Parents are faced with difficult decisions in finding quality entertainment. More parents are demanding edifying programming for their kids — now they have another option in Yippee.
The new streaming service for families is taking the business by storm with quality, values-based programming parents can trust.
“I’ve been a real lover of children’s television for many years, and I always wanted to create content between zany and tenderhearted,” Yippee’s head of content and executive, Adam Mellema says. He laughs, it’s part “Mr. Rogers” and part “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.””
Yippee serves families with kids ages 2-10, with a promise that its content is wholesome, safe and attitude-free. The non-profit startup provides more than 1,000 hours of programming through a competitively-priced subscription model, urging viewers to “Watch Something Good.” Yippee has the original series (like The Yippee Show). Kids can join hosts, Cam and Noel, as they compete in wacky, CRAZY challenges.
“We are so excited to offer our own content and have our own DNA. If we are making our own shows, we believe that is going to set us apart. It’s putting our money where our mouth is.”
Yippee TV has an exclusive partnership with “VeggieTales” and offers staples like “Superbook,” “Madeline” and “Richard Scarry.”
Mellema received a regional Emmy Award for his work on “Come On Over,” was the writer on all 12 Disney Channel’s “What’s What Editions,” including “High School Musical,” “Camp Rock,” “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie,” and “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.”
However, these shows and others may offer content value, but “You might hear some sassy language,” he adds. “Every family is different in what they are comfortable with. My parents wouldn’t let me watch “Golden Girls,” but grandma was fine with me watching “Golden Girls” with her. We are trying to be sensitive in giving families good stuff to watch.”
So why the name Yippee?
“It’s a celebration,” says Mellema, the “infusion of joy. We reached out to a lot of kids in our lives and Yippee was clearly the front runner!”
You will love the heart of Yippee and its content even more.
With that said, we can say “Yippee?!”
Yippee is available via Roku, AppleTV, Fire TV, Samsung TV, as well as iOS and Android apps. In order to serve as many families as possible during this challenging time, the company is currently offering a free 7-day trial and 50 percent off the first two months with the promo code “NOSASS.”