Turner UK And Virgin Media Renew Distribution Deal Also VOD Content

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Turner UK And Virgin Media Renew Distribution Deal Also VOD Content

Today (11/11/2016), British and Irish cable television operator Virgin Media have renewed their distribution deal with Turner UK, the deal includes the continued carriage of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International. As part of the deal, Virgin Media Ireland customers will now receive Cartoon Network HD, alongside the existing standard definition channel. Virgin Media UK customers will continue to receive HD versions of Cartoon Network and TCM. No news has been announced regarding Boomerang HD on Virgin Media’s cable television service yet.

As part of the deal, Turner’s children’s channels will also provide content for a 30 days catchup VOD (Video On-Demand) service as well as on-demand boxsets of Cartoon Network’s, Boomerang’s and Cartoonito’s most popular shows including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, Scooby Doo, Mr Bean: The Animated Series, The Tom and Jerry Show and Fireman Sam.

Virgin Media’s parent company – Liberty Global is one of Turner’s largest channel distribution partners in Europe which also has cable television services in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Eastern Europe.

David Bouchier, Virgin Media’s chief Digital Entertainment officer made this statement in regards to the renewed and expanded deal with Turner:

“Our new deal with Turner means our customers will be able to access a wealth of on-demand programmes, as well as continuing to enjoy some of the very best TV from channels as diverse as Cartoon Network, TCM and CNN International. We are committed to giving our customers the very best TV to watch, when and how they want, and it’s fantastic to work with partners who think in the same way.”

Ian McDonough, senior vice president and managing director for Turner UK and Northern Europe added:

“We’re very excited about strengthening our much valued partnership with Virgin Media built around our premium kids and entertainment brands. At Turner we are committed to delivering the best curated branded experiences to our audiences, wherever they are. We look forward to working closely with Virgin Media to deliver entertaining channels and on-demand content that captures the growing appetite of our audiences for many years to come.”

As the distribution deal with Virgin Media has been renewed, new Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK promos will continue to be uploaded onto the RegularCapital YouTube channel.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/628632/turner-adds-raft-of-vod-content-with-new-virgin-media-deal/

http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2016/11/11/virgin-adds-turner-demand-content/

http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/turner-and-virgin-media-strike-new-programming-deal-for-uk-and-ireland/044940

Boomerang Launches In Taiwan 14th November

Boomerang Launches In Taiwan 14th November

Boomerang Launches In Taiwan 14th November

Cartoon Network’s classic and family friendly animation sister channel – Boomerang will be launching in Taiwan for the first time on Monday 14th November. The pan-Asia-Pacific Boomerang feed is already available in 32 million homes across the region, the Taiwanese launch will expand the channel’s distribution and add an extra 1.6 million Kbro and Taiwan Mobile subscribers to its potential viewership.

From Boomerang’s debut on 14th November, viewers will be able to enjoy classic animation from the likes of Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes and also contemporary shows from Warner Bros. Animation and other independent studios such as Bunnicula, Talking Tom and Friends and also Grizzy and the Lemmings; which has been an kids media industry hit at the MIP Junior convention at Cannes this year.

Viewers in Taiwan will also be able to enjoy episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and watch animated movies on Sundays. Shows will be available in Mandarin Chinese audio and traditional Chinese subtitles. Cartoon Network is already the most popular international kids channel in Taiwan, its logical that Boomerang should follow in Cartoon Network’s footsteps and launch in the country, as Boomerang is Turner’s second most distributed animation channel.

The Boomerang Asia pan-feed originally launched on 1st September 2005, closed in 2012 and was revived on 1st January 2015 replacing Cartoonito Asia. The channel also has an companion mobile app called “Boomerang Watch and Play”, while using the app, people can watch Boomerang shows while playing a series of mini-games.

Boomerang Southeast Asia currently airs a programming block called “Caturdays” as the name suggests, it’s a block of shows featuring Boomerang’s resident cat characters airing on Saturdays: the block features episodes of Tom and Jerry, Silvester and Tweety, Pink Panther and Pals and The Garfield Show. Turner Asia-Pacific promoted “Caturdays” as a programming feature for the channel’s launch in Taiwan.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release

Boomerang, Turner’s global kids’ brand and companion channel to Cartoon Network, is now available in Taiwan for the first time.

With an additional 1.6 million subscribers across Kbro and Taiwan Mobile platforms, the agreement increases the channel’s distribution in Asia Pacific to 32 million households since the channel’s relaunch in late 2014.

From November 14, the all-animation network will have both Mandarin audio and traditional Chinese subtitles, boasting an impressive line-up of new series and movies programmed for both kids and their families.

In addition to the ever-popular Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes, new shows include Bunnicula, Talking Tom and the hilarious Grizzy and the Lemmings – the most-talked-about animated series at MIP Junior in Cannes last month. Other channel highlights in November feature new episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Sunday movies with Barbie and Tom and Jerry.

Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director for North and Southeast Asia Pacific, said:

“To see Boomerang’s country count and regional distribution maintain this kind of momentum is fantastic. Cartoon Network is already the No. 1 international Kids channel in Taiwan and Boomerang will complement it perfectly – providing viewers with the ultimate family-friendly destination for iconic cartoon franchises.”

Boomerang is created for kids aged 4-9, as well as their families and caregivers. In addition to new and exclusive content from Warner Bros. Animation, international premium acquisitions include: The Garfield Show, Pink Panther and Pals, Strawberry Shortcake, Mr. Bean: The Animated Series and Inspector Gadget.

To complement the on-air offering regionally, Boomerang Watch and Play hosts both video and gaming content in a safe and fun app designed for tablets.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner%E2%80%99s-boomerang-channel-arrives-taiwan

http://www.boomerang.asia/

Turner And DirecTV Renew Channel And Content Distribution Deal

Turner And DirecTV Renew Channel And Content Distribution Deal

Turner And DirecTV Renew Channel And Content Distribution Deal

Turner USA and AT&T (owners of the USA-based satellite television platform DirecTV and IPTV platform U-verse) have renewed their distribution deal to continue carrying Turner’s channels on AT&T’s TV platforms, including Cartoon Network USA and Boomerang USA. The multi-year agreement has been expanded to include comprehensive TV Everywhere rights, this will allow DirecTV and U-verse customers to stream Turner’s channels and access on-demand content on a wide selection of platforms and mobile/home media devices. The agreement also includes digital rights for AT&T’s upcoming streaming service – DirecTV Now.

DirecTV Now will be launching towards the end of this year, the new OTT (Over The Top, i.e. TV streaming via an internet connection) service will offer its customers a selection of 100 channels and on-demand content from the main television networks in the United States, there’s no long-term contract, it’s open to non-AT&T/DirecTV customers, and no satellite dish or special equipment is required as the content is streamed to the subscriber via their internet connection.

From The Turner USA Press Release:

AT&T and global media company Turner have announced a multi-year, multiplatform agreement for Turner’s leading portfolio of networks on AT&T U-verse and the DIRECTV satellite TV platform. The wide-ranging agreement also includes comprehensive TV Everywhere rights, allowing DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse customers to stream Turner’s live and on-demand content across a variety of platforms and devices, and offer digital rights for the upcoming DIRECTV NOW and DIRECTV Freeview, AT&T’s new streaming services.

“Turner’s goal as a consumer-first media company is to make our content available everywhere our audience is, and this expansive deal with AT&T helps deliver on that promise by having our leading portfolio of popular networks and premium programming available on more services and platforms than ever before,” said David Levy, president of Turner. “We’re pleased to further our relationship with AT&T and look forward to providing our leading and in-demand networks and programming to AT&T as they launch additional consumer offerings to their expansive subscriber base.”

“The Turner agreement adds more premium content to our already robust line-up of DIRECTV NOW channels available to customers when it launches this year,” said Dan York, chief content officer for AT&T. “We’re also pleased to extend our relationship with Turner and provide our customers with access to its content across all AT&T platforms and products.”

DIRECTV NOW, launching in the fourth quarter of this year, will offer customers more than 100 channels, including live and on-demand programming from top networks, as well as premium add-on options. AT&T and DIRECTV customers will be able to access and stream the service over a wired or wireless Internet connection using a variety of connected devices without requiring additional hardware, satellites, long-term contracts or credit checks.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-and-att-renew-long-term-multiplatform-distribution-agreement-0