Cartoon Network News In Brief Late February 2017
Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe 2017 Upfront
Tatiana Kalita, General Director of Turner Broadcasting System in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and the CIS, has announced that Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe will broadcast over 180 hours of original content this year, this includes the brand new Cartoon Network original series – Mighty Magiswords which will premiere next month. Cartoon Network will also plan to air the brand new Unikitty animated series, which features the infamous character of the same name from The Lego Movie. Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Dreamworks: Dragons, The Amazing World of Gumball, Regular Show, Nexo Knights and Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu are all listed as returning shows in 2017. Cartoon Network HD is now available for carriage with pay-tv operators in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Ukraine markets.
Boomerang Central Eastern Europe (broadcasts to a majority of Eastern Europe, Netherlands and Russia) will continue to air new episodes of The Tom and Jerry Show, Be Cool Scooby-Doo, Oddbods, The Happos Family, My Knight and Me and Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood. New upcoming animated shows from Warner Bros. Animation that will air on Boomerang include Dorothy of Oz, based on the classic movie – The Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races, a remake of the madcap Hanna-Barbera classic. New third-party acquisitions from other animation studios include Coconut The Little Dragon and Pat The Dog.
Cartoon Network Latin America President Barry Koch To Leave In March
Latin American animation news website – ANMTV and Spanish language media news website TodoTVNews has reported that Barry Koch, the Senior Vice President of Cartoon Network Latin America will leave Turner in March. The president of Turner International – Gerhard Zeiler announced the news. Mr Koch has played a major role of developing Turner’s Latin American kids channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast). Under his leadership, Cartoon Network was the most watched pay-tv children’s channel in the region for three years running. In terms of digital entertainment, Cartoon Network’s websites are among the most popular kids websites in the region.
The news follows the appointment of Whit Richardson as the new president of Turner Latin America last Monday (13/02/2017). Gretchen Colón (Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales), Alex Gonzalez (Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Digital Media) and Rick Perez (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Movies & Series) will also leave Turner. Gretchen Colón and Alex Gonzalez will leave in May and Rick Perez will leave at the end of March.