BusyBee TV

Future Today and NCircle Entertainment Entertainment partnered to launch BusyBee TV, a new free OTT channel to distribute age-appropriate content from the NCircle library. The channel is available on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and more.

At launch, BusyBee TV includes series such as The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, Gumby, ABC Monsters, Munki & Trunk, The Snowman, The Snowman and the Snowdog, and others.

“Future Today is well-established as a leading provider in the OTT media landscape, and we are excited to showcase NCircle’s premier branded content under the new BusyBee TV brand,” says Mary Flynn, vice president, sales, content and acquisitions, NCircle. “We strive to be the best at what we do — delivering quality children’s programming that encourages children to watch, play, and learn!”


“NCircle has curated a large catalog of award-winning children’s entertainment that offers a solid foundation of early learning skills upon which future educational success can be built,” adds Vikrant Mathur, co-founder of Future Today, Inc. “With the launch of BusyBee TV, children everywhere will learn while they are entertained and engaged!”

OTT is one of this year’s biggest trends, as more content owners, distributors, and toymakers embrace the on-demand nature of the platform.


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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.