NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon and Fuhu, Inc. today announced a multi-year deal to produce and distribute Nickelodeon-themed tablet accessories and nabi Jr. tablets pre-loaded with the network's content. The first release of the partnership is the recently launched, touch screen nabi Jr. tablet, filled with educational apps, games, and videos, from hit Nickelodeon preschool series including, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi and Bubble Guppies. This spring, a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-inspired mobile tablet accessories, such as character bumpers, Kinabis and stands, will be available nationwide, ranging from $19.99 to $79.99.
"We are thrilled to partner with Fuhu, Inc., they are a leader in designing state of the art devices and kid-friendly mobile tablet accessories," said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys and Consumer Electronics, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. "Bringing our captivating characters and adventure-filled stories to the nabi Jr. tablets; and our line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed accessories, offers Nickelodeon fans a deeper connection with their favorite properties wherever they are."
"We are honored to partner with Nickelodeon, a company that is synonymous with rich and engaging kids and family entertainment, and is genuinely humbling to be creating a unique technology platform like nabi Jr. in collaboration with Nick Jr. content. We believe that this partnership will bring children consumer electronics, learning and entertainment to the next level," said Jim Mitchell, CEO of Fuhu, Inc.
"As a leader in entertainment and education, we are thrilled to bring Nickelodeon content to nabi Jr. tablets. Our preschool fans, with their parents, can learn while interacting with characters they love across games, videos and books," said Vikram Goel, Vice President, Games, Nickelodeon Group.
Additionally, Fuhu, Inc. is an associate sponsor of Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, airing Saturday, March 23 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT).
The nabi Jr. tablet features an NVIDIA® Tegra® dual-core processor, Android 4.0 ICS, 5-inch high-resolution (800x480) capacitive touch screen and rotating front and back camera for only $99. nabi Jr. is a breakthrough product that redefines education with the first tablet-based adaptive learning system that takes a holistic approach to courseware vs. individualized textbooks and stand-alone apps.
About Fuhu, Inc.
Fuhu, Inc., creator of the nabi tablet, is a leading designer, seller and innovator of thoughtful consumer products and services for children. Fuhu is committed to creating children's solutions that are: (1) socially responsible, (2) made right, (3) make a difference in people's lives, (4) for parents by parents, and (5) dedicated to the intellectual development of children. Fuhu is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with other U.S. offices in Denver and San Jose. For more information, visit www.fuhu.com and www.nabitablet.com.
Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).