Mumbai : Cosmos-Maya, a name synonymous with quality kids’ entertainment, has many surprise gifts in its content bag to make this holiday season more joyous. The company has acquired the Hindi language rights to the widely popular series, ‘The Smurfs’. The series premiered on its YouTube channel, WowKidz, on 19th December, 2018.
The company has also acquired the English language rights of the successful Chinese franchise Boonie Bears and the same will be aired on WowKidz for the holiday season. Bablu Dablu, the Hindi version of the show, has garnered around 400 million views on the channel.
For the pre-school category, WowKidz will begin airing content from the massively popular YouTube channel Little Baby Bum.
WowKidz has been growing rapidly and currently provides a wide range of domestic and international shows in 8 languages to its subscriber base of more than 13 million. The channel offers an eclectic mix of shows across 20 diverse sub-brands like WowKidz Action, WowKidz Comedy, WowKidz Rhymes, and more. Apart from its brimming domestic catalogue, it also features foreign shows like Simba, a spin-off of Lion King, Jungle Book, Hotwheels, Jackie Chan, and Lilly The Witch among others.
Commenting on the acquisition, Anish Mehta, CEO, Cosmos Maya said, “It has been our endeavour to provide the best in class entertainment for kids across the globe. Now with iconic global brands from The Smurfs to really popular digital IPs like Little Baby Bum to one of China’s biggest IPs, Boonie Bears, WowKidz has a diversified mix of great content and kids will not have to look for any other destination when it comes to entertainment this festive season.”