Netflix will be streaming the first season of Cocomelon starting 1 June. The series is listed alongside content that Netflix licenses from other sources, as opposed to original content developed by Netflix. Roku recently added Cocomelon content to its own Roku Channel. The streaming deal with Treasure Studio brings Cocomelon content beyond the realm of YouTube for the first time.
Last week, Cocomelon became the first YouTube channel ever to surpass one billion views in a week, according to TubeFilter. Many parents are left finding ways to keep their children entertained from home during this pandemic lockdown. Undoubtedly many parents are turning to digital entertainment and channels like Cocomelon.
Cocomelon helps preschoolers learn basics like letters, numbers, animal sounds, and colors. Some of the most well-known songs include Baby Shark Submarine, Wheels on the Bus, and the Bath Song.
Jay Jeon and his anonymous wife set up their first YouTube channel aimed at children 13 years ago, but didn’t start to see such unprecedented success until they re-branded as Cocomelon in 2018. Since becoming Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes, the channel has gained over 82 million subscribers.
The runner-up channel is T-Series, an Indian music and variety channel, with 712.5 million views last week. Kids Diana takes the third spot with 660 million weekly views.