Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Overview

Cartoon Network MIPJunior 25th Anniversary

Cartoon Network At MIPJunior 2017 Overview

This weekend (14/10/2017 – 15/10/2017) was this year’s MIPJunior convention in Cannes, France. MIPJunior is an annual gathering of the international children’s media industry of which Cartoon Network also participates in. Here’s an overview of the events at the convention over the weekend.

More info about MIPJunior 2017 via the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-at-mipjunior-2017-schedule/

Pre-MIPJunior news, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific greenlights Monster Beach animated series, follow the link below for more information:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-asia-pacific-greenlights-monster-beach-tv-series/

The weekend’s events started off with a panel and awards ceremony called “View From The Top: World Screen Kids Trendsetter Awards”, which was a gathering of four programming experts from around the world discussing acquisition trends and how to spot the next big kids show and how to offer multiplatform content to a younger audience. Attending the panel was Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy for Turner and her predecessor, Michael Carrington – Former Chief Content Officer for Cartoon Network EMEA (now in-charge of kids content for ABC in Australia).

During the panel, Patricia Hidalgo mentioned that only animation content is universally accepted as a cross-border form of children’s entertainment and live-action show won’t appeal to audiences in countries like India or China. Michael Carrington mentioned that high-quality show imports drives standards and expectations for locally produced content, he also mentioned that there’s been a viewing shift towards video-on-demand services and binge-watching also applies to children as much as adults.

Later on Saturday there was a special celebratory event for Cartoon Network’s 25th Anniversary with Rob Sorcher – Chief Content Officer of Cartoon Network and Michael Ouweleen – Chief Marketing Officer of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. Both Rob and Michael talked about the channel’s past, present and future. Cartoon Network is aware about the decline of linear television. Linear TV ratings isn’t much of concern, as the channel has incorporated a TV anywhere multi-screen strategy, which means viewers can enjoy their cartoons “anywhere and everywhere” and watch what they want when they want. Cartoon Network is also investing in VR (Virtual Reality) as a form of story-telling, but the technology has yet to be used properly to offer a full and proper entertainment experience on a consistent basis. Turner has opened a VR Lab in London supported by Google and Oculus (owned by Facebook) and is currently attempting to make Cartoon Network’s creative teams adapt to the new technology. Cartoon Network EMEA has already released an Adventure Time “I See Ooo” VR app for mobile devices which features a set of minigames.

Earlier today (15th October), there was a Content Strategy informal chat session with the vice president of content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network – Adina Pitt. This session was to put forward Cartoon Network’s expectations for a show acquisition or co-production deal, for instance the time-frame of when a show is ready to broadcast, which currently has a 18-month to two year time window. Also, other matters will be put into consideration during a deal, such as the potential of the show and how and will it appeal to audiences in other countries. Although, the industry has changed and the way the viewer watches content has also changed, the quality of the content will always be the same.

Later on today, Lesley Bailey – the Vice President of Channel Marketing & Brand Management for Turner EMEA Kids took part in a session called “Preparing Kids For Social Media Teenhood”, which was a discussion about social media, more specifically online bullying and the spread of false information, this session was about the transition from childhood into adolescence and helping kids be aware about the dangers of social media before they get older. During this session, Cartoon Network talked about its anti-bullying Buddy Network campaign which has spread across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region after successful launches in the United States and Latin America.

http://www.mipjunior.com

Cartoon Network At The Children’s Media Conference 2017

Cartoon Network At The Children's Media Conference 2017

Cartoon Network At The Children’s Media Conference 2017

Today (04/07/2017) was the first day of the 2017 Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK, an annual conference where the British children’s media industry congregate, all forms of media can include film, TV, radio, interactive media, games, licensing, toys and book and magazine publishing are represented at the conference. This year’s conference is being held between Tuesday 4th July and Thursday 6th July. The conference is an opportunity for creatives and business leaders to discuss the current state of the industry, promote their content, introduce new shows and products and to exchange new ideas. As with previous years, Turner UK is at the conference again and are sponsoring the event using their Cartoon Network and Boomerang television channel brands. This year, all (with exception of one) sessions featuring representatives from Turner (UK and the greater EMEA area) will run tomorrow (Wednesday 5th July).

Turner’s main event at Children’s Media Conference 2017 is the “Meet the Commissioners: Channels” event, this is when content commissioners from three of the main children’s television channel broadcasters in the United Kingdom this includes, Turner (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito), Viacom (Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr and Nick Jr Too) and Disney (Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD) will discuss their past success stories and talk about what’s in the content pipeline (in Cartoon Network’s case – new cartoons) all in one single session. Joining along this year is 21st Century Fox, who owns and operates the Baby TV channel. During this event, Turner will be represented by Cecilia Persson (Vice President, Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA, Acquisitions and Co-Production International, Kids) and Zia Bales (Senior Acquisitions Manager Kids’ Channels EMEA). The “Meet the Commissioners: Channels” event will be on Wednesday 5th July, between 11am and 12.30pm.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/meet-commissioners-channels/

Zia Bales and Helen Charalambous (Programming Manager Kids’ Channels UK) will be taking part in the “Speed Meetings – Commissioners: Channels” session after the “Meet the Commissioners: Channels” event on Wednesday 5th July 2017 running from 12.45pm to 1.45pm.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/speed-meetings-commissioners-channels/

Marc Goodchild (Head of Digital Strategy & Product EMEA) will be at two sessions on Wednesday 5th July – “Can We Fix It?” (11am to 12.15pm) which is about ideas on how to make the internet a more child friendly place and “The Ethics of VR – Inside a Child’s Virtual World” (12.45pm to 1.45pm), which talks about the use of virtual reality technology as a form of entertainment for children and whether its suitable and ethical, an example of an VR app from Cartoon Network is the Adventure Time – I See Ooo mobile game.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/can-we-fix-it/

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/virtually-need-talk-vr/

Johanne Broadfield (VP, Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA) will be at two sessions and will be representing the product licensing side of Cartoon Network’s business, she will be attending the “Is your IP Ready for Licensing?” session, which talks about the use of intellectual property and how to use product licensing such as toys and clothing as an extra revenue stream. “Is your IP Ready for Licensing?” session will take place on Wednesday 5th July between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. Later at 5pm to 6pm there will be a “Speed Meetings – Commissioners: VOD and Licensing” session with Johanne Broadfield attending.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/ip-ready-licensing/

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/speed-meetings-commissioners-vod-licensing/

Ranja Mohyieldin (Senior Research Manager, Data & Consumer Insights EMEA) will be at the “Deciphering the Data Puzzle” session on Wednesday 5th July from 5.10pm to 6pm, the purpose of this session to find out how children media companies can use data to better understand their audiences.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/deciphering-data-puzzle/

Finally, on Thursday 6th July is the “Engineering Change” session with Lesley Bailey (VP, Channel Marketing & Brand Management, Kids EMEA) at 2.10pm to 3.10pm, this is session is about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and how it can be incorporated into TV shows (The Powerpuff Girls is used as an example) to encourage more girls to consider a career in these subjects.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/engineering-change/

Cartoon Network 2016 Year In Review

Cartoon Network 2016 Year In Review

Cartoon Network 2016 Year In Review

During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.

January

1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.

4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.

6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.

7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.

14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.

14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.

25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.

25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.

29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.

All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/01/

February

1st February: Lego Nexo Knights premieres on Cartoon Network UK.

3rd February: The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go!, Ninjago, Steven Universe Nominated For Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

3rd February: Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To President Barack Obama’s STEM Initiative.

4th February: OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo Mobile Game Released

6th February: NBA And Cartoon Network USA Team Up For Annual NBA All-Star Jam, with a brand new Basketball themed episodes of We Bare Bears and Teen Titans Go!

6th February: Bunnicula premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

11th February: Toonami France Launched.

15th February: Cartoon Network USA released intro to the new Powerpuff Girls series, animated by Golden Wolf based in London, UK.

22nd February: Cartoon Network feeds across EMEA acquire Yo-Kai Watch broadcasting rights.

24th February: DC Super Hero Girls Special Announced.

All of February 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/02/

March

1st March: Cartoon Network UK continues partnership with Dr. Martens for Adventure Time themed boots.

2nd March: Adult Swim Canada VOD Service announced.

5th March: Zona Cartoon Network Programming Block launched on Chilevision in Chile.

7th March: Boing Italy rebrands, rebrand later rolls out to Boing Spain, France and Africa.

10th March: The Amazing World of Gumball wins two British Animation Awards.

12th March: Adventure Time: Stakes UK Premiere at BAFTA Piccadilly, London.

14th March: Adventure Time: Stakes Premieres on Cartoon Network UK.

14th March: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

31st March: The Powerpuff Girls Flipped Out Mobile Game released.

31st March: Sky UK launches Sky Kids app, also includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito shows.

All of March 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/03/

April

2nd April: Cartoon Network Nordic rebrands to Check It 4.0, becoming the first European feed to do so.

3rd April: Boomerang shows now available on POPS Kids VOD service in Vietnam.

4th April: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 reboot premieres on Cartoon Network USA.

6th April: Adult Swim UK Launches #wrongbutright campaign.

8th April: Tarek Mounir Promoted to Vice President Of Turner Turkey And Middle East.

9th April: The Powerpuff Girls 2016 series premiered in Japan.

14th April: Turner UK and Sky UK signed exclusive boxsets VOD deal.

23rd April: Boomerang Turkey launches.

23rd April: Yo-Kai Watch premiered on Cartoon Network UK.

26th April: Cartoon Network Zone at IMG Worlds of Adventure Info Officially released.

28th April: Agent Gumball mobile game released.

28th April: Cartoon Network South Korea expands distribution with Pooq deal.

29th April: Scooby-Doo announced as UK’s All Time Favourite Kids TV Show.

All of April 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/04/

May

2nd May: Bunnicula premieres on Boomerang UK.

2nd May: Cartoon Network USA releases Bottom’s Butte and Apple and Onion pilots.

3rd May: Cecilia Persson Appointed Cartoon Network EMEA Head Of Programming.

5th May: Media Alliance completes deal to buy Turner Russia assets.

9th May: Peanuts animated shorts premieres 9th May on Boomerang USA.

11th May: Cartoon Network Hindi (Middle East and North Africa) launches.

12th May: Steven Universe: In Too Deep story arc premieres on Cartoon Network USA.

12th May: Adult Swim USA announces programming slate.

15th May: Cartoon Network Turkey’s first-ever original animated series – Kral Şakir premieres.

21st May: DC Superhero Girls: Super Hero High Premieres 21st May on Boomerang UK.

27th May – 29th May: MCM Comic-Con London.

30th May: Cartoon Network USA re-brands to Dimensional graphics package, developed by Bent Design Lab.

30th May: Sky Kids Café temporarily opens in London to promote Sky Kids VOD app, features Scooby-Doo Haunted House.

30th May: Adventure Time: Bad Jubies premieres on Cartoon Network UK.

Late May: Powerpuff Girls drones fly around Dubai.

All of May 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/05/

June

9th June – Computer coding themed episode of The Powerpuff Girls – “Viral Spiral” premieres.

11th June – 10th July: Adventure Time: An Ooo Experience Interactive Game UK Tour.

13th June – 16th June: Annecy Animation Festival, work-in-progress sneak peek for new Samurai Jack series.

13th June: Cartoon Network USA announced Mighty Magiswords To Become A Full Length Linear Series

14th June: Cartoon Network USA starts McDonald’s Happy Meal The Powerpuff Girls campaign.

15th June: Toon Cup 2016 online game launched across Cartoon Network websites across the EMEA area.

16th June: Corus Entertainment gets extended licence rights over Cartoon Network Canada.

19th June: Cartoon Network Shop launched Cartoon Network Collective.

20th June: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Animated Series announced, to premiere on Cartoon Network USA in 2017.

21st June: Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK added to Sky’s NOW TV streaming service.

21st June: Adventure Time Lego Figure Sets announced.

22nd June: The Amazing World of Gumball Season Six Announced.

23rd June: Teen Titans Go!: Teeny Titans Mobile Game released.

30th June: Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls crossover special airs on Cartoon Network USA.

All of June 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/06/

July

1st July: Cartoon Network MENA (English and Arabic) and Boomerang MENA (English and Arabic) launched, both feeds are in HD.

5th July – 7th July: Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK.

9th to 11th July: Cartoon Network’s First Ever Animation Jam, animation students from around the United States worked on a series of 15 second shorts, including OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

12th July: Dreamworks: Kung Fu Panda 3 summer sponsorship on Cartoon Network UK begins, campaign features the band – The Vamps.

14th July: Cartoon Network and Adult Swim 2016 Emmy Nominations announced.

18th July: Steven Universe: Summer of Adventures Episode Bomb started.

19th July: The Powerpuff Girls (2016) renewed for a second season.

20th July: Adventure Time: Card Wars Kingdom Mobile Game released.

21st July – 23rd July: San Diego Comic-Con 2016, world premiere sneak peek for new Ben 10 series and Mighty Magiswords.

22nd July: Cartoon Network UK rebranded to Check It 4.0.

25th July: Cartoon Network France rebranded to Check It 4.0.

All of July 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/07/

August

3rd August: Turner USA announced Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang will be distributed on Hulu’s new live TV streaming service which will launch in 2017.

Mid August: Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK announced Awesome Autumn programming lineup.

18th August – 21st August: Scooby-Doo Live: Musical Mysteries musical performance in London, UK.

31st August: IMG Worlds Of Adventure opened in Dubai, featuring Cartoon Network rides and attractions.

All of August 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/08/

September

1st September: Cartoon Network Germany and Cartoon Network Poland rebranded to Check It 4.0.

6th September: Steven Universe: The Answer book released.

7th September: Ben Bocquelet announces the end of The Amazing World of Gumball after Season 6, with a possibility for the show to continue without him.

8th September: First short-form animated series from Cartoon Network Mexico announced – Villainous.

10th September: New Saturdays Programming Block begins on Boomerang UK.

10th September: Talking Tom and Friends premieres on Boomerang UK.

11th September: Cartoon Network USA’s video on-demand app wins Creative Arts Emmy.

13th September: Cartoon Network Enterprises won two awards at Licensing Awards 2016 for Adventure Time Dr. Martens boots.

17th September: Cartoon Network programming block launched on TransTV in Indonesia.

19th September: The Powerpuff Girls “Powfactor” International campaign launched.

21st September: Cracké announced to premiere on Boomerang feeds across Europe.

23rd September: FOX and Cartoon Network announced Adventure Time themed “Couch Gag” for an episode of The Simpsons.

27th September: Once Upon An Ooo interactive Adventure Time story website wins People’s Lovie Award.

29th September: Mighty Magiswords premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

29th September: Adventure Time VR Game “I See Ooo” launches in the UK.

29th September: Cartoon Network announced that Adventure Time will end in 2018.

29th September: Cartoonito UK launched YouTube channel (see October’s posts).

All of September 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/09/

October

1st October – 2nd October: Ben 10 Hero Experience at intu Trafford Centre near Manchester, UK.

3rd October: Cartoon Network USA continues Stop Bullying: Speak Up anti-bullying campaign.

7th October – 8th October: New York Comic-Con, final Regular Show panel.

7th October: Cartoon Network Africa and Animation SA Partner At DISCOP Johannesburg.

8th October: Ben 10 premiered on Cartoon Network UK.

10th October: Grizzy and the Lemmings premiered on Boomerang UK.

10th October: Dragon Ball Super announced to air on Toonami France, Boing Spain And Cartoon Network Africa in 2017.

11th October – 13th October: Cartoon Network Enterprises EMEA attends Brand Licencing Europe 2016 in London, UK.

15th October – 16th October: Cartoon Network EMEA attended MIPJunior in Cannes, France.

17th October: Oggy and The Cockroaches Season 6 and Season 7 broadcasting rights acquired by Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.

18th October: Turner UK buys Thomas and Friends broadcasting rights, announces the show will air on Cartoonito UK from 2017.

19th October: Cartoon Network Studios launched new website.

21st October – 23rd October: Cartoon Network attends Paris Comic Con 2016.

23rd October: Cartoon Network’s ultimate parent company – Time Warner agrees takeover deal by AT&T for $85.4 billion, pending regulatory decision.

24th October: Terror In Doomsville one-off animated special premiered on Cartoon Network Latin America.

25th October: We Bare Bears renewed for a third season.

28th October – 30th October: Cartoon Network attended MCM Comic Con in London.

28th October – 1st November: Cartoon Network Italy attended 2016 Lucca Comics And Games Festival.

All of October 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/10/

November

1st November: Cartoon Network UK started The Amazing Month of Gumball programming event.

1st November: My Knight and Me premiered on Boomerang UK.

1st November: Cartoon Network USA released Victor and Valentino pilot episode/minisode.

2nd November: Cartoon Network USA released Infinity Train pilot episode/minisode.

4th November: Cartoon Network UK won two PromaxBDA UK awards.

5th November: Boomerang EMEA’s first ever original animated series – The Happos Family premiered on Boomerang UK.

7th November: Sesame Street premiered on Cartoonito UK.

7th November: Teen Titans Go! and The Powerpuff Girls crossover special premiered on Cartoon Network UK.

8th November: Cartoon Network Battle Crashers game released.

9th November: Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific releases Lasso and Comet pilot.

10th November: Mighty Magiswords MagiMobile mobile app released in the United States.

12th November: Adventure Time themed temporary channel launched in Italy, temporarily replacing Cartoon Network + 1 timeshift channel.

14th November: Boomerang launched in Taiwan.

14th November: Clarence: Capture The Flag half-hour special premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

14th November: Cartoon Network UK partnered with triathlete Olympic medal winning Brownlee Brothers for Cartoon Network Buddy Network anti-bullying campaign.

16th November: Cartoon Network updated Powerpuff Yourself character generator now with Powfactor personality questions.

17th November: Steven Universe “Gem Harvest” special premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

18th November: Cartoon Network USA opened Powfactor pop-up shop for one weekend only in New York.

19th November: Cartoonito UK launched Twitter account.

20th November: Cartoon Network won three Children’s BAFTA awards.

26th November: World Premiere of Justice League Action aired on Cartoon Network UK.

28th November: Dragon Ball Super announced to premiere 21st January 2017 on Toonami Asia.

28th November: Cartoon Network nominated for four Annie Awards.

28th November: Cartoon Network Italy HD launched.

All of November 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/11/

December

5th December: Mince Pie Mondays started again for another Christmas on Cartoon Network UK.

6th December: Cartoon Network announced Cartoon Network Zone at IMG Worlds of Legends theme park in Dubai, due to open in 2019.

6th December: Cartoon Network nominated for three 2017 Kidscreen Awards.

6th December: Cartoon Network USA announced Science STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Team.

8th December: Dragon Ball Super announced to premiere 7th January 2017 on Toonami USA (part of Adult Swim).

8th December: Cartoon Network USA released Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs The Series sneak peek.

12th December: Cartoon Network USA’s Curtis Lelash And Tramm Wigzell promoted to Senior VP of Original Series.

12th December: Adventure Time: Islands intro released.

16th December: Justice League Action premiered on Cartoon Network USA.

Mid December: Cartoon Network Russia And Southeastern Europe HD launched.

19th December – 25th December: Cartoon Network USA released minisodes of Get ‘Em Tommy and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

All of December 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/12/