DreamWorks TV, a YouTube channel with 3.3 million subs and a division of Awesomeness, has signed its first major domestic linear television deal. The new deal will bring the mega YouTube channel’s “Life Hacks for Kids” to Universal Kids Network, formerly Sprout.
Created by Gary Anthony Williams and Jeannie Roshar, the linear series, which has been titled “Life Hacks for Kids: On the Road,” will consist of ten, half-hour episodes set to premier next year.
“Life Hacks for Kids” is DreamWorks TV’s most successful, producing more than 150 episodes over the past two and half years and averaging over a million views per week on YouTube,” explained Birk Rawlings, Head of DreamWorksTV. “At DreamWorksTV we’re consistently looking to create programs and franchises that can inform and entertain a generation of children who are incredibly curious about the world around them. We’re incredibly excited to be teaming up with Universal Kids to expand the reach of the ‘Life Hacks for Kids’ brand and continue to bring families quality children’s entertainment that they can trust.”
The television series marks the second, major off-platform deal for the “Life Hacks for Kids” franchise, the first being the “Life Hacks for Kids” book, which hit shelves this week, and was published by Houghton Mifflin.