Genius Brands International to launch ‘Kartoon Channel’ digital network

Following the recent dramatic increase of viewership on Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV digital platforms, Genius Brands International announced that it will merge the two channels under one new network brand, Kartoon Channel, which will launch on 15 June. The newly rebranded channel will significantly expand the distribution, which currently reaches over 100 million U.S. television households and 200+ million users via OTT and mobile devices. The channel will now feature content from Genius Brands’ programming catalog and from creators around the world, including Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, Baby Genius, Martha Stewart & Friends, Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, Gisele Bündchen’s Gisele & The Green Team, Gummi Bears, Shark Academy, DaJammies, Amber the Ambulance, Dino the Dinosaur, Ethan the Dump Truck, IncrediTales, OneZeez, Super Geek Heroes, and many more. Kartoon Channel is a digital channel for kids two to 11 to access over 4,000 episodes of premium entertaining, enriching and educational content anytime, anywhere in a safe environment. The channel will be distributed across Genius Brands-owned and operated apps, multiple TV providers and OTT platforms as both AVOD and SVOD services. Genius Brands’ current platforms include DISH, Amazon Prime, Sling TV, Comcast’s Xfinity on Demand, Roku, Apple TV and Apple iOS, Android, Cox, Tubi and Xumo, with all transitioning into carrying Kartoon Channel. New platforms launching Kartoon Channel content include SelectTV, RedBox, Plex and Canela Media.