Boomerang Now Available In Portugal On Vodafone And Nowo

Boomerang Now Available In Portugal On Vodafone And Nowo

Boomerang Now Available In Portugal On Vodafone And Nowo

Cartoon Network’s sister channel, Boomerang has finally launched in Portugal, a European Portuguese language version of the channel was originally launched in 2015, but for three years, the channel was only available in two ex-Portuguese colonies in Africa – Angola and Mozambique. At present, the channel is only available on cable operator – Nowo and IPTV operator – Vodafone. Portugal used to have the African version of Boomerang along with Cartoon Network Africa up until December 2013, but Boomerang Africa ceased broadcasting in Portugal when Cartoon Network Portugal launched in the country.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2015/04/boomerang-in-portuguese-launched-in-angola-and-mozambique-today/

Boomerang Portugal isn’t that dissimilar to other international versions of the Boomerang TV channel, the channel has programming from Warner Bros. Animation such as Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, along with contemporary animated programming from third-party studios such as Grizzy and the Lemmings and Pat the Dog. The channel’s main demographic is children aged between four and seven years old, but also targets families as a whole.

Regarding Boomerang’s launch in Portugal, Daniel González, General Manager of Turner Spain and Portugal said (translated):

“Boomerang is a very strong kids’ brand that’s very close to children. A place where they find a lot of humor and lots of fun in an environment that parents consider to be very safe. It is one of the emblems of our company and it is a great satisfaction to be able to offer it to Portuguese children”.

Jaime Ondarza, SVP for Turner Southern Europe and Africa also added (translated):

“Boomerang is one of our key brands and is distributed with great success throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Portugal is a market we consider to be very important.”

http://www.meiosepublicidade.pt/2018/04/canal-infantil-boomerang-chega-portugal-atraves-da-vodafone-nowo/

http://www.boomerangtv.pt

Jaime Ondarza Assumes Role As General Manager Of Turner France and Africa, Guillaume Coffin Promoted, Julien Borde Hired As Director Of Channels

Jaime Ondarza Assumes Role As General Manager Of Turner France and Africa, Guillaume Coffin Promoted, Julien Borde Hired As Director Of Channels

Jaime Ondarza Assumes Role As General Manager Of Turner France and Africa, Guillaume Coffin Promoted, Julien Borde Hired As Director Of Channels

Today (30/01/2018), Turner EMEA has announced that Jaime Ondarza, the Senior Vice President of Turner Southern Europe and Africa will keep the responsibility of General Manager for Turner’s operations in France and Africa. He will stay on to oversee all of Turner’s operations in France and other French speaking countries, sub-Saharan Africa and Israel, he has already been in the role temporarily since Pierre Branco left last June to manage Turner UK and Northern Europe. Turner’s HQ for the French and African market is based in Neuilly-Sur-Seine outside of central Paris.

In addition, Guillaume Coffin has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Business Development and will be responsible for the company’s commercial activities in France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel (which includes channel distribution, advertising, programme sales and digital revenues).

Julien Borde, Director of Digital Programming at France Télévisions, has been hired in a newly created position – Director of Channels. In this new role, he will be responsible for all editorial activities of Turner’s children and cinema/series brands (includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, Toonami, TCM and Warner TV) including programming and marketing in the French and African region.

http://www.cbnews.fr/mouvements/turner-met-en-place-une-nouvelle-organisation-regionale-a1040223

http://www.lefilmfrancais.com/television/135611/julien-borde-rejoint-turner

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Winners Shorts To Air On 11th December

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Winners Shorts To Air On 11th December

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Winners Shorts To Air On 11th December

On Monday 11th December 2017, Cartoon Network Africa will be airing new animated shorts based on the four winning entries from Cartoon Network Africa’s Imagination Studios competition. Cartoon Network Imagination Studios is a competition where kids can explore their creativity, by either drawing an original cartoon character, storyboarding a short cartoon or make their own stop-motion animation. For the first time ever, these animated shorts were fully produced in Africa, the new shorts were also shown at the FupiToons Film Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa in October, FupiToons is a brand new festival dedicated to African produced animation.

Dida Bafor aged 8, Katlego Khambule aged 10, Maia Janse aged 11 and Zoё-Jane Mans aged 9 were this year’s Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios competition winners. Dida’s winning drawing – “Adventures of the Talking Pizza” has been transformed into an animated short called “The Great Escape”, which follows the story of two siblings – John and Lizzy who are also pizza slices. Katlego’s creation – The Doodling Duo has been turned into the animated short – “Attack of the Slug Monster”, Maia’s winning creation is entitled “Llama Drama” and Zoë-Jane’s winning entry is Smarter Phones. The winners of this year’s competition were excited to see their creations come to life by the production team and are now looking forward to see their creations on Cartoon Network in December for all their families and friends to see.

To produce the shorts, Cartoon Network has worked with several African companies specialising in animation production, scriptwriting and sound production, including MyChild TV, Mind’s Eye Creative, Punch Money Studios and Audio Militia.

The Creative director at Mind’s Eye Creative – Ryan van Eyk commented on the competition and thinks CN’s Imagination Studios initiative is great for teaching kids about animation:

“The really cool thing about this initiative is getting kids involved in understanding animation production and the whole process of animating their drawings locally has shown them that their imaginations can come to life.”

Jaime Ondarza, senior vice president for Turner Southern Europe & Africa also added:

“We’re excited about showing the winning four animated shorts across Africa on Cartoon Network. We have been extremely impressed by the creativity and collaborative efforts from all our partners in making this possible. It has been amazing to walk this journey with the Imagination Studios winners and see their imaginative entries coming alive right before their eyes.”

Cartoon Network Africa Imagination Studios Shorts Behind The Scenes Preview

http://www.screenafrica.com/page/news/animation/1664545-Cartoon-Network-Africa-brings-wholly-produced-African-shorts-this-festive-season

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/08/cartoon-network-africa-local-talent-to-produce-imagination-studios-shorts/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/cartoon-network-africa-to-premiere-african-made-animated-shorts-at-the-fupitoons-film-festival/