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Globe Telecom provides app enhancement to ‘Cartoon Network Watch and Play’

-Filipino kids now able to livestream and watch on-demand content-

MANILA (October 25, 2016) – Turner has announced a major enhancement to its Cartoon Network Watch and Play app, allowing Globe Telecom customers to livestream Cartoon Network and on-demand content via a new authenticated service.

Globe customers will soon be able to log in to the free app using their username and password to unlock an array of value-added services, which includes livestreaming the channel on devices, games and access to full episodes on demand. In addition, Cartoon Network Anything – a unique micro-network that presents short-form content – is now offered as part of the Globe app bundle.

Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director in Southeast Asia, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to connect Cartoon Network fans with our content. This partnership creates a truly unique and enjoyable second-screen brand experience for kids to enjoy and for parents to trust.”

Both apps let kids enjoy their favorite characters and shows whenever. Fueling their imagination, they allow them to be a hero with Ben 10 and the Omnitrix, rule the Candy Kingdom with Princess Bubblegum, flip out with The Powerpuff Girls, or embark on mathematical adventures with Finn and Jake whenever they want.

“Together with Turner, we are able to give our customers a more wonderful digital entertainment experience on mobile. We share Turner’s commitment to provide more creative ways to nurture kids’ imagination,” says Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan.

Dedicated data usage for the apps will be offset via a data wallet system, available via users’ subscription plans, meaning they won’t have to worry about eating into their monthly allowance.

Available on iOS and Android devices, a free 30-day trial for Cartoon Network Watch and Play starts this November, exclusive to Globe customers, allowing access to shows and games anytime. Cartoon Network Anything can be accessed for free via the Globe Switch app that comes with a data wallet for prepaid users while postpaid customers can enjoy the app by registering to Globe GoSurf50.

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For media enquiries, contact:
James Moore
Director of Communications, Turner Asia Pacific
+852 3128 3720 / James.Moore@turner.com

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About Cartoon Network Philippines
Cartoon Network is the leading kids’ brand in the Philippines. It offers the best in original animated content including the multi-award-winning global hits Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time. Cartoon Network is available in 31 countries throughout Asia Pacific, where the channel is enjoyed in more than 88 million pay-TV homes. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, games and apps, including Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything. Cartoon Network, sister brand to Boomerang and Toonami, is created and distributed by Turner, a Time Warner Company.

About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages in 40 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.

About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow Globe Telecom on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlobePH as well as @EnjoyGlobe on Twitter and Instagram.