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NCircle Gets Digital Distribution on Ruckus

13 Sep, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey

Episodes from six NCircle Entertainment children’s properties will be available as commercial-free downloads on Ruckus Media Group’s Apple-based mobile application beginning in late 2012, the companies announced.

The agreement covers episodes of “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!,” “Sid the Science Kid,” “Pajanimals,” “The Wiggles,” “Dino Dan” and “Busytown Mysteries.”

“NCircle Entertainment is a proven leader in quality, parent-trusted children’s video, [and] this partnership allows Ruckus to continue to expand and diversify our offering for kids and families,” said Rick Richter, CEO Ruckus Media Group. “Our goal is to provide a single-stop destination for children’s digital content and offer parents a safe, curated experience for their kids. We anticipate announcing other such partnerships in the near future.”

Ruckus currently offers digital storybooks for properties including Crayola, My Little Pony, Transformers and VeggieTales, but will expand into digital video with the next iteration of its application.

“Our agreement with Ruckus will extend our mission of providing entertainment that educates to additional platforms favored by today’s families,” said Debbie Ries, SVP and GM of NCircle Entertainment. “We and our producer partners are thrilled at the opportunity of expanding the viewership of these popular, high quality programs to greater numbers of children and families across North America.”

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