Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Cartoon Network India And Amazon Prime Video Announces VOD Content Distribution Deal

Turner International India and Amazon Prime Video in India have signed a content distribution deal to add a selection of classic Cartoon Network shows onto the subscription video-on-demand service. Cartoon Network shows that will be added to the service include, Ben 10 (Original series), Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10 Omniverse, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls (Original series), Dexter’s Laboratory, and two shows specifically produced for Indian audiences – Kumbh Karan and Roll No. 21. The shows will be added to the Kids and Family TV section of Amazon Prime Video’s service.

In a joint statement by Amazon India and Cartoon Network India, both said:

“Kids today are consuming and engaging with their favourite content across diverse screens such as computers and mobile screens. This is increasing with the emergence of new OTT platforms and the rise in use of apps for games as an entertainment and learning activity.”

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http://www.indiantelevision.com/iworld/video-on-demand/cartoon-networks-with-amazon-prime-video-170829

In addition to the classic cartoon distribution deal with Amazon Prime Video and the recent revamp of Toonami India as a classic animation channel, Cartoon Network Enterprises in India has released a retro collection which includes a series of branded merchandise such as T-shirts, shoes, mugs, bags, badges, posters, flip-flops, mobile covers and much more. The new merchandise range features character designs from The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and Dexter’s Laboratory.

In regards to new merchandise range, Anand Singh, the Senior Director of Cartoon Network Enterprises India made this statement:

“We are delighted to bring to our fans the nostalgic era of cartoons, with some cool and exclusive Cartoon Network Retro merchandise. These cartoon characters make for great family co-viewing experience and have transcended several generations. Their timelessness is what translates into great demand for them even now. We are sure that not only will the 90’s kids love this collection, but also that the new generation would be excited to own contemporary merchandise that reflects sophisticated storytelling in animation. We’re thrilled to bring the Cartoon Network Retro collection for the Indian fans.”

http://www.exchange4media.com/industrybriefing/cartoon-network-enterprises-launches-cartoon-network-retro-collection_70302.html

Cartoon Network Arabic To Be Available On Yahlive Satellite Service

Cartoon Network Arabic To Be Available On Yahlive Satellite Service

Cartoon Network Arabic To Be Available On Yahlive Satellite Service

Yahlive, a Abu Dhabi based satellite broadcasting company has announced today (02/07/2017) that they will carry Cartoon Network Arabic on the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) beam on its Yahsat 1A satellite. Yahlive already has an existing deal with Turner Broadcasting System Europe to carry CNN International on its satellite service. Yahlive used to carry a short-lived high-definition feed of Cartoon Network Arabic on its satellite service in the Middle East, the HD version of the channel launched in 2012 and has since closed.

http://yahlive.com/content/yahlive-and-turner-broadcasting-systems-launch-cartoon-network-arabic-high-definition

All channels on Yahsat 1A are free-to-air and the new deal will extend coverage of Cartoon Network Arabic to new audiences. Viewers who use the Yahlive service will now get to enjoy episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, the Cartoon Network Studios Arabia animated production – Mansour and many more.

Regarding the deal with Turner, Sami Boustany, Yahlive chief executive officer said

“We are delighted and honoured to further expand our relationship with Turner. Our organisations first joined hands in 2012 and since then we have been working together to bring content people want to see to their television screens. Adding Cartoon Network Arabic to our MENA beam is in line with our vision of becoming the satellite broadcasting platform of choice for both broadcasters and viewers. North Africa region is a key focus for us and we are consistently looking to enhance our bouquet. Currently our viewers can enjoy a diverse mix of channels such as France 24, Abu Dhabi TV, Canal Sport, Face TV, Nay TV and Fashion One 4K on Yahlive. We have also added over 50 TV channels to our offerings this year and we are working closely with regional broadcasters to ensure that our audience have access to their preferred, popular channels”

Tarek Mounir, vice president and general manager of Turner in MENA, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus also added:

“We are glad to extend our partnership with Yahlive to offer international and local quality content to our viewers across the region. This agreement is step forward in strengthening our market presence and we are confident that Yahlive’s demonstrated success and industry knowledge will allow us to reach out and engage with new regional audiences and introduce them to our leading TV channels including Cartoon Network Arabic and CNN International.”

https://menaherald.com/en/business/media-marketing/yahlive-introduces-cartoon-network-arabic-mena-viewers/

Toonami Africa Channel Launched Today

Toonami Africa Channel Launched Today

Toonami Africa Channel Launched Today

Today (01/06/2017), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has launched an African version of the Toonami channel for English-speaking countries on the continent. Turner has partnered with pan-sub-Saharan satellite television provider Kwesé TV to distribute the brand new channel in English speaking Africa (excluding the Republic of South Africa). Toonami is the home of DC Comics superheroes including Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and action animation including Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, the channel has a target age group of children aged between six and twelve years old. The launch of the new channel continues Toonami’s expansion within the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Kwesé TV also added Cartoon Network, Boomerang and CNN International to its TV service after a channel distribution deal with Turner was announced last month. The channel launch also follows the introduction of Toonami France into the Francophone African television market in April last year.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/04/cartoon-network-africa-coming-to-kwese-tv-3rd-may/

From The Kwesé TV Press Release: Kwesé TV to exclusively launch Turner’s new superhero channel across Africa

Africa’s newest and most exciting broadcast network Kwesé TV, has added a brand-new kid channel Toonami to its bouquet from the leading channel provider of wholesome family entertainment Turner. The channel, which is dedicated to superhero cartoons, is a new addition to Turner’s current children’s entertainment offering. Kwesé TV will exclusively launch Toonami to English speaking territories from 1 June, strengthening Kwesé TV’s family viewing programming line-up, while simultaneously boosting Turner’s kids’ entertainment bouquet in these markets.

Toonami, the home of superheroes, targets 6 to 12-year-old children and super-hero fans of all ages with its 24-hour programming line-up, jam-packed with top-rated adventure and action series. The introduction of Toonami reinforces Turner’s portfolio of successful kids’ channels that includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang across the continent, both also available on Kwesé TV.

Available exclusively on Econet Media’s Kwesé TV in English-speaking countries outside South Africa, Toonami is the go-to destination for superhero enthusiasts of all ages.

Family and kids will enjoy uninterrupted hours of high-quality shows, specially packaged for African audiences through Kwesé’s multi-platform offering that includes satellite TV and a mobile app for iOS or Android.

From the first of June, subscribers will dive into the fantastic world of DC Comics’ ‘Batman’, ‘Superman’, ‘The Green Lantern’ and ‘The Justice League’. Other popular children’s superheroes loved by young African audiences, such as ‘Ben 10’ and ‘Thundercats’ have also been added to the schedule. The branded Toonami Movies block will screen a host of feature films that showcase popular superheroes’ heroic acts and deeds.

The launch of Toonami follows a multi-territory agreement which Turner has signed with Econet Media including CNN International – the number one news brand in Africa – and much-loved leading kids’ channels on the continent Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Pierre Branco, Vice President and General Manager of Turner Southern Europe and Africa, says: “We are pleased with the addition of Toonami to the Kwesé bouquet as it further diversifies our robust entertainment experience and programme offering outside of South Africa. With its clear positioning and strong franchising connections, we are convinced that Toonami will build a strong fan base around the most popular superheroes. Turner will meet the growing demand for premium quality superhero content on the continent.”

With the success of Cartoon Network and Boomerang, ranked first and second respectively among kids’ TV brands across Africa, Turner has firmly established its position as the provider of leading kids’ entertainment channels. It is anticipated that the addition of Toonami will further strengthen this position.

“At Kwesé we pride ourselves in offering exclusive and never seen before content for our viewers. The addition of this exciting new channel Toonami to our network brings further diversity, choice and more importantly exclusivity to our premium children’s line-up, building an even more compelling entertainment bouquet for the whole family to enjoy,” shared Econet Media President and Group CEO Joseph Hundah.

For the world’s best documentaries, music shows, movies, sport and more buy a Kwesé decoder online. For a unique business opportunity, apply to become a Kwesé dealer. To enjoy our bouquet of live channels, viewers all over Africa can download the Kwesé App for iOS or Android and register for free.

http://www.c21media.net/kwese-brings-toonami-to-africa/

http://worldscreen.com/tvkids/turners-toonami-to-debut-on-kwese-tv-in-africa/