The Cartoon Network/Sky Pacific Situation: Update

The Consumer Council of Fiji are meeting Fiji Television representatives today regarding Sky Pacific replacing channels such as Cartoon Network and is trying to resolve the situation for Sky Pacific’s 20,000+ customers.

Statement from the CEO of the Consumer Council of Fiji, Premila Kumar. Quote from The Fiji Times:

“Going by the number of subscribers, Sky Pacific is receiving around $1million every month from its subscribers, the council will meet with the Fiji Television representatives tomorrow (today) to discuss the issues with the hope to find a solution in favour of the thousands of the Sky Pacific subscribers. There is certainly no substitute to the world renowned channels like BBC, Nat Geo Wild, Star Plus, Cartoon Network and others which were once enjoyed by both the young as well as the adult viewers.”

Fiji Television Ltd, the company that owns Sky Pacific, will make a statement after the meeting.

On Sky Pacific, Cartoon Network was replaced by its sister channel, Toonami Asia, last Sunday.

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=276492

Cartoon Network Dropped On Sky Pacific

Fiji Television Limited based in Fiji has announced that they will remove and replace 9 channels, including Cartoon Network.

Cartoon Network will be replaced with Toonami Asia, the reason for the replacement is because of customer feedback and “similarity” to other channels also available on the Sky Pacific platform.

BBC World News, Cartoon Network, Discovery, National Geographic Wild, Fox Crime, Fox Premium, Star Plus and Star World will be replaced with History, Toonami, Warner TV, Zee Premier, Sony Entertainment Television India and some other additional unannounced channels. The changes are effective as of Sunday 3rd August, I hope that Cartoon Network Australia will return to Sky Pacific.

http://fijivillage.com/news/9-popular-channels-on-Sky-Pacific-to-be-replaced-25r9sk/

Cartoon Network Amazone Opens In Thailand

Hello and welcome to my blog, some people from ToonZone may already know me from the forums, especially on the international threads. I have an inactive blog over at ToonZone and will be transferring some of my blog posts over as they contain some important information that are relevant to this blog.

This week has been significant one for Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region, because of the opening of the Cartoon Network Amazone theme water park just 20 minutes away from Pattaya, Thailand. The water park is made up of six zones: Adventure Zone, Riptide Rapids, Surf Arena, Megawave, Cartoonival and Omniverse Zone and is the first of its kind in world as well as the first Cartoon Network attraction in Asia. The water park opened on Thursday 31st July.

Here are the main zones in further detail as stated on the website:

Adventure Zone (Adventure Time and Johnny Bravo themed)

“Finn says it’s MATHEMATICAL, and you will too as you explore Adventure Zone’s Jake Jump, Rainfall Rainicorn and Banana Spin waterslides. Perfect for the entire family, Adventure Zone is filled with spins, twists, tunnels and turns – and even a daring vertical thrill!”

On the Jake Jump water ride, visitors will experience a mega drop, a vertical burst and weightlessness in a raft.

The Rainfall Rainicorn is a tube slide consisting of tight turns and steep drops which eventually leads into a splash pool.

Banana Spin is a Johnny Bravo themed water tube ride which also has a corkscrew core, a splash landing, a water curtain and a splash pool at the very end.

Riptide Rapids

“The Riptide Rapids river adventure is full of surprises. One minute you’re drifting along in your tube through the jungle, and the next you’re in uncharted Amazon territory. What’s around the next bend in the river? Are you brave enough to find out?”

“Guests of all ages can grab an inner tube at any of the landings along the 335 meter (1,100 foot) long route and ease into the relaxing retreat of this continuous flowing river that winds its way around Cartoon Network Amazone.”

Surf Arena

“Experience the thrill of riding waves in the innovative Surfarena! Grab a friend and a surfboard and test your skill – it’s the ultimate in surfing fun!”

Megawave

“What could be more relaxing than hanging out in Cartoon Network Amazone’s gigantic wave pool? Bob up and down on the gentle waves or boogie board on the wavy waters. Relax and bask in the sun on the perfect white sand beach, or watch the world go by from your deckchair or shaded cabana.”

“On special occasions, Mega Wave will play host to some of the many live events that Cartoon Network Amazone has to offer. Some will go late into the evening, making it the ideal place to chill out under the gorgeous night sky of Bang Saray.”

Cartoonival

“Play all day long with your friends as you explore CARTOONIVAL, an amazing aquatic activity area jam-packed with splashtastic slides, fountains and tubes. There’s more than 150 water features to discover!”

“At CARTOONIVAL you can also hang out with Ben 10, Chowder, The Powerpuff Girls and all your other favorite Cartoon Network friends. This aquatic paradise is strictly “kids-only” and the ultimate Songkran-style water-splashing place to be.”

Omniverse Zone (Ben 10 Themed)

“Thrill-seekers be warned: No one does action and adventure better than Cartoon Network Amazone! Experience some of the fastest water rollercoasters in the world as you hurtle down to a splash landing from a massive 23.4 meter high tower. Or summon all your courage and get your g-force on with our 17 meter vertical free-fall.”

“If that’s not enough to get your heart pumping, The Omniverse’s gravity-defying uphill blasts and downhill water surges will do the trick. Are you ready?”

The Omnitrix is a water rollercoaster with a max height of 23 meters above ground with an extremely long water tube which leads into a giant sphere resembling the Omnitrix. The rollercoaster also features vertical up and down slides and a splash pool at the end. This ride features digital projection and surround sound.

Alien Attack is a 110 meter tube slide with twists and turns which defy gravity and with uphill water blasts. Intergalactic Racers is a multi-lane slide with bumps and twists, who ever reaches BLOXX at the end of the slide first, wins the race. XLR8-TOR (a pun on the word accelerator and named after the Ben 10 alien, XLR8), is a fast water slide and is one of the steepest in Asia.

Gloop Loop is a gravity defying water slide with a gravitational force of 2.5Gs in under two seconds and Humungaslide (named after Ben 10 alien, Humungousaur) is another high water slide.

Here is a video of the Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park.

In conclusion, the place looks awesome, it would be nice if Cartoon Network opens a water park in Europe, preferably one in Spain, Portugal or Italy or maybe an indoor one in the UK or somewhere in Northern Europe.

http://www.cartoonnetworkamazone.com/en/index.php