Building on HITN’s experience of providing quality, educational, and entertaining content for Hispanic families across the U.S., HITN has launched Edye, a Spanish-language, premium SVOD (subscription video-on-demand service) that offers smart and safe entertainment for preschoolers.
Edye has been created for children between the ages of two and six years old and features over 2,500 episodes from more than 70 world-renowned content producers around the globe, including Sesame Workshop, the BBC, the Jim Henson Company, Studio 100, Nine Story, and WildBrain. The idea is to transform “watch time” into “smart time” within a safe and secure environment.
Content showcases some of children’s most beloved characters, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Daniel Tiger, Mölang, Sid the Science Kid, Sarah and Duck, Dinosaur Train, Maya the Bee, Heidi, and Pocoyo, among many others. In addition to video content, Edye offers e-books, games, and interactive activities within its state-of-the-art app that provide children with a unique experience.
“We are tremendously proud to be able to offer Edye to Hispanic families all over the U.S.,” said Guillermo Sierra, head of Television and Digital Services at HITN. “Children’s video consumption habits have changed to center on services that provide content on demand, and they are doing it, primarily, on portable devices. Screen time, content selection, and safety have become top concerns for parents in this new landscape. Edye offers the type of entertainment parents want for their children: content that promotes formative and educational values within a safe and protected environment. For over three years, Edye has been carefully designed and curated by a team of professionals who are also parents themselves.”
To help parents participate in their children’s experience, Edye’s educational experts have created guides that offer tips and ideas on using the content to have fun with their children away from the screen.