Tankee Launches for iPhone and iPad and Releases Tankee Original Programming
TANKEE, THE FIRST SAFE GAMING NETWORK FOR KIDS, LAUNCHES FOR iPHONE AND iPAD AND RELEASES ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING CO-PRODUCED WITH TOP GAMING INFLUENCERS
From Minecraft-based Adventures and Let’s Play Videos to Fortnite Dance Challenges, Tankee Creates and Curates the Best in Gaming while Protecting Kids from Inappropriate Content
AUSTIN, TX (November 14, 2018) -- Tankee, the first safe, digital destination for kids ages 6-to-12 years-old to watch gaming videos, today announced the launch of its on-demand video entertainment app for iPhone and iPad. Featuring exclusive and original videos from top gamers, Tankee provides kids with thousands of videos showcasing the games they love, or have yet to discover, in an easy-to-use video platform that leaves parents assured their kids are viewing age-appropriate content vetted by humans, not computers.
Tankee welcomes to its influencer lineup one of the top female gamers, AmyLee33, with the launch of two, exclusive new mini-series. Set within the Minecraft world, the adventure series feature casts of sweet and mischievous creatures and stories that support a central message of practicing love and kindness.
“I use Minecraft to express my imagination and create videos that kids can enjoy watching while being inspired,” said AmyLee33. “When I heard about Tankee, I knew I wanted to create a new series that could further my message of kindness and directly speak to my young followers in a safe environment. I’m excited to help Tankee in its mission to create gaming videos designed just for kids who love games as much as I do.”
Tankee is also launching a hilarious variety series of ‘Let’s Play’ videos with popular influencer Speedy whose entertaining videos feature hot games such as LEGO Worlds, Forza Horizon 4 and Octodad: Dadliest Catch among others. Tankee Originals also kicks off an exclusive 10-episode series, “Fortnite Dance Challenge: Dancers vs Ninjas” that celebrate the entertaining and hilarious dance moves that have spun up from the cultural phenomenon.
“Whether your kids are into creative, racing, sports or adventure games, they’ll love exploring Tankee to find entertaining videos that are tailored just for them,” said Gerald Youngblood, co-founder and CEO of Tankee. “We created Tankee to give kids the video content they love from their favorite games while helping parents protect their kids from inappropriate content. Since the launch of our beta, kids have watched more than 100,000 minutes of content and reacted with more than 65,000 stickers. They are enjoying a variety of games and gamers with parents not having to worry what may pop up next.”
With a sleek layout and design, Tankee, now available for iPhone and iPad, allows parents to set screen time limits within the app as well as browse content before creating a user account to unlock additional features. Its auto-filtering allows on-the-fly playlists for finding great content and new character avatars for enhanced personalization have been integrated. Next-Play and Recommended Videos features have also been added to quickly advance to the next video in a series or related favorite videos based on what kids have watched previously. New content from popular games such as Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Odyssey, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Sonic Mania, Yo-Kai Watch Land and more is also now available on Tankee.
The Tankee platform encourages kids to choose a unique avatar and react to content in real-time with stickers. Kids can create instant highlight clips of their favorite moments and save videos they love. They can follow their favorite gamers and discover talented new content creators. Along the way, parents can learn more about the games and content before making the decision to download or buy.
About Tankee, Inc.
Tankee, Inc. is an Austin-based media company dedicated to the future of kids’ digital entertainment and delivering gaming content in a safe environment. Tankee, the company’s first offering, is an engaging, on-demand mobile entertainment network for kids ages 6-12 that brings entertaining gaming videos to kids and peace of mind to parents. The safe, COPPA-compliant destination features 400+ hours of curated and original gaming videos spanning the most popular game franchises and features top gaming influencers. Connecting gaming content owners to advertisers in the advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) space, Tankee features popular third-party brands in a robust library of videos. Tankee leverages the technology platform and infrastructure pioneered by SuperAwesome and has content partnerships with Machinima and SuperParent. Tankee is certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program. To learn more, click on the seal or go to www.kidsafeseal.com.