Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Ameba's TV service gets kudos for giving parents peace of mind

  • Print
Ameba founder Tony Havelka's digital TV subscription service for kids gets a thumbs-up from a parents' publication.

COLE BREILAND / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES Enlarge Image

Ameba founder Tony Havelka's digital TV subscription service for kids gets a thumbs-up from a parents' publication. Photo Store

WINNIPEG-BASED Ameba TV has received a silver 2013 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) award for its digital kids TV service.

Ameba is a digital television subscription service -- almost like a Netflix for young children -- that gives kids access to a database of shows while allowing parents to set parameters to control what their children watch.

For $3.99 per month, the Ameba service is available on Google TV's Internet-connected TV platform, LG Smart TV and any Internet platform viewable on iPads, iPhones, PCs and laptops.

Its content library contains more than 2,000 hours of educational, preschool, music and multi-language programming aimed at children age two to 12.

NAPPA's independent parent testers evaluate hundreds of submissions for their innovation, safety, quality and the degree to which they make parenting easier. It gave 25 products gold awards, 60 received silver and 41 were chosen as honours.

"Ameba is fun, exciting, and built specifically to make it easy for kids to use on their own. They can choose for themselves what they want to watch and dig as deep as they like into our huge library of shows," said Tony Havelka, founder and CEO of Ameba TV. "This NAPPA award is a major validation for us."

Julie Kertes, NAPPA general manager, said, "Parents want to make the best decisions for their families but don't always have the time to dig through and research the seemingly endless array of children's products on the market. Our NAPPA judges do that research for them, delivering a roundup of quality products that parents can purchase with confidence."

The NAPPA has been the go-to resource for the best products for families for more than 20 years.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 26, 2013 B4

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

In the Key of Bart: Can’t It Be Nice This Time?

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A golfer looks for his ball in a water trap at John Blumberg Golf Course Friday afternoon as geese and goslings run for safety- See Joe Bryksa’s 30 day goose challenge- Day 24– June 15, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A group of Horese pose for the camera in the early evening light at Southcreek Stables in Stl Norbert Wednessday. Sept  14, 2011 (RUTH BONNEVILLE) / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you agree with the suspensions levied against three bantam hockey players for abusing game officials?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google