Kids Room

DHX Media will debut a brand-new children’s subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service this summer.

Launching on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, Kids Room is an ad-free service featuring a collection of shows curated exclusively from DHX Media’s library of kids and family content. At launch, preschool series including Bob the BuilderFireman Sam, In the Night GardenTeletubbiesPolly Pocket, and Strawberry Shortcake will be available, along with popular shows for older kids, such as SlugterraKid vs. KatChuck’s ChoiceEndangered SpeciesStorm HawksSabrinaThe Animated Series, and Angela Anaconda.

“Kids Room is a new offering for DHX Media, and we are delighted Comcast’s Xfinity customers will be among the first to enjoy it,” says Joe Tedesco, executive vice president and general manager at DHX Television. “As one of the world’s leading producers and owners of children’s content, we see Kids Room as a natural touchpoint to entertain kids with great programming in the expanding landscape of streaming opportunities. We’ve selected some really fun shows for the service from our deep content library, and we’re confident children are going to love Kids Room.”

The monthly subscription fee will be $4.99, and the service will be offered to X1 customers and those who use Xfinity Flex — Comcast’s internet-only program. DHX promises more shows in the months following launch.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.