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Vme Kids Teams with Henson

New licensing agreement with The Jim Henson Company brings preschoolers two animated series: the heartwarming ‘Hi Opie!’ and STEAM-focused ‘Doozers.’

‘Doozers’ Miami, FL -- Vme Kids, America’s first 24-hour Spanish-language educational preschool network from Vme Media, Inc., has licensed Spanish versions of The Jim Henson Company’s popular preschool series Hi Opie! (produced in association with marblemedia) and Doozers (produced in association with DHX Media).  Beginning this summer, these series will nurture innovation and fun within the U.S. Hispanic community’s youngest members.

With this new agreement, the network welcomes little ones to meet the new puppet in kindergarten, five-year-old Opie, on his social, emotional and intellectual escapades, and share his lessons of personal growth during Hi Opie!  Doozers, based on the beloved characters from Fraggle Rock, focuses on a team of best friends – the Pod Squad - who live in an innovative, imaginative, and ecofriendly community. This animated program fosters STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning by encouraging the exploration of engineering, design thinking, creative expression and problem solving.

“Teaming up with the iconic Jim Henson Company is an exciting new venture for us at Vme Kids,” said Doris Vogelmann, Vme TV’s vice-president of programming. “Our channel prides itself in working with this world-renowned entertainment company that is truly an innovator and has been making strides in children's entertainment for more than 50 years.”

“Both Hi Opie! and Doozers align well with Vme Kids’ focus on sparking a child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning at an early age,” said Richard Goldsmith, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution and International Consumer Products at The Jim Henson Company.  “Vme Kids is committed to providing engaging educational content for its youngest audiences and that makes it the perfect channel to introduce our friendly kindergartener Opie as well as the Pod Squad from Doozer Creek to the Hispanic preschool audience in the U.S.”

Vme Kids, Vme TV’s sister station, provides 24/7 children’s programming that is not only educational and entertaining, but also enriching for its younger audiences. The network partners with leading production and animation companies, such as The Jim Henson Company, to offer parents content that will provide a unique and enlightening viewing experience for their preschool children, creating the framework for future learning and understanding.

Source: Vme Kids

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.