Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Turner’s portfolio of kids channels in the Asia-Pacific region was the most watched international kids channel grouping in the region during 2016 and the channels’ have already got off to a good start in 2017. Turner’s kids channels in the Asia-Pacific region include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami. Within the last twelve months, there has been growth in the use of digital services too, total visits to Cartoon Network’s web, mobile and app services in 2016 saw an 11% increase year-on-year.

New digital services includes the MagiMobile app, which enables fans to collect swords as featured in Cartoon Network’s latest show – Mighty Magiswords, the new app adds an extra layer of interactivity to Cartoon Network’s linear programming. Apps such as Cartoon Network Watch and Play enables users to watch Cartoon Network and play mini-games on the go. Having a multiscreen strategy to complement Turner’s existing linear television business model is an requirement in order to retain audiences in a digital era.

In terms of channel distribution in the region, Cartoon Network is now available in 135 million households, both Toonami and Boomerang are available in over 15 and 30 million homes respectively and POGO is now available in 64 million households. In 2017, there will be major upgrades to Cartoon Network’s Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps and to the channel’s websites too. New mobile and consoles games based on Cartoon Network’s IPs are also planned for 2017.

In 2017, Cartoon Network will continue to air new episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Mighty Magiswords, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time. In 2017, there will be more regional output from Cartoon Network including shows and shorts such as Roll No. 21, Lamput, The Sketchy Show, Bill and Tony, and Beat Monsters. From Warner Bros. Animation, Turner’s channels will air new episodes of Be Cool Scooby-Doo, The Tom and Jerry Show, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action, Bunnicula and Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production. Channel acquisitions and co-productions include My Knight and Me, Dragon Ball Super, Yo-Kai Watch, Oggy and the Cockroaches, Chhota Bheem and Mighty Raju.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Kids Brands Begin 2017 On Top Once Again In 2016 – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami lead the pack in 2016 and look forward to a multi-platform 2017

The combination of Turner’s four kids brands in Asia Pacific – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami – was the region’s No. 1 international kids portfolio across nine measured markets for the whole of 2016.*

Building on the same leadership position achieved in 2015, the group again finished the year with the highest category share in the kids’ genre throughout the region. Turner’s off-air, digital touchpoints for its brands also showed significant growth during the past 12 months.

Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, said:

“This is awesome news for us, and is just one of many highlights during a huge 2016. We welcomed back mega-franchises like Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls on Cartoon Network, saw some world-class content debut on POGO and Toonami, as well as witnessing a spike in reach and distribution for Boomerang.”

Turner is forging new ways of developing content and telling stories that converge creativity and technology. Way more than a traditional TV series, a great example of this is Cartoon Network’s recently-launched MagiMobile, which was conceived at the beginning of the concept development process. The app is an integral part of the overall experience for the network’s latest new franchise, Mighty Magiswords, and empowers users to build their own massive collection of Magiswords, just like the heroes in the show.

A raft of games, apps and consumer products will launch through the year. Already this January, in addition to MagiMobile, Cartoon Network launched the Ben 10: Up to Speed mobile game. Mobile, web and console games are all planned 2017, as are major upgrades to Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps, and to the brands’ websites.

** In 2016, downloads of Cartoon Network Anything were up significantly by 558% year-on-year; Cartoon Network Watch and Play saw a 61% download increase. **

“Looking ahead, 2017 will be the year when our shows go truly multi-platform and are consumed by young audiences in new ways,” added Mr. Eyers. “We’ll have almost 800 half-hours of new content on Cartoon Network and Boomerang alone, much of which will debut on our apps perfectly complementing our TV schedules. This also includes some great new original content from our own region, such as games and shorts by creators based in Australia, India and Korea.”

As Cartoon Network gears up for an even bigger year, distribution in the region has pushed past 135 million households. Sister brands Toonami and Boomerang are at over 15 and 30 million, respectively, and POGO sits at 64 million households.

* Data sources: OzTAM national STV overnights (Australia), BARC Media Workstation (India), Nielsen (Korea, Taiwan, Thailand One-Merged), MediaLogic (Pakistan), Kantar Media (Philippines MegaTAM, Malaysia DTAM Live + As Live), GFK (Singapore – trial data July-September 2016, SG TAM October-December 2016). 2016 full year. Local Kids Targets; Ranking among Kids Channels.

** Data source: Omniture. Period: Jan – Dec 2016 vs. Jan – Dec 2015.

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Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Australia And Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights: From The Turner Asia-Pacific/Poem Group PR Press Release, All Times AEDT

Cartoon Network Australia February 2017 Highlights

New Episodes

Ben 10
Saturdays at 8am, Saturday 4th February to Saturday 25th February

Start your Saturdays with non-stop action, as Ben 10 returns with 4 premiere episodes! Tune in as Ben finds himself battling against some brand-new baddies, who will test all of his alien transformations, smarts and skills to save the day. From the intimidating Iron Kyle to the nefarious Nanny Nightmare, the mechanical Clocktopus and the fierce Frightwig, it’s sure to be a blast!

Freaktown
Weekdays at 6pm, Monday 13th February to Wednesday 1st March

This month, Cartoon Network is bringing you non-stop Freaktown entertainment, each and every weeknight from the freakishly funny 13th of February. Get ready to giggle as Ben & Lenny get up to heaps of hilarious hijinks, from escaping a date with Princess Boo-Boo to knocking out the whole town’s power. There’s sure to be plenty of side-splitting laughs as the dynamic duo’s misadventures, so tune-in to Cartoon Network to keep up with the fun!

Special Event And New Episodes

Villaintine’s Day
From 4pm, Tuesday 14th February

This “Villaintine’s Day”, Cartoon Network’s villains are taking over Valentine’s Day, with special episodes from your favourite shows. They’re delivering hilarious premiere episodes of Ben 10, Mighty Magiswords, The Powerpuff Girls and Freaktown – not to mention some very villainous specials from Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and Teen Titans Go! Make sure you tune into Cartoon Network to catch all of the action.

Premiere Special

The Amazing World of Gumball
8.25am, Saturday 25th February

Buckle up, because it’s going to be a wild ride with this HUGE premiere special of The Amazing World of Gumball. Tune in as Gumball faces off against his nemesis Rob, who’s bent on destroying Gumball’s life as vengeance for past wrongs. Ending on a nail-biting cliffhanger, watch the second part of this special double episodes ONLY on cartoonnetwork.com.au, or on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app, available for Android here and iOS here.

Season Three Premiere

Steven Universe
Weekdays at 4.25pm, Monday 6th February to Friday 10th February

Don’t miss the spectacular season 3 premiere of Steven Universe! Catch up with Steven and the Gems with brand new episodes all week, PLUS an extra-special 30-minute Autumn episode on Friday. Tune in to keep up with Steven, Connie and the Gems as they explore what makes a fusion so special, battle mighty monsters and meet mysterious strangers – all on Cartoon Network.

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Boomerang Australia February 2017 Highlights

New Episodes

Talking Tom and Friends
Weekdays at 5.45pm, Monday 20th February to Friday 10th March

Get ready to giggle because wise-cracking tomcat Talking Tom is back, and he and his friends are getting up to all sorts of hilarious misadventures. With tonnes of brand-new episodes, you’ll be laughing ‘til you’re sore. Don’t miss out as Ben accidentally spreads a germ, Angela has a chance to pursue her singing career and Hank discovers the importance of balancing work and play.

Bunnicula
Weekends at 9am, Saturday 4th February to Sunday 5th March

The supernatural antics of vampire-rabbit Bunnicula and his pals Chester, Harold and Mina are sure to have you howling with laughter. With brand new episodes haunting you each weekend throughout February, tune in to watch the gang cope with vampire ticks, imaginary friends, polarising photoshoots and tiny trolls. It’d be a grave mistake to miss out on any of the action, so make sure you tune in to Boomerang!

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Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner has announced a new International Digital Ventures division, which will oversee and develop services for mobile devices, including apps, games as well as OTT (over-the-top) video streaming services. Aksel van der Wal, the current senior vice president and chief financial officer, is promoted to the new role of executive vice president, digital ventures and innovation, for Turner International, effective from 1st January 2017. Trey Turner, currently senior vice president, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions will be moving to Aksel van der Wal’s former post. The new international division will be based at Turner EMEA’s headquarters in London.

Interactive services is an expanding part of Turner’s business, especially Cartoon Network (and Boomerang), which has recently launched its Cartoon Network Anything app in several countries and launched live-streaming apps including Cartoon Network Go! in Latin America and Cartoon Network Watch and Play in the Asia-Pacific region. Cartoon Network’s library of web browser and mobile games is also growing rapidly along with Turner’s interactive services for its other channels.

From The Turner International Press Release

Global media company Turner today (08/11/2016) announced a new division to lead its digital innovation internationally.

Aksel van der Wal, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer, is promoted to the new role of executive vice president, digital ventures and innovation, for Turner’s international operations, effective January 1, 2017.

Under his leadership the new division will focus on driving profitable growth through international consumer-centric initiatives, including all of Turner’s international multi-platform suite of digital properties and its direct-to-consumer product strategy. He remains responsible for the company’s international technology & operations (T&O) organisation.

In close co-operation with the Turner International presidents, van der Wal has the responsibility for the existing portfolio of international products and services on the web, for smart phones, games, apps and OTT, and he will also be charged with developing new digital direct-to-consumer businesses, leading a cross-platform business intelligence function that drives consumer insight; managing the internal T&O infrastructure; and helping to implement the strategy of the non-linear ad sales business. Additionally, he will identify new opportunities for Turner and decide on how to engage in those new areas, through technological product innovation and/or acquisitions.

“As our industry undergoes huge evolution, the impact of digital disruption and changing consumer behaviour continues to put audience insight right at the heart of our business strategy,” said Gerhard Zeiler, president, Turner International, to whom van der Wal will report. “This new division will ensure that we assess new opportunities for innovation, development and acquisition through the lens of relevant, robust consumer data and through a realigned, agile organisational structure. Aksel’s experience in transformative management, his first-class understanding of both the linear and digital media landscapes, and his detailed knowledge of Turner’s international operation, all combine to make him a superb fit for this new role.”

In his role as chief financial officer for Turner International, van der Wal will be succeeded by Trey Turner, currently senior vice president, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, who takes up his new role January 1, 2017 as well.

Based in Atlanta, Turner will report to Pascal Desroches, executive vice president, and chief financial officer of Turner, while working closely with Zeiler. He will be responsible for all of International’s financial operations and will be an active partner and contributor in shaping the direction of the company’s international business and implementing its strategy.

“Trey has the perfect experience to lead the business, capital and budgeting activities for our international businesses,” said Pascal Desroches. “He has acquired a depth of knowledge about our company and brings great passion and significant experience to the role. We expect Trey to play a key role in helping us expand our global operations.”

Aksel van der Wal joined Turner in 2014 as CFO, Turner EMEA and was promoted to senior vice president and CFO, International, in June 2015. Before joining Turner, van der Wal worked for three years and served as CEO, Time Out, at its two main business sites, London and New York City. His leadership of its global operations embraced digital expansion, a complete overhaul of its digital platforms, new e-commerce operations and the revitalization of its traditional businesses through innovative approaches. Prior to Time Out, he was CFO at leading online ticket exchange operation Seatwave, and previously held senior financial and business development roles at Vodafone including CFO of partner markets. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has an MBA from INSEAD, and a LLM tax law from Leiden University, NL. A native Dutch speaker and fluent in English, he also speaks German, French and Spanish.

Trey Turner is currently SVP, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions for Turner, overseeing consolidated financial planning and corporate development activities for the company. Before his current role, Turner was director of finance for CNN worldwide where he was responsible for strategic finance support, leading the financial analysis and business justification for new initiatives, partnerships, and investments. Prior to joining the company, Turner was with the corporate finance department of Stephens Inc., a leading investment bank and private equity firm. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in analytical finance from Wake Forest University, where he graduated cum laude, and currently serves on the Alumni Council for the School of Business.

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