UK National Broadcaster Channel 4 Signs Deal With Turner For Adult Swim Shows

UK National Broadcaster Channel 4 Signs Deal With Turner For Adult Swim Shows

UK National Broadcaster Channel 4 Signs Deal With Turner UK For Adult Swim Shows

Today (14th January), UK national state-owned broadcaster Channel 4 has announced they have signed a broadcasting and on-demand content deal with Turner Broadcasting UK for TV shows from their young adult entertainment brand – Adult Swim, including the Emmy award-winning and critically acclaimed animated sci-fi comedy series – Rick and Morty. As part of the deal, new episodes of Rick and Morty from season four and onwards will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK. Channel 4’s youth-skewing entertainment sister channel – E4 will be airing Rick and Morty season one to three from February, this will be the second time that Rick and Morty will have aired on UK free-to-air television (aired first on TruTV’s limited time only Adult Swim block). Channel 4 also promised a frequent “Adult Swim” hour-long block on E4.

In addition to new Rick and Morty episodes and a new Adult Swim block, a large library of Adult Swim content will be coming soon to Channel 4’s VOD (Video on-demand) service – All 4 for free, from launch, the VOD library will feature 300 episodes with hundreds more to come over the next three years. Rick and Morty has been a breakout Adult Swim show in UK, and fans in the UK can now watch all the hilarious intergalactic adventures of a crazed scientist and his panicky grandson on a channel and VOD service that’s free and widely available.

The first ever Adult Swim block on E4 will not only feature Rick and Morty but also the UK television premiere of the Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special, the new block will feature a variety of Adult Swim shows which will also be available to stream as full series boxsets on All 4 in the UK.

Rick and Morty debut on E4 will air alongside the UK premiere of the Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special on E4. The Adult Swim section on the All 4 service (referred to as the “Adult Swim Channel”) will be accessible on the All 4 app. The All 4 app is available for iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV, Freeview Play and Samsung TVs, as well as games consoles, alternatively the service can be accessed in a web browser at http://www.all4.com.

Adult Swim content on All4 will feature a mix of new and old shows from February including classics Robot Chicken (still in production), Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Bros (recently revived for a new season which has aired in the U.S.) and Squidbillies. Newer content include The Eric Andre Show, the UK premiere of Mostly 4 Millennials, Mr. Pickles, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Hot Streets, Ballmastrz 9009 and much more to come in 2019 and beyond.

In the past, Adult Swim shows have aired on various channels in the UK including CNX (Cartoon Network’s short-lived young adult entertainment channel), Bravo (defunct), FX (now branded as FOX), TCM2 (now TCM’s one hour timeshift channel – TCM +1), FOX, TruTV (was owned by Turner when the Adult Swim block aired, now owned by Sony) and Comedy Central, and in Rick and Morty’s case – the Netflix streaming service.

From The Channel 4 Press Release: Rick And Morty Get Schwifty On Channel 4, E4 and All 4

– New series of Emmy award-winning Rick and Morty to premiere exclusively on Channel 4 in the UK
– Seasons 1-3 will be broadcast on E4 from February
– A huge catalogue of Adult Swim shows to be available on All 4

The brand new and highly anticipated fourth series of Emmy, Critic’s Choice and IGN award-winning Rick and Morty will make its UK premiere on Channel 4, with the first three series airing on E4 from February – the first time ever on free-to-air UK television. This is part of a new brand partnership that will also see hundreds of hours of Adult Swim content being made available to stream for free on All 4.

Described as “the world’s most ingenious animation” (Guardian), and “one of the best shows on television” (Vulture), UK viewers can get up to speed with the duo’s universe-hopping antics on E4. Series 1 to 3 will have the UK flying around Anatomy Park, turning into sentient pickles and bingeing on Interdimensional Cable with our favourite terrified grandson and maniacal genius grandfather from February.

Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes, said “Rick and Morty is one of the most anarchic, ingenious and original shows around and the breakthrough animated hit of recent years. I’m thrilled that it’s coming to Channel 4 and E4.”

Rick and Morty will be accompanied by the UK premiere of the Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special on E4. This will be the first of a regular new ‘Adult Swim hour’ block on E4, showcasing episodes from different Adult Swim shows that will be available to stream, as full series boxsets, exclusively on All 4 in the UK.

Karl Warner, Controller E4 said, “Adult Swim’s amazing mix of original ideas and anarchic comedy is the perfect brand partner in E4’s evolution.”

Charlie Palmer, Managing Editor All 4, said, “Adult Swim is a fantastic brand with a clear proposition and a devoted fan base. I’m delighted to have it join VICE and Walter Presents as a featured channel on All 4.”

Over 300 episodes of Adult Swim content will be made available at launch, with hundreds more being added over the next three years, sitting in an Adult Swim-branded ‘Featured Channel’ alongside VICE and Walter Presents. The Adult Swim channel will be available on the All 4 app across Channel 4 owned and operated platforms including iOS and Android devices, on big screens such as Amazon Fire TV, Freeview Play and Samsung TVs, as well as games consoles and online at All4.com.

Pierre Branco, SVP & GM, Northern Europe for Turner said: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Channel 4 to bring Adult Swim’s eclectic mix of weirdly wonderful and surreal shows to audiences here in the UK. In this unique collaboration with Channel 4, we are creating a branded destination that will reach fans, new and old, across TV and VOD, building on the huge success of Adult Swim in the US.”

Fans old and new will be able to revisit and fall in love with a vast array of shows as the first batch of programmes arrives in February:

Long running, irreverent and beloved sketch show Robot Chicken including specials on Star Wars, DC Comics and The Walking Dead
Super-villainous The Venture Bros
Meme-generating surrealist wonder The Eric Andre Show and the UK premiere of Andre’s new show Mostly 4 Millennials
Satanic good boy Mr. Pickles
Everyone’s favourite band of sentient fast food Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Hilarious and bizarre Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, with Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories
Backwoods redneck nonsense from Squidbillies
Crime fighting capers with Hot Streets
Suit up for The Game with Ballmastrz 9009
And many, many, many more to come across 2019

All About All 4:

All 4 is Channel 4’s award-winning streaming service, home to original and exclusive shows including, US acquisitions; 30 Rock, Community and 90210; featured channels, such as VICE and Walter Presents; hundreds of box sets of iconic Channel 4 series; as well as live streams and catch up from the broadcast channels.

All 4 is available on a wide range of owned-and-operated platforms including web, mobile (iOS, Android, Windows Phone), console (Xbox, PlayStation) and big screen (YouView, FreeSat, Freeview Play, Samsung, Amazon Fire TV, Now TV). A syndicated version is also available via Sky and Virgin Media.

https://www.channel4.com/press/news/rick-and-morty-get-schwifty-channel-4-e4-and-all-4

Adult Swim USA New Show Tigtone Premieres 13th January

Adult Swim USA New Show Tigtone Premieres 13th January

Adult Swim USA New Show Tigtone Premieres 13th January

This Sunday (13th January) at 12am ET/PT, Adult Swim will premiere a brand new show – Tigtone. The show takes place in a satirical medieval fantasy universe, Tigtone – the show’s legendary quest-addicted titular character fights through this strange, absurd and melodramatic place, he always obeys the law by never its spirit, he also has an appropriately named eager sidekick – Helpy at his side.

The brand new show is created by Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, with Blake Anderson, the co-creator of Comedy Central’s Workaholics serving as an executive producer. Tigtone is animated by Titmouse, the same studio behind Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros and Ballmastrz: 9009 and is produced by Babyhemyth Productions. Tigtone features several references from fantasy RPGs (role playing games), video games, and films. Tigtone makes use of highly rendered, hand-painted fantasy art, motion capture acting, 2D animation and 3D-like visual effects producing an unusual but unique and visually impressive effect.

Tigtone is voiced by musician Nils Frykdahl, his sidekick – Helpy voiced by Debi Derryberry (voice of Jimmy Neutron in Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius). The show’s regular cast also features Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theater), Lucy Davis (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), John DiMaggio (Jake from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time), Cree Summer (Atlantis: The Lost Empire), and Gary Anthony Williams (The Lion Guard) plus many more.

Special guests in the show’s first season include include Alan Oppenheimer (Passions), Gregg Turkington (On Cinema), John Waters (Feud), Fred Willard (Anchorman) and many more.

The first two episode of Tigtone as well as the show’s pilot can be viewed on the Adult Swim USA website and on the Adult Swim app.

https://www.adultswim.com/videos/tigtone/

From The Adult Swim USA Press Release: Tigtone Slays His Way to Adult Swim on January 13th

The quest begins Sunday, January 13th at Midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim. See the all-new trailer:

The New Year brings epic adventures for Adult Swim’s new animated series, Tigtone, premiering Sunday, January 13th at Midnight ET/PT. This quarter-hour series is created by Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, who also serve as executive producers with Blake Anderson (Workaholics).

Tigtone is the saga of a quest-addicted hero (Tigtone) who slashes his way through a satirical fantasy universe with melodramatic ferocity and a complete disregard for the collateral damage he inflicts along the way. The series both celebrates and subverts tropes of the fantasy genre, role playing games, video games, and films.

Combining highly rendered, hand-painted fantasy art, motion capture performance, 2D animation, and pseudo-3D visual effects, the wizards at Titmouse have ventured into uncharted territory to pioneer this radical new style, creating a Tigtone universe that is beautifully unsettling.

A colorful cast of characters include Tigtone’s eager sidekick, Helpy, voiced by Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron) and newcomer, Nils Frykdahl, who voices Tigtone. Among the regular cast are Bill Corbett (Mystery Science Theater), Lucy Davis (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), John DiMaggio (Adventure Time), Cree Summer (Atlantis: The Lost Empire), and Gary Anthony Williams (The Lion Guard) to name a few.

Special guest stars this season include Alan Oppenheimer (Passions), Gregg Turkington (On Cinema), John Waters (Feud), Fred Willard (Anchorman), and more.

http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/12/13/tigtone-premieres-january-13th-on-adult-swim-115310/20181213adultswim01/

https://www.adultswim.com/videos/tigtone/

Cartoon Network Enterprises Partners With Budget Fashion Retailer Primark For An Exclusive Range Of Rick And Morty Clothing, Accessories And Homeware

Cartoon Network Enterprises Partners With Budget Fashion Retailer Primark For An Exclusive Range Of Rick And Morty Clothing, Accessories And Homeware

Cartoon Network Enterprises Partners With Budget Fashion Retailer Primark For An Exclusive Range Of Rick And Morty Clothing, Accessories And Homeware

Cartoon Network Enterprises has partnered with Dublin, Ireland-based/British owned discount fashion retailer – Primark for a range of exclusive Rick and Morty clothing and fashion accessories, plus homeware. In recent years, Rick and Morty has been one of Adult Swim’s most popular shows and has been a breakout hit in the UK with episodes on Netflix and recently the show has been airing on Comedy Central. The animated sci-fi comedy follows the adventures of Rick – a sociopathic genius scientist and his timid and anxious grandson – Morty, where they get into all sorts of crazy intergalactic escapades.

The Rick and Morty product range includes menswear, womenswear, fashion accessories, homeware, drinkware and bedding all featuring unique designs. Primark already sells a small range of Rick and Morty clothing available in Primark stores now.

https://www.primark.com/en/search/categorised-search?q=Rick%20and%20morty

Each design is inspired by 1950’s B Movies featuring fan-favourite characters Rick (including Pickle Rick), Morty and Mr. Meeseeks.

The Rick and Morty product range will launch in Primark stores in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and in the US on Sunday 13th January.

Also, 40 of Primark’s stores will be celebrating the product range’s launch with Rick and Morty themed window displays and in-store competitions.

https://www.licensing.biz/retail/primark-gets-schwifty-with-exclusive-rick-and-morty-collection