Cartoon Network Southeast Asia Operations Moving To Singapore

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia Operations Moving To Singapore

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia Operations Moving To Singapore

Turner Asia-Pacific has announced that they are moving their Southeast Asia division’s operations from their Hong Kong headquarters to its Singapore hub as part of its decentralisation process the company has been undertaking since 2013. A third of the employees will move to Singapore, everyone else will be relocated to other divisions or will sadly lose their jobs. The central hub in Singapore will be led by Vishal Dembla, the vice president and general manager of the Southeast Asia region. Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has already outsourced a large chunk of its presentation department to Infinite Studios in Singapore last year, with some staff moving from Hong Kong. Turner Asia-Pacific is split up into three sub-regions, South Asia, Southeast Asia-Pacific and North Asia.

In February, Turner’s managing director of South East Asia Pacific and North Asia Phil Nelson said: “These changes will enable Turner to better develop its growing business in this region.” Turner’s corporate communications and marketing VP Gregory Ho has said the move would not affect the APAC base in Hong Kong.

http://www.mumbrella.asia/2017/05/jobs-go-turner-south-east-asia-operation-moves-hong-kong-singapore/

Cartoon Network Philippines Summer Splash 2017

Cartoon Network Philippines Summer Splash 2017

Cartoon Network Philippines Summer Splash 2017

Cartoon Network Philippines will be having a fun water-themed activity event this Saturday (13/05/2017) called Cartoon Network Summer Splash at SM by the Bay at The Mall of Asia near Manila.

At the special event, you can cool down in the hot weather, play with water guns, have a go on the obstacle course, do rock climbing and so much more. Also, there will be a prize giveaway. The event will run all day from 11am on Saturday 13th May and admission is free.

https://www.facebook.com/events/117484308751005/

Cartoon Network Philippines New Generations Research Findings

Cartoon Network Philippines New Generations Research Findings

Cartoon Network Philippines New Generations Research Findings

In a Philippine Daily Inquirer news article with David Webb, Turner Asia Pacific’s regional director of research, some interesting facts about Cartoon Network’s, Boomerang’s and Toonami’s audiences in the Philippines were mentioned. In the article, Mr Webb said that Filipinos understand English and western humour and Cartoon Network is the number one kids channel in the country, he also mentioned that Cartoon Network is a top five channel in the Manila (the country’s capital) metropolitan area.

Cartoon Network surveyed 500 child-parent pairs for an insight into kids’ entertainment preferences in a research survey called “New Generations”, research has found that kids in the country still prefer to watch TV compared to spending time on the internet. According to parents, TV is considered to be a trusted source of entertainment when compared to social media and online video services. However, there has been a sharp increase of children watching videos online, the popularity of mobile apps and games among children have also increased. As a result of the increase in usage of mobile apps, Turner will continue to invest in more multiplatform content.

According to the survey, the most popular Cartoon Network shows in the Philippines are Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls. The most popular Boomerang shows are Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo! and on Toonami, the most popular shows are Yo-Kai Watch and Dragon Ball Super.

David Webb also stated that Cartoon Network has stayed true to the channel’s original purpose – animated comedy and the company will adapt to any changes in audience behavior:

“It has stayed true to its brand promise for more than 20 years—delivering hilarious, animated comedy that is guaranteed to surprise and entertain. While [our study] discovers changes in behavior and media habits, the style of our fun content will never change.”

https://entertainment.inquirer.net/222100/kids-animation-channel-still-focused-fun-content