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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes or three rather exciting announcements about Hopster

We have three bits of news about your service from Hopster HQ that we are VERY excited to share with you today...

Agnes Lesti
Agnes Lesti - March 13, 2014

Number 1

“By only providing content that is classified U, the Hopster app gives parents confidence that their children are accessing age-appropriate TV shows and games.”
David Austin, Assistant Director at the BBFC

First app U rating ever

A U for you – Hopster is the first app to receive a U rating from the British Board of Film Classification.

That’s right, we’re the first app EVER to get the U rating, meaning everything on our service now and in the future is particularly suitable for and tailored to preschoolers.
Be bamboozled no longer about safety and choice in apps – everything you need is right here. For more info, you’re welcome to read our full release about our app U rating.

Number 2

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It’s (The Hopster) Happening – featured content begins!

Today, we’re starting a process to bring even more episodes of our great shows to our unsubscribed friends. At the moment, you are able to get just one episode from each channel, but we’re keen to give you a showcase of the depth of our library so the plan is this:

  • We’re going to start removing free episodes from some of our channels (starting with Max and Ruby, Tractor Tom and Babar and the Adventures of Badou) – we’ll keep you posted on this, here and on Twitter.
  • In the forthcoming weeks, when you open the app, we will share with you The Hopster Happening for that day – this is at least one episode from our library, that you can continue to enjoy for free.
  • We will update The Hopster Happening very regularly, so there is always something fresh for you to enjoy.

We do know that some of your kids might have grown used to (and hopefully become fans of) some shows that you won’t be available for free every day, but wait, there’s more…

Number 3

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Finally, download shows to go with Sir Bagster!

In all the research we’ve undertaken at Hopster HQ (and we’ve done a lot), “shows you can download and watch offline” has been the number one request, and we’ve been working away on this from pretty much day one.

So, today we are introducing Sir Bagster – the home for your downloads. Tickle him to see all the shows you can take away today. Downloads are exclusively for Nursery Rhymes TV shows for now, but keep your eyes peeled for much more of our library appearing in Sir Bagster very soon. Free users – you can download one episode, subscribers – nine for you.

Celebrate good times, come on!

To make the change to The Hopster Happening a little easier for free users and to celebrate the arrival of Sir Bagster have two weeks full access to the FULL services on us! Use HOPHAP2 (this code is valid until 21st March, so don’t be be tardy to the party) when you redeem you voucher with us here.

There you have it – U ratings, The Hopster Happening and Sir Bagster – the first three of many more easy ways to feel safe watching premium preschool shows with us.

Until next time,
Team Hopster

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