Produced in Dunedin by natural history veterans NHNZ, ZooMoo has already launched in over a dozen countries across Latin America and Asia.
ZooMoo is ‘all animals, all the time’ combining spectacular wildlife footage with a range of puppetry, animations, and narrative techniques to create a unique viewing and learning experience for viewers aged 3 to 7 years. The channel is complemented by a revolutionary second screen app that opens a world of interactive activities, where your tablet becomes an extension of the television screen, enhancing the viewing experience.
Although ZooMoo was originally produced as a stand-alone broadcast network, ZooMoo content will appear on Lightbox as 85 half hour blocks.
NHNZ Managing Director Kyle Murdoch is thrilled to see ZooMoo available to New Zealand children. “We think Lightbox is a perfect fit for ZooMoo as on demand services take off worldwide – and are becoming a fixture in Kiwi homes.”
Lightbox has also acquired 35 titles from NHNZ’s documentary catalogue.
ZooMoo will be available to Lightbox subscribers at the end of September. Go to Lightbox.co.nz to sign up for a 30 day free trial.
ZooMoo Networks is a multi-media company that owns and operates the ZooMoo channel and ZooMoo App. The network offers programming and interactive content for children around the World. ZooMoo is a collaboration between some of the World’s foremost wildlife filmmakers, early childhood educationalists and technology developers. Its programming engages and entertains children with the wonders of animals, to stimulate and develop their innate emotional connection with the natural world. ZooMoo is available in Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and the rest of Spanish speaking Latin America, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Maldives, Indonesia and New Zealand, and in more territories very soon.
ZooMoo App available now on the App Store and Google Play
NHNZ is a major global producer of factual television creating original content for National Geographic Channels, Animal Planet, Discovery, A&E Television Networks, Smithsonian Channel, NHK and CCTV. Highly regarded for its 35-year plus natural history heritage, NHNZ has also had success with factual entertainment like Redwood Kings for Animal Planet. In 2014, NHNZ launched The Archive Unit which has produced over 20 hours of premium archive content for broadcasters around the globe. The company’s storytelling prowess has been recognized with more than 250 international awards including Emmy awards and the prestigious Wildscreen Panda. In addition to its one stop hub in Dunedin, New Zealand, NHNZ has offices in Beijing and Washington DC.
Lightbox is a New Zealand-made subscription video on demand service (SVOD) that gives you the freedom to choose from thousands of hours of great TV shows, all ready to watch when you are, with no ads to interrupt. With award-winning drama and crime shows, popular comedy and sci-fi series, and an impressive line-up of kids’ programmes, Lightbox has something for the entire family to enjoy. The service can be used by anyone with a broadband connection and is compatible with selected Samsung Smart TVs, desktop PCs, laptops, iPads, Chromecast and on Apple TV with Airplay plus PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 consoles. The Lightbox mobile app is also available to download on Apple iPhones 4s and above and Android smart phones and tablets 4.2 and above. The first 30 days are free, so new subscribers can try out Lightbox. After that, it’s only $12.99 per 30 days for all you can eat TV. Your usual ISP charges apply. There are no fixed contracts, no set-top boxes required and no installation costs – it’s TV, online, anytime.
See www.lightbox.co.nz for more details.