Now TV launches new Kids TV pass




Sky's online TV streaming service Now TV is introducing a Kids Pass from June, moving children's channels out of the current Entertainment Pass.

The Now TV Kids Pass, available to buy from the 21st June for a monthly charge of £2.99, will provide access to six live TV channels, named by Sky as Nickleodeon, Nick Jr, Nick Toons, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito. As a result, Nickleodeon, Nick Jr and Disney Channel will be removed from the current £6.99 Entertainment Pass, with Disney being withdrawn from the service altogether due to broadcast rights reasons.

Additionally, there will be thousands of episodes and box sets on demand from Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, NickToons, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, CBeebies, CBBC, and Channel 5's Milkshake!

Later this year, subscribers to the pack 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.

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 Now TV Kids Pass is available without a contract from 21st June and comes with a free 14 day trial.



 

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3 comments:

  1. So I buy the Now TV Entertainment Pass for months at a time and can't record the content anyway. If I switch to the Sky+ HD set top box and use that then I can also record the channels, if I subscribe for loadsa money extra. There's no refund on the Sky Entertainment Pass for those months, so I'd be paying twice. If I tolerate paying extra for the NOW TV Kids channels Sky will cancel then I still can't record these. Will Virgin Media's TiVo box be cancelling some Kids channels and increasing a subscription for these? The Netflix channel is on the TiVo, if I pay for that subscription charge, yet I'll get access to several Nickelodeon TV series that way, as well as recording these to my DVD Recorder... or I'll use an Android device that allows me to record to the DVD Recorder that way instead. Or should I cancel Netflix and just increase my Sky subscription to include the Kids channels? But then I'd lose out on all those Netflix films, so should I cancel the Sky Movies subscription, or just give up and concentrate on Freeview? Or should I ring Sky and try to haggle for a better deal? Erm...

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  2. Will these channels be available live?

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  3. The kids account dosnt appear on my account via tv but is on my phone how do I get it on the tv

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