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

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Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Premieres On Boomerang USA’s Streaming Service

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Premieres On Boomerang USA's Streaming Service

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz Premieres On Boomerang USA’s Streaming Service

The latest animated show from Warner Bros. Animation – Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz has premiered on Boomerang’s subscription video-on-demand streaming service in the United States. The new show follows Dorothy and her friends – Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion and her dog – Toto on their adventures in a magical place somewhere over the rainbow called the Land of Oz – a place of filled with dragons, monkeys and of course, witches, but luckily, Dorothy has her magical ruby slippers to help her out.

The first thirteen episodes are now available on the streaming service, the episode entitled “Beware the Woozy” is free to watch (for users within the United States only). The show’s titular character – Dorothy is voiced by Kari Wahlgren, who’s originally from Kansas just like Dorothy, she also voices Mina in Bunnicula and Shannon in the upcoming series from Cartoon Network – OK K.O.!: Let’s Be Heroes.

https://www.boomerang.com/shows/dorothy-franchise/series/dorothy-series

Turner Asia-Pacific Buys Minority Stake In POPS Worldwide

Turner Asia-Pacific Buys Minority Stake In POPS Worldwide

Turner Asia-Pacific Buys Minority Stake In POPS Worldwide

Today (22/06/2017), Turner Asia-Pacific has announced that they have acquired a minority stake in POPS Worldwide, an entertainment company which operates the Boomerang Vietnam YouTube channel and distributes Boomerang’s content via its POPS Kids mobile app, and operates a wide network of YouTube channels. POPS Worldwide is among the most successful digital entertainment companies in Asia, the company launched Boomerang Vietnam on POPS Kids’ non-linear platforms in April 2016, offering full episodes of a wide range of animated shows including Tom and Jerry, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends and Scooby-Doo! all dubbed in the Vietnamese language.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/04/boomerang-video-demand-service-launch-vietnam/

POPS operates a slate of branded premium channels and has a total of 1,210 YouTube channels in its network, with a total of 32 million subscribers, 40 billion total views and two billion views every month. POPS Worldwide manages Vietnam’s top YouTube channel, POPS Music, (3.3 million subscribers, 3.6 billion lifetime views) and Vietnam’s top edutainment channel, POPS Kids, (1.4 million subscribers, 1.7 billion lifetime views). Recently, POPS has also expanded into other platforms including Dailymotion and Facebook as well as its own POPS Kids app.

Turner’s investment in POPS Worldwide follows investments in other digital media companies, including in investment in Bigballs Media, its parent company’s (Time Warner) 10% stake in Hulu and cooperating with its sister company – Warner Bros. to run the Boomerang streaming service in the United States.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1psboQLDVCEOD46RNPZdgg/featured

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner Asia-Pacific Makes Investment In Leading Vietnamese Entertainment Company, POPS Worldwide

Turner Asia Pacific has announced an investment in POPS Worldwide (POPS) which sees Turner take a significant minority stake in the leading Vietnamese digital media and creator network.

This investment represents an opportunity for Turner to participate in the rapid growth of one of Asia’s most successful digital entertainment companies, reaching new audiences and further extending its existing partnership with POPS. Turner’s Boomerang brand launched in Vietnam in April 2016 on POPS Kids non-linear platforms – offering kids some of the best-loved international animations dubbed in Vietnamese.

“With its unique proposition, POPS has shown to be very adept at attracting and engaging audiences with its local content and creator network, and this agreement allows Turner to venture into this growing side of the business,” commented Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific. He added: “Our investment is part of Turner’s desire to place fans and consumers at the very core – to reach and engage them with branded content and playlists – as well as target diverse demographics in new ways. With a surge of video-on-demand viewing in both Vietnam and Southeast Asia, these are exciting times for two companies that share a very similar culture of innovation.”

Since launching its digital video network business in late 2011, POPS has doubled its annual views each year and recently surpassed 40 billion lifetime views. Other key performance highlights include:

· Monthly views: more than 2 billion
· YouTube network subscribers: 32 million
· Channels under management: 1,210
· Lifetime watch-hours: 4 billion
· Social media fans across Facebook, Instagram and Zalo: 4 million
(accurate as of June 14, 2017)

Esther Nguyen, Founder and CEO of POPS Worldwide, added: “We are excited to have Turner come on board. Using this investment, we can supercharge our ambitious vision to lead digital entertainment in Southeast Asia. We plan to expand our network onto more mobile and non-traditional platforms, invest heavily in content production and open new markets. Over the past year, we have been working closely with Turner on their Kids content. Through this journey, we realised that we share the same vision of the future of entertainment. Our work with Turner led to the successful YouTube launch of Boomerang Vietnam and popular Boomerang programming on POPS Kids. For the first time in Vietnam, full episodes of classic properties like Tom and Jerry, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls and Scooby-Doo were available for our audiences online. Though we started working together in the Kids business, we now look forward to broadening our content partnership even wider.”

In addition to actively managing a strong partner channel network, POPS operates a slate of branded premium channels. The POPS team created and manages Vietnam’s top YouTube channel, POPS Music, (3.3m subscribers, 3.6b lifetime views) and Vietnam’s top edutainment channel, POPS Kids, (1.4m subscribers, 1.7b lifetime views). Most recently, POPS expanded its video network reach to include Daily Motion and Facebook, as well as launching a new POPS Kids app for mobile users.

Working with over 1,700 content partners on over 1,200 network channels, POPS has successfully partnered with domestic, regional and international content partners. With a proven expertise in launching content locally in Vietnam, POPS has content partners that include digitally-savvy musicians, entertainers and comedians as well as traditional TV studios, local and regional production houses and media companies including Discovery Networks, UUUM, Digital Hollywood and Collab.

About POPS Worldwide

Founded in 2007, POPS Worldwide is a leading multi-platform, multi-channel digital entertainment producer and distributor fully positioned to capture the attention of today and tomorrow’s viewers in Southeast Asia. Based in Ho Chi Minh City with offices in Bangkok and Hanoi, POPS is building the most robust video network in the region and reaches a global audience of over 2.2B monthly views, 4B watch-hours and 32M network subscribers.

To learn more visit: http://www.popsww.com