Cartoon Network Africa To Launch Superhero HQ Pop-Up Channel On 15th March

Cartoon Network Africa To Launch Superhero HQ Pop-Up Channel On 15th March

Cartoon Network Africa To Launch Superhero HQ Pop-Up Channel On 15th March

On Friday 15th March, Cartoon Network Africa will be launching a superhero themed pop-up channel called “Superhero HQ” on Multichoice’s DStv satellite television platform (on channel 300). The channel will feature the best animated action content featuring DC Comics’ iconic superheroes including Batman, Superman, the rest of the Justice League, the Young Justice team and the Teen Titans. During evenings, families will get to enjoy a superhero movie including all four Superman movies and all three Spy Kids movies, plus animated movies including The Lego Batman Movie, Batman Gotham Knight and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. In the channel’s name, “HQ” means headquarters, meaning it’s the “Headquarters for Superheroes”. The channel is essentially a temporary version of “Toonami” for DStv subscribers (excluding anime such as Dragon Ball Super but includes a few live-action movies), as Toonami Africa is carried on Cell-C’s Black streaming service.

South African comedian, Comic’s Choice Award and Emmy Award nominee, Mojak Lehoko, will providing a more localised African feel to the channel as well as humour, both on-air and off-air, including superhero themed comedy stand-up videos.

The channel is only a temporarily pop-up channel and will only be available until 31st March, Superhero HQ is exclusive to DStv customers who are subscribed to the following packages: Compact, Premium and Premium Plus.

From the MultiChoice (DStv) Press Release: Cartoon Network Powers New Pop-Up Channel Dedicated to the Greatest Superheroes!

Superhero HQ is an exciting new Pop-Up channel premiering on DStv, super-powered by Cartoon Network. Superhero HQ is where universally appealing superheroes will share their best stories about saving the world and their most action-packed adventures, offering viewers an almighty battle between the best of animated adventures against the unsurpassed action-packed superhero movies for the whole family to enjoy!

Between 15 and 31 March, these much-loved superheroes will set up home on DStv channel 300. During the day, the kids will get to enjoy eight of their favourite animated, caped-hero series like Batman, Superman, Justice League, Green Lantern and Teen Titans. Then, in the evenings, the whole family can settle down to watch some superhero sagas such as the four Superman films, and all three Spy Kids movies. For fans of the legendary animated superhero movies, the ultimate selection has been made including The LEGO® Batman Movie, Batman Gotham Knight, and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis.

But, it’s not only superheroes that will be making their rounds in this domain; they will join forces with acclaimed South African comedian, Comic’s Choice Award and Emmy Award nominee, Mojak Lehoko, who brings some African flavour and lots of laughter to the channel, on and off air. In-between the anticipated superhero programming, Lehoko will present super-comedic stand-up videos where he identifies with the humour found in the superheroes of the channel.

“I like being creative, always trying to do new things, and now being part of Cartoon Network’s Pop-Up channel, with relatable characters, makes me feel like a superhero! This channel is a special treat for the legions of superhero fans young and old delivering thrilling action as well as moments to laugh out loud,” says Lehoko.

Exclusive to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact, Superhero HQ is the exciting channel where your favourite superheroes will gather for the holidays. For the full schedule, as well as the latest information, visit www.DStv.com

List of titles on Superhero HQ Pop-Up channel:

Series:

Batman the Brave and the Bold; Batman the Animated Series; Superman the Animated Series; Green Lantern; Justice League Action; Young Justice; Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans.

TV Movies:

Batman Gotham Knight; Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker; Batman VS Robin; Justice League: Doom; Superman/Batman: Public Enemies; Superman/Batman: Apocalypse; Green Lantern: First Flight; Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite; Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!; Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (22′ Special); Son of Batman; Superman: Unbound; Justice League: Throne of Atlantis; Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League VS. Bizarro League and Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo.

Blockbuster movies:

Superman the Movie; Superman II; Superman III; Superman 4: The Quest for Peace; Superman Returns; Spy Kids; Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.

https://vamers.com/2019/02/22/turner-africa-superherohq-pop-up-channel/

https://ameyawdebrah.com/cartoon-network-powers-new-pop-up-channel-dedicated-to-the-greatest-superheroes/

https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/Entertainment/182538/Cartoon-Network-Powers-New-Pop-Up-Channel-Dedicated-to-the-Greatest-Superheroes!

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/