Powerpuff Girls European Broadcasting Rights Deals

Powerpuff Girls European Broadcasting Rights Deals

Powerpuff Girls European Broadcasting Rights Deals

Everyone’s favourite superheroines – The Powerpuff Girls are flying their way to two free-to-air digital terrestrial channels in Europe next month. The news was announced by Turner yesterday (31/01/2017) coinciding with the Spielwarenmesse Toy Fair 2017 (1st-6th February) in Nuremberg, Germany.

As reported on this blog last November, Disney Channel Germany has brought the broadcasting rights to the 2016 rebooted series. It has also emerged that French children’s channel – Gulli has also brought the FTA rights to The Powerpuff Girls. Both Gulli and Disney Channel will start airing episodes from March this year. More broadcasting rights deals are currently in the pipeline.

Gulli has also aired Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball and Disney Channel Germany is currently airing episodes of We Bare Bears.

The addition of The Powerpuff Girls on free-to-air children’s channels will help to maximise exposure of The Powerpuff Girls franchise especially as a range of toys (from master toy licensee Spin Master) and merchandise is in the process of being rolled out across Europe.

In Spain, The Powerpuff Girls airs on Boing (a joint venture of Cartoon Network’s Turner Broadcasting System Europe and Mediaset España). From this month in Spain, a range of Powerpuff Girls toys will be available to buy from major hypermarket chains including Carrefour, Alcampo and Eroski as well as department store chain El Corte Inglés and toy retailer Toys “R” Us and independent retailers Juguettos, Toy Planet, Mapa, Dimasa, Poly and many more.

The Powerpuff Girls premiered on free-to-view kids channel – CITV (Children’s Independent Television) in the UK last November, it became the most watched commercial show for girls aged 4-9 in the last quarter of 2016. Powerpuff Girls toys are now available to buy in the UK at Argos and The Entertainer.

In the Arab world, a free version of Cartoon Network called Cartoon Network Arabic airs The Powerpuff Girls (alongside premium versions – Cartoon Network MENA English and Cartoon Network Hindi). In the United Arab Emirates, Toy Store holds exclusive retail rights over Powerpuff Girls toys. Dubai is also home to IMG Worlds of Adventure, the theme park has a Cartoon Network zone and features a Powerpuff Girls themed ride – Mojo Jojo’s Robot Rampage

The popularity of The Powerpuff Girls is soaring across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region with 38 million people having watched the show since its premiere. In December 2016, the show also reached one in two kids in South Africa, Spain, Romania and Portugal and one in three kids in Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and United Arab Emirates.

From The Turner EMEA/Licence to PR Press Release

Leading up to the opening of Spielwarenmesse 2017 (1st-6th February), Cartoon Network EMEA today unveils exciting developments for its brand-new series of The Powerpuff Girls. With the brand’s popularity rapidly accelerating, Cartoon Network is now rolling-out the toy range at leading EMEA retailers and also boosting broadcast exposure through the signing of new free-to-air deals.

Turner’s Cartoon Network launched the brand-new series of The Powerpuff Girls (40 x 11 minutes) worldwide last April and now the first wave of product has begun hitting shelves across EMEA. The merchandise roll-out is being spearheaded by the global master toy range from Spin Master with fashion, accessories, gifting, homewares, personal care, FMCG and back-to-school products following soon.

In the UAE, where Cartoon Network Arabic is free-to-air, the toy range including playsets and plush launched exclusively at Toy Store last November following its debut at the Cartoon Network Zone in IMG Worlds of Adventure in October 2016. While in the UK, 21st January saw the toys launch at Argos through its catalogue and online, and The Entertainer also introduced the range into stores and online on 26th January. In Spain, where the show is free-to-air on Turner’s Boing channel, February 2017 will see the toys debut at nationwide retail chains Carrefour, Alcampo, and Eroski, in addition to specialist retailers El Corte Inglés and Toys “R” Us, independent retailers Juguettos, Toy Planet, Mapa, Dimasa, Poly and more.

“With its credibility and heritage already firmly established with mums and millennials, The Powerpuff Girls is perfectly positioned to capitalise on the current ‘Girl Power’ trend that is taking the toy industry by storm” comments Johanne Broadfield, VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA. “We’re delighted to see retailers across the region share our enthusiasm and passion for the property – through shelf space allocation, as well as comprehensive marketing support. The Powerpuff Girls is well on its way to becoming top of mind with girls in all our key markets!”

Broadcast exposure for The Powerpuff Girls is being significantly boosted following the signing of new free-to-air deals too. In EMEA, last November saw the show debut on CITV in the UK – becoming the #1 commercial show for girls aged 4-9 in Q4 2016 – and in March, The Powerpuff Girls will also launch on Gulli in France and on Disney Channel in Germany. Added to this, in Italy the show is already free-to-air on Boing (a joint venture between Turner and Mediaset) where it has become the most viewed show of all kids’ channels in its prime-time slot. Additional FTA broadcast deals will be announced shortly.

Broadfield adds, “We’re ensuring girls across EMEA can join Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup on their action-packed quests to save the world, thanks to these significant free-to-air broadcast deals and our digital plans. Added to that, we’re building the buzz even further through multiplatform engagement initiatives, a stunning cinema campaign and other marketing and retail activations right across the region.”

The popularity of The Powerpuff Girls is soaring across EMEA with 38 million individuals tuning in since launch. In December 2016, the show also reached an impressive one in two kids in South Africa, Spain, Romania and Portugal and one in three kids in Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Poland and United Arab Emirates.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network%E2%80%99s-powerpuff-girls-gains-momentum-across-emea

Cartoon Network Africa The Powerpuff Girls Special Weekend 28th And 29th January

Cartoon Network Africa The Powerpuff Girls Special Weekend 28th And 29th January

Cartoon Network Africa The Powerpuff Girls Special Weekend 28th And 29th January

Cartoon Network Africa will be having a special Powerpuff Girls weekend, airing from 10.40am CAT on Saturday 28th January and 4.30pm CAT on Sunday 29th January on DStv channel 301. The two day stunt that’s filled with Sugar, Spice and everything nice will feature brand new episodes highlighting the special abilities of the three Powerpuff Girls – Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup. The special weekend follows on from the launch of Cartoon Network’s Powfactor campaign which has gone global since its launch last year.

Cartoon Network updated the Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker last November to include a Powfactor personality quiz along with additional avatar customisation features. People who complete the Powfactor quiz can find out their “secret ingredient” which makes them heroic and unique. Since its launch last April, the Powerpuff Yourself avatar maker has been a success on social media with a total of over 12 million Powerpuff-style avatars created.

Cartoon Network has also launched a brand new Powerpuff Girls YouTube channel which features video clips, comedy moments, music, games and exclusive content. The Powerpuff Girls YouTube channel can be accessed via the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIVZeRF_7nHFQnPPAW4cdA

The Powerpuff Girls are back just in time to save the weekend! Cartoon Network brings you a Powerpuff Girls weekend special from Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th of January: From The Official Turner Africa/Burson-Marsteller Press Release

Cartoon Network is excited to announce that they are adding lots of sugar, spice and all things nice to DStv this weekend with a Powerpuff Girls weekend special. Following the global launch of the #POWFACTOR campaign at the end of 2016, which celebrates the “special ingredient” inside everyone, Cartoon Network will be jam-packed with a two-day special stunt starring our favourite little girls in special The Powerpuff Girl episodes. The all-new episodes will showcase their inner power and special abilities.

“Just like Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, all kids have their own #POWFACTOR, a special ingredient which makes them heroes,” says Pierre Branco, Vice President and General Manager of Southern Europe and Africa for Turner Africa. “The weekend special episodes embody a message of positivity, individuality and confidence and we hope that this encourages kids across Africa to embrace their unique power as an individual to have a positive impact on the world around them.”

So what is your special #POWFACTOR ingredient? Here is your opportunity to find out by PPG’ing Yourself. Cartoon Network’s updated Powerpuff Yourself app allows you to create your very own personalised avatar and then take a personality quiz to find out what your #POWFACTOR power is! Click here to start your transformation now and reveal your unique #POWFACTOR, for free!

The original Powerpuff Yourself web game debuted in April last year during the premiere of the reimagined The Powerpuff Girls animated series on Cartoon Network. It quickly hit the pop culture scene dominating social media with over 12 million fans globally creating Powerpuff avatars in their likeness.

In-between fighting crime and finding your special #POWFACTOR ingredient, if you happen to miss the weekend special, don’t worry because Powerpuff Girls fans have the opportunity to get online exclusive content by visiting the PPG YouTube channel. Recently launched, the PPG YouTube channel is packed with PPG’s favourite video clips, hilarious comedy moments, music, games and air-play. It’s the perfect place to be for everything Powerpuff.

Click https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIVZeRF_7nHFQnPPAW4cdA to find out more.

The Powerpuff Girls special weekend episodes air on Cartoon Network, DStv channel 301, on Saturday 28 January @ 10h40 and Sunday 29 January @ 16h30 CAT.

http://thepowerpuffgirls.cartoonnetworkhq.com/

http://www.powerpuffyourself.com

Cartoon Network Africa February 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa February 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Africa February 2017 Highlights: All Times CAT

New Episodes

Regular Show: In Space

New episodes start from Monday 6th February. Airs Mondays to Fridays at 5.20pm.
Repeated Mondays to Fridays at 5.40am and 3.20pm.
Airs weekends at 5.40am, 12.45pm, 3.05pm and 5.50pm.

Yo-Kai Watch

New episodes start from Monday 13th February. Airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.05pm.
Repeated Mondays to Fridays at 1.50pm.
Airs weekends at 8.45am, 1.30pm and 3.50pm.

Movie Premiere

Lego Batman The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite

Movie premieres Saturday 18th February at 9.10am.

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