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 Shows On POPS Kids In Vietnam Reaches 200 Million Views

Boomerang Shows On POPS Kids In Vietnam Reaches 200 Million Views

Boomerang Shows On POPS Kids In Vietnam Reaches 200 Million Views

In March this year, POPS Worldwide in Vietnam signed a distribution deal with Turner Asia-Pacific for Boomerang animated shows to be added on POPS Worldwide’s POP Kids video on-demand platform.

Today (10/11/2016) Turner announced that Boomerang’s shows on the streaming service have reached a record 200 million views; only six months after the distribution agreement was made. On POPS Kids children can enjoy a wide selection of Boomerang’s and Cartoon Network’s most popular shows dubbed in the Vietnamese language including Tom and Jerry Tales, The Tom and Jerry Show, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, What’s New, Scooby Doo?, Duck Dodgers and Baby Looney Tunes.

Over the next few months, Turner Asia-Pacific will be adding older Cartoon Network shows to the service including Dexter’s Laboratory, Mike, Lu, and Og, Life and Times of Juniper Lee and Chowder.

Esther Nguyen, Founder and CEO of POPS Worldwide commented that the inclusion of Boomerang shows have been well received by POPS Kids viewers:

“We are very happy that the localized Boomerang entertainment is so well received. This gives us further motivation to work hard to bring more iconic premium entertainment to our POPS Kids and Boomerang Vietnam fans”

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release

In March 2016, POPS Worldwide created a historic partnership with Turner Asia Pacific to localize and distribute the kids’ entertainment content of the Boomerang channel on Boomerang Vietnam and POPS Kids.

For the first time, Vietnamese children could easily enjoy the huge international entertaining content repository with lots of attractive and funny animated series of Boomerang with Vietnamese dubbed versions as Tom and Jerry Tales, The Tom and Jerry Show, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, What’s New, Scooby Doo?, Duck Dodgers and Baby Looney Tunes.

After three successful phases of airing, Boomerang series are now loved by millions of Vietnamese families. The average number of views for each episode of Scooby-Doo, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Tom and Jerry are all between hundred thousand and a million, with many shares and positive comments from kids and parents as well.

This has brought the initial success in the partnership between POPS Worldwide and Turner just after 6 months, Boomerang animated series have reached 200 million views with more than 23 million hours of viewing enjoyment – a spectacular number for kids’ digital entertainment content in Vietnam market at this time.

Over the next few months, the next phase of Boomerang’s catalog will come online with the featured and diversified content from many series such as Dexter’s Laboratory, Mike, Lu, and Og, Life and Times of Juniper Lee, and Chowder. And of course, the same high-quality dubbed versions that Vietnamese digital audiences have come to expect will be launched.

Sharing about the success between POPS Worldwide and Turner, Ms. Esther Nguyen, Founder and CEO of POPS Worldwide said: “We are very happy that the localized Boomerang entertainment is so well received. This gives us further motivation to work hard to bring more iconic premium entertainment to our POPS Kids and Boomerang Vietnam fans.”

About POPS Kids

Established at the beginning of 2014, POPS Kids is Vietnam’s safe, kids-friendly daily destination for premium kids entertainment from ages 3 – 6 almost 1 billion views and over 700,000 subscribers. Now, POPS Kids is proud to present many new and diversified content partners such as some outstanding kids programs from UUUM – Japan’s leading multi-channel network in Japan, the #1 hits kids sing-a-long series Mam Choi La, and the animated blockbusters of Boomerang.

POPS Kids on YouTube: www.youtube.com/popskids

POPS Kids on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pops.kids

POPS Kids on Daily Motion: http://www.dailymotion.com/popskids

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/boomerang-hits-200-million-views-just-6-months-pops-worldwide-platform-vietnam

http://popskids.tv/

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/