Cartoon Network Mid January 2017 News In Brief

Cartoon Network Mid January 2017 News In Brief

Cartoon Network Mid January 2017 News In Brief

New Adventure Time Islands Sneak Peek Clip

ToonZone has uploaded a sneak peek clip of the upcoming Adventure Time: Islands mini-series. In Adventure Time: Islands, Finn, Jake, BMO and Susan Strong go on a expedition across the seas to explore new lands and even meet some humans. The miniseries will premiere on Monday 30th January at 7.30pm (ET/PT) with two new episodes airing every night for four nights, concluding on Thursday 2nd February.

http://www.toonzone.net/new-adventure-time-islands-clip-released/

Cartoon Network Hindi (MENA) HD Launched Today

Cartoon Network Hindi HD has launched today (12/01/2017) on the beIN satellite television platform in the Middle East on channel 139. Viewers will now be able to watch their favourite animated shows from Cartoon Network Studios in High Definition as well as Indian favourites such as Roll No.21 in HD. The channel’s target demographic are children within the Indian expatriate community that live in the Middle East, where people of Indian origin comprise of 40% of the population in the United Arab Emirates. Hindi is considered to be India’s main language, with over 500 million speakers, with English also used as bridge language across different communities in the country.

http://www.startimes.com/f.aspx?t=36689963

Boing Expands Distribution To Eastern Africa

Turner Africa has made a channel distribution deal with satellite TV provider AzamTV for carriage of Turner’s Boing channel. AzamTV operates in English speaking East Africa which includes countries such as Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania. Boing is mostly an animation channel targeting kids aged between 4 and 7, the channel broadcasts a variety of cartoons including classics from the Cartoon Network library including Courage The Cowardly Dog and Johnny Bravo among others as well as third-party acquisitions including DreamWorks’s Dragons and Inspector Gadget. Boing Africa serves as the English language version of Boing on the continent and is already available in Zambia, the Seychelles and Nigeria. Meanwhile, Boing France is already available in French-speaking African territories.

Pierre Branco, vice-president and general manager of Turner France, Portugal and Africa made this statement regarding the distribution deal:

“This new deal is totally aligned with Boing Africa’s mission to provide quality kid’s content to almost all African households at an affordable price, which makes this partnership truly symbiotic. Already distributed in Zambia, the Seychelles, Nigeria and French African territories, Boing now has a footprint in East African markets which nicely complements our regional presence across Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Deputy CEO of Azam Media Ltd, Jacob Joseph also added:

“Boing has added the cherry on top of our kids’ dessert! Within such a short time, it is one of the most popular kids channels. We are glad to have it in our bouquet and we share the same passion with Turner to provide such content across the Sub-Saharan countries”

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-expands-its-kids%E2%80%99-distribution-east-africa-boing-0

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/01/turner-azamtv-take-boing-east-africa/698431/

The Powerpuff Girls Hulu United States VOD Exclusive From 2017

The Powerpuff Girls Hulu United States VOD Exclusive From 2017

The Powerpuff Girls Hulu United States VOD Exclusive From 2017

Everyone’s favourite crime-battling superpowered girls – The Powerpuff Girls will be a video-on-demand exclusive on Hulu from early 2017 in the United States. Hulu now has episodes from the original 1998-2005 series and the new 2016 reboot series. Another Cartoon Network original – Chowder will be added to Hulu soon, an animated show about a cat-bear-rabbit with an obsession with food and is always cooking crazy and imaginative recipes.

From today (22/11/2016), A collection of Powerpuff Girls specials and fan-favorite episodes from the original series are now available to watch on the Hulu video streaming service.

Hulu already holds exclusive U.S. VOD rights over Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show and Steven Universe. Hulu and Turner agreed an VOD distribution deal in April last year and Time Warner brought a 10% minority stake in Hulu as of August this year.

http://www.hulu.com/the-powerpuff-girls-classic

http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/powerpuff-girls-hulu-exclusive-streaming-1201924720/

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