Kids app Hopster launches dedicated French-language version

U.K.-based kids-content app Hopster, which already is available in some 100 countries in English, is deploying a dedicated French-language version of its app.

The app – available in iOS initially – will deliver more than 500 French language episodes from Peppa Pig to Les Musiques de Mouk. Hopster, which is offering a discount on the service launch to 1.99 euros ($2.45), also will include games based on French school curriculum.

“We are very excited about the launch of our first local language version and to be able to provide an ad-free and safe environment for kids in France,” said Nick Walters, founder and CEO.

The company also announced a multi-territory content deal with DHX Media. The agreement will give Hopster eight new English-language titles that will roll out in coming months, including TeletubbiesIn the Night GardenArthur and Adventures of Paddington.

Hopster already is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, India, Dubai, and many more countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe.

The company, which launched in December 2013, has consistently ranked among the Top 20 apps for kids aged five and under in Apple’s Apps Store.

The company wrapped up a funding round in January that was targeted at new product features, content acquisition and support for its international expansion.

Hopster in Q4 2014 also expand to smart TVs and STBs, and also said it had closed deals with EE TV, Freesat, Panasonic and Samsung.

Stay tuned.

Jim O’Neill is Editor of Videomind and Principal Analyst at Brightcove. You can follow him on Twitter @JimONeillMedia and on LinkedIn