Changes In The Children’s Television Industry: Cartoon Network Enterprises Northern Europe

Changes In The Children's Television Industry: Cartoon Network Enterprises Northern Europe

Changes In The Children’s Television Industry: Cartoon Network Enterprises Northern Europe

In an article by licensing news website – Licensing Source – “Channel hopping: The changing face of children’s TV”, Cartoon Network Enterprises’ Northern Europe director – Graham Saltmarsh was interviewed about the changing face of children’s television, how kids access content today and how it relates to product licensing.

According to Graham, traditional television remains to be the main gateway for kids who want to discover content and new brands, but he also points out that a 360-degree approach to content is necessary, which covers YouTube views, shows being available on VOD services as well as the traditional linear television service. In Northern Europe (UK and Nordics), Ben 10 and Teen Titans Go! were among the top performers for Cartoon Network in 2018, and Graham also highlighted Bakugan as a brand to watch in 2019, the new Bakugan series – Bakugan: Battle Planet premiered on Cartoon Network UK last Saturday (23rd March).

https://www.licensingsource.net/indepth/channel-hopping-the-changing-face-of-kids-tv/

Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics) has appointed a new Vice President of Commercial Development – Riccardo Donato. In his new role, Riccardo will identify and develop new ways for the company to generate new revenue for its existing channel and digital brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Toonix, as well as developing new SVOD (subscription video on-demand) and OTT (over-the-top) services. He previously worked for A+E Networks UK (better known for television channels such as History and Crime and Investigation) and has worked at BBC Worldwide before then. Riccardo will be based at Turner’s European HQ in London.

Turner Northern Europe performed well in 2018, Cartoon Network was was the top children’s pay-TV channel in the region last year and also the launch of the new subscription-based Toonix streaming service in Scandinavia in 2018 (launched as part of HBO Nordic’s streaming service in 2017).

Regarding Riccardo’s appointment, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Northern Europe, Pierre Branco made this statement:

“It is a very exciting time for Riccardo to join Turner – we experienced a record-breaking 2018 and have positioned this role to further increase our growth for 2019. His unique skills and experience will focus on expanding both our linear and non-linear platforms and make a fantastic addition to our already successful team. I look forward to continuing to watch our company reach new heights and am delighted to have Riccardo as a part of it.”

http://kidscreen.com/2019/01/14/turner-names-regional-commercial-development-vp/

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2019/01/14/turner-appoints-riccardo-donato/

Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s And Sun Creature Studio’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Wins Four Emile Awards

Cartoon Network Studios Europe's And Sun Creature Studio's The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Wins Four Emile Awards

Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s And Sun Creature Studio’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe Wins Four Emile Awards

Cartoon Network Studios Europe and Sun Creature Studio’s animated short series – The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has won four Emile Awards, specifically for the episode “The Prince and the Pretty Poodle”.

The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe has won awards in all four categories it was nominated for including “Best Character Animation – In A TV/Broadcast Production”, “Best Background and Character Design – In A TV/Broadcast Production”, “Best Direction – In a TV/Broadcast Production” and “Best Storyboard – In A TV/Broadcast Production”.

The Emile Awards celebrates excellence in the European animation industry, nominees can range from animated shorts from independent studios to full-scale mass-media productions. The 2018 Emile Awards were held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December at the Le Nouveau Siècle building complex in Lille, France.

Congratulations to show creators – Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg for winning the Best Direction award; Kenneth Ladekjær and also Eva Lee Wallberg for winning the Best Storyboard award, Tina Lykke Thorn, Henrik Sønniksen, Mikkel Vedel and Eva Lee Wallberg for winning the Best Character Animation award and also Mikkel Sommer and Birk Von Brockdorff for winning the Best Background and Character Design nomination.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/11/cartoon-network-emeas-and-sun-creature-studios-the-heroic-quest-of-the-valiant-prince-ivandoe-receives-four-emile-awards-2018-nominations/

All 2018 Emile Awards winners and nominations can be viewed on the link below.

https://animationawards.eu/nominees-2018/