series, Felix the Cat, Underdog, and Barbie Dreamtopia. Additional iconic characters in the Tubi Kids section include Scooby-Doo, VeggieTales, Superman, Batman, LEGO® NINJAGO®, Sonic the Hedgehog, Strawberry Shortcake, Paddington Bear, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Garfield, The Wiggles and many more – all completely free.
“Everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur is a wonderful addition to our happy family of iconic characters in Tubi Kids,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “We’re pleased to super serve our audience with six seasons of Barney & Friends to delight a new generation of children.”
Barney & Friends originally aired from 1992 to 2009 and was one of the most popular live action series for preschool aged boys and girls. The show celebrates the life skills of sharing, community and friendship via music and cognitive learning. In the world of Barney, sharing and caring are key, imaginations flourish and there is always a dance at every turn. Everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur and his dino-pals – Baby Bop, BJ and Riff – help give children the range of skills they need to grow, using tons of music, fun and laughs to guide the way.
Tubi Kids features a robust library of children’s content – nearly 2,000 age-appropriate movies and television shows or over 8,000 hours of content – completely free in a dedicated section built just for families. A destination for age-appropriate content on the service, Tubi Kids helps alleviate parents’ worries over what their children are watching and will soon be available on all major streaming devices in the near future.
Tubi has more than 30,000 movies and television shows from over 250 content partners, including every major studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free.
Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at http://www.tubi.tv/.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, is an ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service with movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. Tubi gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free. The service is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, and Mexico.
About 9 Story Distribution International
9 Story Distribution International is the international distribution arm of 9 Story Media Group, a leading content creator, producer and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property. Recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Barney and Garfield and Friends, 9 Story Distribution International represents over 4,400 half hours of animated and live action programming, seen on some of the most respected international channels and platforms. With facilities in Toronto, New York, Dublin, and Bali, 9 Story Media Group employs more than 1,000 creative and corporate staff.
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