Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Turner’s portfolio of kids channels in the Asia-Pacific region was the most watched international kids channel grouping in the region during 2016 and the channels’ have already got off to a good start in 2017. Turner’s kids channels in the Asia-Pacific region include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami. Within the last twelve months, there has been growth in the use of digital services too, total visits to Cartoon Network’s web, mobile and app services in 2016 saw an 11% increase year-on-year.

New digital services includes the MagiMobile app, which enables fans to collect swords as featured in Cartoon Network’s latest show – Mighty Magiswords, the new app adds an extra layer of interactivity to Cartoon Network’s linear programming. Apps such as Cartoon Network Watch and Play enables users to watch Cartoon Network and play mini-games on the go. Having a multiscreen strategy to complement Turner’s existing linear television business model is an requirement in order to retain audiences in a digital era.

In terms of channel distribution in the region, Cartoon Network is now available in 135 million households, both Toonami and Boomerang are available in over 15 and 30 million homes respectively and POGO is now available in 64 million households. In 2017, there will be major upgrades to Cartoon Network’s Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps and to the channel’s websites too. New mobile and consoles games based on Cartoon Network’s IPs are also planned for 2017.

In 2017, Cartoon Network will continue to air new episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Mighty Magiswords, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time. In 2017, there will be more regional output from Cartoon Network including shows and shorts such as Roll No. 21, Lamput, The Sketchy Show, Bill and Tony, and Beat Monsters. From Warner Bros. Animation, Turner’s channels will air new episodes of Be Cool Scooby-Doo, The Tom and Jerry Show, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action, Bunnicula and Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production. Channel acquisitions and co-productions include My Knight and Me, Dragon Ball Super, Yo-Kai Watch, Oggy and the Cockroaches, Chhota Bheem and Mighty Raju.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Kids Brands Begin 2017 On Top Once Again In 2016 – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami lead the pack in 2016 and look forward to a multi-platform 2017

The combination of Turner’s four kids brands in Asia Pacific – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami – was the region’s No. 1 international kids portfolio across nine measured markets for the whole of 2016.*

Building on the same leadership position achieved in 2015, the group again finished the year with the highest category share in the kids’ genre throughout the region. Turner’s off-air, digital touchpoints for its brands also showed significant growth during the past 12 months.

Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, said:

“This is awesome news for us, and is just one of many highlights during a huge 2016. We welcomed back mega-franchises like Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls on Cartoon Network, saw some world-class content debut on POGO and Toonami, as well as witnessing a spike in reach and distribution for Boomerang.”

Turner is forging new ways of developing content and telling stories that converge creativity and technology. Way more than a traditional TV series, a great example of this is Cartoon Network’s recently-launched MagiMobile, which was conceived at the beginning of the concept development process. The app is an integral part of the overall experience for the network’s latest new franchise, Mighty Magiswords, and empowers users to build their own massive collection of Magiswords, just like the heroes in the show.

A raft of games, apps and consumer products will launch through the year. Already this January, in addition to MagiMobile, Cartoon Network launched the Ben 10: Up to Speed mobile game. Mobile, web and console games are all planned 2017, as are major upgrades to Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps, and to the brands’ websites.

** In 2016, downloads of Cartoon Network Anything were up significantly by 558% year-on-year; Cartoon Network Watch and Play saw a 61% download increase. **

“Looking ahead, 2017 will be the year when our shows go truly multi-platform and are consumed by young audiences in new ways,” added Mr. Eyers. “We’ll have almost 800 half-hours of new content on Cartoon Network and Boomerang alone, much of which will debut on our apps perfectly complementing our TV schedules. This also includes some great new original content from our own region, such as games and shorts by creators based in Australia, India and Korea.”

As Cartoon Network gears up for an even bigger year, distribution in the region has pushed past 135 million households. Sister brands Toonami and Boomerang are at over 15 and 30 million, respectively, and POGO sits at 64 million households.

* Data sources: OzTAM national STV overnights (Australia), BARC Media Workstation (India), Nielsen (Korea, Taiwan, Thailand One-Merged), MediaLogic (Pakistan), Kantar Media (Philippines MegaTAM, Malaysia DTAM Live + As Live), GFK (Singapore – trial data July-September 2016, SG TAM October-December 2016). 2016 full year. Local Kids Targets; Ranking among Kids Channels.

** Data source: Omniture. Period: Jan – Dec 2016 vs. Jan – Dec 2015.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner%E2%80%99s-kids-brands-begin-2017-top-once-again-across-asia-pacific

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia New Bill And Tony The Sock Animated Short

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia New Bill And Tony The Sock Animated Short

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia New Bill And Tony The Sock Animated Short

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia has uploaded another Bill and Tony animated short called “The Sock”. In the animated short, Bill and Tony visit the local laundromat to wash their dirty clothes (even though they don’t wear any).

The animated short solves the mystery of why individual socks disappear without a trace. Bill & Tony features claymation animation and is produced by animation studio Flying Gherkin. The animated shorts were commissioned by Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific as part of its Australian-made original animation lineup in 2016.

http://www.flyinggherkin.com/

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Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights: From The Turner Asia-Pacific/Poem Group PR Press Release, All Times AEDT

Cartoon Network Australia February 2017 Highlights

New Episodes

Ben 10
Saturdays at 8am, Saturday 4th February to Saturday 25th February

Start your Saturdays with non-stop action, as Ben 10 returns with 4 premiere episodes! Tune in as Ben finds himself battling against some brand-new baddies, who will test all of his alien transformations, smarts and skills to save the day. From the intimidating Iron Kyle to the nefarious Nanny Nightmare, the mechanical Clocktopus and the fierce Frightwig, it’s sure to be a blast!

Freaktown
Weekdays at 6pm, Monday 13th February to Wednesday 1st March

This month, Cartoon Network is bringing you non-stop Freaktown entertainment, each and every weeknight from the freakishly funny 13th of February. Get ready to giggle as Ben & Lenny get up to heaps of hilarious hijinks, from escaping a date with Princess Boo-Boo to knocking out the whole town’s power. There’s sure to be plenty of side-splitting laughs as the dynamic duo’s misadventures, so tune-in to Cartoon Network to keep up with the fun!

Special Event And New Episodes

Villaintine’s Day
From 4pm, Tuesday 14th February

This “Villaintine’s Day”, Cartoon Network’s villains are taking over Valentine’s Day, with special episodes from your favourite shows. They’re delivering hilarious premiere episodes of Ben 10, Mighty Magiswords, The Powerpuff Girls and Freaktown – not to mention some very villainous specials from Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans Go! Make sure you tune into Cartoon Network to catch all of the action.

Premiere Special

The Amazing World of Gumball
8.25am, Saturday 25th February

Buckle up, because it’s going to be a wild ride with this HUGE premiere special of The Amazing World of Gumball. Tune in as Gumball faces off against his nemesis Rob, who’s bent on destroying Gumball’s life as vengeance for past wrongs. Ending on a nail-biting cliffhanger, watch the second part of this special double episodes ONLY on cartoonnetwork.com.au, or on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app, available for Android here and iOS here.

Season Three Premiere

Steven Universe
Weekdays at 4.25pm, Monday 6th February to Friday 10th February

Don’t miss the spectacular season 3 premiere of Steven Universe! Catch up with Steven and the Gems with brand new episodes all week, PLUS an extra-special 30-minute Autumn episode on Friday. Tune in to keep up with Steven, Connie and the Gems as they explore what makes a fusion so special, battle mighty monsters and meet mysterious strangers – all on Cartoon Network.

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Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights

New Episodes

Talking Tom and Friends
Weekdays at 5.45pm, Monday 20th February to Friday 10th March

Get ready to giggle because wise-cracking tomcat Talking Tom is back, and he and his friends are getting up to all sorts of hilarious misadventures. With tonnes of brand-new episodes, you’ll be laughing ‘til you’re sore. Don’t miss out as Ben accidentally spreads a germ, Angela has a chance to pursue her singing career and Hank discovers the importance of balancing work and play.

Bunnicula
Weekends at 9am, Saturday 4th February to Sunday 5th March

The supernatural antics of vampire-rabbit Bunnicula and his pals Chester, Harold and Mina are sure to have you howling with laughter. With brand new episodes haunting you each weekend throughout February, tune in to watch the gang cope with vampire ticks, imaginary friends, polarising photoshoots and tiny trolls. It’d be a grave mistake to miss out on any of the action, so make sure you tune in to Boomerang!

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