Sky Kids App New Games Section Featuring More Cartoon Network And Boomerang Games Coming Soon
British satellite pay television provider – Sky has added a brand new games section to its Sky Kids mobile app. The new section will feature games from Cartoon Network and Boomerang (as well as games from Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr and Baby TV). At launch, the Sky Kids app games section has one game from Cartoon Network called Ben 10 Diamondhead Shoot, more games are coming soon including games based on The Amazing World of Gumball, Scooby-Doo! and Adventure Time.
The Sky Kids app is free to Sky customers that are already subscribed to the Variety or Box Set bundles, the app offers an ad-free family-friendly environment and access to over 4,500 episodes from Sky’s most popular children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, Boomerang, Nickelodeon and many more. Games can be downloaded for offline use and Sky Go Extra or Sky Q Multiscreen subscribers can also download episodes of their favourite shows.
From The Sky UK Press Release: Let the games begin! Sky Kids app gets brand-new games section
A whole host of exciting games have landed on the Sky Kids app, bringing kids even more entertainment from their favourite characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig and Ben 10.
Already packed with shows from Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr and Baby TV, little ones can now play chess with the help of SpongeBob, test their memory with Peppa and have a go at target practice with Henry Danger.
What’s more, new games are on the way from favourites like The Amazing World of Gumball, Scooby-Doo!, Adventure Time and our very own Sky Kids Art Studio full of creative tools, arty ideas and lots of virtual glitter. Adding to the fun will also be a range of games featuring the Sky Buddies, characters which live on the app and allow parents to create personalised, age tailored profiles for their kids.
Free to Sky customers*, the Sky Kids app is full to the brim with fun. There are over 4,500 episodes to watch on the app, which has been designed with kids in mind, making it both entertaining and safe for them to use. Shows include Sky Original Production Big Cats: Wild Files and Aliens Love Underpants And…, as well as YouTube hits like Little Baby Bum and popular kids’ favourites such as Boomerang’s Scooby-Doo.
The app offers a fun and safe way for children to play games and watch shows in a family friendly environment, with no adverts. Each child can have an age profile set, so they can only access the content that’s right for them and Sleep Mode lets adults choose when the app will automatically switch off. These settings build on the peace of mind that Sky customers already get from a range of enhanced security features such as Sky Broadband Shield, which lets customers filter which websites are seen in their home and protects against malware and phishing, and parental controls on their TV to pin protect access to certain content.
Customers with the Sky Kids app can download games to play offline and, if they have Sky Go Extra/Multiscreen, they can download shows too. So kids are entertained even when there’s no Wi-Fi, and traffic jams can be a whole lot more enjoyable.
Some of the new games include:
– SpongeBob Chess from Nicktoons – Peppa Pig Memory Game from Nick Jr – Bubble Guppies Popathon from Nick Jr – Tulli Missing Shapes from Baby TV – Henry Danger Target Practice from Nickelodeon – Ben 10 Diamondhead Shoot from Cartoon Network – The Loud House Food Fight from Nickelodeon
Lucy Murphy, head of kids content, Sky, said: “Children and parents have been loving the Sky Kids app, with over half a million registering to use it since it launched last year. It’s a great way to keep kids entertained, and now with new games to play and more being added every month, they have another fun way to dive into the worlds of their favourite characters. And as mums and dads know that it’s a safe and secure environment, everyone’s happy.”
With a record-breaking 52m downloads of kids’ content during the month of August, Sky is home to some of the most-watched kids’ shows in the UK and Ireland
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