TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KIDOZ, world-leading entertainment platform for kids, and Hisense Electric Co., Ltd (SHA:600060), the world’s 4th largest television brand and a leader in digital television system integration, are pleased to announce today their partnership to bring KIDOZ technology to Hisense Smart TVs, tablets and smartphones.
After a demonstrated success on web and mobile platforms, KIDOZ is expanding its entertainment solution to include Smart TVs, and has partnered with Hisense for a worldwide launch. The family-friendly KIDOZ powered devices will be sold initially in Mexico, South Africa, South America, the Middle East and more.
Smart TV sales are projected to grow 67% within the next 2 years and reach over 244M units worldwide1, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan. Hisense’s tradition of innovation and cutting-edge products has made it a spearhead of consumer electronics technology, and a leader in the Smart TV space. KIDOZ technology will allow Hisense to bring a safe lean-back experience for families around the globe - delivering personalized, safe and educational content from KIDOZ’ ever-growing library to millions of households.
“While mobile usage time among children has tripled over the last 2 years, the better part of screen time is still spent in front of the TV,” says Gai Havkin, KIDOZ Founder and CEO. “Expanding into Smart TVs was a natural evolution for KIDOZ, as part of our mission to meet kids wherever they are. Partnering with Hisense to launch our Smart TV solution is the perfect match to deliver KIDOZ technology on high-end, innovative devices to millions of families around the world.”
Hisense believes that Israel is a key source for innovation and has recently opened a technology office in Israel in cooperation with Exit Group, to scout for technologies that can be integrated into Hisense products.
“Hisense is committed to bringing innovation to the global community and is proud to now have a presence in Israel to continue our global reach,” says Stephen Yao, Director of Multimedia Product Development, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
KIDOZ is the leading mobile platform for millions of kids worldwide, and the solution of choice of over 40 device manufacturers who have chosen to power their family line and kid-dedicated products with KIDOZ.
KIDOZ has raised $1.2 million from Lool VC and known angel investors.
Hisense International Co., Ltd. integrates the overseas resources of the entire Hisense Group with a presence in the US, Canada, Mexico, Africa and Europe. Hisense International provides innovative, competitive, best-in-class consumer electronics and appliances. Hisense International market share and brand awareness continue to increase rapidly and consistently across the globe.
Hisense Company Ltd. has production facilities in China, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt as well as Mexico and is one of the largest television manufacturers in the world with over 10 million televisions produced per year. The Company has sales offices in North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East and Asia while exporting products to over 130 countries and regions throughout the world.