Adventure Time Wins A Peabody Award

Adventure Time

Today (23/04/2015) was the announcement of the 74th Annual Peabody Awards winners and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time won an award. Adventure Time was praised by the awards committee at the University of Georgia for its uniquely imagined, truly odd fantasy world and for stories about exploration and adventure to help kids work through their anxieties about growing up and maturing. The Peabody Awards recognizes distinguished and meritorious content by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organisations, and individuals, only content of such an extraordinary high standard can win such an award.

The awards committee described the show as “An animated amalgam of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and fairy tale, it chronicles the escapades of an odd-looking human boy named Finn and his best friend, a shape-shifting dog named Jake, in the surreal Land of Ooo. Purely and wonderfully imaginative in the manner of classic theatrical cartoons past, it entertains even as it subtly teaches lessons about growing up, accepting responsibility, and becoming who you’re meant to be.”

Congratulations to Cartoon Network and Federator for winning a Peabody Award. 😀

The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday 31st May, a list of all the award winners can be viewed by clicking the link below.

http://www.peabodyawards.com/stories/story/74th-annual-peabody-award-winners

Cartoon Network Signs Hulu Content Deal In The USA

Hulu Logo

Today (22/04/2015), it was announced that the internet streaming service Hulu in the United States has signed a multi-year content agreement with Turner Broadcasting System for shows made by Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS and TNT.

As part of the deal, full prior seasons of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network series such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10, as well as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros, Adventure Time and Regular Show will be available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers for the first time. The deal also includes video streaming rights to Adult Swim and Cartoon Network classics, including Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Sealab 2021, and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. The agreement also allows Hulu to obtain exclusive SVOD rights to certain future series that will launch on TNT, TBS, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network over the coming years.

David Levy, president of Turner Broadcasting made this statement in regards of the Hulu and Turner content deal.

“This deal with Hulu demonstrates the power of Turner Broadcasting’s branded networks and the high demand for our programming in the marketplace. This is a great opportunity to grow the reach of the networks’ original programming and complements our strategy of utilizing multiple platforms – including SVOD – to drive sampling, introduce new viewers to our content and give current fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy Turner’s new and existing series in a branded environment.”

Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu also made this statement in regards of the agreement.

“The addition of multiple titles from Cartoon Network represents a significant step forward in continuing to build a strong programming offering for the kids audience on Hulu, The adult animation series from Adult Swim, as well as the additional series from TNT and TBS, are a perfect addition to our current offering.”

https://pressroom.turner.com/us/turner-corporate-us/hulu-and-turner-broadcasting-announce-extensive-multi-year-agreement

Cartoon Network USA, Boomerang USA & Adult Swim Now Available On Playstation Vue

PlayStation Vue

Sony has signed an agreement with Turner Broadcasting System to carry a wide selection of channels and VOD content for its new Playstation Vue online streaming service that soft-launched in three major cities in the United States today. From today, a wide selection of Turner operated channels will be available on the new service, this includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, TBS, TNT, CNN, TruTV, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), HLN and CNN en Español. PlayStation Vue is available on the PlayStation Store (For PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4) from today in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, with TV packages ranging from $49.99 to $69.99 per month. The Playstation Vue service also has cloud storage PVR features, keeping any recording for up to 28 days with no recording conflicts.

Turner released this statement regarding the addition of their channels on the new Playstation Vue service:

“With the progression and growth of new viewing options in the expanding distribution universe, it’s important to put our leading brands and content in a position where as many consumers can access them as possible. The more options we give audiences to access content from TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, CNN, Adult Swim and Turner’s other popular networks the greater opportunity we have for exposure and consumption from a variety of audiences. Over-the-top services like Sony’s Playstation Vue create new paths for distributing our leading brands and provide another opportunity to have Turner’s award-winning and highly popular content accessible through a new delivery platform.”

https://pressroom.turner.com/us/turner-corporate-us/turner-broadcasting-partners-sony-playstation