Cartoon Network USA To Launch On New Hulu Live Stream Service

Cartoon Network USA To Launch On New Hulu Live Stream Service

Cartoon Network USA To Launch On New Hulu Live Stream Service

Time Warner (the ultimate parent company of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang via Turner) has announced today that the company has acquired a 10% stake in Hulu, a USA based premium streaming video on-demand TV service owned by a consortium of Hollywood’s biggest media firms such as The Walt Disney Company (Disney/ABC), 21st Century Fox (20th Century Fox/Fox Broadcasting) and Comcast (Universal/NBC).

With Time Warner now owning a part of Hulu, it was announced that live streams of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang will be distributed on Hulu’s new live TV streaming service (including other Turner networks – TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and TCM) which is due to be launched in early 2017. Back in April 2015, Hulu signed a multi-year streaming deal with Turner for full seasons of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network shows including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros, Adventure Time and Regular Show. The new Time Warner/Hulu partnership will expand upon the current deal with Turner.

The new live TV streaming will feature an intuitive interface with personalisation options and access to live and on-demand content, subscribers will be able to use the new service on compatible living room and mobile devices and there will be no set-up and installation costs. Hulu is the only streaming subscription service that offers the latest TV episodes from five out of the six largest broadcasters in the United States. Presently, Hulu provides a discounted VOD service with limited commercials for $7.99 per month and a completely ad-free subscription for $11.99 per month.

http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2016/08/03/time-warner-joins-hulu-as-equity-owner-and-signs-affiliate

From The Time Warner Press Release

Time Warner Inc. and Hulu LLC announced today that Time Warner will become a 10% owner of Hulu, the premium streaming TV service that offers the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series. Time Warner joins The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, and Comcast in the joint venture.

The investment in Hulu reflects Time Warner’s continued commitment to supporting innovative digital services that allow consumers to access high-quality content however they want it across a variety of platforms.

It was also announced that Turner’s powerful entertainment, sports, news and kids networks including TNT, TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies will be available live and on-demand on Hulu’s new live-streaming service, which is slated to launch early next year. With no set-up costs or installation, Hulu’s new service will offer an intuitive and personalized interface, and instant access to live and on-demand content, across hundreds of living room and mobile devices.

Hulu will continue its current offering of ad-supported and ad-free subscription video on demand products to complement both traditional pay TV packages as well as the new streaming service. The company also remains focused on acquiring iconic and award-winning programming like Empire, Homeland, Seinfeld, Curious George, South Park and Fear The Walking Dead, as well as creating original programming that builds upon its success with shows such as The Mindy Project, The Path, Difficult People, 11.22.63 and the Golden Globe® -nominated Casual.

Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner said, “Our investment in Hulu underscores Time Warner’s commitment to supporting and developing new platforms for the delivery of high-quality content and great consumer experiences to audiences around the globe.” Mr. Bewkes continued: “We’re also excited to join Hulu’s other owners in launching a new consumer-friendly package featuring leading networks that will deliver more value to audiences and complement Hulu’s core SVOD offerings. The inclusion of Turner’s networks in Hulu’s new streaming service furthers our efforts to allow consumers to engage with and enjoy our brands across a wide range of platforms and services.”

Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu, said, “This investment from Time Warner marks a major step for Hulu as we continue to redefine television for both consumers and advertisers. Our two companies have long enjoyed a productive relationship – which includes the availability of past seasons of popular Turner shows on our current SVOD offerings – and we are very proud that Turner’s networks will be included in our planned live streaming service.”

About Hulu

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month or commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only streaming subscription service that offers current season content from 5 of the 6 largest U.S. broadcast networks, as well as acclaimed Hulu Originals. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London May 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London May 2016

Cartoon Network At MCM Comic Con London May 2016: AdVenture Times With Jeremy Shada and Jackson Publick

Today (27/05/2016), was the start of the MCM Comic Con convention weekend (27/05/2016 to 29/05/2016) at the ExCel centre in London, the largest film, television and general pop-culture convention of its kind in the UK. Jeremy Shada, the voice actor for Finn in Cartoon Network’s hit show Adventure Time will be at the convention meeting fans, so if you’re at the convention this will be an opportunity to meet the adventurer himself. Jeremy’s band called Make Out Monday will also be performing on the Fringe Stage. Jeremy Shada also had numerous other movie/television roles in Team America: World Police, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbours the Yamadas and upcoming animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender and live-action shows such as Lost, Shark and Cartoon Network’s sketch-comedy series Incredible Crew.

Also, Cartoon Network UK is having an Adventure Time book giveaway this weekend, follow @CNUKTweets & retweet the tweet below to take part, each book is signed by Jeremy Shada. There’s six books to giveaway.

http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/2016/03/30/jeremy-shada-voice-of-adventure-times-finn-headed-to-comic-con/

Kid reviewers and interviewers Hag, Con and Bex interviewed Jeremy Shada at MCM Comic Con London, you can watch the interview on the link below:

http://www.kidzcoolit.com/interviews/mcm-comic-con-hag-con-bex-talk-adventure-time-with-jeremy-finn-shada.php

In terms of Adult Swim at the convention, Venture Bros. show creator and director Jackson Publick will be attending a special Q&A session with Robert Milazzo (of New York’s Modern School of Film) on Sunday at MCM Comic Con London. The Venture Bros. is about two incompetent teenagers Hank and Dean Venture, their father, Dr. Venture and Dr. Venture’s bodyguard Brock Samson. During their misadventures they battle numerous super villains, secret agents and mad scientists. The show is now in its sixth season. Jackson Publick is a pseudonym of Christopher McCulloch, he’s also the voice actor for Hank Venture and co-writer for the animated show alongside Doc Hammer. Publick has also worked on other shows such as The Tick, King of the Hill, Superjail! and Sheep in the Big City.

http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/2016/05/10/venture-bros-creator-jackson-publick-in-special-qa-at-mcm-london-comic-con/

The MCM Comic Con convention takes place in London twice a year, running on the last weekend in May and October.

http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/

Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA Programming Slate 2016 And Onwards

Adult Swim USA has unveiled their programming slate for the coming year and it has been announced that a 24/7 multi-platform streaming service will be launched, which means Adult Swim will continue to broadcast via the internet during the day while Cartoon Network is on the air. Current popular programming such as Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros. and The Eric Andre Show have all been renewed. A new Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead special has also been announced.

In the up and coming twelve months Adult Swim will introduce new shows such as live-action comedy Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace and Dream Corp, LLC a new absurd workplace comedy show from John Krasinski; a new comedy special called Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America; and the much awaited comeback for Samurai Jack, created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky.

New original programming for Adult Swim’s new daytime schedule has also been greenlighted. The daytime schedule will feature a new slate of original content created by members of the Adult Swim staff now includes such weekday shows as Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, Call of Karaoke and Development Meeting. The stream for Adult Swim during the daytime will be accessible via AdultSwim.com or the Adult Swim app. Adult Swim has achieved double-digit growth across multiple platforms and mobile gaming, including a +97% increase in web and app usage.

For the Toonami block, Adult Swim will air new episodes of the manic FLCL anime series. After sixteen years, Adult Swim and Japanese animation studio Production I.G (known for producing Ghost in the Shell) are producing two new six-episode seasons of FLCL.

The following original series have been renewed:

Black Jesus, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, The Eric Andre Show, Infomercials, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mr. Pickles, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, The Venture Bros., Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.

New Toonami acquisitions:

Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Hunter x Hunter, Dimension W.

Returning acquisitions (Non-Toonami):

American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Cleveland Show, Family Guy, King of the Hill, Oblongs.

Returning Toonami acquisitions:

Dragonball Z Kai, Inuyasha: The Final Act, Naruto: Shippuden, One Piece, Parasyte: The Maxim, Samurai Champloo.

Adult Swim continues to be basic cable’s number one channel* for the millennials generation and has been the number one channel* for young adults for over ten years.

Turner Broadcasting System USA will make an official announcement at its 2016 Upfront Presentation in New York City on Wednesday 18th May.

* Adult Swim is classed as a separate television channel and treated separately from Cartoon Network for viewing rating purposes.

From The Turner USA Press Release

Adult Swim, a division of Turner and basic cable’s #1 home with millennials for over a decade, is once again departing from the ordinary, announcing two new slates of programming in advance of the Turner Upfront 2016 presentation on May 18 in New York City. Known for its unique approach to content development and having a voice that resonates with its audience, Adult Swim has not only crafted a robust and diverse slate for its top-rated cable network but also for its ever popular digital domain AdultSwim.com. An ongoing leader in the digital space, Adult Swim has charted double-digit growth across multiple platforms and mobile gaming, including a +97% increase in web and app usage.

Adult Swim’s returning original hits Rick and Morty, The Venture Bros. and The Eric Andre Show will be joined by new on-air programming, including Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special; live-action series Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace and Dream Corp, LLC from John Krasinski; a new comedy special from Brett Gelman; and the much anticipated return of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack. Adult Swim also continues its successful collaboration with creator Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty) on a new pilot project, Art Prison.

Extending viewing hours beyond their linear programming, Adult Swim continues to follow its fans across multiple platforms by introducing new original programming for streaming all day long through AdultSwim.com. An entirely new slate of original content created by members of the Adult Swim staff now includes such weekday shows as Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, Call of Karaoke and Development Meeting. These shows join popular anime fan show Toonami: Pre-Flight and everyone’s favorite afternoon addiction, FishCenter, on AdultSwim.com, which to date has two million registered users to interact daily with the show hosts through their live chat feature.

“Adult Swim is a one of a kind destination that simply knows its audience,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. “Mike Lazzo and his team have always found new and interesting ways to produce and distribute content that can’t be found anywhere else.”

“Adult Swim has developed a relationship with millennials like no other media brand,” said Donna Speciale, president of Turner Ad Sales.”That connection is a key access point for advertisers who want to utilize an authentic voice across custom, branded content and partnerships rich with direct to fan experiences.”

Original Series and Specials

Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special

In keeping with the tradition of working with major franchises such as Star Wars and DC Comics universe, the Emmy Award®-winning team behind Robot Chicken joins forces with the executive producers of The Walking Dead to bring fans an all new and extra bloody half-hour special. Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, and executive producers/head writers Tom Root and Doug Goldstein, will bring an animated zombie apocalypse to Adult Swim with The Walking Dead’s creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman and showrunner, executive producer and writer Scott M. Gimple.

Montana James

In this half-hour live-action special, adventure has one name, Montana James. Follow our feathered-cap-wearing explorer on another one of his rip-roaring syndicated television odysseys. This time Montana is on the hunt for the coveted Holy Grail Cup, but watch out Montana, the Order of the Red Arm Band is on your tail again! Created by Nick Corirossi and Charles Ingram, and produced by Funny Or Die.

Mr. Neighbor’s House

Mr. Neighbor’s House is a half-hour, live-action children’s show hosted by Brian Huskey (Childrens Hospital, Veep). He’s like any other host of kids programming, except that he is barely able to contain the suppressed rage boiling underneath his quiet demeanor. From the safe confines of his home, he throws to various “educational” vignettes: puppets, animation, stop motion, spoken word and mixed medium elements that all blend together into one half-hour special… that is NOT for kids. Mr. Neighbor’s House was created by Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas (Childrens Hospital, The League), and Jesse Falcon, who also serve as executive producers with Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital, Hot Tub Time Machine).

Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America

For the third installment in their “Dinner” series of half-hour specials, Brett Gelman and director Jason Woliner present Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America, an exploration of the racial problem in this country. The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors – Loretta Devine (The Carmichael Show), Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson), Joe Morton (Scandal) and Mack Wilds (The Wire) – in an open forum on racism. But as his motives are questioned and the guests refuse to respond in the way that he had hoped, this misbegotten exercise in “doing good” soon goes very, very wrong. Subverting and then bounding past the conventions of “awkward comedy” and becoming something wholly unique, Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America is unflinching, confrontational and unlike anything previously broadcast on television. Created and written by Gelman and Woliner and produced by Abso Lutely Productions.

Samurai Jack

After 12 years, Jack is back. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new season of half-hour episodes.

Dream Corp, LLC

Dream Corp, LLC is an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week, viewers will watch as a rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists. Dream Corp, LLC is created by Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow) and executive-produced by alums of both American and British versions of The Office, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, as well as Krasinski’s Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger.

Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace

This quarter-hour live-action comedy series features sketch comedy troupe Million Dollar Extreme. A super pure tragicomedy rosary of pious prayers bringing unity, joy and excellent living to the people of all sizes, sexualities and colors, this series stars misandrous comedioterrorists Sam Hyde, Nick Rochefort, Charls Carroll, and is directed by Andrew Ruse. World Peace will unlock your closeted bigoted imagination, toss your inherent racism into the burning trash and cleanse your intolerant spirit with pure unapologetic American comedy. Open your eyes or you’ll get thumb goggles, for what naive slob expects hemlock medicine to taste of milkshake? For the record, none of us plan on killing ourselves, and if we do it’s CIA or Mossad.

Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio

A new quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely (China, IL), Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts and songs, all filtered through Neely’s signature visual style. Beware however, as this show hates you. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, with Dave Newberg as co-executive producer and Titmouse, Inc. producing.

Decker: Unclassified

A successful web series and an action-packed powerhouse, Decker: Unclassified follows Agent Jack Decker as he subverts terrorist plots against his beloved America. Joined by ally and master code breaker Agent Jonathan Kington, the two navigate evils both foreign and domestic threatening a once great nation. The series was created by and stars Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, and is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.

FLCL

Created in 2000, FLCL told the tale of Naota, a 12-year-old boy who met a woman that would forever change his life…whether he liked it or not. Sixteen years later, Adult Swim and legendary animation studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) are creating two new six-episode seasons to continue the tale, which will premiere in Adult Swim’s Toonami block. In the new season of FLCL, many years have passed since Naota and Haruhara Haruko shared their adventure together. Meanwhile, the war between the two entities known as Medical Mechanica and Fraternity rages across the galaxy. Enter Hidomi, a young teenaged girl who believes there is nothing amazing to expect from her average life, until one day a new teacher named Haruko arrives at her school. Soon enough, Medical Mechanica is attacking her town and Hidomi discovers a secret within her that could save everyone, a secret that only Haruko can unlock. Back for the new season is FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki, serving as supervisor with director Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner).

Pilots

Art Prison

In this half-hour live-action pilot, talented convicts vie for one last shot at success inside a Prison for the Performing Arts because they have to. Created by Tom Kauffman (Rick and Morty) and Paul Isakson, who serve as executive producers with Dan Harmon (Community, Rick and Morty), this pilot is being produced by Starburns Industries.

Lazor Wulf

This quarter-hour animated pilot follows a wolf who carries a laser on his back and believes that love has no limit, that wearing do-rags gives you power and that Gawd is a lie. It was created by Henry Bonsu and written/executive-produced by Bonsu and Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL).

Chuck Deuce

A half-hour animated masterpiece written by Lars Kenseth about Chuck, Chuck Deuce is about a NorCal slacktivist/surfer who paddles out to carve mavericks, when – GAH-DOOSH! – a giant wave crushes him. Three weeks later, he walks ashore with no idea where he’s been, how he survived, or why his brain is now ravaged by hallucinations – everything from conjoined CIA agents, talking sex dolls, and sock puppet headed freaks. Like his herpes, Chuck ignores it and returns to his daily grind of violating nudity bans, protesting decency laws and skirting home-yak-milking statutes in his native Santa Cruz. But the question persists, what happened to Chuck out there… and is it really over? Chuck Deuce is executive produced by creator Chioke ‘Stretch’ McCoy and Matt Iles, with Jenn Tolman serving as producer.

AdultSwim.com Streaming Shows

Stupid Morning Bullshit – Weekdays at 11 am. (ET)
Hosts field calls and break down current events in pop culture while occasionally setting things on fire in an otherwise relaxed, morning show environment.

Williams Street Swap Shop – Weekdays at 1 pm. (ET)
Trade goods with other viewers or sit back and enjoy the fellowship of this live, daily community call-in swap meet.

Crosswords – Weekdays at 2 pm. (ET)
Novices and experts alike are encouraged to call in to help solve a variety of challenging daily puzzles, including the esteemed New York Times crossword.

FishCenter – Weekdays at 4 pm. (ET)
Fourteen enchanting and colorful fish are the stars of this live, daily interactive comedy and game show based around the Adult Swim aquarium.

Call of Karaoke – Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. (ET)
Call in and sing along with your golden-throated, game-playing hosts who are happy to take requests while attempting to annihilate the enemy in a variety of shoot-em-up games.

Daytime Fighting League – Thursdays at 5 pm. (ET)
Sixteen amateur fighters enter the ring to compete in ridiculous battles for a shot at the ultimate prize.

Sports Bitches – Thursdays at 6 pm. (ET)
A couple of alpha males confront each other in various sports-themed video games while debating callers and showing clips of the biggest national sports stories of the week.

Development Meeting – Thursdays at 7.30 pm. (ET)
Adult Swim fans are invited to call in and pitch their ideas to actual Adult Swim development execs, who also provide sneak peeks at new and never before seen clips.

Game Humpers – Fridays at 5.30 pm. (ET)
Call in live to impress the experts with your best tips and tricks for a variety of games and challenges.

Toonami Pre-Flight – Fridays at 6.30 p.m. (ET)
A deep dive into all things Toonami, including an in-depth look at shows and an interactive Facebook Question of the Week that gives fans a chance to join in the conversation.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/adult-swim-continues-capture-millennial-audiences-multi-platform-programming-slate

http://www.adultswim.com