LOS ANGELES – Leading children's on-demand entertainment service Toon Goggles™ has partnered with live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service, XUMO, to make dedicated kids' content available for free in over 20 million homes via their international network of smart TV integrations including LG’s Channel Plus, Panasonic and VIZIO smart TVs in the U.S. and Canada.
Kids-centric Toon Goggles, offering premium children's programming in the form of animated and live-action shows, will appear as channel 602 on smart TVs, set-top boxes and mobile devices pre-installed with XUMO.
"We are extremely proud to showcase our high-quality children's programming on XUMO, and especially on LG smart TVs via Channel Plus. We believe XUMO is a great vehicle for free media content in today's OTT marketplace," said Jimmy Huynh, Director of Partner Relations, Toon Goggles. "With a variety of branded channels and premium digital content, XUMO caters to the whole family's entertainment experience."
On select devices including LG, Toon Goggles will offer a live stream of children's content for example: cartoons in the morning and tween entertainment shows for older children later in the evening. This live stream is in addition to an on-demand selection of shows that will be available whenever kids want to watch them.
“We’re excited to add Toon Goggles to our channel lineup and expand our family-friendly offering,” said Stefan Van Engen, SVP content programming and acquisitions at XUMO. “We are always looking for opportunities to partner and distribute quality, digital content so offering both a live stream and on-demand content from Toon Goggles aligns perfectly with our goal of delivering a best-in-class service to our audiences enjoying the lean-back streaming experience.”
Toon Goggles' vast library of exciting kid and tween content will appear for free on XUMO's multi-screen network of devices, supported by advertising. For more information, visit: www.toongoggles.com/shows/all. To learn more about Channel Plus – exclusively powered by XUMO – visit: http://www.lg.com/us/tv-audio-video/channel-plus.
About Toon Goggles
Toon Goggles™ is the premier destination for On-Demand Entertainment for Kids™. The kid-safe and parent-friendly service offers a vast and diverse amount of animated and live-action programs, engaging games and tween entertainment news. Toon Goggles received worldwide attention as the first globally available kids' service featuring 4K UHD content.
Toon Goggles includes ad-free preschool and educational shows, as well as free content with pre-approved, child-appropriate advertising. Users have the option to upgrade to a premium membership and opt-out of advertisements. The platform is fully COPPA-compliant (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), boasting a strictly enforced screening process to ensure that all material is clean, safe and age-appropriate. Designed specifically for children to be in charge of their viewing experience, Toon Goggles’ easy-to-use interface lets kids watch their own personally selected programming anywhere and at any time.
Toon Goggles is available online at http://www.toongoggles.com and as an app on the iTunes App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), and pre-installed on a variety of devices. Toon Goggles can be found on the Sharp Aquos LED TV, VIZIO TV, Techno Source’s Kurio Xtreme Android™ Tablet for Families™, TiVO, Roku and on many other smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and set-top boxes.
A streaming television company based in Irvine, California, XUMO delivers over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and LIVE digital channels direct to consumers through smart TV, mobile and other streaming device integrations. Through strategic partnerships with LG Electronics, Hisense Company, Ltd., VIZIO and Panasonic, XUMO has developed one-click access for consumers to stream 125 free channels. Channel Plus, exclusively powered by XUMO, for 2012-2017 LG smart TVs presents consumers with OTT content in both linear and VOD formats. XUMO for Hisense, will be available as a virtual input in Q4 2017, the first of its kind, on 2017 Hisense and Sharp smart TVs. A step above standard OTT companies, XUMO is also available as a button on the remote control for 2016-2017 VIZIO D-Series and SmartCast smart TVs, the Chromecast build in VIZIO smart TVs.
XUMO brings consumers 125 premium digital channels via applications that are fully equipped with content recommendations, curated programs and dynamic ad insertion capabilities. XUMO is also available on several other smart TV brands such as Samsung and Funai Electric Co., Ltd. who manufactures and sells Magnavox, Philips and Sanyo in North America as well as iOS, Android and Roku devices. Learn more about XUMO at www.xumo.tv and follow @XumoTV on Twitter.