9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new 9 Story hub channel on YouTube, and plans for its first branded FAST channel through a partnership with Cineverse. The channels feature fresh new kid-friendly 9 Story branding with a playful ‘9’ mascot and offer some of the company’s most iconic children’s programming. The YouTube channel is now available with FAST channels expected to launch in 2024. 9 Story’s award-winning digital team currently manages over 100 brands across 90 YouTube channels in as many as 16 languages. The new hub channel marks the company’s continued expansion across digital platforms.
The 9 Story channel includes 7 seasons each of classic series Barney and Friends and Garfield and Friends, along with multiple seasons of Angelina Ballerina, and Guess How Much I Love You, along with newer shows featuring popular influencers like Let’s Game and Challenge Dan with DanTDM and Andy and the Band with Andy Day. The channel offers a wide selection of trusted animated and live-action programming and almost 1400 half-hours of content.
“With our robust library of top kids’ brands, and a long history of distributing across all major digital platforms, this is the perfect time to launch our first 9 Story hub channel,” said Natalie Osborne, Chief Strategy Officer. “It’s exciting to see 9 Story become a home that kids and families can trust for quality entertainment.”
The expansion also includes a deal with Cineverse, a global streaming technology and entertainment company, to bring the 9 Story hub into the FAST channel space.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Cineverse to bring 9 Story’s first branded FAST channel to market,” said Elianne Friend, VP Digital and Distribution for 9 Story Media Group. “FAST channels are an important part of our digital growth strategy and we’re excited to expand our audience and offer access to our rich catalog.”
“These legendary properties are ideal for the streaming market, where cross-generational viewers want to revisit and indulge in their all-time favourite characters. It also allows Cineverse to meet the needs of audiences and platform partners through our expanding focus on premium content brands with established fan bases,” said Marc Rashba, Executive Vice President of Partnerships at Cineverse.