Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Cartoonito To Be Removed From TVPlayer On 22nd March

Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Cartoonito To Be Removed On TVPlayer On 22nd March

Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Cartoonito To Be Removed From TVPlayer On 22nd March

According to UK television news website – a516digital, the online streaming television service – TVPlayer will be removing Turner’s children’s channels – Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito from its paid packages on Friday 22nd March. Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito will still be available on TVPlayer’s streaming OTT rival – NOW TV, which also offers TV shows on-demand. The reason for the channel removal is increasing channel licensing costs, also on the streaming platform ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe and CITV are no longer carried on the basic free TVPlayer service and have moved to TVPlayer’s premium packages (these channels are available for free on Freeview’s iOS app). TVPlayer has also dropped Turner’s news channel – CNN International along with shopping channel QVC this month.

As Turner’s kids channels have been removed from the platform, TVPlayer’s Kids Pack will no longer available to new subscribers, existing subscribers will continue to be able to subscribe to the channel pack, but with the three channels removed. For new TVPlayer subscribers – Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nick Jr Too and Baby TV will only be available in the top tier Premium+ service.

https://www.a516digital.com/2019/02/tvplayer-drops-channels-as-costs-rise.html

Cartoon Network And CNN International To Be Removed On MEO In Portugal On 1st January 2019

Cartoon Network And CNN International To Be Removed On MEO In Portugal On 1st January 2019

Cartoon Network And CNN International To Be Removed On MEO In Portugal On 1st January 2019

Some sad news, Cartoon Network Portugal and CNN International will cease broadcasting on the MEO IPTV platform on 1st January 2019. However, the good news is that no other pay-TV provider in Portugal is affected by the change (at least not publicised), also MEO subscribers who that don’t want to miss out on Cartoon Network’s shows can subscribe to MEO’s exclusive Cartoon Network Premium SVOD (subscription video on-demand) service for €3.99 per month.

On the Cartoon Network Premium SVOD service, subscribers will have instant access to a wide selection of cartoons from Cartoon Network’s animation library including episodes of Craig of the Creek, Teen Titans Go!, The Amazing World of Gumball and We Bare Bears.

https://www.meo.pt/tv/canais-servicos-tv/lista-de-canais/fibra

http://forum.meo.pt/t5/Servi%C3%A7o-TV/Cartoon-Network/td-p/131694

https://www.meo.pt/tv/canais-servicos-tv/premium/cartoon-network-premium

UPDATE: Turner and MEO have renegotiated to continue carriage of the Cartoon Network TV channel and CNN International. MEO subscribers can continue enjoying their cartoons as normal.

Kwesé TV Mostly Closes Down In Africa, Future Of Toonami Africa Is Uncertain

Kwesé TV Mostly Closes Down In Africa, Future Of Toonami Africa Is Uncertain

Kwesé TV Mostly Closes Down In Africa, Future Of Toonami Africa Is Uncertain

On Thursday 1st November, Kwesé TV owners – Econet Media vastly reduced their DTH (direct-to-home) pay-tv service’s channel offering, by removing most third-party channels and reducing it to a package of mostly FTA (free-to-air), religious and news channels for a minimal fee (possibly as an annual cost), leaving Kwesé Free Sports and Kwesé Free Sports Africa as the only Kwesé branded channels remaining on the service. Instead, Kwesé is focusing on their digital services – Kwesé Play and Kwesé iflix. Kwesé TV will refund customers’ subscription fees for November.

As a consequence of the changes, Toonami Africa, a sister channel of Cartoon Network Africa dedicated to animated superhero shows has been removed from the platform, this has put the channel’s future in doubt, as the channel was only exclusive to Kwesé TV. Cartoon Network Africa, Boomerang Africa and CNN International have also been removed from the platform. Weirdly, Toonami Africa’s Facebook page is still active and are promoting new episodes of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu starting tomorrow Monday (5th November) at 4.25pm CAT. Turner Africa has yet to make a statement about the future of the channel. Toonami Africa launched on 1st June 2017.

Special Thanks to Caz Dooley (Entertainment Inside Us) for the information:

https://prsdube16.blogspot.com/

https://www.techzim.co.zw/2018/11/rip-kwese-tv-kweses-pay-tv-closing-down-after-18-months/

https://teeveetee.blogspot.com/2018/11/breaking-its-over-for-econet-medias.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR20w7xx0oceP7KC-QOkQqPM7rQR3k54yaMIohFGfUIDQg5V-6L91_GDFxI

http://www.toonamiafrica.com

On the plus-side, Toonami France’s future seems to be a lot more certain, as there was a presentation promoting the channel and one of its shows – Dragon Ball Super at Kidexpo Paris 2018 this week.

http://www.toonami.fr/