Comcast Launches Award-Winning Kidzui, a Safe, Comprehensive Internet Portal for Kids
PHILADELPHIA, PA and SAN DIEGO, CA
Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) dedicated to developing and operating online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses, and KidZui (www.KidZui.com), the Internet for kids, today announced a partnership to deliver a comprehensive Internet portal for kids and families to millions of households across the country.
Designed for ages 3-12, KidZui serves as a safe portal that connects kids to games, activities, videos and educational materials.
"Working with Comcast to share KidZui with their community has resulted in a very rewarding and powerful partnership," said Cliff Boro, CEO KidZui. "The demand from kids to explore the Internet has grown at a rapid rate, and through our collaboration with Comcast we're meeting that demand with a best-in-class Internet experience for kids."
"KidZui is like an online theme park that has Disney, Webkinz, Club Penguin, animal videos and other age-appropriate content for kids," added Scott Bailey, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Comcast.net for Comcast Interactive Media. "However, it's not just about fun and games because KidZui also offers a way for parents to help their kids with schoolwork through Homework Helper. We are excited to partner with KidZui and bring this experience to our customers."
Now, Comcast High-Speed Internet subscribers will have convenient access to over 2 million kid-friendly games, Web sites and videos via KidZui. A customized Comcast edition of KidZui is available at no additional charge at http://kidzui.comcast.net. A premium version of KidZui is available for a fee. Comcast's partnership with KidZui is also reflective of their continued dedication to provide Internet safety awareness and education and family oriented content online to their community of subscribers nationwide.
The announcement comes on the heels of a recent Nielsen Online report that kids are adopting the Internet at a faster overall rate than the general Web population. According to Nielsen, time spent online among kids, ages 2-11 has increased by 63 percent over the past five years. As a result, entertaining kid-safe portals like KidZui are providing a much needed, age-appropriate destination to meet a rapidly growing demand.
Comcast is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
KidZui is headquartered in San Diego, California.
About Comcast Interactive Media
Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), dedicated to developing and operating online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). CIM's products include Fandango.com, a top movie and entertainment destination, selling movie tickets at over 16,000 screens; Fancast.com, a national online entertainment site; DailyCandy, the daily e-mail newsletter and website; thePlatform, the industry-leading provider of digital media publishing solutions over broadband and wireless networks; and Plaxo, an online social networking based platform.
Comcast's premier broadband service, (www.comcast.net) combines extensive content with a suite of online tools for Comcast High-Speed Internet customers, including email, McAfee Security, a Universal Address Book, mobile access to content and email, and the ability to check voicemail online for Comcast Digital Voice customers. Comcast.net packages the Web's best content sources for news, sports, finance, entertainment and more, and features one of the Web's deepest libraries of professional video content. The site offers more than 150,000 video clips from providers such as ABC News, CBS News, Fox Sports, Disney, E!, G4, The Weather Channel, CelebTV, and others. Comcast.net is one of the most visited and deeply engaging sites on the Web; 293 MM visits from over 17.1 MM monthly unique visitors, consuming 4.3 billion page views.
KidZui (www.KidZui.com) empowers the very best Internet experience for kids. Designed for children ages 3-12, KidZui unlocks a revolutionary online experience that brings families closer together, breeds independence and confidence in kids, and gives parents peace of mind knowing their children are safely exploring the Internet. KidZui encourages kids to express themselves by sharing content with friends and family, and creating an avatar and web page inspired by their personalities. KidZui's award-winning experience is curated by an editorial team of teachers and parents dedicated to combing the Internet for the very best websites, videos, pictures and games for kids. What Google is for search, what YouTube is for content and what Facebook is for community, KidZui is for kids. KidZui is compatible with PC, Mac, Linux and comes as a Firefox extension.