Sky Kids App Launches In Italy With Cartoon Network Shows

Sky Kids App Launches In Italy With Cartoon Network Shows

Sky Kids App Launches In Italy With Cartoon Network Shows

Italian pay-tv DTH (Direct-To-Home) satellite television provider – Sky Italia has launched their children’s television VOD (Video-on-demand) mobile app called Sky Kids. The app is very similar to the version offered by Sky in the UK and just like the UK version the app has programming from Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Animated shows available to stream on the app include Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 and Boomerang’s Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo. Just like the UK version, the app allows the user to personalise their experience using the app with custom profiles and has a download and play feature, so kids can watch shows on the go without the need of an internet connection.

Alongside Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang, the app also has children’s content from Disney, Nickelodeon and DeaKids. The app is free for Sky customers who are subscribed to the Sky Family Pack or the Sky Children pack and is available for iPad and Android tablets.

http://www.sky.it/tecnologia/sky-kids.html

http://advanced-television.com/2017/04/05/sky-italia-launches-kids-mobile-tv-on-demand/

Cartoon Network 2016 Year In Review

Cartoon Network 2016 Year In Review

Cartoon Network 2016 Year In Review

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.

January

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:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/01/

February

1st February: Lego Nexo Knights premieres on Cartoon Network UK.

3rd February: The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go!, Ninjago, Steven Universe Nominated For Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

3rd February: Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To President Barack Obama’s STEM Initiative.

4th February: OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo Mobile Game Released

6th February: NBA And Cartoon Network USA Team Up For Annual NBA All-Star Jam, with a brand new Basketball themed episodes of We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go!

6th February: Bunnicula premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

11th February: Toonami France Launched.

15th February: Cartoon Network USA released intro to the new Powerpuff Girls series, animated by Golden Wolf based in London, UK.

22nd February: Cartoon Network feeds across EMEA acquire Yo-Kai Watch broadcasting rights.

24th February: DC Super Hero Girls Special Announced.

All of February 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/02/

March

1st March: Cartoon Network UK continues partnership with Dr. Martens for Adventure Time themed boots.

2nd March: Adult Swim Canada VOD Service announced.

5th March: Zona Cartoon Network Programming Block launched on Chilevision in Chile.

7th March: Boing Italy rebrands, rebrand later rolls out to Boing Spain, France and Africa.

10th March: The Amazing World of Gumball wins two British Animation Awards.

12th March: Adventure Time: Stakes UK Premiere at BAFTA Piccadilly, London.

14th March: Adventure Time: Stakes Premieres on Cartoon Network UK.

14th March: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

31st March: The Powerpuff Girls Flipped Out Mobile Game released.

31st March: Sky UK launches Sky Kids app, also includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito shows.

All of March 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/03/

April

2nd April: Cartoon Network Nordic rebrands to Check It 4.0, becoming the first European feed to do so.

3rd April: Boomerang shows now available on POPS Kids VOD service in Vietnam.

4th April: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot premieres on Cartoon Network USA.

6th April: Adult Swim UK Launches #wrongbutright campaign.

8th April: Tarek Mounir Promoted to Vice President Of Turner Turkey And Middle East.

9th April: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 series premiered in Japan.

14th April: Turner UK and Sky UK signed exclusive boxsets VOD deal.

23rd April: Boomerang Turkey launches.

23rd April: Yo-Kai Watch premiered on Cartoon Network UK.

26th April: Cartoon Network Zone at IMG Worlds of Adventure Info Officially released.

28th April: Agent Gumball mobile game released.

28th April: Cartoon Network South Korea expands distribution with Pooq deal.

29th April: Scooby-Doo announced as UK’s All Time Favourite Kids TV Show.

All of April 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/04/

May

2nd May: Bunnicula premieres on Boomerang UK.

2nd May: Cartoon Network USA releases Bottom’s Butte and Apple and Onion pilots.

3rd May: Cecilia Persson Appointed Cartoon Network EMEA Head Of Programming.

5th May: Media Alliance completes deal to buy Turner Russia assets.

9th May: Peanuts animated shorts premieres 9th May on Boomerang USA.

11th May: Cartoon Network Hindi (Middle East and North Africa) launches.

12th May: Steven Universe: In Too Deep story arc premieres on Cartoon Network USA.

12th May: Adult Swim USA announces programming slate.

15th May: Cartoon Network Turkey’s first-ever original animated series – Kral Şakir premieres.

21st May: DC Superhero Girls: Super Hero High Premieres 21st May on Boomerang UK.

27th May – 29th May: MCM Comic-Con London.

30th May: Cartoon Network USA re-brands to Dimensional graphics package, developed by Bent Design Lab.

30th May: Sky Kids Café temporarily opens in London to promote Sky Kids VOD app, features Scooby-Doo Haunted House.

30th May: Adventure Time: Bad Jubies premieres on Cartoon Network UK.

Late May: Powerpuff Girls drones fly around Dubai.

All of May 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/05/

June

9th June – Computer coding themed episode of The Powerpuff Girls – “Viral Spiral” premieres.

11th June – 10th July: Adventure Time: An Ooo Experience Interactive Game UK Tour.

13th June – 16th June: Annecy Animation Festival, work-in-progress sneak peek for new Samurai Jack series.

13th June: Cartoon Network USA announced Mighty Magiswords To Become A Full Length Linear Series

14th June: Cartoon Network USA starts McDonald’s Happy Meal The Powerpuff Girls campaign.

15th June: Toon Cup 2016 online game launched across Cartoon Network websites across the EMEA area.

16th June: Corus Entertainment gets extended licence rights over Cartoon Network Canada.

19th June: Cartoon Network Shop launched Cartoon Network Collective.

20th June: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series announced, to premiere on Cartoon Network USA in 2017.

21st June: Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK added to Sky’s NOW TV streaming service.

21st June: Adventure Time Lego Figure Sets announced.

22nd June: The Amazing World of Gumball Season Six Announced.

23rd June: Teen Titans Go!: Teeny Titans Mobile Game released.

30th June: Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls crossover special airs on Cartoon Network USA.

All of June 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/06/

July

1st July: Cartoon Network MENA (English and Arabic) and Boomerang MENA (English and Arabic) launched, both feeds are in HD.

5th July – 7th July: Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK.

9th to 11th July: Cartoon Network’s First Ever Animation Jam, animation students from around the United States worked on a series of 15 second shorts, including OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

12th July: Dreamworks: Kung Fu Panda 3 summer sponsorship on Cartoon Network UK begins, campaign features the band – The Vamps.

14th July: Cartoon Network and Adult Swim 2016 Emmy Nominations announced.

18th July: Steven Universe: Summer of Adventures Episode Bomb started.

19th July: The Powerpuff Girls (2016) renewed for a second season.

20th July: Adventure Time: Card Wars Kingdom Mobile Game released.

21st July – 23rd July: San Diego Comic-Con 2016, world premiere sneak peek for new Ben 10 series and Mighty Magiswords.

22nd July: Cartoon Network UK rebranded to Check It 4.0.

25th July: Cartoon Network France rebranded to Check It 4.0.

All of July 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/07/

August

3rd August: Turner USA announced Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang will be distributed on Hulu’s new live TV streaming service which will launch in 2017.

Mid August: Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK announced Awesome Autumn programming lineup.

18th August – 21st August: Scooby-Doo Live: Musical Mysteries musical performance in London, UK.

31st August: IMG Worlds Of Adventure opened in Dubai, featuring Cartoon Network rides and attractions.

All of August 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/08/

September

1st September: Cartoon Network Germany and Cartoon Network Poland rebranded to Check It 4.0.

6th September: Steven Universe: The Answer book released.

7th September: Ben Bocquelet announces the end of The Amazing World of Gumball after Season 6, with a possibility for the show to continue without him.

8th September: First short-form animated series from Cartoon Network Mexico announced – Villainous.

10th September: New Saturdays Programming Block begins on Boomerang UK.

10th September: Talking Tom and Friends premieres on Boomerang UK.

11th September: Cartoon Network USA’s video on-demand app wins Creative Arts Emmy.

13th September: Cartoon Network Enterprises won two awards at Licensing Awards 2016 for Adventure Time Dr. Martens boots.

17th September: Cartoon Network programming block launched on TransTV in Indonesia.

19th September: The Powerpuff Girls “Powfactor” International campaign launched.

21st September: Cracké announced to premiere on Boomerang feeds across Europe.

23rd September: FOX and Cartoon Network announced Adventure Time themed “Couch Gag” for an episode of The Simpsons.

27th September: Once Upon An Ooo interactive Adventure Time story website wins People’s Lovie Award.

29th September: Mighty Magiswords premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

29th September: Adventure Time VR Game “I See Ooo” launches in the UK.

29th September: Cartoon Network announced that Adventure Time will end in 2018.

29th September: Cartoonito UK launched YouTube channel (see October’s posts).

All of September 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/09/

October

1st October – 2nd October: Ben 10 Hero Experience at intu Trafford Centre near Manchester, UK.

3rd October: Cartoon Network USA continues Stop Bullying: Speak Up anti-bullying campaign.

7th October – 8th October: New York Comic-Con, final Regular Show panel.

7th October: Cartoon Network Africa and Animation SA Partner At DISCOP Johannesburg.

8th October: Ben 10 premiered on Cartoon Network UK.

10th October: Grizzy and the Lemmings premiered on Boomerang UK.

10th October: Dragon Ball Super announced to air on Toonami France, Boing Spain And Cartoon Network Africa in 2017.

11th October – 13th October: Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA attends Brand Licencing Europe 2016 in London, UK.

15th October – 16th October: Cartoon Network EMEA attended MIPJunior in Cannes, France.

17th October: Oggy and The Cockroaches Season 6 and Season 7 broadcasting rights acquired by Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.

18th October: Turner UK buys Thomas and Friends broadcasting rights, announces the show will air on Cartoonito UK from 2017.

19th October: Cartoon Network Studios launched new website.

21st October – 23rd October: Cartoon Network attends Paris Comic Con 2016.

23rd October: Cartoon Network’s ultimate parent company – Time Warner agrees takeover deal by AT&T for $85.4 billion, pending regulatory decision.

24th October: Terror In Doomsville one-off animated special premiered on Cartoon Network Latin America.

25th October: We Bare Bears renewed for a third season.

28th October – 30th October: Cartoon Network attended MCM Comic Con in London.

28th October – 1st November: Cartoon Network Italy attended 2016 Lucca Comics And Games Festival.

All of October 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/10/

November

1st November: Cartoon Network UK started The Amazing Month of Gumball programming event.

1st November: My Knight and Me premiered on Boomerang UK.

1st November: Cartoon Network USA released Victor and Valentino pilot episode/minisode.

2nd November: Cartoon Network USA released Infinity Train pilot episode/minisode.

4th November: Cartoon Network UK won two PromaxBDA UK awards.

5th November: Boomerang EMEA’s first ever original animated series – The Happos Family premiered on Boomerang UK.

7th November: Sesame Street premiered on Cartoonito UK.

7th November: Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls crossover special premiered on Cartoon Network UK.

8th November: Cartoon Network Battle Crashers game released.

9th November: Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific releases Lasso and Comet pilot.

10th November: Mighty Magiswords MagiMobile mobile app released in the United States.

12th November: Adventure Time themed temporary channel launched in Italy, temporarily replacing Cartoon Network + 1 timeshift channel.

14th November: Boomerang launched in Taiwan.

14th November: Clarence: Capture The Flag half-hour special premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

14th November: Cartoon Network UK partnered with triathlete Olympic medal winning Brownlee Brothers for Cartoon Network Buddy Network anti-bullying campaign.

16th November: Cartoon Network updated Powerpuff Yourself character generator now with Powfactor personality questions.

17th November: Steven Universe “Gem Harvest” special premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

18th November: Cartoon Network USA opened Powfactor pop-up shop for one weekend only in New York.

19th November: Cartoonito UK launched Twitter account.

20th November: Cartoon Network won three Children’s BAFTA awards.

26th November: World Premiere of Justice League Action aired on Cartoon Network UK.

28th November: Dragon Ball Super announced to premiere 21st January 2017 on Toonami Asia.

28th November: Cartoon Network nominated for four Annie Awards.

28th November: Cartoon Network Italy HD launched.

All of November 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/11/

December

5th December: Mince Pie Mondays started again for another Christmas on Cartoon Network UK.

6th December: Cartoon Network announced Cartoon Network Zone at IMG Worlds of Legends theme park in Dubai, due to open in 2019.

6th December: Cartoon Network nominated for three 2017 Kidscreen Awards.

6th December: Cartoon Network USA announced Science STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Team.

8th December: Dragon Ball Super announced to premiere 7th January 2017 on Toonami USA (part of Adult Swim).

8th December: Cartoon Network USA released Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series sneak peek.

12th December: Cartoon Network USA’s Curtis Lelash And Tramm Wigzell promoted to Senior VP of Original Series.

12th December: Adventure Time: Islands intro released.

16th December: Justice League Action premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

Mid December: Cartoon Network Russia And Southeastern Europe HD launched.

19th December – 25th December: Cartoon Network USA released minisodes of Get ‘Em Tommy and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

All of December 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/12/

Scooby-Doo Voted UK’s All Time Favourite Kids TV Show

Scooby-Doo Voted UK's All Time Favourite Kids TV Show

Scooby-Doo Voted UK’s All Time Favourite Kids TV Show

Sky Kids has commissioned a survey to ask 2,300 parents and children aged between 5 to 9 years old in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (1,150 parents and 1,150 children) to find out their all time favourite kids show.

After the results were counted and collated, it emerged that Boomerang’s very own Scooby-Doo (including all variants and series) is the UK’s favourite kids show of all time. Scooby-Doo topped the chart at 23%, that’s nearly 1 in 4 people. Since 1969, Scooby-Doo has been entertaining children all over the world. The show’s enduring popularity has no sign of slowing down, this shows that Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma will yet to solve more spooky mysteries into the foreseeable future.

Tom and Jerry, another classic animated show that airs on Boomerang UK came in at 2nd place at 22% of the vote (including all variants and series), only narrowingly missing the top spot by 1%. Tom and Jerry is known for its madcap cat and mouse chases and for its slapstick humour which has entertained generations of children.

Ben 10 (including all variants and series) came naturally in 10th place in the combined children and adults statistics, the alien-battling adventure show has been airing on Cartoon Network for over 10 years. A current Cartoon Network favourite, Adventure Time came in at 9th place in the children’s only statistics, its open world approach to fantasy storytelling and its wide variety of characters has made Adventure Time become one of Cartoon Network’s most successful shows of all time.

The research was commissioned by Sky Kids and conducted by research company 72 Point in March 2016.

From The Sky UK Press Release

New research from Sky Kids, reveals Boomerang channel series Scooby-Doo, tops the chart as the nation’s favourite kids’ TV show amongst both nostalgic parents and young children, with 23% of the vote. The results prove that the TV programme, famous for helping solve ghostly mysteries, is as popular today as it was after first bursting onto screens.

The survey of 2,300 kids aged 5 to 9 along with their parents, commissioned to mark the launch of the new Sky Kids app, finds that another timeless show comes in second place, with 22% of parents and children picking Boomerang’s slapstick comedy Tom and Jerry. Joint third are favourites, Nicktoons’ ever-optimistic hero SpongeBob SquarePants and the beloved, British pre-school eOne series Peppa Pig (17%). Fifth place goes to the magical show Ben & Holly (14%), also from eOne.

The research shows whatever the family favourite, kids don’t seem to tire of re-watching their much-loved shows time and time again at a remarkable 53 times a year, compared with parents who admitted to still watching their beloved childhood TV show 12 times in the past 12 months.

Even when children know how an episode unfolds these shows have the qualities that make them so re-watchable, with kids realising the importance of comedy at a young age and picking a TV programme because “it’s funny” (59%). The imaginative stories and playful characters are also reasons why they choose to watch a show over and over again, with 47% of children stating “I like the adventures they go on” and 38% revealing they “love the characters”. Meanwhile, adults say that they cherish watching children’s TV as it’s nostalgic and brings back happy memories of their own childhood (29%), as well as being a great way to bond with their little ones (21%).

Dr Sam Wass, parenting expert and psychologist and known for Channel 4’s award-winning series “The Secret Life of 4-, 5-, and 6-Year-Olds”, commented:

“As parents we spend so much time as the authority figure, imposing boundaries and setting rules, so sitting down to watch TV with your child can help to reset and recharge your relationship. I love that so many children voted for shows and cartoons that their parents also used to enjoy when they were young and that they are all available on the Sky Kids app. Watching and discussing these shows together will allow your child to see the child that was once in you.”

The Sky Kids app is designed for children aged 3-9 and features thousands of episodes of their beloved TV shows, including favourites Scooby-Doo, Peppa Pig and SpongeBob SquarePants. The app, which launched in March and is available to download from both Google Play and Apple’s App Store offers a fun and safe way to enjoy the widest range of the most popular kids’ TV programmes. All of the content is available on demand and gives children their own profile with shows tailored to their age.

Lucy Murphy, Head of Sky Kids Content said:

“It’s great to see Scooby-Doo standing the test of time and remaining a favourite amongst kids and parents. The Sky Kids app has thousands of episodes of kids TV shows, from traditional favourites like Tom and Jerry through to favourites today such as Ben and Holly, so children and parents alike can enjoy their most-loved shows.”

The Statistics From The Survey

The top reasons kids re-watch their favourite shows are:

They find the plot or characters funny (59%)
Likeable characters (38%)
Because it makes them happy (32%)
Enjoyable character adventures (23%)
Loveable music, theme tunes and songs (20%)
Pretending they are a character in the show (13%)

Top 10 shows of all time voted for by children and adults:

1. Scooby-Doo = 23%
2. Tom and Jerry = 22%
3. SpongeBob SquarePants = 17%
3. Peppa Pig = 17%
5. Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom = 14%
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles = 13%
7. Paw Patrol = 12%
8. Dora the Explorer = 12%
9. Horrible Histories = 11%
10. Ben 10 = 10%

Top 10 children’s shows of all time voted for by children:

1. Scooby-Doo = 25%
2. Tom and Jerry = 22 %
3. SpongeBob SquarePants = 22%
4. Peppa Pig = 20%
5. Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom = 18%
6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles = 16%
7. Paw Patrol = 16%
8. Dora the Explorer = 14%
9. Adventure Time = 13%
10. Ben 10 = 12%

Top 10 children’s shows of all time voted for by adults:

1. Tom and Jerry = 21%
2. Scooby-Doo = 20%
3. Blue Peter = 13%
4. Peppa Pig = 13%
5. SpongeBob SquarePants = 11%
6. Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom = 10%
7. Horrible Histories = 10%
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles = 10%
9. Mr Men = 9%
10. Mr Benn = 9%

About Dr Sam Wass

Dr Sam Wass gained a first-class undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University. He did his PhD at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, and his postdoctoral research at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences in Cambridge.

He is currently based at the University of East London and at Cambridge University. He researches how stress affects early concentration and learning capacities in children from low socio-economic status backgrounds. Sam also works with children from a variety of atypical backgrounds including those with Autism Spectrum disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder and other clinical conditions. His research has been funded by the Medical Research Council, the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research, the Nuffield Foundation, and many others.

Sam is also very active as a science communicator in the media. He is one of the host scientists in the award-winning Channel 4 series The Secret Life of 4-, 5- and 6-Year-Olds, for which he is heavily involved in programme development and appears regularly as an on-screen scientist. He appears on television (BBC News) and radio (BBC Radio 4, 5 Live), and has given talks at the Royal Institution. His work also often appears in national newspapers such as the Independent, Telegraph and on BBC News. Sam has acted as media spokesperson for public campaigns by Save the Children, Nickelodeon, Ikea, Dulux and many more.

About Sky Kids

Sky Kids is available to download now from both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The app works on 3G/4G and Wi-Fi and is available for customers at no extra cost, with the Sky Family or Variety bundle or Sky Q.

Sky announced the development of the app with Ustwo in June 2015 as it aimed to build on its position as the best entertainment choice for children and their parents. Sky’s commitment saw the expansion of the kids’ shows available in Sky’s on demand library from 700 to 4,000 episodes making Sky home to more episodes of the most-watched kids’ shows than any other provider in the UK and Ireland.

Following the on-demand investment, a dedicated kids tile was added to the Sky homepage which opens up a one-stop-shop of all the kids’ shows and movies available on demand, all kids TV recordings, plus a quick view of what’s on now on linear channels like Cartoon Network, CBeebies and Nick Jr. Since the kids tile was added, on-demand views have more than trebled.

Sky’s Kids service has been overseen by Sky’s first dedicated Head of Kids Content, Lucy Murphy, who joined Sky in November 2015.

Sky Kids Mobile App for iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-kids/id1027861829?mt=8

Sky Kids Mobile App for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skykids