Some surprising news was released today (26/02/2015), Turner International India has launched their third localised children’s channel in India, the new channel known as Toonami, focuses on animated action-adventure programming, featuring superheroes and anime. At present, other existing feeds are the Toonami pan-Asia feed (available in Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Sri Lanka) and a localised feed in Thailand which launched on 14th January 2015. The other two existing children’s channels owned by Turner in India, are Cartoon Network India and Pogo.
The channel is based upon on the programming block of the same name that was available on Cartoon Network in the United States. The channel will air shows such as Batman, Superman, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Justice League, Inazuma Eleven Go and Dragon Ball Z.
Turner International India MD, Siddharth Jain, made this statement in regards of Toonami India’s launch:
“It is a real proud moment for Turner to bring in a channel like Toonami to our young Indian audiences – we now offer a robust entertainment experience for all ages and interests. A highly successful international brand, it will meet the growing demand for premium quality action-adventure and superhero content.”
Currently, Toonami India is available on the following TV providers:
Siticable (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Madhya Pradesh)
Indusind Media (Incable) (Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata)
7Home Cable (Mumbai)
JPR Cable Network (Mumbai)