The Amazing World Of Gumball New Episodes On Nickelodeon Germany From 17th January
Nickelodeon Germany will continue airing new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball (Season 4) from Tuesday 17th January, airing weekdays at 4.40pm in Germany and 3.25pm in Austria and Switzerland. Nickelodeon in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is a free-to-air channel and free-to-air rights are usually separate from pay-TV rights.
In most markets, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon are direct competitors on a pay-TV industry level, however Germany is an exception to the rule, with both Viacom and Disney acquiring the rights to air many of Cartoon Network’s animated shows. Cartoon Network in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is only available on pay-TV but it will continue to air the very latest episodes of Gumball ahead of Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon Germany Schedule (14th January – 17th January):
Cartoon Network Canada Now Using Dimensional Rebrand Graphics
According to a Teen Titans Go! promo airing on Cartoon Network Canada, the channel has started to use elements from Cartoon Network USA’s 2016 Dimensional rebrand package, including the promo endboards and the zoom out logo animation featuring 2D, 3D and stopmotion cartoon characters.
The Powerpuff Girls Reboot Free-To-Air UK Premiere On CITV On Monday 7th November
Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls will start airing on UK free-to-air kids channel CITV (Children’s ITV) from Monday 7th November at 5pm. The original series also aired on the CITV programming block on main network ITV. The new Powerpuff Girls series on CITV will air alongside Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Boomerang’s Be Cool, Scooby-Doo. CITV now holds the free TV rights over the show, while Cartoon Network UK will continue to air the newer episodes and with more frequent airings on pay-television.
Cartoon Network UK Adventure Time Book Signed By Kent Osborne Competition
Cartoon Network UK is currently running an Adventure Time book competition, five lucky winners will win a copy of Adventure Time: Finn and Jake’s Official Guide signed by Kent Osbourne, the head story writer for Adventure Time. Like the Instagram post below and follow the Cartoon Network UK account on Instagram to enter. Competition closes Sunday 6th November 2016, UK Residents only, Entrants must be aged 13 and older.
The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears Pair-Up On Cartoon Network Southeast Asia And Cartoon Network Australia
Cartoon Network Southeast Asia (Philippines sub-feed) and Cartoon Network Australia are pairing up The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears in a three week long programming special of a total of thirty new episodes (15 episodes for each show) airing every weekday from Monday 7th November. The girls and the bear brothers have a lot in common, Grizzly and Blossom are natural leaders, both Panda and Bubbles have a soft heart and Ice Bear and Buttercup are strong.
On each weekday during the three weeks, a new episode of both We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls will air back-to-back from 6pm on Cartoon Network Australia. Cartoon Network Southeast Asia viewers outside the Philippines will receive the Pair-Up programming special from Monday 14th November.
We Bare Bears To Premiere On Disney Channel Germany 10th October
Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears will premiere on Disney Channel in Germany on Monday 10th October. This may seem very odd at first, but having Cartoon Network shows on rival channels in Germany is actually very normal, Disney Channel in Germany is a free-to-air channel which means everyone can receive the channel, meanwhile Cartoon Network is a pay-TV channel. In other words, Disney purchased the rights from Cartoon Network to air the show on a free television channel. Cartoon Network Germany will continue to air the latest new episodes of We Bare Bears for pay-TV subscribers, while Disney Channel will air the older episodes.
The good news is that more people in Germany can enjoy the comedy misadventures of Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear while they try to assimilate to “human” life in San Francisco with the help of their young friend – Chloe. The reason why shows sometimes air on free channels is to attract potential pay-TV subscribers who want to watch the latest episodes on Cartoon Network and want to watch the show more frequently, especially in a country like Germany (as well as Spain as another example) where free Digital Terrestrial is a very popular option for TV viewers.