FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SCHOOL ZONE’S CHARLIE & COMPANY NOW AVAILABLE ON OZNOZ, NORTH AMERICA’S LEADING BILINGUAL CHILDREN’S CHANNEL

GRAND HAVEN, MI (April 19, 2017) – School Zone, the leader in early education resources, is proud to announce a partnership with another children’s digital distribution platform, www.oznoz.com, which further extends its digital distribution deals for their self-financed preschool series Charlie & Company. Through www.Oznoz.com, School Zone will reach thousands of bilingual families across the United States and Canada.

“We believe that our educational preschool series, Charlie & Company, will resonate with children who speak any language and engage them with quality content they’ll remember forever,” said Jonathan Hoffman, president and CEO of School Zone.

Charlie & Company features original music by singer/songwriter Brian Vander Ark and tells the story of a beloved Golden Retriever (Charlie), School Zone’s ‘Anywhere Teacher’ (Miss Ellie) and all of Charlie’s friends as they learn about the alphabet, counting, creativity, writing, math and so much more. Developed by a team of award-winning producers and fully financed by School Zone, Charlie & Company capitalizes on the latest trends in kids’ entertainment, including a combination of live-action and 2D animation, as the storyline and characters find creative ways to teach preschoolers, kindergartners and first graders important skills they need to succeed in school. Along the way, kids are taught lasting lessons in fun, unique ways by inviting their participation.

“Exceptional content is our goal, and we always look for programs that fit with our mission to entertain and educate in a real, fun and engaging way, and we knew instantly that Charlie & Company would interest our audience. School Zone’s goal aligns very well with ours, and we’re excited to deliver the program to many subscribers,” explained Shabnam Rezaei, co-founder and president of Oznoz.

Oznoz is an SVOD platform catering to bilingual families in North America, offering quality children’s programming - like Sesame Street, Babar, Super Why!, Chloe’s Closet, Bakugan, Lili & Lola, Pororo the Little Penguin – in over ten languages. For a monthly fee, subscribers can stream all content in any browser as well as stream and download it to their phones and tablets using the iOS and Android apps. Oznoz is also available on Fire TV and Roku.

“We’re honored to partner with a company like Oznoz that supports so many charitable efforts to go beyond the programming. At School Zone, we believe in educating and empowering from every angle, so partnering with a company that does such great work for children all around the world makes this a proud moment for our company,” added Hoffman.

In addition to Charlie & Company, School Zone Publishing, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of kids’ educational tools and resources, including the award-winning Little Scholar tablets, the recently launched AnywhereTeacher.com monthly SVOD platform, plus educational workbooks and interactive flash card sets.

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ABOUT SCHOOL ZONE

For 35+ years, School Zone has paved the learning trail for toddlers through grade school kids with proven tools trusted by teachers and parents worldwide. Their early learning workbooks, flash cards and software are designed by educators and focused on developing success in math, reading, spelling and more. With research-based content delivered across multiple learning platforms, School Zone connects with kids “where they are.” In 2013, School Zone introduced its flagship product, the Little Scholar educational tablet for kids, which is equipped with over 200 preloaded apps, books, songs and videos. The new Little Scholar Mini tablet includes the same great content, as well as the full Charlie & Company series. Charlie & Company is now streaming on Ameba TV, ToonGoggles™, Highbrow, Kidoodle.TV and Oznoz, among others.

School Zone is a family-owned company that is focused on excellence, responsive to customers, alert to emerging technology and committed to community. For more information, visit www.schoolzone.com.

ABOUT OZNOZ

Oznoz.com provides “stuff for bilingual kids,” including cartoons and books in eleven languages. Current offerings are in Arabic, English, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, French, German, Korean, Spanish and Hindi. Popular titles include Elmo’s World, Bob the Builder®, Angelina Ballerina®, Babar, Super Why, 1001 Nights and Thomas & Friends®. Oznoz features a multitude of bilingual books with famous titles like Dear Zoo, Wheels on the Bus, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The channel covers ages 0-14 and includes animation, live-action, stop motion and much more. The Oznoz iPad app and the Oznoz Android app allow kids to watch videos on the go. For a full list of devices supporting Oznoz Video click here.

Oznoz was founded by Aly Jetha and Shabnam Rezaei, a husband and wife team who also started Big Bad Boo, an animation studio that produces culturally rich, educational TV series like Mixed Nutz and 1001 Nights. For more information, visit https://oznoz.com/index.php.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Scott Goldberg, Southard Freeman Communications, sgoldberg@southardfreeman.com, 847/347-3333

Nicole Brief, Southard Freeman Communications, nbrief@southardfreeman.com, 212/777-2220
Mona Vafa, Oznoz Entertainment, mona@bigbadboo.ca, 212/960-8980

School Zone’s Charlie & Company Now Available on Oznoz, North America’s Leading Bilingual Children’s Channel