ION Media has acquired several new shows and renewed others to fill the 2018 schedules of its special interest digital networks Qubo and ION Life.
Qubo, the 24/7 over-the-air network for kids, is adding eight new series to its lineup, including Madeline, Monster Math Squad, The Adventures of Paddington Bear and Pirates: Adventures in Art from DHX Media. Also joining the network are Bubu and the Little Owls from Portfolio Entertainment, and Cosmic Quantum Ray and The Davincibles from Splash Entertainment.
Another new addition is Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends from Nelvana International. Additionally, Qubo renewed Funniest Pets & People, Mickey’s Farm, The Choo Choo Bob Show, Rescue Heroes, Dive Olly Dive and ToddWorld.
ION Life, a 24/7 over-the-air lifestyle network, will debut Bake with Anna Olson, For Rent, Style Factory and My House, Your Money. ION Life is also launching a second season of At Home with Didiayer, in addition to renewing rights to the first season. The third season of At the Table With… will also make its premiere, while ION Life renewed the first two seasons of the series. ION Life also renewed seasons of For Your Home and Fresh with Anna Olson.
More than 200 hours of new content are coming to ION Media’s digital networks.
“For the past decade, ION has made a substantial investment in programming our digital networks for the special interest audiences they serve,” said Brandon Burgess, the chairman and CEO of ION Media. “With Qubo, we are committed to continuing to serve our youngest viewers with quality educational content showcasing positive role models and good values, while our new ION Life shows will provide fans with an exciting array of quality lifestyle series.”