Kartoon Channel! Expands Global Reach


Genius Brands International has expanded distribution of Kartoon Channel! with Vizio in North America and various new in-flight programs.

Families can access Kartoon Channel! and its kid-friendly catalog, including originals such as Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, via a dedicated application and channel on Vizio smart TVs. Passengers on British Airways, Qatar Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia now have access to a select lineup of Kartoon Channel! originals as well.

The airline partnerships come via Kartoon Channel!’s partnership with Spafax Inflight Entertainment. It has already successfully debuted on JetBlue.

“Our global strategy for Kartoon Channel! is to prioritize profitability with a diversified business model that includes subscriptions, advertising and licensing,” said Jon Ollwerther, president of Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! “These deals are a big step in that direction. We are proud to add Vizio to Kartoon Channel!’s list of smart TV partners, including Samsung TV and LG TV. Kartoon Channel! will continue to grow as it is now being carried by the top three smart TV manufacturers in the U.S., as well as expanding our in-flight entertainment offering with the addition of our new airline partners, IAG and Qatar Airways. Genius Brands continues to deliver Kartoon Channel! to young viewers and their families all over the world, meeting them with our safe, kid-friendly content wherever they consume entertainment. The positive response is evident by our consistent top rating among users on the Apple app store.”