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Unhappy Mom And Dad Launch Their Own Online TV
Unhappy Mom And Dad Launch Their Own Online TV

Two British parents got tired of dumb kiddies television shows, so much so that they decided to create their own online kiddies series, have become instead internet sensation.

Jezz Wright, 44, and Julianne Martin, 35, were tired of having to regularly switch off the TV because they believed that the shows were “numbing” their two children’s brains.

The due believed popular programmes such as Power Rangers and In the Night Garden were just “virtual e-numbers” that made children hyperactive – so they decided to make their own.

They created a series of animated films based on characters called Jack and Holly, best friends who learn something of educational value through their adventures.

The stories are designed for pre-school children and can be downloaded via the internet.

The 15-minute episodes can be viewed only once they are started by parents, meaning that children cannot just sit watching programme after programme as they could with television. Mr Wright and Miss Martin believe this gets youngsters to interact with their parents and discuss the show.

The couple are now receiving more than 500,000 monthly hits worldwide on the animated tales, with interest particularly keen in the US, and experts reckon the venture could now become a multi-million-pound business with the right investment.

The write thou insist that making profits and fame was not the reason they started their series, they just wanted to have their children watch something educational on television but it has been a terrific bonus.

Mr Wright produces and writes each episode, Cillian performs the voice of Jack and Miss Martin performs the voice of Holly. Family friend Graham Jones draws the animations, which have been expanded to a whole series of stories. Last month, Mr Wright and Miss Martin launched their own online channel, allowing anyone with a Roku TV Box or a smart TV to stream their programmes via the internet, like BBC iPlayer.

The programmes can currently be downloaded for free but the couple also sell DVDs via their website, www.jackandholly.com.

 Daily Mail



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