Online kids channel Toon Goggles has signed a licensing agreement with software pioneer PacketVideo.
Press release from Toon Goggles:
LOS ANGELES, CA – Online kids channel Toon Goggles has signed a licensing agreement with software pioneer PacketVideo that gives Toon Goggle viewers the ability to beam programming from iPads and Android devices to their home TVs with the Twonky Beam Browser video streaming app.
Under the agreement, PacketVideo will prominently feature a Toon Goggles link on the Twonky Beam Brower homepage where viewers can instantly access the Toon Goggles library of kid friendly programming and use the Twonky app to beam the programming directly to any Internet-connected TV, without needing cables to connect the devices. Viewers can then control the playback and volume on the TV with their tablet devices.
The deal falls on the heals of Toon Goggles recent announcement of their release of a free iOS app now available in the Apple App Store; The new app gives viewers everywhere quick access to a fun and engaging experience at the free COPPA-compliant online kids’ channel and its rich library of over 500 hours of kid friendly programming. Custom designed for the iPad™, iPhone®, and iPod touch®, the ToonGoggles app is compatible with iOS 4.0 through iOS 5.0 and allows for streaming over 3G as well as Wi-Fi.
“Toon Goggles has positioned itself to be at the forefront of technology in the children’s entertainment space and our partnership with Twonky is no exception. Their revolutionary second-screen experience will help bring Toon Goggles’ kid-safe content to millions of televisions around the world,” said James Cahall, Executive Vice President of Technology.
”I see this partnership as a huge milestone for Toon Goggles and I look forward to future projects with Twonky Beam Browser, myTwonky and PacketVideo,” adds Hodge.
“This partnership with Toon Goggles is a major move forward in our goal to bring all types of content from the web to a second-screen” said Jerome Rota, Sr. VP of Consumer Products and Services, PacketVideo.“We are excited to be partnering with Toon Goggles to provide this family friendly content to the users of our Twonky Beam Browser and look forward to a partnership that is beneficial for both companies and the customer.”
Launched in 2011, ToonGoggles.com is a free portal where children can enjoy an ever growing library of entertaining programming that is pre-screened and determined to be safe and age appropriate for children under the age of 13. Hundreds of content producers from around the globe are currently supplying animated features, programs, series, clips and trailers to Toon Goggles’ rich library that children can enjoy and parents can feel good about.