Cartoon Network Africa HD To Launch On DStv 18th December

Cartoon Network Africa HD To Launch On DStv 18th Decemberr

Cartoon Network Africa HD To Launch On DStv 18th December

DStv satellite television subscribers and Cartoon Network fans in sub-Saharan Africa will be getting an early Christmas present because a high definition version of Cartoon Network Africa (channel 301) will launch on Tuesday 18th December, the previously announced high definition version of TNT Africa (channel 137) will also launch on the same day.

DStv officially confirmed the news on Twitter today. Viewers will get to enjoy Cartoon Network Africa’s newest show – Summer Camp Island in High Definition. The launch of Cartoon Network HD is the latest development of Turner’s recent expansion in Africa, which has followed the launch of Boing and Toonami on the continent.

https://www.cartoonnetworkhq.com/

https://www.dstv.com/

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/

Cartoon Network Africa Celebrates Girls’ Achievements With The Powerpuff Girls Awards

Cartoon Network Africa Celebrates Girls' Achievements With The Powerpuff Girls Awards

Cartoon Network Africa Celebrates Girls’ Achievements With The Powerpuff Girls Awards

Cartoon Network Africa is teaming up with charity organisation – Save The Children to launch The Powerpuff Girls Awards, which aims to empower, inspire and celebrate the achievements of young girls from all across Africa. The Powerpuff Girls Awards are aimed at girls aged between 4 and 14 and will recognise those with “superhero skills” – those who have great ideas that can change and help the world.

The awards are split into three different categories and each category is represented by the inner power and special ability of a Powerpuff Girl – Blossom, Bubbles or Buttercup. Categories include Science and Tech Inventor, Social Helper and Artistic Creator categories. To promote the awards Cartoon Network and Save the Children will be visiting schools across South Africa and Kenya.

The Buttercup Award celebrates excellence in science and technology and will be awarded to a young girl who has produced an invention or a groundbreaking idea. The Bubbles Award will be awarded to a girl who produces an imaginative and creative art piece that represents girl power. The Blossom Award will be given to an awards entrant that is intelligent, is always positive and has a strong moral compass, the entrant must of already made a remarkable difference for the greater good, is an inspiration to others and wants to develop their ideas further.

The Powerpuff Girls Awards will be accepting entries from Wednesday 15th August until Monday 15th October, rules for each category and general entry terms and conditions can be found on DStv’s website (http://www.dstv.com/ppgawards). The winners will be announced at the end of October and will receive their award at the the PPG Awards Ceremony which will be held Johannesburg in November. Each winner from the three categories will receive $1,500 which will be used to bring their scientific, artistic or socially revolutionary ideas to life with the help of a dedicated mentor. One of the mentors will be singer-songwriter Toya Delazy, known as the voice of Bliss in The Powerpuff Girls in English speaking Africa, Toya will be the awards’ Artistic Creator mentor.

Gugu Ndebele, CEO of Save the Children South Africa made this statement in regards to The Powerpuff Girls Awards:

“Save the Children is a child rights organisation which aims to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats its children. As the African arm of this organisation, we are proud and honoured to partner with Cartoon Network on this event. We cannot think of a better way to inspire change than to partner with an organisation that celebrates young girls and their achievements. We look forward to engaging with the young girls who rock for Africa.”

https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2018080253013/cartoon-network-awards-aim-to-empower-young-girls-in-africa.html