Boomerang HD Feed To Launch In Poland In 2018

Boomerang HD Feed To Launch In Poland In 2018

Boomerang HD Feed To Launch In Poland In 2018

Today (10/10/2017), Turner’s Poland division has announced that a HD feed of Boomerang will launch in the country in 2018. At present, Poland receives the Central and Eastern Europe version of Boomerang, it’s not known if this will change or the HD feed will broadcast in other countries within the same region. Boomerang is home to family-friendly animation targeting children aged between four and seven years old. Boomerang is also a home for classic animation and contemporary animation from both Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera libraries, including New Looney Tunes and Be Cool and Scooby-Doo. Boomerang is also a place for animation acquired from independent studios including The Garfield Show, Grizzy and the Lemmings and Oddbods.

On Monday 16th October, Boomerang Central Eastern Europe will premiere Warner Bros. Animation’s Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. Also in November, Boomerang CEE will premiere a remake of a Hanna-Barbera classic – Wacky Races.

Meanwhile, a HD version of Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe is also planned to launch sometime this month, the HD feed will first launch in the Czech Republic.

Interview Summary With Cartoon Network CEE Manager Matthias Heinze And Turner Marketing Manager Mira Ryness

Interview Summary With Cartoon Network CEE Manager Matthias Heinze And Turner Marketing Manager Mira Ryness

Interview Summary With Cartoon Network CEE Manager Matthias Heinze And Turner Marketing Manager Mira Ryness

Today (29/09/2017), Czech media news website has published an interview with Matthias Heinze, the general manager of Turner Central Eastern Europe and Benelux and with Mira Ryness, marketing and PR manager at Turner EMEA, in the interview both Matthias and Mira were asked a series of questions about the future of Cartoon Network and its animated shows. Cartoon Network fully launched in the Czech Republic this month, and the channel has started airing its animated shows in the Czech language.

Summary of the interview:

Matthias Heinze explains that the Czech language launch on Cartoon Network only happened due to the recent development of the Czech pay-TV market, neighbouring countries such as Poland have a high percentage of households with subscription television, hence why Cartoon Network has been available in the Polish language for several years. Mira also mentioned that Czech children are already familiar with the channel’s content which airs on other pay-TV and free-to-air channels in the country.

Matthias explained that Cartoon Network’s original programming (from Cartoon Network Studios etc.) forms a main part of the network’s “pillar” and is the main reason why kids want to watch the channel, along with the company’s emphasis on multi-platform digital services also allows the channel to stand out from its competitors. Matthias also said that Cartoon Network is interested in working with animators in the Czech Republic to work on projects, however nothing specific is planned at the moment, in other markets, the channel already has experience producing local content.

Mira said that Cartoon Network will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in different ways in different markets, such as the exhibition at the Paley Center in New York, she also mentioned that celebrations will last a whole year and not just a month. Matthias mentioned that there isn’t any plans for any more reboots (at least for the time being), he also mentioned that Wacky Races will air on Boomerang Central Eastern Europe later this year and new episodes of New Looney Tunes are already airing. He also said that rebooting Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls made a lot of sense as both shows were highly popular during their original run, the reboots have been modernised to make them relevant for the new generation of kids, however new content is important too. Mira also mentioned that a lot of care must be taken when rebooting a show, the new show must be true to the original source material.

Matthias also talked about future plans for Boomerang, at the moment, Boomerang will only be distributed in English in the Czech Republic, he explains that Boomerang has a lot of shows (Tom and Jerry or Grizzy and the Lemmings are good examples) that have little to no dialogue and simple words. Also mentioned in the interview, the Czech Republic will have an local advertising opt-out starting from next year and Turner is currently negotiating with local pay-TV providers to distribute the new HD feed which is planned to launch in a few weeks time.–1757958

Boomerang Central Eastern Europe October 2017 Highlights

Boomerang Central Eastern Europe October 2017 Highlights

Boomerang Central Eastern Europe October 2017 Highlights: All Times CET

Brand New Show

Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz

Premieres Monday 16th October with two new episodes, with one new episode airing each weekday (with exception to 30th and 31st October). Airs Mondays to Fridays at 7.35pm. New episodes end Monday 13th November.

New Episodes

The Tom and Jerry Show

New episodes air from from Monday 23rd October, airs Mondays to Fridays at 5.50pm (with exception to 30th and 31st October). New episodes end Monday 20th November.

New Looney Tunes (Formally Bugs!/Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production)

New episodes from season two, airs from Monday 9th October, airs Mondays to Fridays at 4.25pm, new episodes end Wednesday 25th October.

Grizzy and The Lemmings

New episodes air from Monday 9th October, airs Mondays to Fridays at 1.35pm, new episodes end Wednesday 25th October. More new episodes will be aired in November.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The Animated Series

New episodes on Monday 2nd October and Tuesday 3rd October at 7.10pm.

Coconut The Little Dragon

New episodes air Mondays to Fridays at 7.25am, new episodes end Wednesday 11th October.

Programming Stunt: Halloween on Boomerang

Boomerang celebrates Halloween with episodes of Bunnicula and Scooby-Doo!, also includes a brand new Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Halloween episode.

Airs Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st October from 9.20am to 10pm.

Programming Stunt: Detectives In Action

Includes episodes of What’s New Scooby-Doo! and Inspector Gadget

Airs from Saturday 7th October, airs on Saturdays between 11am and 12.20pm.

Programming Block: Wake up with Boomerang

Morning programming block featuring some of Boomerang’s best shows.

Airs Mondays to Fridays from 6am to 9.20am and Weekends from 6am to 8.20am.

Boomerang Cinema

Airs Fridays at 8.15pm and Saturdays at 2.30pm. Saturday’s movie is repeated on Sundays at 11am, and Friday’s movie is repeated on Sundays at 2.30pm.

Fri 6th Oct: Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars
Sat 7th Oct: The Garfield Show: Glitter Gulch
Fri 13th Oct: Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse
Sat 14th Oct: Alpha and Omega 6 – Dino Digs
Fri 20th Oct: Scooby Doo and the Goblin King
Sat 21st Oct: The Garfield Show: Rodent Rebellion
Fri 27th Oct: The Garfield Show: Bewitched
Sat 28th Oct: Alpha and Omega 4 – The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave

Special thanks to Toonsphere (Prartoon) for the press release: