School Zone’s Charlie & Company Heads to Ameba TV


GRAND HAVEN: School Zone Publishing has secured its first distribution deal with children’s video streaming service Ameba TV for its property Charlie & Company.

The educational series Charlie & Company targets kids aged 3 to 7. It features original music by singer/songwriter Brian Vander Ark and tells the story of a golden retriever named Charlie, Miss Ellie, and all of Charlie’s friends as they learn about the alphabet, counting, creativity, reading, writing, math and more.

Ameba TV offers youngsters access to a library of kid-friendly shows. “We are dedicated to finding the best possible content to add to our growing library, and our partnership with School Zone reflects that commitment,” noted Tony Havelka, the president and owner of Ameba. “Charlie & Company personifies the best in high-quality production that kids, parents and educators are seeking and are certain to enjoy. The episodes feature lovable characters telling stories with simple and specific themes accompanied by engaging songs. We are so excited to be adding Charlie & Company to our lineup of 3,000-plus episodes of quality kids’ programming and look forward to introducing School Zone’s special series to a whole new group of young audiences everywhere.”

“We’re excited to announce that our first distribution partnership for Charlie & Company is with Ameba TV, a top kids’ streaming service,” said Jonathan Hoffman, CEO and president of School Zone. “Ameba puts Charlie & Company into the hands of some 30 million kids and their TV-connected devices, such as Xbox 360, Roku, LG, Sony and Amazon, as well as millions of computers, smartphones and tablets across North America. This is an exciting moment for the brand, and we will have even more news to share soon.”