Cartoon Network UK To Be Added On NOW TV Streaming Service On 21st June
Today (04/05/2016), Sky UK has announced that their NOW TV OTT (Over-The-Top) Internet TV streaming service will be introducing a Kids Pass package, which will be available from Tuesday 21st June. The Kids Pass includes the addition of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito to the service. The service will also offer thousands of episodes on-demand across all channels that are available in the Kids Pass package, including current Cartoon Network shows such as The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. All children’s content will be accessible through a child friendly interface and will also feature parental controls. The Kids Pass will cost £2.99 a month, no contract necessary.
Due to these changes on the NOW TV service, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Disney Channel will move from the entertainment pass to the kids pass.
From The Sky UK Press Release
Online TV streaming service NOW TV continues to boost its customer offer with the launch of the NOW TV Kids Pass. It will be available to buy from the 21st June, offering an easy way to get top kids TV without a contract and for just £2.99 a month.
The NOW TV Kids Pass will let kids watch six dedicated live TV channels, as well as thousands of episodes and box sets on demand from Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, NickToons, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, CBeebies, CBBC, and Milkshake!.
Whenever they want, kids can enjoy the likes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol and The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball which are only available on demand to Sky and NOW TV customers. Later this year, they can watch Morph, following the recent news that Sky is commissioning brand new episodes of the much loved character from Oscar-winning studio, Aardman Animations.
All this will be available to watch via a special immersive user interface (UI) which was designed with both parents and children. It means the UI is not just fun to use, but adds safety controls for parents’ peace of mind.
New features include:
A fun space-themed interface – new characters Dixie, Norbert and Jessie interact with children on screen throughout the viewing experience
Picture led navigation – shows and episodes are identified by characters and episode imagery helping kids easily identify the programmes they love
Favourites rail – the service learns what little ones like so they can quickly and easily access their most-loved shows
Next episode auto-play – means they can watch more episodes of their favourite shows without having to navigate back to the main menu
Parental controls – these include: a screen lock to prevent little fingers accidently changing shows on a mobile or tablet; an ‘escape prompt’ which stops them from exiting the UI by mistake; and a parental PIN which allows parents to set restrictions on what they watch
Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV, said:
“We want to make sure that everyone in the family gets the best entertainment experience possible and that includes our younger viewers. We’ve created a vibrant, engaging world just for kids, so finding an episode of Dora the Explorer will be almost as fun as watching it. By creating a separate enhanced NOW TV Kids Pass our customers have even more choice when it comes to selecting the shows that are right for them, all with no contract.”
The launch of the NOW TV Kids Pass sees Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and The Disney Channel move out of the NOW TV Entertainment Pass. In addition, from today, Nat Geo Wild will be added as a new channel to the Entertainment Pass, which will continue to offer exclusive access to shows on Sky Atlantic, such as Game of Thrones and must see new show Billions, 11.22.63 on FOX and Harlan Coben’s The Five, on Sky1. Not to mention over 250 Box Sets ranging from Sex and The City, Revenge, Penny Dreadful and True Detective.
The NOW TV Kids Pass is available from the 21st of June for £2.99 without a contract and comes with a free 14 day trial. For more information visit www.nowtv.com/kids
Special thanks to The Daily Nick for the news: http://nickalive.blogspot.co.uk/