Cartoon Network VOD Service Launches On Cosmote TV In Greece On 1st November: Cartoon Network Returns To Greece
Greek telecoms company – OTE will launching a Cartoon Network VOD (video on-demand) service on its Cosmote TV platform, the new service will feature episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears and many more. Cartoon Network VOD will launch in Greece on Thursday 1st November. In addition to Cartoon Network VOD, two other Turner properties have already launched on Cosmote TV on 1st October – news channel – CNN International and classic movies channel – TCM. TCM will be upgraded to a HD feed from January 2019. Boomerang MENA (Middle East and North Africa) is already available as a channel in Greece on pay-TV operator – Nova but not on Cosmote. Cartoon Network exited the Greek market in 2013 after its removal on the Nova platform (but not Boomerang), before 2013, Greece received the ex pan-European feed, Cartoon Network Africa (aka “Cartoon Network HQ” after the website domain as promoted on the channel). In neighboring Greek speaking Cyprus, both Cartoon Network MENA and Boomerang MENA are available.
Commenting on the launch of the Cartoon Network VOD service and the recent addition of CNN and TCM, Cosmote TV Executive Director Dimitris Michalakis said: “We constantly enrich our program through exclusive agreements with top studios and with new channels, some of which are own operated and branding COSMOTE TV channels. TCM is a significant addition, being one of the most historic and emblematic channels for classic cinema and old Hollywood films. We believe that our subscribers will enjoy this new addition along with the leading international news channel CNN International, as well as Cartoon Network on demand.”
Tarek Mounir, Vice President and General Manager of Turner MENA, Turkey, Greece & Cyprus also added: “We are very excited about our new partnership with OTE Group; being part of COSMOTE TV’s offering is a great opportunity to maximize our reach and will further help us to be closer to all our fans in Greece.”