Netflix has closed a deal with Scholastic Media which will see a number of Scholastic owned TV properties made available to members of the OTT service in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Latin America.
Amongst the exclusive titles covered by this deal are Goosebumps and The Magic School Bus, marking the first time that either has been made available on a UK SVOD service. The first four seasons of The Magic School Bus are available for Netflix subscribers in the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Latin America to stream as of today; while the first four seasons of Goosebumps are also immediately available to members of Netflix in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.
“When we first added The Magic School Bus and Goosebumps for our members in the US and Canada earlier this summer we knew they would perform well, but after seeing just how popular they were we decided to expand our relationship with Scholastic and bring these great shows to more of our markets,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “We are very happy to be the streaming home for popular classics from Scholastic Media.”
“We are delighted Netflix has recognized the power of Scholastic’s iconic and award winning global brands,” said Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Media and Executive Vice President of Scholastic Inc. “We are thrilled to see the shows are as popular as ever – which is validated by the Netflix subscribers we’re so happy to serve.”