Boomerang South Korea Launches Saturday 14th November

Boomerang South Korea Launches Saturday 14th November

Boomerang South Korea Launches Saturday 14th November

Today (11/11/2015), Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific have announced that Boomerang South Korea will launch this Saturday (14/11/2015). The new Boomerang feed will be available in 15 million homes in South Korea and will be available on major cable and IPTV providers. Like all Boomerang feeds globally, the channel will air animated shows from Warner Bros. Animation such as The Tom and Jerry Show, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo, as well as localised Korean programming. Warner Bros. Animation’s latest productions: Wabbit and Bunnicula have also been slated to air on the new Boomerang channel. The Boomerang Watch and Play app will also be localised and be available for the Korean market at a later date. The latest news of Turner’s expansion into South Korea follows news about a new South Korean Cartoon Network, Synergy Media and Studio Goindol co-production called Beat Monsters which was announced in September.

Phil Nelson, MD of Turner International for North Asia made this statement about the new Boomerang feed for South Korea:

“Boomerang’s arrival in Korea will be the perfect accompaniment to Cartoon Network, the country’s No.1 international kids’ channel. Turner has already made a firm commitment to the local animation industry over the years and this investment is set to continue.”

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Boomerang Southeast Asia Launches In Malaysia On HyppTV

Boomerang Southeast Asia Now Available On HyppTV In Malaysia

Boomerang Southeast Asia Launches In Malaysia On HyppTV: More Animation For Malaysia

Boomerang, the classic cartoon sister channel of Cartoon Network has launched in Malaysia on the HyppTV IPTV platform, with a free two month preview for all HyppTV customers that started from its launch date on Saturday 1st August. Boomerang is a channel full of animation with household names and contemporary cartoons for kids and families. The channel offers both exclusive and first-run content including remakes and new episodes of timeless favourites from Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros’. properties such as Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo. Boomerang also airs both modern and classic acquisitions including Garfield, Pink Panther, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Mr. Bean, Inspector Gadget, DreamWorks’ Turbo FAST and DreamWorks’ two Dragons series: Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk and Dreamworks Dragons: Defenders of Berk. The version of Boomerang received in Malaysia is Boomerang Southeast Asia, which relaunched on 1st January 2015.

The channel is available in two languages: English and Bahasa Malaysia, with a demographic of kids aged 4-9 as well as their families and anyone who loves animation most particularly classic cartoons. Boomerang will be very soon airing new productions from Warner Bros. Animation such as the new Bugs Bunny series, Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production and Bunnicula, a story of a vegetarian vampire rabbit based on the children’s book series written by James Howe.

Boomerang Southeast Asia is part of HyppTV’s Jumbo Pack and will also be available á-la-carte. A Boomerang app for mobile devices with both video and game content is currently in the planning stages.

Phil Nelson, Turner International’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia made this statement about the launch of Boomerang in the Malaysian market:

“Boomerang provides light-hearted and fun moments for a whole new generation of viewers with iconic characters. It is hugely popular content presented in a safe environment for both boys and girls to feel happy, relaxed and to laugh. It’s entertainment that parents can trust and enjoy together with their children. With the best comedy and imaginative fun of young ones, Boomerang celebrates today’s family and how they have fun together. Boomerang is already extremely popular in many countries around the world, and I’m confident Boomerang will soon be one of the best-loved channels for kids and families in Malaysia too.”

http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2015/08/04/boomerang-bounces-into-malaysia-on-hypptv

Boomerang and Warner Bros Animation Sign Multi-Series Deal

Boomerang and Warner Bros Animation Sign Multi-Series Deal

Today (29/06/2015) according to Worldscreen TV Kids, it was announced that Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Bros Animation have signed a multi-series deal. New Warner Bros productions such as Bunnicula, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production and Be Cool Scooby-Doo! will premiere on Boomerang feeds worldwide this Autumn.

Bunnicula
Bunnicula

For these new productions, there is also the potential to air these new productions on Boomerang’s sister channels worldwide such as Pogo India, Boing (Spain, France, Italy and Africa), Toonami (India, Thailand and Asia) and Cartoon Network in the U.S. Already through Turner’s semi-autonomous control under the TimeWarner corporate umbrella, Boomerang now has access to over 3,500 titles from Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Warner Bros. Animation.

Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Be Cool Scooby-Doo!
Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production
Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production

Christina Miller, the president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang made this statement about the new deal with Warner Bros Animation:

“Turner Broadcasting has a very strong kids and family business around the world and our exciting new partnership with Warner Bros. presents a number of new opportunities that will help strategically grow the Boomerang brand. Through this expanded relationship with our corporate partners, we will create new content that will engage fans across a variety of screens and platforms and further grow these timeless franchises that we’ll leverage not only across Boomerang but also our global kids and family portfolio of businesses.”

Sam Register, the president of Warner Bros Animation and Warner Digital Series also made this statement with the deal with Turner:

“With the television landscape becoming more and more crowded, we are extremely fortunate to have one of the largest animation libraries, with some of the world’s most iconic and revered characters, and to be embarking on this important new partnership with Turner and Boomerang. This deal presents an exciting creative opportunity to explore this vast collection, to develop new and compelling programming based on these beloved characters, and to introduce them to new generations of families.”

http://www.worldscreen.com/articles/display/2015-06-29-turner-warner-cartoon-deal