Sky Kids App

Sky Kids secures shortform toon package

The Sky Kids App in the UK has acquired a package of animated children’s shorts from LA-based prodco Calm Island and Paris-based vendor LNC Media. The deal comprises 70 animated songs from the Badanamu online brand, which has clocked up more than 1.3 billion views since 2013. The brand follows a puppy, Bada, and his […]

Sky Kids App launches in Germany, Austria

Sky has launched its new Sky Kids App in Germany and Austria, offering content from its portfolio of children’s channels – including Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. Sky Germany said that 2,000 episodes will be available at launch with programmes on the service including Maya the Bee (pictured), Vicky the Viking and […]

CMC: Sky kids move is ‘step in the right direction’

Sky’s move into original children’s content commissioning has been welcomed by an influential UK kids media body. Anna Home, chair of the Children’s Media Foundation, said yesterday’s announcement that the European satcaster was beginning to commission content was a “step in the right direction”. UK indies, who have long struggled to sell shows to UK […]

Sky makes kids TV move

Sky has launched the Sky Kids App, a new service that allows younger viewers in Sky homes to stream series from Cartoon Network, Disney, CBeebies, CiTV, Nickelodeon and Milkshake, and is moving into original children’s commissioning. The UK pay TV operator it is working with prodco Aardman on a new version of Morph, a move […]