Adult Swim UK’s New Website

Adult Swim UK's New Website

Adult Swim UK’s New Website

Adult Swim UK has relaunched their website, at the moment it’s somewhat limited but it has a very good purpose as it lists the schedules for the Adult Swim on FOX and TruTV. The website has links to Adult Swim UK’s social media pages and a featured video. For a limited time only, Adult Swim takes over TruTV on Friday nights from 11pm, at present Adult Swim on TruTV is airing episodes from season two of Rick and Morty, season seven episodes of Robot Chicken, season two episodes of The Eric Andre Show, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season eight episodes of Squidbillies. TruTV is avaliable on Freeview channel 68, Sky channel 198, Freesat channel 154 and Virgin Media channel 212.

The Adult Swim block is currently airing a new show – Dream Corp LLC, season three episodes of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season four episodes of The Eric Andre Show. FOX is the permanent home for Adult Swim in the UK, FOX is a pay-tv channel but FOX airs new episodes either a few weeks or a couple of months after their premiere in the United States, FOX is also available in high definition. Adult Swim on FOX airs on Thursdays from midnight (technically Friday morning) on Sky channel 124, Virgin Media channel 157 and TalkTalk TV channel 422.

Adult Swim on TruTV has its very own presentation and is treated separately from the rest of the channel, the block has unique next/now bumpers, video clip bumpers and promos.

Continuity of Adult Swim on TruTV (Recorded 18th November 2016):

The content on Adult Swim is not appropriate for children and airs way past the 9pm watershed on FOX and TruTV (both general entertainment channels). Unlike the United States, the UK doesn’t have an age rating system and channels aimed for children can’t air adult content; for these reasons Adult Swim UK does not air on Cartoon Network.

Sky Kids Café Opens In London

Sky Kids Café Opens In London

Sky Kids Café Opens In London

Yesterday (30/05/2016), UK DTH (Direct-To-Home) satellite television provider – Sky, opened the Sky Kids Café at The Vinyl Factory in London. Open only for a limited time between Monday 30th May through to Wednesday 1st June, The Sky Kids Café offers children the exciting chance to step into the worlds of some of their favourite TV shows, which are now available through the new Sky Kids app. The cafe provides an interactive experience as its an opportunity to try out the new Sky Kids App and to watch some of the shows it has to offer.

The café features a Scooby-Doo haunted house as an imaginative play area, where kids can solve mysteries and meet Boomerang’s very own Scooby-Doo! The café also features Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants’ pineapple home and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.

The Sky Kids app features thousands of episodes of kids’ favourite shows in an app that’s just for them. It features 16 of the 20 highest-rated shows (including top shows on Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito), all available on demand and gives them their own profile with shows tailored to their age. Sky Kids is available to download now from both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. The app will work on 3G/4G and Wi-Fi and is available at no extra cost for customers with the Sky Family or Variety bundle or Sky Q.

Cartoon Network UK Sky Exclusive On-Demand Boxsets Deal

Cartoon Network UK Sky Exclusive On-Demand Boxsets Deal

Cartoon Network UK Sky Exclusive On-Demand Boxsets Deal

Today (14/04/2016), Sky UK has signed an exclusive deal with Turner Broadcasting System Europe for on-demand boxsets of its most popular animated shows on Cartoon Network UK, including Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and the up and coming Powerpuff Girls reboot. The boxsets will be accessible via the newly launched Sky Kids app or by selecting the Sky Kids tile on the Sky TV electronic programming guide. The deal also includes Boomerang shows such as Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry and Looney Tunes as well as pre-school programming from Cartoonito. The additional on-demand content will be available from May.

From The Sky UK Press Release:

Sky and Turner have agreed a long-term deal so millions of Sky households with children will be able to watch even more of their favourite shows from Turner’s portfolio of kids channels. This includes the BAFTA award winning Cartoon Network, family favourite Boomerang and pre-school channel Cartoonito. They will be able to watch all their favourite programmes whenever and wherever they want either through the recently launched Sky Kids app or the dedicated Sky Kids tile on the Sky TV homepage.

The agreement means Sky TV customers can enjoy, among other amazing shows, the soon-to-launch original arbiters of girl power – The Powerpuff Girls – as well as having exclusive on demand access to boxsets of The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time.

From May, as well as watching live, kids can watch even more episodes on demand from Turner’s incredible programme slate such as Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 and Regular Show, and Boomerang’s iconic classics such as Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry and Looney Tunes.

The deal helps ensure Sky remains the best entertainment choice for children and their parents in the UK and Ireland. Sky has the widest range of live children’s channels, and the new agreement with Turner will also grow the number of on demand episodes of the most watched kids’ shows children can watch to 4,500.

Lucy Murphy, Head of Kids Content, Sky comments:

“Turner produces some of kids’ absolute favourite shows and we are really excited Sky will be the only place they can watch boxsets of The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time. We know how much our customers love Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito so it is great news that our relationship with Turner will be continuing for many years to come. Having great shows for kids really matters to us. We want the millions of Sky families to have the very best kid’s entertainment available whenever and wherever they want to watch, including on the amazing new Sky Kids app.”

Ian McDonough, SVP and Managing Director, Turner, Northern Europe said:

“We are delighted to be expanding our partnership with Sky. This is an important and much valued relationship, and a testament to our ongoing commitment to deliver the very best curated and connected Turner brand experiences for young audiences and their families. This is a thrilling time for our business as we see a stronger slate than ever coming from our power house studios in the US and London. Our kids channel and programme brands go from strength to strength with more great launches imminent, including the re-versioned and much loved cult hit The Powerpuff Girls and the latest iteration of perennial boy hero Ben 10.”

Key shows from Turner’s kids channels can be enjoyed on the new Sky Kids app. Launched last month at no extra cost to millions of Sky families, the Sky Kids app offers a fun and safe way for pre-schoolers to 12 year olds to enjoy the most popular kids TV including 16 of the 20 highest-rated shows.

Furthermore, episodes can be found through the Kids tile on the Sky TV 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 such as Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Since the tile was added in Summer 2015, on demand views have increased five times.