Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa August 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa August 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa And Boomerang Africa August 2017 Highlights: All Times CAT

Cartoon Network Africa August 2017 Highlights

New Episodes

The Amazing World of Gumball

New episodes air from Monday 31st July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 3.55pm, repeated on Mondays to Fridays at 7.15pm, 6.25am, 1.25pm.

What kind of family is made up of two rabbits, two cats and one fish? Yup, you guessed it … the Wattersons are back!

Gumball, Darwin, Anais and parents, Nicole and Richard, have set very high family goals this month with all new comedic family packed episodes, airing exclusively on Cartoon Network! Watch Darwin awkwardly unravel as Gumball tries to play cupid with the girl of his dreams – can Gumball really shoot the arrow of love? Viewers can also look forward to watching their favourite rabbit dad go into a frenzy when he learns about the burger urban legend at the Joyful Burger – he will stop at nothing to devour it! Are you curious yet? Tune-in!

Yo-kai Watch

New episodes air from Saturday 26th August, airs Weekends at 2.35pm, repeated on Mondays to Fridays at 9.55am.

One watch, multiple ghouls and some very strange behaviour! Yup, you guessed it … Yo-kai Watch is back!

Sometimes a watch can do more than just tick and tell the time. That’s right, Nate and his Yo-kai Watch are back to solve life’s everyday problems! This month, Nate tackles a jealous bearing Yo-kai named Wantson who tries to take over Nate’s body. Viewers can also look forward to an interesting encounter with a mysterious old lady who tells Nate and Komasan, the guardian lion dog, the legendary story of Princess Kaguya. Who is this princess you ask? We’d like to know too, so join us by tuning in to find out!

Programming Stunt

Girl Power Day: The Powerpuff Girls Special

Airs Wednesday 9th August from 8.20am, repeated the same day at 6.30pm.

More POW for your Puff with Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup!

It’s Woman’s Day this month and what better way to celebrate all of Africa’s beautiful and powerful woman, than a screening of some all new episodes of your favourite super-cute, yet super-ferce female heroes – Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup! In the spirit of all things powerful and girly, Cartoon Network will be offering their viewers a “Girl Power” block flled with some pretty special surprises including two episodes with Donny the clumsy, naïve pony who is accidentally transformed into a dangerous monster instead of a unicorn by Professor Utonium – oops! Can the girls change Donny back and save the day? Tune-in to find out!

Special Thanks To Entertainment Inside Us For The Information:

http://prsdube16.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/cartoon-network-africa-will-bring-to.html

Boomerang Africa August 2017 Highlights

Brand New Show

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

New show premieres Saturday 26th August, airs Weekends at 8.55am, repeated Mondays to Fridays at 12.35pm and repeated Saturdays and Sundays at 2.40pm.

Something is cooking in the Boomerang kitchen!

Something is brewing in the Boomerang kitchen and we can assure you it is delicious! This month, the Boomerang family is set to grow with the launch of a tasty, brand new series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, exclusive to DStv channel 302! The mouth-watering series is a prequel to the movie, featuring the high school years of Flint Lockwood, the eccentric young scientist. To heat things up and start things off, viewers can eagerly watch as Flint creates one of his frst inventions – a machine to take out the garbage. The machine soon decides for itself what, and who, it thinks is rubbish! Keen to see more adventure? Be sure to tune-in!

New Episodes

Grizzy And The Lemmings

New episodes airs Monday 14th August, airs Mondays to Fridays at 5.40pm, repeated Mondays to Fridays at 8am, and repeated on Saturdays and Sundays at 10.55am and 5pm.

When the ranger is away Grizzy and the Lemmings will play!

In the middle of the untamed wilderness in a Canadian nature reserve, lives a ranger, a bear named Grizzy and a bunch of small creatures known as Lemmings. Yes, Grizzy and the Lemmings are back and more ready than ever to take over the ranger’s pad by using all the modern conveniences, including the comfortable sofa, air conditioning and fully equipped kitchen. This month, viewers can look forward to lots of fun! How can Grizzy watch a documentary on salmon in peace and quiet, nice and comfy on the sofa, when the Lemmings are playing novice scientists with a fun experiment box? Well by confiscating their equipment, that’s how.

Oddbods

New episodes air from Saturday 5th August, airs Weekends at 5.50pm.

There is a little bit of Odd in everybody.

The Oddbods take a look at everyday life through the eyes of seven distinct personality types, all bundled up in bright in a very humorous way. An eclipse is forecast in Oddsville and nobody is more excited than Bubbles. But when her friends mysteriously start to disappear, Bubbles begins to believe that aliens are behind the abductions. Are there sinister forces at large, or is it something far more innocent? Viewers can also see how Pogo gets his hands on Bubbles’ prototype jetpack after having warned him that it was not ready. Pogo finds himself stranded in the upper atmosphere. It is up to Bubbles to bring him home safe and sound.

Special Thanks To Entertainment Inside Us For The Information:

http://prsdube16.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/boomerang-africa-debuts-ever-mouth.html

Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Today (28/06/2017), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has appointed Pierre Branco as the new SVP (Senior Vice President) of Turner Northern Europe (UK and Ireland, Nordics and Baltics), he replaces Ian McDonough who announced his resignation in April this year. Mr Branco is a long serving Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) employee and has worked for the company since 2006, in his last role, he was the general manager for Turner’s channels in France, Portugal, Africa and Israel.

In his new role, Mr Branco will move from his old regional base in Paris to Turner EMEA’s headquarters in London, where he will report to Turner EMEA president, Giorgio Stock. Mr Branco will be working with the Turner Northern Europe team leaders including the head of UK Kids channels – Sean Gorman (manager of Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK) and the general manager of Turner in Scandinavia – Bo Falk Østergaard as well as their respective teams.

During his time as general manager of Turner France, Portugal and Africa, he has introduced Turner’s action-animation channel brand – Toonami to France and Africa and launched variety animation channel Boing in Africa, he also oversaw a 12-channel children’s, news, movie and general entertainment portfolio in three different languages (French, Portuguese and English), including editorial and creative strategy, programming and acquisitions, marketing, production and digital functions.

Mr Branco’s wealth of experience while building the French, Portuguese and African part of the business can be used to develop and maintain the reputation of the Northern Europe part of the company, especially as Cartoon Network is currently the number one channel for boys in the UK and Denmark*. Meanwhile in France, Portugal and Africa, the SVP of Turner Southern Europe and Africa – Jaime Ondarza will be advising local teams until a replacement is found.

From the Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA Appoints Pierre Branco to lead its Northern European business

Turner EMEA today announced a significant internal promotion with the appointment of Pierre Branco to the role of SVP Northern Europe. Branco, who takes up the role with immediate effect from his present position as Turner’s GM for France, Portugal, Africa and Israel, will lead Turner’s business across the UK, Nordics and Baltics at a period of particularly fast paced change for the company. He will move to London from Paris in the coming months and will report directly to Turner EMEA President, Giorgio Stock, and joins his executive team.

Overseeing a senior management team who themselves bring a wealth of experience within the Northern European markets, Branco, a more than ten year Turner veteran behind some of the company’s fastest growing EMEA markets, will be responsible for leading the growth and development of Turner’s operations in the region. This includes its kids and general entertainment portfolio of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and TNT brands, as well as the distribution of CNNI. He will be charged with identifying new areas for driving revenues and profits, overseeing P&L and ensuring consistency and strategy for the region, all through the lens of delivering branded experiences that drive fan engagement across the linear and non linear ecosystem.

Stock says: “At a time when we are developing ambitious new initiatives in the Northern Europe region alongside a relentless focus on our core channels business, this is a particularly important appointment and amongst a high calibre of candidates Pierre stood out for his exceptional track record in building our brands and driving growth. His combination of industry knowledge, a deep commitment to leveraging the digital trends shaping our business and a passion for putting our fans at the centre of everything we do, will bring vision and momentum to the Northern Europe business to take it to the next level.”

Branco’s transition to the Northern Europe remit follows a transformative approach to his current role where he has overseen mould breaking commercial deals, the introduction of new brands to the marketplace and reinvigorated businesses in highly differentiated markets such as France and Africa, both of which have enjoyed their best commercial and ratings performances to date under his leadership.

Branco has been with Turner since 2006, most recently as Vice President and General Manager, France, Portugal, Africa and Israel, overseeing a 12-channel portfolio in three different languages, including editorial and creative strategy, programming and acquisitions, marketing, production and digital functions.

Added Stock, “It’s particularly rewarding, and proof of the calibre of talent we have at Turner, to promote from within the company, as we continue to deliver on our commitment to create and curate great content that really resonates with our audiences, wherever and whenever they are engaging with us.”

The appointment comes at a time when the strength of Turner’s Northern Europe brand portfolio includes Cartoon Network maintaining its #1 position for boys in the UK and Denmark*, long term established platform partnerships and significant growth in digital engagement across the region.

*Source: BARB, boys 4-15 in the UK and Kantar Gallup DK/Kantar TNS NO/MMS SE, boys 4-9 in Denmark

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-emea-appoints-pierre-branco-lead-its-northern-european-business

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/06/turner-names-mcdonough-replacement-europe/768141/

http://www.c21media.net/turner-hands-branco-european-role/

Paralympian Ntando Mahlangu Ambassador For Cartoon Network Africa’s Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2017

Paralympian Ntando Mahlangu Ambassador For Cartoon Network Africa's Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2017

Paralympian Ntando Mahlangu Ambassador For Cartoon Network Africa’s Buddy Network Anti-Bullying Campaign 2017

Fifteen-year-old, double-amputee Paralympic sprinter Ntando Mahlangu has teamed up with Cartoon Network to launch the 2017 African edition of their anti-bullying campaign – Cartoon Network Buddy Network.

Cartoon Network Buddy Network first started in the United States under the name “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” and the initiative has since spread to Latin America (Basta de Bullying), Europe and Africa, the purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about bullying among young people in Africa. Ntando Mahlangu will be taking part in the campaign as an ambassador and will appear in an on-air campaign on Cartoon Network Africa, the campaign will also feature a series of animated shorts voiced by children which include positive messages about friendship, school and setting aside their differences, whether its at school, outside school or online. Ntando Mahlangu himself has experienced bullying in the past and went on to win a silver at the 200m sprint event during the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games.

While announcing his new role as Cartoon Network Buddy Network ambassador, Ntando Mahlangu said:

“What an honour to follow in the footsteps of Wayde van Niekerk, CN Buddy Network’s brand ambassador for 2016. Wayde is an amazing athlete and I aspire to be like him one day. To learn that he was once bullied was an opportunity for me to be brave and speak out about my experience in order to raise awareness around discrimination regarding disabilities. I am proud of who I am and what I have accomplished and I hope my bully can see me now. I was so excited when Cartoon Network approached me, I appreciate having the opportunity to inspire other kids like me; to be proud of who they are. I know what it feels like to be bullied – it’s not cool. If you are being bullied, speak up, so that together, we can beat the bully”

For the Buddy Network campaign, Cartoon Network has collaborated with Childline and SaveTNet Cyber Safety, two organisations that work to assist children who have experience abuse and is force for children’s rights in Africa.

While talking about the anti-bullying initiative, Childline South Africa’s national executive officer, Dumisile Nala said:

“Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that impacts adversely on school climates, and this can have a devastating impact on young people. It can affect their confidence, their school work, leave them feeling isolated, and friendless – and even make them feel that life is not worth living. That’s why Childline is delighted to partner with Cartoon Network again to reach out so that the kids do not have to suffer in silence.”

SaveTNet Cyber safety chief executive officer, Rianette Leibowitz also said:

“Sadly, many young people commit suicide because of cyberbullying, and SaveTNet aims to save lives by creating awareness for responsible digital engagement. Cyberbullying has a lasting effect, and we encourage viewers to consider the consequences of what they share via digital platforms. Partners, such as Cartoon Network, enable us to share the cyber safety message with a wider audience to ensure people know that there is help and support available and that they are not alone”

Cartoon Network Africa’s Be a Buddy website (http://beabuddy.cartoonnetworkhq.com) forms as part of the campaign and is for anyone who has been affected by bullying, either directly or indirectly, the website offers advice and contact details for both Childline South Africa and SaveTNet for immediate help, support and relief.

Pierre Branco, VP and Managing Director of Turner France, Portugal and Africa also made this statement about Cartoon Network’s continuing commitment to their anti-bullying campaign:

“Bullying is a real and, sadly, growing issue for our viewers and it concerns us knowing that most of our children across Africa are affected daily by bullying in person and online. It is hugely important for us to address this issue in a way that is positive, supportive, and relevant. This year’s series of bespoke ‘Be a Buddy, Not a Bully’ animations makes use of real thoughts and commentary from kids, which we hope will be really powerful and engaging for our viewers, encouraging them to stand up and speak out against bullying.”

http://beabuddy.cartoonnetworkhq.com

https://www.mediaupdate.co.za/publicity/138854/ntando-mahlangu-joins-cartoon-networks-be-a-buddy-not-a-bully-campaign