Moonbug Kids Channel Launching in MENA


Moonbug Entertainment has partnered with Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) in the Middle East and North Africa to launch the first Moonbug Kids-branded linear preschool channel in the region.

As of December 12, the channel will give families in MENA 24/7 access to Moonbug’s collection of kids’ programming for the first time. Among the shows that will be available are Cocomelon, Blippi, Morphle, Little Baby Bum, Mia’s Magic Playground, Go Buster, Playtime with Twinkle, Arpo, Gecko’s Garage, Supa Strikas and more.

Subscribers will be able to access more than 175 hours of content on the dedicated linear Moonbug Kids channel, along with a supportive content package available on the OSN Streaming app. Top shows from Moonbug’s roster will air alongside other premium kids’ networks such as Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Baby TV. All content will be available in English, with Arabic and French dubs available for OSN Streaming app subscribers.

Nicolas Eglau, managing director for EMEA and APAC at Moonbug, said: “Launching a new linear channel in this region forms a key part of our mission at Moonbug, to create and distribute inspiring and engaging stories to expand kids’ worlds and minds. Partnering with the market leader OSN allows us to expand beyond the screen, offering a modern digital-first destination with all our key brands for families across the Middle East and North Africa.”

Nick Forward, chief digital and content officer at OSN, said: “We are excited to be the exclusive home to the first-ever Moonbug Kids linear channel in MENA. It will be a safe, curated, but most importantly, entertaining place for kids, especially preschoolers. Moonbug’s goal is to teach compassion, empathy and resilience to kids around the world, which exactly aligns with our approach to kids’ content at OSN.”