Kidoodle.TV To Launch A Safe Streaming Video Service For Children
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Kidoodle.TV is a new streaming video service for children that is intended to be controlled by parents, creating a safe and educational experience. The enterprise is backed by philanthropist Tom Crist, who has personally invested in the upstart media company with his foundation as the intended beneficiary.
Crist has become notable recently for having won a $40 million lottery prize and placing in his charitable foundation. Crist established the foundation after retiring from EECOL Electric, where had had spent 44 years, ultimately as CEO.
On May 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM Eastern, Lowe and Crist will join me for a live discussion about the social enterprise.
Tune in here then and watch the liver interview.
More about Kidoodle.TV:
Kidoodle.TV is an exciting, new online, streaming video service for children ages 12 and under. It is not only mobile, but safe, with robust parental controls and time limits. Featuring a brightly colored, easy-to-use user interface, customizable profiles for up to 5 children, and great entertainment and educational content from a variety of sources for only $4.99/month, Kidoodle.TV is child oriented and convenient, with no adult content and no commercials. Commercially launched on January 1, 2014, Kidoodle.TV is owned by A Parent Media Co. Inc., a family focused company. Looking for ways to benefit his charitable foundation, the Crist Family Foundation, which was formally established in March 2014, Tom Crist made a personal, multi-million dollar investment in A Parent Media Co. Inc. It is the intention of the Crist family to find ways to benefit causes near and dear to their hearts. The family has announced intentions to work with Kidoodle.TV to find ways to reach out and better the lives of children and families. The Crist family also intends to pool its resources and work with Kidoodle.TV to grow its foundation so that it can continue to undertake philanthropic activities for years to come.
Michael Lowe, President of A Parent Media Co. Inc. (“APMC”) received his education in journalism in Alberta, Canada. Lowe has a strong background in the media and entertainment industry, with a focus on new media development and the evolution of digital content distribution. Lowe founded APMC as a way to make the online world a safer place for kids, as well as to make a positive impact on families through a strong corporate social mandate that with gives back to the community. In 2012, he assembled a team of like-minded individuals to develop Kidoodle.TV and to build and lead APMC with a corporate vision that combines a return on investment with corporate responsibility.
Philanthropist, Tom Crist, formally established the Crist Family Foundation in March 2014 after a rewarding 44 year career at Calgary’s EECOL Electric. After retiring as CEO, Crist announced plans to place a $40 million lottery winning in a family trust to be donated over the coming years to select charities in honor of his late wife, Jan Crist, who passed away from cancer. It is the intention of the Crist family to work together to find ways to benefit causes near and dear to their hearts, including causes that benefit children. The family also intends to pool its resources to grow its foundation so that it can continue to undertake philanthropic activities for years to come. Crist personally invested in Kidoodle.TV’s parent company (A Parent Media Co. Inc.) as a way to benefit the Crist Family Foundation, which the family intends to grow into a larger fund and make sustainable over time. It was also an alignment with a company that has similar values and a corporate ethic to provide a return on investment that is both financial and human, an important aspect for both business and societal well-being.
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