Cartoon Network Watch and Play has been featured in the “Best of 2013” selection of innovative kids apps by the App Store and iTunes.
The App Store has featured Cartoon Network Watch and Play in its “Best of 2013” selection of innovative kids apps. The popular app was recognized in several Asia Pacific markets including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The selection celebrates the App Store’s most remarkable, innovative, and entertaining apps of last year.
Cartoon Network’s app launched in October across Southeast Asia Pacific markets allowing users to simultaneously watch video from their favorite animation TV series and play games. With a simple rotation of the iPad, kids can switch between the tasks – providing a completely new type of app functionality for this latest generation of multi-taskers.
“We’ve always considered this app to be innovative and ground-breaking, so to get this confirmation from the App Store is welcome acknowledgment,” says Mark Counsell, Turner International’s Associate Director of Interactive, Asia Pacific. “In just two full months, we’ve seen impressive download and usage figures. Now we’re looking forward to working with affiliate partners to kick-in the app’s authentication function which allows pay-TV subscribers to stream live Cartoon Network content.”
Since the app’s debut, users have downloaded it more than 325,000 times. Cartoon Network fans really demonstrated their multi-platform abilities, with 1.8 million video plays and 2.2 million games played.
In other Cartoon Network-Apple news, Adventure Time Season 5 has been selected as part of “Best of 2013” titles on iTunes Australia. Sitting alongside live-action blockbusters like Game of Thrones, Cartoon Network’s global comedy hit Adventure Time is the only kids or animated title to make the list.
Source: Cartoon Network
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.