Boomerang Africa HD Launched Today 5th March 2019

Boomerang Africa HD Launched Today 5th March 2019

Boomerang Africa HD Launched Today 5th March 2019

Today (5th March), Turner EMEA’s children’s division (soon to be Warner Bros. Global Kids and Young Adults) has launched a High Definition feed of Boomerang Africa, replacing the existing standard definition feed. South African TV blog – TVwithThinus contacted Turner this morning to ask about the new HD feed and has replied that the channel from now on will be available in HD.

The South African PR agency that represents Turner in Africa, Burson Cohn & Wolfe also confirmed that as of today, the channel will be available in HD. Boomerang HD is the third Turner channe in Africa to make the transition to HD in recent months, Cartoon Network HD and TNT HD launched on 18th December 2018. Viewers will now get to enjoy Boomerang’s cartoons in HD including The Tom and Jerry Show, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/12/cartoon-network-africa-hd-to-launch-on-dstv-18th-december/

Regarding Boomerang Africa’s transition to HD, Turner released the following statement to TVwithThinus:

“Continuing its ongoing commitment towards re-imagining television for African audiences, Turner has now made Boomerang available in high definition across Africa. The switch took place on the morning of 5 March, rolling out across the whole continent, effective immediately. Currently, South African viewers can enjoy watching their favourite kids channel, Cartoon Network (DStv 301), in HD, while the whole continent has access to the American blockbuster channel, TNT (DStv 137), in HD, alongside the ‘more to laugh about’ kids channel, Boomerang,”

http://teeveetee.blogspot.com/2019/03/turner-international-switches-its.html

http://www.boomeranghq.net/

Cartoon Network Africa To Launch Superhero HQ Pop-Up Channel On 15th March

Cartoon Network Africa To Launch Superhero HQ Pop-Up Channel On 15th March

Cartoon Network Africa To Launch Superhero HQ Pop-Up Channel On 15th March

On Friday 15th March, Cartoon Network Africa will be launching a superhero themed pop-up channel called “Superhero HQ” on Multichoice’s DStv satellite television platform (on channel 300). The channel will feature the best animated action content featuring DC Comics’ iconic superheroes including Batman, Superman, the rest of the Justice League, the Young Justice team and the Teen Titans. During evenings, families will get to enjoy a superhero movie including all four Superman movies and all three Spy Kids movies, plus animated movies including The Lego Batman Movie, Batman Gotham Knight and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. In the channel’s name, “HQ” means headquarters, meaning it’s the “Headquarters for Superheroes”. The channel is essentially a temporary version of “Toonami” for DStv subscribers (excluding anime such as Dragon Ball Super but includes a few live-action movies), as Toonami Africa is carried on Cell-C’s Black streaming service.

South African comedian, Comic’s Choice Award and Emmy Award nominee, Mojak Lehoko, will providing a more localised African feel to the channel as well as humour, both on-air and off-air, including superhero themed comedy stand-up videos.

The channel is only a temporarily pop-up channel and will only be available until 31st March, Superhero HQ is exclusive to DStv customers who are subscribed to the following packages: Compact, Premium and Premium Plus.

From the MultiChoice (DStv) Press Release: Cartoon Network Powers New Pop-Up Channel Dedicated to the Greatest Superheroes!

Superhero HQ is an exciting new Pop-Up channel premiering on DStv, super-powered by Cartoon Network. Superhero HQ is where universally appealing superheroes will share their best stories about saving the world and their most action-packed adventures, offering viewers an almighty battle between the best of animated adventures against the unsurpassed action-packed superhero movies for the whole family to enjoy!

Between 15 and 31 March, these much-loved superheroes will set up home on DStv channel 300. During the day, the kids will get to enjoy eight of their favourite animated, caped-hero series like Batman, Superman, Justice League, Green Lantern and Teen Titans. Then, in the evenings, the whole family can settle down to watch some superhero sagas such as the four Superman films, and all three Spy Kids movies. For fans of the legendary animated superhero movies, the ultimate selection has been made including The LEGO® Batman Movie, Batman Gotham Knight, and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.

But, it’s not only superheroes that will be making their rounds in this domain; they will join forces with acclaimed South African comedian, Comic’s Choice Award and Emmy Award nominee, Mojak Lehoko, who brings some African flavour and lots of laughter to the channel, on and off air. In-between the anticipated superhero programming, Lehoko will present super-comedic stand-up videos where he identifies with the humour found in the superheroes of the channel.

“I like being creative, always trying to do new things, and now being part of Cartoon Network’s Pop-Up channel, with relatable characters, makes me feel like a superhero! This channel is a special treat for the legions of superhero fans young and old delivering thrilling action as well as moments to laugh out loud,” says Lehoko.

Exclusive to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact, Superhero HQ is the exciting channel where your favourite superheroes will gather for the holidays. For the full schedule, as well as the latest information, visit www.DStv.com

List of titles on Superhero HQ Pop-Up channel:

Series:

Batman the Brave and the Bold; Batman the Animated Series; Superman the Animated Series; Green Lantern; Justice League Action; Young Justice; Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans.

TV Movies:

Batman Gotham Knight; Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker; Batman VS Robin; Justice League: Doom; Superman/Batman: Public Enemies; Superman/Batman: Apocalypse; Green Lantern: First Flight; Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite; Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!; Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (22′ Special); Son of Batman; Superman: Unbound; Justice League: Throne of Atlantis; Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League VS. Bizarro League and Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo.

Blockbuster movies:

Superman the Movie; Superman II; Superman III; Superman 4: The Quest for Peace; Superman Returns; Spy Kids; Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.

https://vamers.com/2019/02/22/turner-africa-superherohq-pop-up-channel/

https://ameyawdebrah.com/cartoon-network-powers-new-pop-up-channel-dedicated-to-the-greatest-superheroes/

https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/Entertainment/182538/Cartoon-Network-Powers-New-Pop-Up-Channel-Dedicated-to-the-Greatest-Superheroes!

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2019

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2019

Cartoon Network At Kidscreen Summit 2019

This week (Monday 11th to Thursday 14th February) is the Kidscreen 2019 Summit at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Florida, USA, the Kidscreen Summit is an annual meetup of the international children’s entertainment industry organised by the children’s media publication – Kidscreen. As with previous years, representatives from Cartoon Network (from both the USA and EMEA teams) will be attending the summit, with CN related sessions starting from tomorrow up until the convention’s last day on Thursday. This year, Cartoon Network will attending events at Kidscreen Summit 2019 relating to children’s comedy, content acquisitions, speed pitching, utilising creative skills and product/service licensing.

List Of All Cartoon Network Related Sessions

Tuesday 12th February

30 Minutes with… Cecilia Persson, Turner EMEA
12pm – 12.30pm
Gusman Room

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Featuring:

Cecilia Persson
VP, Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA, Acquisitions & Co-Productions International
Turner Broadcasting System EMEA Limited

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69356/30minuteswithcecilia/

Deconstructing Kid Humor
2pm – 2.45pm
Sevilla Room

From slapstick and fart jokes, to irony and sarcasm—bringing the funny in kids entertainment requires a broad repertoire of techniques, and also a precise understanding of your audience. This panel discussion will explore what makes kids laugh at every age, and all around the world.

Featuring:

Patricia Hidalgo
Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy
Turner

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69411/deconstructingkidhumor/

Wednesday 13th February

Speed Pitching 1
Wednesday 13th February 2019
10am – 11am
Merrick Room

Sit down one-on-one with top broadcasters and investors who have the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective networking format will feature eight-minute meetings again this year, giving you ample time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Aurélie Wack
Acquisitions Manager Kids France & Africa
Cartoon Network France & Africa

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69337/speedpitching1/

30 Minutes with… Adina Pitt, Cartoon Network
Wednesday 13th February 2019
11am – 11.30am
Dupont Room

A returning favorite at the Summit, our 30 Minutes with… sessions give you a chance to hear about the future plans and priorities of the kids industry’s major content investors first-hand, as well as participate in some Q&A and meet-and-greets. You are welcome to attend as many of these popular buyer briefing sessions as you can fit into your schedule! Space will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis until we hit room capacity.

Attending:

Adina Pitt
VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Cartoon Network USA

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69435/30minuteswithadina/

Speed Pitching 2
Wednesday 13th February 2019
11.30am – 12.30pm
Merrick Room

Sit down one-on-one with top broadcasters and investors who have the power to greenlight your project. This highly effective networking format will feature eight-minute meetings again this year, giving you ample time to deliver the perfect pitch.

Featuring:

Aurélie Wack
Acquisitions Manager Kids France & Africa
Cartoon Network France & Africa

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69383/speedpitching2/

Retail Battle Royale: Is a global or regional strategy best for your brand?
Wednesday 13th February 2019
12pm – 12.45pm
Sevilla Room

Do you root for the heavyweight or the little guy? When it comes to consumer products, both can put up a good fight. Our panel spans both sides of this debate and will go head-to-head to help you determine whether signing a global master deal or partnering region by region is the smarter retail strategy.

Featuring:

Peter Yoder
VP Cartoon Network Enterprises North America
Turner Broadcasting

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69421/retailbattleroyaleis/

Beyond the Screen: The future is LIVE!
Wednesday 13th February 2019
3pm – 3.45pm
Sevilla Room

From theme parks and family entertainment centers, to live shows and hotels, location-based brand extensions are taking up a whole lot more real estate these days. In this session, we’ll talk to players big and small who are succeeding in this space to find out how and why they are playing with kids/families through live entertainment, and what benefits they’ve seen for their brands and businesses.

Featuring:

Johanne Broadfield
VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA & International Strategy
Turner Broadcasting

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69423/beyondthescreenthe/

Thursday 14th February

Using Your Powers for Good
Thursday 14th February 2019
11.30am – 12.15pm
Xilam Bayfront

We are so moved by these stories of kids entertainment execs who are using their unique skills, connections and creativity to effect change that matters in the wider world we live in. Come and be inspired to think about how you could do the same!

Moderating:

Adina Pitt
VP, Content Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Cartoon Network USA

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/sessions/69431/usingyourpowersfor/

https://summit.kidscreen.com/2019/