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“Future Today in talks to acquire Indian animated content”- CEO Vikrant Mathur

Last month, Future Today, the only full-stack streaming solution that packages branded channels and delivers the audiences to watch them, announced a massive growth across distribution, advertising and viewership.
The viewership grew by 120 per cent year-over-year, delivering content to more than 12mn active households each month. Its viewing time increased by 85 per cent year-over-year, streaming more than 43 million hours of content in the month of March, alone. Future Today CEO Vikrant Mathur agreed to speak to us on the trends, acquiring Indian content, plans for the rest of 2021 and so much more. Below are details:
May 7, 2021

Future Today Rode Streaming Wave in 2020, Looks To Add Channels

Future Today has been streaming since 2010 and despite bigger players piling into the market, it increased its viewership 120% in 2020.
Other gaudy statistics for the year include an 85% increase in viewing time to more than 43 million hours of content in March and an increase in the number of advertisers Future Today works with directly of 500%.
April 20, 2021

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Future Today Launches Two New Kids Channels

Future Today has partnered with kids YouTube sensations Pink Fong and Like Nastya to launch new multi-platform streaming channels dedicated to the hit children’s entertainment brands. Future Today has also expanded its HappyKids library by adding over 200 episodes from Pinkfong and Like Nastya in addition to content from other popular creators Gabby & Alex and Ruby & Bonnie.
March 10, 2021

Moonbug Entertainment, Future Today Expand Kids Content Arsenal

Future Today has announced a significant expansion of its partnership with Moonbug
Entertainment with the launch of five new omni-platform streaming channels dedicated to Moonbug’s most popular children’s series.
Jan 21, 2021

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Breaking: HappyKids boasts of 55,000+ kids movies and shows; adds Kidtagious and Millimages to the portfolio

Future Today, known for creating and managing new platforms and programming channels that reach millions of viewers, has announced that Kidtagious Entertainment and Millimages have chosen HappyKids, its flagship kids and family-themed channel, as their preferred streaming platform. Under this agreement, HappyKids will be bringing more than 525 new episodes of their popular children’s TV programming to millions of little viewers and their families.
September 1, 2020

Roku expands to Brazil, launches Roku TV featuring Globoplay in partnership with AOC

Roku announced this morning it’s expanding into Brazil, a sizable market that could have a notable impact on the streaming device maker’s advertising business. The company last summer was said to be considering a Brazil expansion, at a time when more than 90% of its advertising business’s revenue came from the U.S. Since then, Roku expanded its TV licensing program to Europe, and at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show it revealed plans to add new international Roku TV partners, including its first in the U.K., bringing its total global brand partners to 15.
January 21, 2020

HappyKids Adds 525 Episodes in Partnership With Kidtagious, Millimages

Streaming platform HappyKids, which claims an average 6 million unique monthly visitors, has formed new partnerships with Kidtagious, a children’s licensing company, and animation studio Millimages, both veterans of family entertainment.
September 1, 2020

VIZIO Expands 24/7 Streaming Channels Dedicated To Kids Of All Ages

VIZIO, Inc., the #1 American-based TV brand[1] and #1 sound bar brand in America[2] today announced the launch of a number of kids and family linear TV channels free for SmartCast users as lockdowns continue across the U.S. The 24-hour TV channels bring kid-friendly entertainment to millions of viewers across America. VIZIO has seen a spike in engagement for kids and family content as families continue to stay home. Apps with content for kids and family have historically seen around 35 percent more engagement than the average app on SmartCast.
August 14, 2020

HAPPYKIDS CHOSEN TO EXPAND SUPER SIMPLE SONGS® BEYOND YOUTUBE

Future Today, the largest OTT publishing platform, announced it will be expanding its offering on HappyKids by adding the ultra-popular Super Simple Songs® content library. As part of the deal, Future Today will also be launching a branded Super Simple Songs® channel on a number of streaming devices including Roku and Amazon Fire TV..
July 20, 2020

Happykids Chosen to Expand Super Simple Songs Beyond YouTube

Future Today, the largest OTT publishing platform, announced it will be expanding its offering on HappyKids by adding the ultra-popular Super Simple Songs® content library. As part of the deal, Future Today will also be launching a branded Super Simple Songs® channel on a number of streaming devices including Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
July 21, 2020

Kids roundup: Disney+ lands ‘Muppets’ unscripted series; New Oz kids’ channel; ‘Batman’ producer Uslan tapped for Stan Lee IP; and more…

Disney+ has ordered the first-ever Muppets streaming show, Muppets Now, a six-part unscripted series set to premiere on the service on 31 July.
July 17, 2020

Kids Can Watch These Shows for Free on HappyKids.tv in July

Now that summer’s here, kids are out of school and might need a little extra entertainment to keep them busy. Happykids.TV provides a safe place for children of all ages to learn and discover new things, as well as watch their favorite cartoons and shows like Garfield, Care Bares, Yu-Gi-Oh and more, all for free.
July 6, 2020

PBS KIDS vs. HappyKids.TV: Which channel is better for kids?

PBS KIDS and HappyKids.TV and provide 24/7, high-quality educational children’s programming. PBS KIDS is a 24-hour children’s entertainment network that offers educational services, games, and TV shows designed to inspire, nurture curiosity, and encourage kids to love learning. The channel launched in 1999 and features favorite characters such as Angelina Ballerina, Arthur, and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
July 8, 2020

Mattel and Spin Master bring new short content to HappyKids.tv

Mattel, Spin Master, and 9 Story Distribution International are the latest big name brands in children’s entertainment to join the roster of content on Future Today’s popular HappyKids.tv app. The deal will bring new short content featuring Barbie, Thomas and Friends, Hot Wheels, Bakugan: Battle Brawlers, and more to the platform.
July 8, 2020

Global TV & Streaming News

Moonbug, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes values-based content for kids, today announced that Mia’s Magic Playground, its first original series based on the successful Little Baby Bum series, will launch on Sky Kids, part of Sky, Europe’s leading media and entertainment company, in June. This is the first partnership as part of Moonbug’s planned global distribution of the series.
June 12, 2020

Deals of the Week: Magic Light, Just Play, WildBrain

California-based OTT distributor Future Today is growing its HappyKids.tv app by picking up TV shows from Mattel, Corus and 9 Story Distribution International. Barbie (75 x 25 minutes), Thomas & Friends (551 episodes) and Hot Wheels (54 x 22 minutes) from Mattel, Bakugan (100 x 11 minutes) from Corus, and Camp Lakebottom (26 x 22 minutes) from 9 Story will all be available for free on HappyKids.tv through Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, xFinity and Cox.
July 3, 2020

Future Today Adds Content From Mattel, Nelvana, 9 Story

Over-the-top publisher Future Today said it acquired rights to shows from Mattel, Nelvana and 9 Story Distribution International that will be added to its HappyKids.tv streaming network.
July 2, 2020

Here’s What’s New on HappyKids.tv for Free in June

HappyKids.tv continues to build its library with entertaining and educational content for children of all ages. This month, toddlers will love watching the adventurous of Thomas and Friends, while older kids will learn and be entertained from Pokemon, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, and The New Adventures of Madeline.
June 5, 2020

20 Free Streaming Alternatives To Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, And Amazon

With movie screenings postponed, concert venues shuttered, and theaters closed down for the foreseeable future, the public’s options for entertainment have dwindled down to almost nothing. At this point, home entertainment is truly one of the only outlets remaining.
May 27, 2020

Fawesome.TV Announce Latest Titles Streaming This Month

Fawesome.tv is a free package of channels personalized to meet your interest. Its freaking awesome interface enables you to Watch like a TV but control like a PC. The service covers Food, Games, Style, Comedy, Entertainment, Education, Fitness, Health, and (of course) horror! Check out the latest titles available to stream in the graphic below.
June 11, 2020

Future Today Continues Expansion of Streaming Media Footprint With Launch on Cox TV Platforms

Future Today, the largest OTT publishing platform, announced a new distribution deal with the recent launch of Fawesome, HappyKids and FilmRise channels on Cox Contour TV and Contour Stream Player.
May 25, 2020

Cox Adds Streaming Nets from Future Today

Future Today said it signed a distribution deal with Cox Communication that puts its streaming channels on Cox Contour TV and the Contour Stream Player.
May 25, 2020

Cox adds Future Today AVODs Fawesome and HappyKids

Future Today reached a new distribution deal with Cox to launch its Fawesome, HappyKids and FilmRise channels on Cox Contour TV and Contour Stream Player.
May 22, 2020

Learn at Home With with These Online Resources

Schools may be closed but there are plenty of free resources to help your kids continue learning during the quarantine. With education at your fingertips, it’s never been easier to keep finding new ways to learn and grow, kids and adults alike.
Apr 08, 2020

What to Watch on the Free Streaming Service FilmRise in April

As cord cutters, we’re always looking for new ways to stream content without pricey subscriptions or cable. FilmRise is a great streaming service you may not have heard about yet. It’s a completely free, ad-supported channel available across Connected TV and mobile app platforms with no subscription fee requirement. You can watch for free on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox, Comcast Xfinity, Android, and iOS apps.
April 6, 2020

What’s New in May on HappyKids.tv

Keep your toddlers entertained this month with content that’s engaging and educational, all for free on HappyKids.tv.
May 10, 2020

Fawesome.TV Announce Ho-Ho-Horror Titles Streaming This Month

Fawesome.tv is a free package of channels personalized to meet your interest. Its freaking awesome interface enables you to Watch like a TV but control like a PC. The service covers Food, Games, Style, Comedy, Entertainment, Education, Fitness, Health, and (of course) horror! Check out the titles available to stream in the graphic below.
March 31, 2020

125+ Free Streaming Workouts to Do From Home During Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis has almost all of us stuck in our homes without access to a gym—but in order to stay healthy, boost our immunity and also just stay sane and relieve some stress, exercise is key.
March 25, 2020

Keep Your Kids Entertained with These Free Shows on HappyKids.tv in April

Screentime doesn’t have to be a waste of time, and HappyKids.tv wants to prove that by offering programming that entertains and educates kids of all age groups with music, rhymes, stories, DIY, activity guides and more.
April 1, 2020

Future Today terminates merger deal with Cinedigm

Future Today, the company that operates ad-supported streaming channels, including HappyKids and Fawesome, said it’s terminated its merger agreement with Cinedigm.
March 16, 2020

Could Drooping Disney, Other Media Companies Be Takeover Targets Amid Pandemic?

The wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 virus have pummeled media & entertainment stocks in particular, sending many of them plummeting to prices not seen in years.
March 16, 2020

Future Today, Cinedigm scuttle merger, strike licensing deal instead

Future Today Inc., the largest OTT publishing platform, remains independent in the climate of AVOD streaming acquisitions such as Xumo and Pluto TV. The company’s merger agreement with Cinedigm has been terminated.
March 17, 2020

10 FREE Streaming Apps for Kids on Roku, Fire TV, & Apple TV

Many of us will be spending more time at home over the coming weeks. If a little screen time is part of your plan for keeping kids entertained, check out these ten apps for kid friendly content.
March 16, 2020

Future Today, Cinedigm scuttle merger, strike licensing deal instead

Future Today Inc., the largest OTT publishing platform, remains independent in the climate of AVOD streaming acquisitions such as Xumo and Pluto TV. The company’s merger agreement with Cinedigm has been terminated.
March 16, 2020

Future Today Confirms Termination of Cinedigm Deal

Future Today, an ad-supported VOD platform, confirmed that its agreement to be acquired by Cinedigm for $60 million has been terminated.
March 16, 2020

Streamer Future Today Confirms Termination of Cinedigm Deal

Future Today, an ad-supported VOD platform, confirmed that its agreement to be acquired by Cinedigm for $60 million has been terminated.
March 16, 2020

Future Today Terminates Merger Agreement Amidst Acquisition Craze

Today, Future Today Inc. announced that it will remain independent while many other AVOD platforms are being acquired, including the recent acquisition of XUMO by Comcast and Pluto TV’s acquisition by ViacomCBS last year.
March 16, 2020

Future Today’s Planned Merger With Cinedigm Scrapped, In Content Licensing Deal Instead

OTT platform Future Today said Monday it’s merger agreement with Cinedigm has been terminated and it’s entered into a content licensing arrangement with the company instead to extend its content offering.
March 16, 2020

David Di Lorenzo to head up Kids and Family division of Future Today

AVOD platform Future Today has appointed David Di Lorenzo as its new senior vice president, heading up the company’s Kids and Family business.
Feb 13, 2020

HAPPYKIDS.TV DISTRIBUTION EXPANDS TO COMCAST CUSTOMERS

Future Today is expanding its streaming distribution, including HappyKids.tv, the free streaming platform for kids and families
Feb 11, 2020

Programmatic OTT/CTV Ad Volume Up 300%+ In 2019; Roku Devices Lose Share To Amazon

While the accelerating growth of over-the-top/connected TV programmatic advertising is hardly news, the magnitude of growth is notable indeed.
Feb 14, 2020

Comcast sets distribution deal with Future Today’s AVOD channels

Future Today, a provider of ad-supported streaming channels, has set a distribution deal with Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex platforms.
Feb 10, 2020

Comcast to Carry Streaming Channels From Future Today

Former Kabillion president David Di Lorenzo joins the AVOD/OTT platform to lead content acquisition, distribution and monetization for its kids biz.
Feb 10, 2020

Future Today Launches On Xfinity, Xfinity Flex

Ad-supported OTT publishing platform Future Today is expanding distribution to Comcast’s Xfinity and Xfinity Flex.
Feb 10, 2020

Comcast Signs Deal With Future Today, Will Bring Three New Streaming Channels to Xfinity X1 and Flex

Comcast is adding content for their Xfinity X1 and Flex users. The company just entered a deal with OTT programmer Future Today to bring three new channels to the platforms.
Feb 10, 2020

Future Today hires kids and family SVP

Former Kabillion president David Di Lorenzo joins the AVOD/OTT platform to lead content acquisition, distribution and monetization for its kids biz.
Feb 10, 2020

Future Today Announces It Will Bring Fawesome.TV, FilmRise & More to Comcast Xfinity

Future Today has announced a distribution expansion, beginning with the launch of Fawesome.tv, HappyKids.tv, and FilmRise on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.
Feb 10, 2020

The 10 Best FREE Amazon Fire TV Apps for February 2020

Amazon’s Fire TV has long been the leader in free video channels; however, with so many channels to choose from, finding the best can be difficult. With many new Fire TVs sold at the end of 2019 recently many have been asking for recommendations for the best free services on the Fire TV. So here is my personal list in no particular order.
Feb 7, 2020

Here is Everything Coming to Fawesome.TV in February 2020

Love’s Kitchen (2011), Marjorie Prime (2017), Sliding Doors (1998), Gigantic (2009), Humbling (2014), The Inheritance (1997), When Night is Falling (1995), The Couple (2004)…
Feb 10, 2020

Future Today Names David Di Lorenzo Senior Vice President Of Kids And Family Programming

Future Today has announced David Di Lorenzo as its new Senior Vice President, heading up the company’s Kids and Family business.
Feb 10, 2020

What’s New January 2020 on The Free Streaming Services FAWESOME.TV & HappyKids.tv

Have you tried out the new free streaming service FAWSOME.TV and HappyKids.TV? They both offer a huge collection of free movies and TV shows available on streaming devices like Roku players. Today they announced what is new in January 2020 on both FAWSOME.TV and HappyKids.TV. Here is everything coming to these services:
Jan 8, 2020

Streaming Finds: UFO Is Available for Free on the Roku Channel Sci Fi Films

What Is It? This 1970 British-produced television series from Gerry Anderson (best known for his Supermarionation shows like Thunderbirds as well as the cult sci fi series Space: 1999) brought us a covert war…
Jan 13, 2020

The 10 Best Free Roku Channels That All Roku Player & Roku TV Owners Should Try in 2020

Roku has long been the leader in free video channels; however, with so many channels to choose from, finding the best can be difficult.
Feb 6, 2020

15 Great Free Streaming Services for Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Cubes in 2020

If you’re looking for new content without paying for another subscription, take a look at some of the free apps for movies, TV shows, and more. We’re sharing 15 free apps for Fire TV devices, below.
Jan 2, 2020

15 Great Free Streaming Services for Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Cubes in 2020

If you’re looking for new content without paying for another subscription, take a look at some of the free apps for movies, TV shows, and more. We’re sharing 15 free apps for Fire TV devices, below.
Jan 2, 2020

1What’s New December 2019 on The Free Streaming Services FAWESOME.TV & HappyKids.tv

Christmas Trade, The Nutcracker Sweet, Miracle at Sage Creek, Christmas Story, Pete’s Christmas, Christmas Bunny, Small Town Santa
Dec 17, 2019

LEGO Group & Future Today Launch OTT LEGO Channel

Multi-platform video distribution company Future Today, in partnership with the iconic toy company The LEGO Group….
December 9, 2019

Top 10 Free Roku Channels That All Roku Player & Roku TV Owners Should Try

Roku has long been the leader in free video channels; however, with so many channels to choose from, finding the best can be difficult.
December 7, 2019

Roku’s Ultra is an affordable streaming box amid a sea of streaming services

It’s kind of amazing how many streaming services are available as we near the end of 2019. In a market where Netflix and Hulu once reigned supreme, we now have streaming services from nearly every major cable network, along with tech giants Amazon and Apple.
Nov 25, 2019

Oddbods & Friends app gets OTT distribution

One Animation’s complete content portfolio, including non-dialogue hit Oddbods (pictured), is now available in a custom branded app from American multiplatform video distributor Future Today.
October 3, 2019

Top 10 FREE Amazon Fire TV Apps to Replace Netflix

Netlfix isn’t the only option for watching new releases, cult classics, and original movies on a streaming device. In fact, you can find a ton of great movies in nearly every genre for free.
Jun 18, 2019

Cyber Group Studios Teams with Future Today to Launch YayToons

New free app for kids featuring content from Cyber Group Studios now available in the U.S. across OTT Platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.
April 3, 2019

Zodiak Kids YouTube shows get OTT support

UK-based Zodiak Kids has secured a partnership with US technology and distribution company Future Today that will extend the reach of its ZeeKay and ZeeKay Junior YouTube channels to various OTT platforms.
July 17, 2017

NCircle and Future Today Launch OTT Channel BusyBee TV

Multi-platform distribution co Future Today has teamed up with NCircle Entertainment, one of the largest indie distributors for children’s non-theatrical programming, to launch BusyBee TV — a free channel offering high-quality…