Ben 10 Now Airing On 9Go! In Australia And TVNZ 2 In New Zealand

Ben 10 Now Airing On 9Go! In Australia And TVNZ 2 In New Zealand

Ben 10 Now Airing On 9Go! In Australia And TVNZ 2 In New Zealand

One of Cartoon Network’s new shows is now airing on free-to-air television in Australia and New Zealand. From Saturday 15th April, Ben 10 has been airing as part of 9Go!’s Kids WB programming block in Australia. In New Zealand, the new Ben 10 series premiered on Wednesday 12th April on state-owned broadcaster TVNZ 2. Ben 10 is airing on weekdays on both 9Go! and TVNZ 2. The free-to-air broadcasting rights for Ben 10 expands on the current SVOD deal with Stan in Australia as well as pay-tv providers Foxtel and Fetch in Australia and Sky in New Zealand, which distribute the Cartoon Network Australia TV channel to their subscribers. Viewers can also watch episodes of Ben 10 through the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app.

Several broadcasters from different parts of the world have already brought the FTA broadcasting rights for Ben 10, including CITV in the UK, Gulli in France and GMA in the Philippines. Alongside the new Powerpuff Girls series, both shows have generated a lot of interest amongst national FTA broadcasters who are looking for new content to expand upon their current children’s programming offering.

Cartoon Network won “2017 Action Toy of the Year” for its new Ben 10 Rust Bucket RV toy at the annual Toy Fair Gala Dinner in Melbourne last month. The new Ben 10 toy range is predicted to be a huge favourite for boys this year.

http://austoy.com.au/toy-fair/2017-awards-winners

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/04/cartoon-network-at-miptv-2017-convention-in-cannes-france/

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Is Everywhere This April: Ben 10’s Launch This Month On FTA Channels Extends Cartoon’s Intergalactic Reach

Ben 10, Cartoon Network’s biggest ever franchise, is extending its reach across multiple platforms and into more Australian and New Zealand homes this month with new free-to-air partnerships.

New agreements with 9Go! and TVNZ2 complement its existing distribution on pay-TV and SVOD platforms including Foxtel, Stan, Fetch and Sky New Zealand. Ben 10 is also available through the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app.

Robi Stanton, Turner’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, said:

“Ben 10 has always been big, but these deals catapult the series to new heights. It returned to screens in this region in late 2016 and reminded us of the show’s fun and adventure. With these distribution deals now in place, Ben Tennyson, along with his sister Gwen and Grandpa Max, is all set to entertain even more kids and families than ever before.”

The series kicked off with a feature in Kids WB on April 15 and is currently airing on weekdays from April 17 on 9Go! in Australia, and on weekdays from April 12 on TVNZ 2 in New Zealand.

Ahead of its June debut, expectations are high for the launch of the full collection of Ben 10 toys. Cartoon Network won “2017 Action Toy of the Year” with its new Rust Bucket toy at the
annual Toy Fair Gala Dinner in Melbourne last month. The range is predicted to be a huge favourite this year for boys.

Cartoon Network India HD Broadcast Licence Has Been Granted

Cartoon Network India HD Broadcast Licence Has Been Granted

Cartoon Network India HD Broadcast Licence Has Been Granted

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in India has granted Turner International India a broadcast licence to distribute a high definition version of Cartoon Network in the country. The broadcasting authority in India granted the licence on 6th March, at present Cartoon Network India broadcasts in the 4:3 aspect ratio. In many countries, it’s usually the case to also convert the standard definition feed to widescreen (16:9) when a HD feed launches, at present, there’s no information to suggest that Cartoon Network India SD will go widescreen. At present, Cartoon Network India is an English language service with a Hindi soundtrack in due course. Cartoon Network India’s sister feed in the Middle East – Cartoon Network Hindi is already available in HD, Cartoon Network Hindi’s HD feed launched in January this year.

Both channels air Cartoon Network’s most popular animated shows, as well as local animation programming such as Roll No.21. At present, it is not known when Cartoon Network India’s HD feed will launch.

http://www.bestmediainfo.com/2017/04/republic-tv-cartoon-network-hd-get-licences-from-mib/

http://www.televisionpost.com/television/arnab-goswamis-republic-tv-among-six-licences-issued-by-mib-in-march/

Clarence To End After Season Three

Clarence To End After Season Three

Clarence To End After Season Three

The end of Cartoon Network’s Clarence isn’t exactly new news, but the head of story on the show and the voice of Clarence – Spencer Rothbell has released a full statement on his blog. On 5th April, Spencer confirmed that the show will end after season three, but the good news is Clarence will be staying around on Cartoon Network way into 2018 and the show will have a proper ending. He also said that season three will be filled with a load of great episodes.

Season three will feature guest stars, more character development, show format experiments and lots of other fun stuff. In his blog post, he thanked everyone who has worked on the show and also to all the fans. The show is run by a talented and enthusiastic team that love what they are doing, this is reflected in the quality of the actual show. Spencer also mentioned that he may do more writing and voice acting, and maybe some show pitches of his own, which sounds interesting. Whatever Spencer and the Clarence crew do next, I wish them the best of luck for the future.

Check out Spencer Rothbell’s blog on the link below:

https://www.srothbell.com/blog/2017/4/5/updates