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Kartoon Channel! Expands to Vizio Smart TVs and New Airline Partners

Genius Brands’ family-friendly channel includes kids animated series ‘Baby Genius,’ ‘Angry Birds,’ and Stan Lee’s ‘Superhero Kindergarten.’

Genius Brands International, Inc. continues to expand distribution of its Kartoon Channel! with the launch of a dedicated application and channel on the Vizio Smart TV platform.  Additionally, following the successful launch of Kartoon Channel! on JetBlue, the company has partnered with Spafax Inflight Entertainment to include the channel on British Airways, Qatar Airways and International Airline Group’s (IAG) partner airlines, Aer Lingus and Iberia, offering passengers on these airlines select, original, family-friendly series.

According to Genius Brands, Kartoon Channel! is the Apple Store’s highest user-ranked kid’s streaming app (rated 4.9) and features popular kid’s content such as Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal; Angry Birds; The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss; Super Simple Songs; and Baby Genius.

“Our global strategy for Kartoon Channel! is to prioritize profitability with a diversified business model that includes subscriptions, advertising and licensing,” commented Jon Ollwerther, President of Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel!. “These deals are a big step in that direction. We are proud to add Vizio to Kartoon Channel!’s list of smart TV partners, including Samsung TV, and LG TV. Kartoon Channel! will continue to grow as it is now being carried by the top three smart TV manufacturers in the U.S., as well as expanding our inflight entertainment offering with the addition of our new airline partners, IAG and Qatar Airways.  Genius Brands continues to deliver Kartoon Channel! to young viewers and their families all over the world, meeting them with our safe, kid friendly content wherever they consume entertainment.”

Source: Genius Brands International

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.