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20 December 2017

SONY PICTURES TELEVISION NETWORKS LAUNCHES FREE KIDS’ APP




LONDON, UK 14/12/17: Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has announced that it will be launching a new dedicated kids’ app which brings together shows, games, galleries and competitions from its three networks — POP, Tiny Pop, POP MAX — into a single free app: POP FUN.

SPTN which runs the UK’s No. 1 commercial kids channel, POP will launch POP FUN on iOS and Android on Tuesday 12th December and it will be a free, one-stop digital destination for the three channels and their extensive schedule of children’s content.

Suitable for boys and girls aged 3-10, POP FUN will feature a range of popular shows on demand including Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, LEGO Nexo Knights, Zak Storm, PJ Masks, Rabbids Invasion, Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small and Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks. SPTN’s kids channel brands – POP, Tiny Pop and POP MAX - will feature distinctively on POP FUN; ensuring kids can find their favourite shows as easily as if holding a remote control. 

From launch kids will also be able to get creative with POP FUN’s exclusive Artpad, a creative drawing tool which includes colour-ins and stickers of their favourite characters; and interact with specially created games including Match-Up and Spot the Difference. POP FUN also allows parents to submit birthday mentions for their children to be featured on TV within the Tiny Pop Birthdays video.



Kate Marsh, Executive Vice President, Western Europe, International Networks, said: “With more and more children turning to tablets and mobile apps to engage with their favourite content, we are hugely excited to be launching this app to further champion our already successful kid’s portfolio in the UK. Now kids and parents will be able to engage with and enjoy their favourite content on all types of screens - on TV, mobile and tablet, at home and on the go.”

The app, created in partnership with creative agency Jollywise, has been developed to be a safe space and provides customisation and personalisation features, to ensure a safe environment for children. Profile customisation allows users to select their age and favourite channel which then filters appropriate content.

The POP FUN mobile app launches on iOS and Android today and is free to download from Apple’s App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore.

About Sony Pictures Television Networks

Sony Pictures Television Networks operates branded entertainment channels reaching nearly two billion households around the world. Based in Culver City, Amsterdam, Budapest, London, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo, Sony’s linear and digital networks offer high quality film and television content from Sony Pictures and third-parties, as well as original content commissioned globally and locally. Sony Pictures Television Networks is a division of Sony Pictures Television Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

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