Boing Programming Block Coming To Chilevision January 2018
Turner Broadcasting System Latin America owned channel – Chilevision, which broadcasts in Chile, will be reintroducing a children’s cartoon programming block, but this time, it won’t be a Cartoon Network branded block, the channel launched a short-lived “Zona Cartoon Network” block in 2016.
Instead, the block will use a sister brand of Cartoon Network which is exclusively used in the Southern Europe and Africa region – Boing. Turner has Boing branded channels in France, Italy, Africa and also in Spain, where it is used as Turner’s primary kids brand, the channel offers a variety of programming of mostly animation and some live-action, Boing in most countries tend to air older Cartoon Network originals such as the original Cartoon Cartoons and in some cases, older episodes of current Cartoon Network shows. However, Boing in Spain, focuses more on Cartoon Network’s current programming and airs new episodes on weekend mornings.
The new Boing block on Chilevision will include programming from both Cartoon Network and Boomerang, confirmed shows include The Powerpuff Girls, Tom and Jerry, Masha and the Bear and Ben 10. The new Boing block is expected to debut on the first weekend of 2018 (Saturday 6th January). Boing’s current branding and presentation was developed by design studio – Lumbre in neighbouring Argentina.
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Worldscreen Interviews Cartoon Network President Christina Miller
This week, media industry news website Worldscreen interviewed Christina Miller, the president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang regarding the current generation of kids and young people watching Cartoon Network known as the “Plurials”, a generation that want interactive forms of entertainment alongside their favourite television shows. Since becoming the president of Cartoon Network in 2014, Christina Miller has been transforming Cartoon Network from a linear channel into a multiscreen and interactive experience which includes games for mobile devices and TV Anywhere apps.
Turner Latin America has opened their new offices at Avenida Pedro Montt in Santiago, Chile. The new offices will share occupancy with free-to-air Chilean national broadcaster, Chilevision which is also owned by Turner. CNN Chile will soon move their operations to the new location. Turner Chile will be responsible for local advertising for its portfolio of pay-TV channels including Cartoon Network.
Creators and artists from Steven Universe, Clarence, We Bare Bears, and Regular Show participated in a live drawing session yesterday (14/11/2016) on Facebook Live (Facebook’s live streaming service). Fans got to see Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe), Alen Esmaelian (Background Designer for Clarence), Lauren Sassen and Louie Zong (Storyboard artists for We Bare Bears) and JG Quintel (creator of Regular Show) draw pictures of their favourite cartoon characters. Fans also had an opportunity to make drawing suggestions.
Rebecca Sugar Drawing Session
Lauren Sassen and Louie Zong Drawing Session
JG Quintel Drawing Session
Powerpuff Girls Pop-Up Store In New York This Weekend (18/11/2016 to 20/11/2016)
For one weekend only from Friday 18th November to Sunday 20th November, Cartoon Network will be opening a special Powerpuff Girls themed pop-up shop in Downtown New York City, where you can “Powerpuff Yourself” by creating your very own Powerpuff Girls avatar and have it printed on a T-shirt or Tote Bag. The pop-up store will be located at 168 Bowery in Manhattan.