Turner UK And Virgin Media Renew Distribution Deal Also VOD Content
Today (11/11/2016), British and Irish cable television operator Virgin Media have renewed their distribution deal with Turner UK, the deal includes the continued carriage of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International. As part of the deal, Virgin Media Ireland customers will now receive Cartoon Network HD, alongside the existing standard definition channel. Virgin Media UK customers will continue to receive HD versions of Cartoon Network and TCM. No news has been announced regarding Boomerang HD on Virgin Media’s cable television service yet.
As part of the deal, Turner’s children’s channels will also provide content for a 30 days catchup VOD (Video On-Demand) service as well as on-demand boxsets of Cartoon Network’s, Boomerang’s and Cartoonito’s most popular shows including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, Scooby Doo, Mr Bean: The Animated Series, The Tom and Jerry Show and Fireman Sam.
Virgin Media’s parent company – Liberty Global is one of Turner’s largest channel distribution partners in Europe which also has cable television services in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Eastern Europe.
David Bouchier, Virgin Media’s chief Digital Entertainment officer made this statement in regards to the renewed and expanded deal with Turner:
“Our new deal with Turner means our customers will be able to access a wealth of on-demand programmes, as well as continuing to enjoy some of the very best TV from channels as diverse as Cartoon Network, TCM and CNN International. We are committed to giving our customers the very best TV to watch, when and how they want, and it’s fantastic to work with partners who think in the same way.”
Ian McDonough, senior vice president and managing director for Turner UK and Northern Europe added:
“We’re very excited about strengthening our much valued partnership with Virgin Media built around our premium kids and entertainment brands. At Turner we are committed to delivering the best curated branded experiences to our audiences, wherever they are. We look forward to working closely with Virgin Media to deliver entertaining channels and on-demand content that captures the growing appetite of our audiences for many years to come.”
As the distribution deal with Virgin Media has been renewed, new Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK promos will continue to be uploaded onto the RegularCapital YouTube channel.