OTTAWA, Ontario — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 4, 2017 — You.i TV, a global leader in video experience platforms, today announced that they have adapted Turner’s Cartoon Network Emmy Award-winning app for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The expansion of the Cartoon Network App is the latest cross-platform app to be released on You.i Engine showcasing new levels of personalization and navigation functionality. The app is also currently on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.
Originally launched by Cartoon Network in 2015 and lauded for its innovative design, the Cartoon Network App gives kids the quickest, most customizable access to all of their favorite shows and provides users a best-in-class video experience on mobile and tablet devices. At the center of the app is "The Mix,” an intuitive way for kids to create personalized playlists comprised of their favorite shows, which will then serve up an effortless stream of episodes, clips and original content all based on their likes. With “See It First,” the app also offers full episodes that are accessible prior to their linear premieres.
Featured in the app store, the rich library of content, includes such hits as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball, via an engaging and highly flexible interface that includes 3D animation.
“Giving kids the best experience possible and a fun dynamic way to watch their favorite shows on all screens is core to our strategy,” said Chris Waldron, Vice President, Cartoon Network Digital. “Working with You.i TV on bringing the Cartoon Network App to TV is enabling us to continue to be the ultimate destination for kids when it comes to digital and mobile entertainment.” The latest Turner-You.i TV collaboration app to leverage the capabilities of You.i Engine, the Cartoon Network experience is based on the same software platform as FilmStruck, TNT, TBS and other Turner brands. The immersive interface can be modified in minutes to address changes in program lineups, deliver promotional or public service messages or create in-app advertising opportunities.
“Cartoon Network is the latest example of how imaginative design teams are using the power of our You.i Engine platform to deliver superior app experiences,” said Andrew Emmons, VP of Product Development. “From here, they have everything they need to keep audiences fully engaged and coming back for more.”
You.i TV will be showing the Cartoon Network interface during demo meetings in their suite in the Wynn Encore Tower Suites at CES 2017 from January 4th until January 7th.
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand offering the best in original animation for kids and families; and is known as an industry leader for putting its fans at the center of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms. Seen in 192 countries and over 370 million homes with the original hit series Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball, Cartoon Network also takes its responsibilities to its audience seriously by addressing those issues affecting families with the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign and by promoting education and creative development through its commitment to STEAM enterprises and an integral involvement in Computer Science for All, the White House initiative empowering young people to generate skills to thrive in our digital world.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, FilmStruck, Super Deluxe, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.
About You.i TV
You.i TV is a privately held company whose multi-screen video app platform enables TV and media companies worldwide to create fans, engage users and convert customers. The company’s You.i Engine allows brand owners to build personalized, profitable experiences quickly on all platforms - mobile devices, set-top boxes, consoles, and streaming devices - from a single code base. Organizations such as Turner Broadcasting, Sony, Rogers Communications, Corus Entertainment and the Canadian Football League are spearheading direct-to-consumer strategies using You.i TV-powered TV applications. You.i Engine has been licensed in major industry genres, including entertainment, kids, sports, and news. Visit us at www.youi.tv.