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:
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
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
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