TORONTO, CA – October 8, 2019 – Zone·tv adds to its stable of fun and stimulating programming on its zone·ify multi-channel video service in partnership with One Animation, creators of the twice Emmy nominated animated comedy, Oddbods. The agreement will see Oddbods short form content programmed on zone·ify’s Playground Channel.
Aired in over 180 countries by over 80 broadcasters and with a staggering 15M subscribers and 12BN views across its multiple language YouTube channels, Oddbods has taken the preschool world by storm. Nominated for two successive Emmy’s for Best Kids’ Animation and endorsed by Fundamentally Children, one of the UK’s leading authorities in healthy child development through play, Oddbods is a safe brand that parents trust with highly positive messaging which promotes diversity and self-expression.
“Zone·tv is excited to be in business with One Animation.” said Jeff Weber, CEO of zone·tv. “Their unique and educational approach to kids programming will bring a lot of exciting new programming for children on zone·ify’s Playground channel.”
Michele Schofield, SVP Content Development and Sales at One Animation adds, ‘We’re thrilled to be partnering with the progressive team at zone·tv to deliver Oddbods, our highly successful animated comedy, to more kids and families in the US with the added intelligence of zone·tv’s unique content curation experience’.
Playground engages young children to read and enjoy entertaining videos with positive family values. Kids can check out fun characters, read exciting stories, or engage in learning exercises.
Zone·ify is powered by zone·tv’s Studio (cloud-based video curation and programming platform), using proprietary software and machine learning algorithms developed by zone·tv. The experience is designed to be a linear-like experience, like Pandora for video – delivering stories based on what the individual viewer wants to see. The robust tools seamlessly create intelligent, personally curated, automated and highly engaging thematic linear channels that help viewers discover content that appeals to their own sensibilities.
Zone·ify is a unique and engaging experience that consists of beautifully curated content that is personalized and predictive for the ultimate viewing experience.
Zone·tv bridges the gap between technology and engaging programming with its innovative technology solution offering a best-in-class, convenient and highly personalized viewer experience. The zone·tv™ Studio suite of tools allows any video service provider to create personalized thematic channels with their own content. Zone·tv uses its own zone·tv™ Studio tools to create the zone·ify multi-channel video service, an unprecedented linear-like viewing experience, powered by A.I. Its proprietary software architecture combined with an 8,000+ hour content library has powered the company’s monumental growth. Zone·tv has become the largest provider of thematic subscription video on demand services in North America with more than 28 SVOD channels.
Its diverse programming can be seen on, Comcast Xfinity, X1, DIRECTV, Rogers Ignite TV, CenturyLink Prism TV, AT&T U-verse, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Frontier Vantage, Armstrong Cable and others. The company has offices in Toronto, Canada and Los Angeles, California.
About One Animation
Founded in 2008, One Animation is a CG Animation studio with an international team of award winning talent. The company has produced a vast portfolio of highly successful animation titles that are broadcast on global networks such as Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Netflix, and seen across over 180 countries worldwide. Dedicated to developing the highest quality, family-focused TV, film and new media content, the team continues to push the boundaries of production; building upon a unique pipeline that delivers the highest quality productions with shorter than average production schedules. For more information, please visit us at www.oneanimation.com
Oddbods is a globally loved, twice Emmy award nominated, non-dialogue comedy featuring seven adorable, highly unique pals. Together, despite their differences, they survive the perils of everyday life, unintentionally turning ordinary situations into unexpected, extraordinary and always humorous events. The quirky but totally charming Oddbods celebrate individuality in a funny, warm and unexpected way. After all, there’s a little odd in everyone!