Pocket.watch, Sunlight Announce ‘Ryan and Friends’ TV Channel

The channel will focus on Generation Alpha YouTube star Ryan Kaji and his influencer friends.
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August 20, 2020


Generation Alpha-focused entertainment studio Pocket.watch and Sunlight Entertainment, Ryan Kaji’s family-owned and operated production company that develops family-friendly content, have announced the new ad-supported channel “Ryan and Friends,” available now streaming live 24/7 on The Roku Channel.

The channel’s programming features exclusives starring Ryan and his Ryan's World friends alongside content from some of Ryan's favorite YouTube creators, including Jason Vlogs, Scratch Garden, MarMar Land and more. “Ryan and Friends” will also be available in the coming months on Sling TV and is currently available on-demand through direct-to-consumer apps on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, iOS and Android mobile devices. 

“We are thrilled to launch the ‘Ryan and Friends’ streaming channel with our friends at Sunlight Entertainment, bringing families their favorite kid-star into their living rooms in exciting new ways they’re going to love,” says David B. Williams, senior vice president and general

manager, channels, Pocket.watch. “Our distribution partners The Roku Channel and Sling TV are enthusiastically welcoming ‘Ryan and Friends’ to their channel lineups, offering customers a truly one-of-a-kind family option at a time when demand is at all-time highs.”

“Ryan and Friends” is designed and curated by Pocket.watch for children ages 2 to 8 and is filled with programming shaped and selected to be enriching as well as entertaining. Ryan will be joined by his Ryan World’s friends including Combo Panda, Gus the Gummy Gator, the VTubers and influential creators including Jason Vlogs, MarMar from MarMar Land, Scratch Garden and additional surprises. Ryan and his friends take on challenges, learn and play through a series of content for growing and curious minds. 

“Ryan considers his viewers as friends and we’ve heard the same from so many parents,” says Shion Kaji, Ryan’s father. “We’re happy to be more accessible to families around the nation and honored to be welcomed into their households.”  

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