Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

Sky Kids App Now Available For Smartphones Watch Cartoon Network And Boomerang Shows On The Go

British satellite pay-TV broadcaster – Sky has now adapted their Sky Kids app for smartphone devices. Sky Kids is a VOD (Video on-demand) app for children’s television content, which also includes animated shows from Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang. The app offers a child friendly environment with age appropriate programming. As the app is now compatible with smartphones (with exception to games and downloads at the moment, this is only accessible on tablets), it’s now easier to watch shows on the go without the need for a tablet.

The Sky Kids app is free to all Sky customers who already have the children’s channels as part of their subscription, the app offers an ad-free family-friendly environment and access to over thousands of episodes from Sky’s most popular children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, Boomerang, Nickelodeon and many more.

https://www.sky.com/watch/channel/sky-kids

Turner Partners With Arqiva For VOD Services For Europe

Turner Partners With Arqiva For VOD Services For Europe

Turner Partners With Arqiva For VOD Services For Europe: More Cartoons When You Want It

Today (08/09/2015), Turner have signed a partnership with Arqiva to provide Video on Demand (VoD) processing, delivery and streaming services for 32 of its platforms around Europe. Arqiva will begin processing Turner’s programming for VoD purposes at the end of September. Arqiva’s technology solution will process Turner’s 24 channels across Europe including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM and Boing, this will allow more content to be available on-demand and for more flexibility and choice for the viewer.

Arqiva already playout and uplink Turner’s London broadcast cluster of channels which includes their British, Scandinavian, French, Portuguese, African, Benelux, and Eastern European feeds and have done so since a deal was made in December 2013 moving from an in-house operation.

Rick Cole, SVP, International IT and Network Operations at Turner Broadcasting made this statement about the VoD technology:

“We are committed to giving our audience the freedom to watch our content whenever and wherever they want to, and the Arqiva Video on Demand service will help us to achieve this. Arqiva is a proven and valued managed service provider and, as our partnership continues to evolve, I look forward to being able to deliver more innovative solutions to delight our audience base.”

David Crawford, Managing Director Satellite and Media at Arqiva made this statement about the deal with Turner:

“Arqiva strives to deliver a scalable broadcast quality managed service across the value chain. We are moving closer to making the ‘create once, publish anywhere’ aspiration a reality for our customers across both traditional and OTT services. Our relationship with Turner Broadcasting is proof of this and we look forward to continuing to work together to provide cost-effective, outsourced solutions to help support the growth of their business.”

Turner USA already made a similar VoD deal with Vubiquity for live to VoD processing back in July.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2015/07/turner-signs-deal-with-vubiquity-for-automated-live-to-vod-system/

http://www.arqiva.com/news/press-releases/turner-broadcasting-to-launch-video-on-demand-with-arqiva-