Scholastic Media Content Now Available on Hulu Kids
NEW YORK, NY – December 23, 2013 – Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today a non-exclusive agreement that makes Scholastic Media’s iconic television series, The Baby-Sitters Club®, I SPY® and Horrible Histories® available on the Hulu Plussubscription service. Each of the series is based on the company’s best-selling publishing programs. This marks the first time that Scholastic content will be available on Hulu Plus; Hulu Plus began offering commercial-free children’s programming in 2012 with Hulu Kids (Hulu.com/Kids).
“We are thrilled to bring Scholastic’s iconic stories and characters to Hulu Plus subscribers,” said Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media and Executive Vice President of Scholastic Inc. “Our classic television series remain as popular as ever, and we’re thrilled to bring quality content to the kids and family audience on Hulu Plus.”
The Baby-Sitters Club, based on Ann M. Martin‘s children’s book series of the same name, originally aired on the The Disney Channel and was also broadcast on HBO Family; all thirteen episodes were also released to home video. I SPY ran for 8 seasons on HBO Family; it is based on the award-winning books by Jean Marzollo with photographs by Walter Wick – which currently boast more than 49 million books in print. Horrible Histories follows the animated adventures of Stitch and Mo as they go back through time; inspired by the best-selling book series by Terry Deary with illustrations by Martin Brown, this clever take on history delights viewers of all ages.
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Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.com.