CBS All Access on Monday began rolling out kids’ content with partner WildBrain, including such shows as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Danger Mouse, Bob the Builder, Inspector Gadget, Madeline, Heathcliff and The Adventures of Paddington Bear.
Nickelodeon programming will come to the service in January, with the overall offering expected to grow to more than 1,000 episodes as series are added in the coming weeks.
“Bringing children’s programming to CBS All Access is a significant step toward providing even more value for our subscribers and now for their children as well,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and COO, CBS Interactive, in a statement. “We’re bringing to market a fantastic roster of exclusive originals along with a library of marquee series for families, and we look forward to continuing to expand our children’s programming offering, especially with the future addition of incredible programming from Nickelodeon.”
All kids’ programming on the subscription video-on-demand and live-streaming service will be available commercial-free. At launch, parental pin controls will be available across the following platforms: CBS.com, the CBS app for iOS and Android, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV (fourth-generation and newer devices), Roku and Xbox One. Parental controls will be available across additional connected TV platforms in the near future.
CBS All Access first announced plans to launch children’s programming on the service in August, teaming up with WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) and Boat Rocker Studios to license the service’s first two original children’s series, WildBrain’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, produced with Sony Pictures Animation, and Boat Rocker’s new Danger Mouse, produced with BBC Children’s Productions, as well as more than 1,000 episodes of library programming including the classic original Danger Mouse series from Boat Rocker Studios and titles from WildBrain like the classic Inspector Gadget, The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Madeline and Heathcliff.