Cartoon Network European Free To Air Viewing Success

Cartoon Network European Free To Air Viewing Success

Cartoon Network European Free To Air Viewing Success

Cartoon Network Studios’ The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 and Cartoon Network Europe’s The Amazing World of Gumball have been a viewing rating successes for free-to-air children’s channels in countries across the European continent. The Powerpuff Girls has had a successful start in Italy on Boing, a free-to-air digital terrestrial channel operated by a joint-venture by Mediaset and Turner, within its first month of airing on the channel, the show was in third place among children and second place among girls.

On French children’s channel – Gulli, The Powerpuff Girls manage to achieve an 19.1% audience share, up from a 17.1% channel average. The Powerpuff Girls and The Amazing World of Gumball has helped Gulli into first place among housewives with kids on Sunday 11th June and is consistently the top channel for kids aged between four and ten years old. On PULS 2 in Poland, the show was ranked in second place among young girls during its launch month and was beating channel averages among children and girls.

In the UK, on free-to-air children’s channel CITV (with a simulcast on the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster – ITV) the new Ben 10 series has reached 1.2 million viewers and 9% of Boys aged 4 to 9 years old. Ben 10 also achieved an 18.7% audience share on Gulli in France and was ranked the #2 Kids broadcast on Boing in Italy on its premiere day. Since the rollout of the new Ben 10 series on Cartoon Network feeds across the EMEA area in October 2016, Ben 10 has reached 50% of Boys in South Africa, Romania, Spain and Portugal, and more than 1 in 3 Boys in Hungary, Poland and Sweden.

On the free-to-air kids channel – DR Ultra in Denmark, The Amazing World of Gumball beaten the channel’s average viewing share by 56% during the first quarter of 2017 it’s also the channel’s most popular show. Adventure Time outperformed the channel’s average by 14% among children. On Gulli in France, The Amazing World of Gumball is ranked in fourth place among kids aged between 4 and 14 years old with Adventure Time achieving a 19% audience share.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Cartoon Network Franchises Over-Perform On Free-To-Air Across Europe

Turner’s Cartoon Network has been enjoying a raft of strong free-to-air performances from key franchises across Europe it announced today, as the company continues to secure new broadcast and licensing partners across the region.

The brand-new series of The Powerpuff Girls, which made its global return to Cartoon Network in April 2016, has since reached millions of new viewers and beaten average audience figures on a number of its new free-to-air homes, including: CITV (and ITV simulcast) in the UK, where it became the #1 commercial show for girls 4-9 when it launched in Q4 2016 and has since reached over two million viewers and 13% of Kids 4-9; Gulli in France where it won a 19% audience share, an increase on the channel’s average audience share of 17.1%; and PULS 2 in Poland, performing above channel average among Kids (+13%) and Younger Kids (+38%), and ranking the #2 show among Young Girls in its launch month. Added to this, the series also enjoyed a strong six-week launch on Turner and Mediaset’s joint venture free-to-air channel Boing in Italy, ranking #3 with Kids and #2 with Girls.

Together with The Amazing World of Gumball and French-Canadian animated series Totally Spies, The Powerpuff Girls also allowed Gulli to rank #1 among Housewives with Kids on Sunday 11th June and consistently the #1 channel for Kids 4-10* – a double record for Gulli among both Mums and Kids!

Meanwhile, the all-new series of the worldwide phenomenon Ben 10 has also been delivering strong audience figures across the region. On CITV (and ITV simulcast) it has reached 1.2m viewers and 9% of Boys 4-9, achieved an 18.7% audience share on Gulli and ranked the #2 Kids broadcast on Boing in Italy on its premiere day. Since it began rolling out on Cartoon Network across EMEA in October 2016, Ben 10 has reached 50% of Boys in South Africa, Romania, Spain and Portugal, and more than 1 in 3 Boys in Hungary, Poland and Sweden.

Humphrey Black, VP, Media Distribution, Turner EMEA said: “These results really demonstrate the enduring power of strong kids’ brands – and, in a world where entertainment choices are increasing almost by the day, the appeal of those trusted and loved brands is proving vital to cut-through. It’s on this basis that we continue to develop and invest in these tried and tested IP, delivering new content across a range of platforms that build on the already strong awareness and affinity, and make them an ever-attractive proposition for broadcast partners.”

Johanne Broadfield, VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises added: “The early success of PPG and Ben 10 is a great indication of engagement – kids are choosing to tune in and watch our shows despite all the other great content out there. The product launches for lined up for this autumn and 2018 will offer kids new ways to interact with the brands they love, and we look forward to revealing more details of these, as well as new licensing partnerships in the coming months.”

Cartoon Network’s longer-running franchises, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time continue to achieve in free-to-air too. Among other successes, Q1 2017 saw Gumball deliver +56% on Danish FTA channel DR Ultra’s average Kid audience, ranking the channel’s #1 show, whilst Adventure Time outperformed the channel average by +14% among Young Kids. Both shows have also been key contributors on Gulli, with Gumball ranking #4 among Kids 4-14 and Adventure Time delivering a 19% audience share.

Cartoon Network recently announced that it had greenlit a second season of its all-new Ben 10 series, as well as a live-action gameshow, entitled Ben 10 Challenge, which is currently in production in Madrid, in eight languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Turkish).

* Share achieved by PPG among HWS+K is double that of Totally Spies (12.4% vs. 6%). This is also true of Gumball whose share ranges between 13.5% and 17.1%.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/cartoon-network-franchises-over-perform-free-air-across-europe

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe July 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe July 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe July 2017 Highlights: All Times CET

New Episodes

Mighty Magiswords

New episodes start Monday 3rd July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 4.35pm, ends Wednesday 12th July.

Regular Show: In Space

New episodes air from Monday 17th July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 8.30pm, ends Thursday 3rd August, also a marathon of episodes on the weekend prior to the premiere of new episodes (Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July).

We Bare Bears

New episodes air from Monday 31st July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 3.45pm, ends Tuesday 15th August.

Ben 10

New episodes air Mondays to Fridays at 6.05pm, continuing from June, ends Friday 7th July.

Dreamworks Dragons: Race to the Edge

New episodes air Saturdays and Sundays at 8.35am, continuing from May and June, ends Sunday 9th July.

New Miniseries/Programming Stunt: Adventure Time: Elements

Adventure Time: Elements Miniseries from Monday 24th July, Adventure Time: Islands re-airs on Saturday 22nd July as part of Cartoon Network Cinema.

Starts Monday 24th July, airs Mondays to Fridays at 7.20am, programming stunt ends Friday 25th August.

Programming Event: Cartoon Network: Vote And Watch!

Cartoon Network is your channel, your opinion matters – you decide! Every week, kids can vote for one of two shows of a different theme: 1. Adventure: Uncle Grandpa vs. Adventure Time / 2. Superheroes: Teen Titans Go! vs. Ninjago / 3. Friendship: Gumball vs. We Bare Bears / 4. Coolness: Clarence vs. Steven / 5. Teamwork: Ben 10 vs. The Powerpuff Girls.

Airs from Sunday 2nd July, airs Sundays from 9am, programming event ends Sunday 30th July.

The Teen Titans Go! Show: Programming Stunt

Programming stunt featuring Teen Titans Go! episodes and quizzes about the show.

Stunt continues from June, airs Mondays to Fridays at 7.20am, programming stunt ends Friday 21st July.

Marathon Mix

During the summer holidays, Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe will air a different show every day in the Marathon Mix block.

Continues from June, airs Mondays to Fridays from 8.30am, ends Friday 8th September.

Cartoon Network Cinema: Movies and Specials

Airs Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm, repeated Saturdays and Sundays at 9am.

1st and 2nd July: Scooby-Doo and the Witch’s Ghost / Angelo Rules: The Big Heist + Peter Rules + The Skateboard Kid
8th and 9th July: New Scooby-Doo Movies: Scooby-Doo Meets Laurel and Hardy / Scooby-Doo in Where’s My Mummy?
15th and 16th July: Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers / Teen Titans: Aftershock
22nd and 23rd July: Adventure Time Islands + #259 / Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
29th and 30th July: New Scooby-Doo Movies: Ghost of the Red Baron / Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo

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

http://rajzfilmovezet.blogspot.hu/

Cartoon Network Planning Czech Language Localisation

Cartoon Network Planning Czech Language Localisation

Cartoon Network Planning Czech Language Localisation

According to Český Rozhlas, the public radio broadcaster in the Czech Republic (via representatives from cable company UPC Czech Republic), Turner Broadcasting System Europe are planning to localise Cartoon Network in the Czech language. It’s also not clear whether it’s a new channel launch or it will just be a Czech language audio channel added to Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe, which is the version of Cartoon Network that is mostly received in the country, the latter would be the most likely option.

At the moment, there’s no date on when the Czech localisation will happen but according to Jaroslav Kolár, a spokesperson for UPC, it could happen sometime this summer. Cartoon Network has been available in the Czech Republic (undubbed and unlocalised) since the 1990’s and international children’s television rivals Nickelodeon and Disney Channel are present in the country.

Thanks to Checkerboard from the ToonZone forums for the news.

http://www.rozhlas.cz/digital/televize/_zprava/cartoon-network-planuje-lokalizaci-do-cestiny-dockame-se-mozna-uz-letos–1727796