Virgin Media Launches Kids TV App Features Boomerang And Cartoonito Shows

Virgin Media Launches Kids TV App Features Boomerang And Cartoonito Shows

Virgin Media Launches Kids TV App Features Boomerang And Cartoonito Shows

This week, British cable television provider – Virgin Media (a part of the Liberty Global group) has launched its children’s television mobile app – Virgin TV Kids. The app also features some content that air on Boomerang and Cartoonito for the new app including Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Scooby-Doo!, Tom and Jerry and Thomas and Friends. The app is available at no extra cost to all Virgin Media TV customers who have either the Fun or Full House TV package. The app also includes content from Nick Jr, Tiny Pop and Channel 5’s Milkshake programming block. The app was announced at this year’s Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield in July, the launch of the app follows the launch of a similar kids app by Virgin’s biggest rival – Sky.

The app features a child friendly design and offers hundreds of hours of video-on-demand TV content suitable for children aged between 3 and 7 years old. The app also features games and picture books and it’s also a safe environment for young children with no advertising or inappropriate content. The app also features individual profile functionality, a repeat show five-times looper button, download show functionality and security settings. The app can be used on up to four compatible devices in the UK and can be used with a WiFi, 3G or 4G connection, mobile data rates may apply.

While talking about the new app, Virgin Media’s chief digital entertainment officer, David Bouchier said:

“Our Virgin TV Kids app is a safe and fun space designed exclusively for pre-schoolers, Virgin TV’s youngest customers. Parents and carers can let their children explore the best children’s TV shows from all their favourite channels such as Disney, Nick Jr, Boomerang and more, as well as a wide range of books and games safe in the knowledge that kids can never be exposed to age inappropriate or harmful content. Our Kids app has not only the UK’s best selection of pre-school entertainment, but it comes with added peace of mind for parents – an environment free from ads and other commercial influences.”

Virgin TV Kids Mobile App Download Links:

Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.virginmedia.kidsapp&hl=en_GB

iTunes App Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/virgin-tv-kids/id1258115045?mt=8

From the Virgin TV Kids App Description From Google Play

Designed for kids aged 3-7 the Virgin TV Kids app lets you conjure up entertainment with the tap of a finger (or the stamp of a foot) at home – and on the go.

There’s top telly available on demand, brilliant books and great games for developing curious minds. Loads of TV favourites are there, ready to watch – from Nick Jr, Cartoonito, Milkshake and TinyPop. There are hundreds of hours of shows on demand including Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Pingu, Mike the Knight, Peppa Pig, Thomas & Friends, In The Night Garden, Paw Patrol, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and more.

And it’s not just TV. There are lots of games and books to enjoy together, too. The best thing is,
there are no ads to skip, or breaks to huff and puff through. And there’s no way they can rack up costs with in app purchases. Phew

You can set up separate profiles for each child and the app will remember the most recent activities done on the app so it’s quick and easy to continue where they left off. You can even select the loop button to repeat the same show 5 times.

Key Features:

As a Virgin TV customer, this app lets your child:
– Watch loads of kids content on demand
– Play kid friendly games
– Read children’s books
– Watch on up to 4 compatible devices

https://help.virginmedia.com/system/templates/selfservice/vm/help/customer/locale/en-GB/portal/200300000001000/article/HELP-3008/Virgin-TV-Kids-app

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/08/virgin-launches-kids-tv-app/787112/

Cartoon Network South Korea Partners With Qualson For English Language Learning App

Cartoon Network South Korea Partners With Qualson For English Language Learning App

Cartoon Network South Korea Partners With Qualson For English Language Learning App

Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific is teaming up with Qualson, the leading mobile language learning service in South Korea, to launch a fun new app that helps Korean speakers to learn the English language through the use of Cartoon Network’s shows and characters. The app will feature cartoon characters from We Bare Bears (a highly popular show in South Korea and the rest of Asia), The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa and Regular Show.

The app is planned to launch in South Korea in October, the app will eventually rollout to other markets, including Japan, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The new app will be subscription based and will target both kids and adults who want to improve their English listening and speaking skills.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner Partners With Qualson To Launch English Language Learning App

Turner Asia Pacific is partnering with Qualson, the leading Korean mobile product developer, to launch a new app that enables users of different ages to make learning English fun through Cartoon Network’s shows and characters.

Targeted for launch in October in South Korea with subsequent rollout plans for other Asian markets including Japan, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, the subscription model app will target both kids and adults who want to improve their fluency in both listening and speaking English.

Popular original shows from Turner’s Cartoon Network featured in the app include We Bare Bears, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa and Regular Show.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Qualson to enable more Koreans and Cartoon Network fans to watch their favourite shows and improve their English at the same time. We believe that learning is always more effective when it’s also fun,” commented Ron Lee, Turner Korea’s General Manager. “Qualson is the perfect partner for Turner to engage more Koreans given their proven track record.”

Qualson is well known for its “Super Fan” app, the No. 1 learning app in Korea.

“We are very proud to be partnering with Turner to develop a new learning app. Cartoon Network has some of the most iconic animation shows in the world including in Korea and across the Asia region. The new app aims to capitalise on the popularity of these shows to make learning English fun and engaging like never before,” added Sooyoung Park, CEO for Qualson Inc.

About Qualson Inc.

Qualson is an English education-based company that focuses on providing an English learning experience through mobile applications. Qualson has been affiliated with multinational corporations such as Samsung and POSCO by providing B2B services for their English education-based programs. Qualson has been leading the field of content-based English education in Korea from 2016 by launching their B2C application called ‘SuperFan’, and by 2018 they are planning on expanding their services to countries beyond Asia.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-partners-qualson-launch-english-language-learning-app

http://qualson.com/

http://www.cartoonnetworkkorea.com

Toonami Africa Channel Launched Today

Toonami Africa Channel Launched Today

Toonami Africa Channel Launched Today

Today (01/06/2017), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has launched an African version of the Toonami channel for English-speaking countries on the continent. Turner has partnered with pan-sub-Saharan satellite television provider Kwesé TV to distribute the brand new channel in English speaking Africa (excluding the Republic of South Africa). Toonami is the home of DC Comics superheroes including Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and action animation including Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, the channel has a target age group of children aged between six and twelve years old. The launch of the new channel continues Toonami’s expansion within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Kwesé TV also added Cartoon Network, Boomerang and CNN International to its TV service after a channel distribution deal with Turner was announced last month. The channel launch also follows the introduction of Toonami France into the Francophone African television market in April last year.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/04/cartoon-network-africa-coming-to-kwese-tv-3rd-may/

From The Kwesé TV Press Release: Kwesé TV to exclusively launch Turner’s new superhero channel across Africa

Africa’s newest and most exciting broadcast network Kwesé TV, has added a brand-new kid channel Toonami to its bouquet from the leading channel provider of wholesome family entertainment Turner. The channel, which is dedicated to superhero cartoons, is a new addition to Turner’s current children’s entertainment offering. Kwesé TV will exclusively launch Toonami to English speaking territories from 1 June, strengthening Kwesé TV’s family viewing programming line-up, while simultaneously boosting Turner’s kids’ entertainment bouquet in these markets.

Toonami, the home of superheroes, targets 6 to 12-year-old children and super-hero fans of all ages with its 24-hour programming line-up, jam-packed with top-rated adventure and action series. The introduction of Toonami reinforces Turner’s portfolio of successful kids’ channels that includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang across the continent, both also available on Kwesé TV.

Available exclusively on Econet Media’s Kwesé TV in English-speaking countries outside South Africa, Toonami is the go-to destination for superhero enthusiasts of all ages.

Family and kids will enjoy uninterrupted hours of high-quality shows, specially packaged for African audiences through Kwesé’s multi-platform offering that includes satellite TV and a mobile app for iOS or Android.

From the first of June, subscribers will dive into the fantastic world of DC Comics’ ‘Batman’, ‘Superman’, ‘The Green Lantern’ and ‘The Justice League’. Other popular children’s superheroes loved by young African audiences, such as ‘Ben 10’ and ‘Thundercats’ have also been added to the schedule. The branded Toonami Movies block will screen a host of feature films that showcase popular superheroes’ heroic acts and deeds.

The launch of Toonami follows a multi-territory agreement which Turner has signed with Econet Media including CNN International – the number one news brand in Africa – and much-loved leading kids’ channels on the continent Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Pierre Branco, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Southern Europe and Africa, says: “We are pleased with the addition of Toonami to the Kwesé bouquet as it further diversifies our robust entertainment experience and programme offering outside of South Africa. With its clear positioning and strong franchising connections, we are convinced that Toonami will build a strong fan base around the most popular superheroes. Turner will meet the growing demand for premium quality superhero content on the continent.”

With the success of Cartoon Network and Boomerang, ranked first and second respectively among kids’ TV brands across Africa, Turner has firmly established its position as the provider of leading kids’ entertainment channels. It is anticipated that the addition of Toonami will further strengthen this position.

“At Kwesé we pride ourselves in offering exclusive and never seen before content for our viewers. The addition of this exciting new channel Toonami to our network brings further diversity, choice and more importantly exclusivity to our premium children’s line-up, building an even more compelling entertainment bouquet for the whole family to enjoy,” shared Econet Media President and Group CEO Joseph Hundah.

For the world’s best documentaries, music shows, movies, sport and more buy a Kwesé decoder online. For a unique business opportunity, apply to become a Kwesé dealer. To enjoy our bouquet of live channels, viewers all over Africa can download the Kwesé App for iOS or Android and register for free.

http://www.c21media.net/kwese-brings-toonami-to-africa/

http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/turners-toonami-to-debut-on-kwese-tv-in-africa/