Discovery Kids recently launched a very helpful app that will surely educate children while having fun! It will greatly help kids to learn, play, explore and discover on their own and can do it anywhere and anytime.
It’s basically a mobile subscription service for kids, launched officially in the Philippines, in partnership with the country’s leading telco and digital services provider, PLDT Inc., and its wireless subsidiary, Smart Communications. The app was also launched in Singapore late this month.
Designed to spark curiosity and encourage exploration, Discovery Kids sets itself apart with a unique watch-play-learn experience and a specially curated slate of content within a safe, enriching world that kids will love and parents can trust. Discovery Kids combines the best of science, nature and the wonders of the real world with beloved characters and unforgettable entertainment. The app’s user interface and experience are designed and optimized for kids, with intuitive kid-first navigation that makes it easy for kids to use while having fun exploring and learning.
Discovery Kids launched over a thousand activities which include shows, videos, a strong games portfolio, digital books and much more.
Content highlights include:
– Shows that kids already know and love such as My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Transformers Rescue Bots, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Insectibles, Oddbods, and Angry Birds Toons
– Favourite children’s programme, TeamYey! from ABS-CBN
– Games like Wild Kratts: Monkey Mayhem, Nature Cat: Park Builder, and Peg + Cat: Chicken Blast Off
– Original games Terra Formers, Ultimate Animal Races, and Rocket Escape
– Digital books such as Scaredy Squirrel and Goodnight Gorilla
– Shows from Discovery’s content library such as Cupcake Wars: Kids, Meet the Penguins, How Do They Do It: Kids Edition and Guess What They’re Making!
Kids will be able to toggle seamlessly between activities, with content refreshed regularly to engage young minds, inspire discovery, and ignite imaginations. With one account, subscribers get unlimited access to the platform across multiple devices and can download content for offline viewing. Take the fun on the go – watch, play, explore, and discover anytime, anywhere. The Discovery Kids app is available for download now and offers a free 30-day trial with a subscription rate of P129 per month after the trial period.
Under the partnership, PLDT Home will soon unveil a limited edition Telpad custom-built for Discovery Kids with a monthly subscription included. Additionally, Smart customers will be able to conveniently charge their Discovery Kids app subscription worth P129 per month to their prepaid load or postpaid bill. Smart will also dish out exclusive offers to customers soon, including special subscription rates and freebies to enjoy the Discovery Kids app on their mobile devices. The Discovery Kids app is available for download now and offers a free 30-day trial with a subscription rate of P129 per month after the trial period.
“We share Discovery Kids’ vision to help parents ignite the passion for learning in their children through fun, informative and kid-friendly content, as well as unique and meaningful experiences through the app,” said Oscar A. Reyes, Jr., Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business Market Development for PLDT and Smart. “Through this strategic partnership, we are also boosting our ever-growing portfolio of digital services aimed at giving our customers a wide range of exciting content – whether they are in the comfort of their home or on the go.”
Commenting on the launch, Jay Trinidad, President and General Manager for Discovery Kids Digital, said, “Discovery is driven by curiosity and our Discovery Kids app delivers on that promise, taking the brand experience beyond tv as we continue to innovate with new products and content. Together with PLDT and Smart, we are able to make the service available to kids across the Philippines, bringing them good fun in a safe and enriching digital environment.”
The app is a core part of Discovery’s strategy of evolving from one of the global leaders in television to a digital content company, with an evolving suite of multi-screen products such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend, for super fans and passionate enthusiast communities.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of super fans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; and digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryInc across social platforms.
About PLDT, Inc.
PLDT is the leading telecommunications and digital services provider in the Philippines. Through its principal business groups – fixed line, wireless and others – PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications and digital services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone, and fixed line and cellular networks. PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.
About Smart Communications, Inc.
Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is a wholly-owned wireless communications and digital services subsidiary of PLDT, Inc., the Philippines’ leading telecommunications company. Smart serves approximately 95% of the country’s cities and municipalities with its combined 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE network, providing mobile communications services, high-speed internet connectivity, and access to digital services and content to over 58.5 million Filipinos (as of June 2018), through its commercial brands Smart, TNT, and Sun. Smart also offers satellite communication services under the brand Smart World. As part of PLDT’s massive digital transformation program, Smart has committed to give more than 90% of the population access to its most advanced LTE network by end-2018, in order to support the country’s growing digital economy, as well as provide the best customer experience for an increasingly digital Filipino lifestyle.