Cartoon Network Africa And Animation SA Partner At DISCOP Johannesburg

Cartoon Network Africa And Animation SA Partner At DISCOP Johannesburg

Cartoon Network Africa And Animation SA Partner At DISCOP Johannesburg

Cartoon Network Africa And Animation SA Partner At DISCOP Johannesburg

Turner Africa (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Boing) have partnered with Animation SA, an organisation that represents the animation industry in South Africa to create the first ever Animation Lounge at the DISCOP Johannesburg media industry convention on 2nd and 4th November 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

As part of the Animation Lounge booth, Turner and Animation SA will be running an Animation Pitching competition, where African producers and storytellers can pitch their show ideas to a panel of local and international industry experts, Turner will also offer producers scheduled pitching sessions, there will be a sharing and Q&A sessions before the competition. Competition winners and runner-ups will also win cash prizes.

Pierre Branco, vice president & general manager of Turner Southern Europe & Africa made these statement regarding the pitching competition and partnership with Animation SA:

“It is a great opportunity for Turner Africa to sponsor the Animation SA booth and pitching competition, says for Turner. This is a great demonstration of how we are strengthening our presence across the continent and building our local production strategy to make content relevant and engaging for African audiences.”

Nick Wilson, chair of the Export Missions Committee of Animation South Africa also added:

“This partnership with Turner is indicative of the bargaining power of the collective and is validation for the efforts of all the volunteers at Animation South Africa over the years. Our mandate is to grow the animation industry in South Africa and there is no better way to do that than in dialogue with one of the biggest players in global animation.”

http://www.4rfv.com/QUPQQRIL2PE6/animation-sa-partners-with-turner-for-discop-jhb-2016.htm

http://animationsa.org/

Turner Promotes Boing Africa At DISCOP Africa Convention In Johannesburg

Turner Promotes Boing Africa At DISCOP Africa Convention In Johannesburg

Turner Promotes Boing Africa At DISCOP Africa Convention In Johannesburg

This week (04/11/2015 – 06/11/2015) was the DISCOP Africa convention in Johannesburg, South Africa, where people from the television industry promote their channels and new programming. Turner Africa used the opportunity to announce that Boing Africa is now available to all pay-tv operators on the African continent if they are willing to make a carriage deal. At present, Boing Africa is only available on a small amount of operators in Africa in countries such as Nigeria, South Africa and the Seychelles. Boing Africa broadcasts Cartoon Network’s older animated shows, such as the original Cartoon Cartoons.

At present 45% of Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s audience is over 14 years old and Turner’s children’s channels are the most popular in Africa. Television remains a popular source of entertainment in Africa as access to other forms of digital entertainment is yet to be developed in Africa. Turner has already made an additional carriage deal with Nigerian direct-to-home satellite provider CONSAT to distribute Boing Africa on their platform.

Pierre Branco, VP and general manager for France, Portugal and Africa made this statement regarding that older cartoons can be shared between parents and their children but mentions that merchandising can be an issue as Africa’s economy is still developing:

“People know them, Some have been growing up with them when they were kids, and now they’re young parents, and they see them again and they can share them with their kids. While content travels, though, merchandising — the backbone of kids brands in much of the world — is still to be developed in Africa in the same way that it is in other markets. The toys that you have in other places might not be affordable here for a family. We’re happy to see that families are still watching the kids channels together. It’s probably a good sign. They remain young.”

Jaime Ondarza, Turner senior VP and general manager for Southern Europe and Africa also made a statement regarding Turner’s working branding strategy:

“We can have a great brand proposition in South Africa and have the same position in Nigeria, and it works really well.”

http://variety.com/2015/tv/markets-festivals/turner-shows-off-kiddie-network-boing-africa-at-discop-1201634751/

http://www.mediaupdate.co.za/media/84250/%5C

Cartoon Network Africa To Attend DISCOP Africa In Johannesburg (04/11/2015 – 06/11/2015)

Cartoon Network Africa To Attend DISCOP Africa In Johannesburg (04/11/2015 - 06/11/2015)

Cartoon Network Africa To Attend DISCOP Africa In Johannesburg (04/11/2015 – 06/11/2015)

Turner Africa will be at DISCOP Africa 2015 on Wednesday 4th November until Friday 6th November, the convention will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cartoon Network is considered to be the third coolest brand among kids, teens and young adults, according to the South African Generation Next 2015 research survey and is the most watched kids channel in Africa. The second most watched kids channel in Africa is Boomerang. Boomerang also airs Tom and Jerry which is considered to be the coolest kids show in South Africa.

At the DISCOP Africa convention, we might hear more about Boing Africa’s expansion to other cable and satellite operators in Africa. During the convention, we also might hear more about Turner’s new pop-up children’s channel called Hoolee which will run from 1st December 2015 until 31st January 2016 on DStv, the channel will feature animation and movies from Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros. Animation’s content library.

http://www.screenafrica.com/page/news/television/1655185-Turner-Africa-will-be-at-DISCOP-Africa