NOW TV Teen Titans Go Cartoon Network UK Competition

NOW TV Teen Titans Go Cartoon Network UK Competition

NOW TV Teen Titans Go Cartoon Network UK Competition

To promote the new upcoming episodes of Teen Titans Go! on the NOW TV service and on Cartoon Network UK from Monday 9th January, NOW TV is giving away a brand new iPad to a lucky winner and five NOW TV Kids Month Passes. Teen Titans Go! follows the zany superhero adventures of Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven while hanging out at Titans Tower. The series has a more comedic and child-like nature which is a departure from other DC Comics animated series which usually have a more serious tone.

Now TV is a live-streaming service from Sky – the UK’s largest pay-TV operator. The Kids Month Pass allows users to access 6 kids channels including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito as well as numerous boxsets of their favourite shows.

To enter the competition, please follow NOW TV and retweet the tweet as seen below:

Competition ends Monday 9th January at 12pm, please follow the link below for terms and conditions:

Boing Italy Launches My Boing Video Mobile App

Boing Italy Launches My Boing Video Mobile App

Boing Italy Launches My Boing Video Mobile App

Cartoon Network Italy’s sister channel – Boing has launched a brand new mobile app this week (launched Monday 28th November). The new mobile app is called “My Boing”, the app allows Boing viewers to upload funny and creative videos and the best videos will appear on the TV channel. The app also provides users some ideas on what they could create, the ideas feature the channel’s mascots: Bo, Bobo, Dino, Maissa, Katrina and Otto. More information about the app can be read on the My Boing microsite (

My Boing is available for free on the iTunes App Store for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad iOS 8.2 or later) and Google Play for Android devices (Android 4.0 or later):

Google Play (Android):

iTunes App Store (iOS for iPhone and iPad):

Boing is a free-to-air children’s channel in Italy featuring a variety of cartoons from Cartoon Network’s animation library and acquired animated and live-action shows. The channel is operated by Boing S.p.A, a joint venture of Turner Broadcasting System Europe and Mediaset. Boing is available on digital terrestrial television in Italy on channel 40.

Cartoon Network App Replaces Watch Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network App Replaces Watch Cartoon Network

Today (09/07/2015), Cartoon Network USA has announced that they have replaced their existing video on demand and live streaming service and app known as Watch Cartoon Network with a new app and service that is simply called “Cartoon Network App”. This replacement app will be Cartoon Network’s flagship app. In total, all of Cartoon Network’s apps have amounted to 40 million downloads across all Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) devices. To summarise, the new app is a hybrid of an Video On-Demand service and a customisable linear TV service which can be achieved by making your own playlist. The new app is in-line with Turner’s new multi-screen and multi-device strategy.

The New Cartoon Network App In More Detail

The Mix

The Mix is the main feature of the new Cartoon Network app, its a playlist of episodes and clips that is created by kids by picking their favorite shows. For instance, fans of a particular show (Adventure Time, Steven Universe etc.) will be given content relating to that show as well as suggestions for related shows. The purpose of “The Mix” is the ability to create their own viewing schedule by creating a playlist, much like a linear TV channel. Kids can also “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” shows, in a similar way to the recommendation system on TiVo devices.

The On-Demand Library

Kids using the app will have access to a library to more than 1,000 episodes and clips for free. A much greater library of full episodes can be accessed by logging into the service via their pay-TV provider.

Chris Waldron, VP of Cartoon Network Digital made a statement regarding the new app and need for customisation for their main 6 to 11 year old demographic.

“In focus groups, Cartoon Network learned that unlike previous groups of six- to 11-year-olds, kids who are currently in the network’s sweet spot “assume personalization”. They assume now that the app is going to listen to them, and it’s going to do what they say, and over time react to their preferences. The other thing that TV is better at is helping people discover new shows with minimal effort. The whole industry is trying to figure out how to get people to watch new shows. When it’s an actual choice, when you press a button, there is some friction to that. There is some, ‘That show looks good, I’ve heard about it, but I don’t want to watch it right now.’ But TV leads into other shows that let you sample a lot of stuff. So we set out to redesign this app and say, How can we take the best of VOD, and the best of linear, and what can we build that takes that even further?”

See It First

The app will also be used to introduce new shows that could potentially air on the actual Cartoon Network channel. New episodes of popular shows will often premiere on the app a week before they premiere on the channel itself in the new “See It First” section. The new “See It First” section will release a new episode of Teen Titans Go! each week before the actual premiere later in July. At launch, the app will include an exclusive short from Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Clarence, Uncle Grandpa, Mighty Magiswords, and Cartoon Network’s new show, We Bare Bears. The app will also premiere shorts from Cartoon Network’s shorts development programme.

Christina Miller, president and GM of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang used Mighty Magiswords as an example on how a successful show on a mobile app could potentially be aired on TV and vice-versa.

“As (Magiswords) becomes more popular, it has the opportunity to go from screen to screen to screen. So in some cases, it might start there, but go to TV. Or it might start on TV and end up in CN Anything. So we’re becoming more and more agnostic.”

Preview of the new Cartoon Network App:

Available to download now for iOS and Android devices: