Wednesday, May 04, 2016

NOW TV unveils new Kids Pass offering the latest and best children's TV for just £2.99 a month

Original Sky Press Release via the Sky Media Centre:

NOW TV unveils new Kids Pass offering the latest and best children's TV for just £2.99 a month

04 May 2016

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


Notes to Editor

The NOW TV Kids Pass offers six live channels and thousands of episodes and box sets available on demand from some of the top children's channels via a brand new child-friendly UI, accessible on the NOW TV service.

The six live channels are:

* Nickelodeon
* Nick Jr
* Nicktoons
* Boomerang
* Cartoon Network
* Cartoonito

Video on demand content from these channels will also be available, in addition to content from:

* Milkshake!
* CBeebies

About NOW TV
NOW TV currently lets you watch the latest movies, TV shows and live sport online. There's no contract, so you can dip in and out whenever you like. You can watch anytime, anywhere on the web with a Mac or PC, or on over 60 devices with the app, like your tablet, mobile and more.

Sign up and start watching instantly, with a Sky Movies Month, Entertainment Month or Sports Day, Week or Month Passes. Add more passes at any time, however you can only have one Sky Sports Pass on your account at any one time.

You can also watch any NOW TV Pass on your TV (via HDMI) with the NOW TV Box (£14.99). Our clever box turns your TV into a smart TV, and also gives you catch up TV from BBC iPlayer, All 4 and more. Plus awesome apps, like YouTube, Facebook and Spotify (separate subscription required).

* Entertainment Month Pass (£6.99 per month) – access to over 250 Box Sets and 14 channels not on Freeview, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Discovery, MTV, Nat Geo Wild, Comedy Central, GOLD, Disney, FOX, Nickelodeon and Nick. Jnr, plus ITV Encore. Watch the latest TV shows live, on demand and on catch up. Plus a 14 day free trial for new customers.

* Sky Movies Month Pass (£9.99 per month) - access to over 1,000 movies on demand, including up to four new Sky Movies premieres each week. Plus a 14 day free trial for new customers.

* Sky Sports Day Pass (£6.99), Week Pass (£10.99) or Month Pass (£31.99 per month) – A day, week or month's access to the biggest live matches and events on all 7 Sky Sports channels. Catch exclusive action from the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Football League, International Cricket, and World Darts Championship and loads more.

NOW TV Boxes connects via HDMI (cable supplied) and Month Passes renew automatically unless cancelled. Customers can stop renewal at any time and a NOW TV pass and account required to activate a box, 18+.

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