Kidscreen Awards 2017 Cartoon Network Nominations

Kidscreen Awards 2017 Cartoon Network Nominations

Kidscreen Awards 2017 Cartoon Network Nominations

Cartoon Network has been nominated for three 2017 Kidscreen Awards. The Kidscreen Awards, is organised by children’s media news website – Kidscreen, the awards celebrates the best in children’s TV production, broadcasting and digital media.

Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears has been nominated in the Best Animated Series category and Cartoon Network Games’ The Powerpuff Girls: Flipped Out has been nominated for best game app for Tablet devices and Teen Titans Go!: Teeny Titans has been nominated for an award in the Best Smartphone App category. Winners will be announced at a special presentation event during Kidscreen Summit 2017 in Miami, Florida, USA on Tuesday 14th February 2017.

For a full list of all the Kidscreen Awards 2017 nominations, please follow the link below:

http://kidscreen.com/2016/12/05/nickleodeon-sprout-lead-kidscreen-awards-finalists/

All children’s programming nominations will be reviewed and assessed by a panel of judges from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada including Andy Yeatman (Netflix), Sarah Muller (Channel 5), Amy Friedman (Sprout), Lucy Murphy (Sky), Grainne Rowe (Disney Channel EMEA), Jackie Edwards (BBC Children’s), Andrew Thomas (Hulu), Nina Hahn (Nickelodeon International) and Deirdre Brennan (Corus Kids, licencee of Cartoon Network Canada).

All digital media nominations will be reviewed and assessed by experts from the digital media industry including Angela Lin (YouTube), Azadeh Jamalian (Tiggly), Bill Shribman (WGBH), Jens Peter de Pedro (Monkimun), David Kleeman (Dubit), Eric Huang (Made in Me), Daniel Bays (Lightning Sprite Media) and Brenda Bisner (Baby Toes Media).

Special thanks to The Daily Nick for the news: http://nickalive.blogspot.co.uk/

Cartoon Network Powerpuff Yourself Avatar Maker Now With Powfactor

Cartoon Network Powerpuff Yourself Avatar Maker Now With Powfactor

Cartoon Network Powerpuff Yourself Avatar Maker Now With Powfactor

Cartoon Network has added more fun functionality to its popular Powerpuff Girls avatar creator website called “Powerpuff Yourself”, the avatar creator allows the user to see themselves as a Powerpuff Girls character with customisation features ranging from hair colour to clothing and accessories. From today (16/11/2016), the Powerpuff Yourself website is now packed with a brand new Powfactor feature; a series of personality questions to find out the user’s special ingredient. As part of the update, the avatar maker now has over 100 avatar customisation features and is now available in 26 languages.

The avatar maker has been an international success; since its launch in April this year, 12 million users have created their own avatar. The extra new features builds upon Cartoon Network’s “Powfactor” campaign which aims to embrace individuality and confidence in children.

http://www.regularcapital.com/2016/09/powfactor-the-powerpuff-girls-new-global-campaign/

This weekend (Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November), Cartoon Network USA will open a Powerpuff Girls Powfactor pop-up shop in downtown New York, at the shop, visitors will be able to experience the latest version of the Powerpuff Yourself maker and print their avatar onto t-shirts, coffee mugs and bags and buy badges representing their special ingredient.

The shop will sell exclusive The Powerpuff Girls products and limited edition designs inspired by the upcoming Cartoon Network and Print All Over Me collaboration. The shop will be located at 168 Bowery in Manhattan.

http://www.powerpuffyourself.com

From The Turner UK Press Release: Cartoon Network’s Powfactor Adds A Special Ingredient To Global Powerpuff Yourself Update

Cartoon Network has aligned its two most successful The Powerpuff Girls fan engagement campaigns to create an updated Powerpuff Yourself avatar-maker enhanced with Powfactor themes to create a powerful blend of empowerment and creativity. In celebration of the new campaign, The Powerpuff Girls is trading Townsville for New York City this weekend, from Friday 18th November through to Sunday 20th November, with their first-ever Pop Up Shop.

Launching globally today in the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific, the new Powerpuff Yourself allows fans to create their own Powerpuff avatar followed by a series of fun and engaging questions to reveal their uniquely named Powfactor special ingredient. The global update of the avatar-maker includes refreshed categories, over 100 new personalisation’s, and is translated into 26 languages. Powerpuff Yourself is now live at http://www.powerpuffyourself.com

The original Powerpuff Yourself debuted in April during the premiere of the reimagined The Powerpuff Girls animated series on Cartoon Network. It quickly hit the pop culture zeitgeist dominating social media with over 12 million fans globally creating Powerpuff avatars in their likeness.

Fans visiting the Powfactor Shop in New York City this week will experience the new Powerpuff Yourself maker; be able to exclusively print their personally created avatar on merchandise including t-shirts, coffee mugs and bags; and purchase badges symbolizing their special ingredient. Additionally, exclusive The Powerpuff Girls product and limited edition designs inspired by the upcoming Cartoon Network and Print All Over Me collaboration will be available only at the Powfactor Shop.

Catch all-new episodes of The Powerpuff Girls weekdays at 6:45pm on Cartoon Network in the UK.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network%E2%80%99s-powfactor-adds-special-ingredient-global-powerpuff-yourself-update

Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner has announced a new International Digital Ventures division, which will oversee and develop services for mobile devices, including apps, games as well as OTT (over-the-top) video streaming services. Aksel van der Wal, the current senior vice president and chief financial officer, is promoted to the new role of executive vice president, digital ventures and innovation, for Turner International, effective from 1st January 2017. Trey Turner, currently senior vice president, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions will be moving to Aksel van der Wal’s former post. The new international division will be based at Turner EMEA’s headquarters in London.

Interactive services is an expanding part of Turner’s business, especially Cartoon Network (and Boomerang), which has recently launched its Cartoon Network Anything app in several countries and launched live-streaming apps including Cartoon Network Go! in Latin America and Cartoon Network Watch and Play in the Asia-Pacific region. Cartoon Network’s library of web browser and mobile games is also growing rapidly along with Turner’s interactive services for its other channels.

From The Turner International Press Release

Global media company Turner today (08/11/2016) announced a new division to lead its digital innovation internationally.

Aksel van der Wal, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer, is promoted to the new role of executive vice president, digital ventures and innovation, for Turner’s international operations, effective January 1, 2017.

Under his leadership the new division will focus on driving profitable growth through international consumer-centric initiatives, including all of Turner’s international multi-platform suite of digital properties and its direct-to-consumer product strategy. He remains responsible for the company’s international technology & operations (T&O) organisation.

In close co-operation with the Turner International presidents, van der Wal has the responsibility for the existing portfolio of international products and services on the web, for smart phones, games, apps and OTT, and he will also be charged with developing new digital direct-to-consumer businesses, leading a cross-platform business intelligence function that drives consumer insight; managing the internal T&O infrastructure; and helping to implement the strategy of the non-linear ad sales business. Additionally, he will identify new opportunities for Turner and decide on how to engage in those new areas, through technological product innovation and/or acquisitions.

“As our industry undergoes huge evolution, the impact of digital disruption and changing consumer behaviour continues to put audience insight right at the heart of our business strategy,” said Gerhard Zeiler, president, Turner International, to whom van der Wal will report. “This new division will ensure that we assess new opportunities for innovation, development and acquisition through the lens of relevant, robust consumer data and through a realigned, agile organisational structure. Aksel’s experience in transformative management, his first-class understanding of both the linear and digital media landscapes, and his detailed knowledge of Turner’s international operation, all combine to make him a superb fit for this new role.”

In his role as chief financial officer for Turner International, van der Wal will be succeeded by Trey Turner, currently senior vice president, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, who takes up his new role January 1, 2017 as well.

Based in Atlanta, Turner will report to Pascal Desroches, executive vice president, and chief financial officer of Turner, while working closely with Zeiler. He will be responsible for all of International’s financial operations and will be an active partner and contributor in shaping the direction of the company’s international business and implementing its strategy.

“Trey has the perfect experience to lead the business, capital and budgeting activities for our international businesses,” said Pascal Desroches. “He has acquired a depth of knowledge about our company and brings great passion and significant experience to the role. We expect Trey to play a key role in helping us expand our global operations.”

Aksel van der Wal joined Turner in 2014 as CFO, Turner EMEA and was promoted to senior vice president and CFO, International, in June 2015. Before joining Turner, van der Wal worked for three years and served as CEO, Time Out, at its two main business sites, London and New York City. His leadership of its global operations embraced digital expansion, a complete overhaul of its digital platforms, new e-commerce operations and the revitalization of its traditional businesses through innovative approaches. Prior to Time Out, he was CFO at leading online ticket exchange operation Seatwave, and previously held senior financial and business development roles at Vodafone including CFO of partner markets. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has an MBA from INSEAD, and a LLM tax law from Leiden University, NL. A native Dutch speaker and fluent in English, he also speaks German, French and Spanish.

Trey Turner is currently SVP, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions for Turner, overseeing consolidated financial planning and corporate development activities for the company. Before his current role, Turner was director of finance for CNN worldwide where he was responsible for strategic finance support, leading the financial analysis and business justification for new initiatives, partnerships, and investments. Prior to joining the company, Turner was with the corporate finance department of Stephens Inc., a leading investment bank and private equity firm. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in analytical finance from Wake Forest University, where he graduated cum laude, and currently serves on the Alumni Council for the School of Business.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-announces-digital-ventures-and-innovation-division-international