9 Story Unveils YouTube & FAST Channels


9 Story Media Group has debuted a 9 Story hub channel on YouTube and unveiled plans for its first branded FAST channel through a partnership with Cineverse.

The channels feature new branding with a friendly “9” mascot and offer some of the company’s hit programming. The YouTube channel is now available, while the FAST channel is expected to launch in 2024.

The 9 Story channel includes seven seasons each of the classic series Barney and Friends and Garfield and Friends, multiple seasons of Angelina Ballerina and Guess How Much I Love You, along with newer shows featuring popular influencers like Let’s Game and Challenge DanTDM with DanTDM and Andy and the Band with Andy Day. The channel offers almost 1,400 half-hours of content.

“With our robust library of top kids’ brands and a long history of distributing across all major digital platforms, this is the perfect time to launch our first 9 Story hub channel,” said Natalie Osborne, chief strategy officer. “It’s exciting to see 9 Story become a home that kids and families can trust for quality entertainment.”

Elianne Friend, VP of digital and distribution for 9 Story Media Group, added, “We’re thrilled to partner with Cineverse to bring 9 Story’s first branded FAST channel to market. FAST channels are an important part of our digital growth strategy and we’re excited to expand our audience and offer access to our rich catalog.”

“These legendary properties are ideal for the streaming market, where cross-generational viewers want to revisit and indulge in their all-time favorite characters,” said Marc Rashba, executive VP of partnerships at Cineverse. “It also allows Cineverse to meet the needs of audiences and platform partners through our expanding focus on premium content brands with established fan bases.”