Adult Swim To Launch On Viafree In Scandinavia On 1st August

Adult Swim To Launch On Viafree In Scandinavia On 1st August

Adult Swim To Launch On Viafree In Scandinavia On 1st August

Adult Swim To Launch On Viafree In Scandinavia On 1st August

Today (21st June), NENT (Nordic Entertainment) Group and Turner has announced that the Turner’s young-adult entertainment brand – Adult Swim will be launching on Viafree this summer. The content will consist of animation and action-comedy series for young adults and will be available on the free online streaming service from Wednesday 1st August. The new Adult Swim branded section will be available on the Viafree platform in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, with hundreds of episodes already at launch and new episodes added every month and will be subtitles in local languages. Programming includes Adult’s Swim’s most popular and infamous animated series, such as the multiple Emmy-award winning Robot Chicken and newer shows including Hot Streets and The Jellies, along with the manic and bizarre chat show – The Eric Andre Show and also the very dark but cute Mr. Pickles. The critically-acclaimed Samurai Jack will also be added to the new Adult Swim section on Viafree.

Turner hopes to expand and further establish its young adult entertainment brand in markets outside the United States. In the United States, Adult Swim is the number one basic cable channel for people aged between 18-34 and also the wider age group 18-49, the programming block which is a part of Cartoon Network but treated separately for demographic, editorial and viewing rating reasons is available in 94 million homes in the United States, with access to Adult Swim’s content though its digital services, including the Adult Swim website and the app.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner’s Adult Swim brand launches on NENT Group’s Viafree

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Turner announced today that the Turner-owned Adult Swim brand will be launching on Viafree this summer. The content, consisting of animated and live-action comedy series for young adults, will be available on Viafree from August 1.

The Adult Swim branded section will be available on Viafree in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland with hundreds of episodes already at launch, and new content added every month. The content will be subtitled into local languages.

‘The partnership with Turner and Adult Swim is a great match with Viafree and our growth strategy in AVOD for Nordic Entertainment Group. We aim to grow and expand our offering by building genre specific verticals with top quality content, and we are very excited to have a great partner in Turner and Adult Swim’s strong selection of comedy series to achieve that goal’, said Alexander Bastin, SVP and Head of Viaplay & Viafree at Nordic Entertainment Group.

The comprehensive line up of programming will include the latest seasons of Adult Swim’s current line-up, from the multi-Emmy award-winning Robot Chicken, to the star-studded The Eric Andre Show and Mr Pickles, featuring the voice talent Brooke Shields. It will also include some of Adult Swim’s best loved shows from its rich archive, such as cult hit Samurai Jack and brand-new titles Hot Streets and Jellies. All shows will be available on Viafree from August 1st.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with NENT Group, to bring the Adult Swim brand to the Viafree platform as we continue to look to capitalize on the huge success of the brand in the U.S and build its presence in new markets. Adult Swim is a unique comedy brand with powerful millennial appeal offering content that is edgy, distinctive and visually powerful and we look forward to bringing our content to existing and new fans”, said Pierre Branco, Senior Vice President, Turner Northern Europe.

In the US, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and seen in 94 million U.S. homes alongside a growing digital footprint across multiple touchpoints.

About Nordic Entertainment Group

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create exciting content for media companies around the world. We make life more entertaining by enabling the best and broadest experiences – from live sports, movies and series to music and original shows. Headquartered in Stockholm, NENT Group is part of Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ), a leading international digital entertainment group listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’). NENT Group is proposed to be listed separately on Nasdaq Stockholm during the second half of 2018.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner%E2%80%99s-adult-swim-brand-launches-nent-group%E2%80%99s-viafree

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Alex Trippas Promoted To Director Of Networks And Content Sales At Turner Australia

Alex Trippas Promoted To Director Of Networks And Content Sales At Turner Australia

Alex Trippas Promoted To Director Of Networks And Content Sales At Turner Australia

Alex Trippas Promoted To Director Of Networks And Content Sales At Turner Australia

Turner Australia has promoted Alex Trippas to Director of Networks and Content Sales in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, she has been promoted from her previous role as Associate Director in the same department. In her new role, she will responsible for distribution of content, this includes distribution of television programming from Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, truTV, TNT and TBS and also broadcast and digital syndication in the Asia-Pacific region.

Distribution rights to popular Cartoon Network animated shows such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls can be sold to third-party broadcasters and SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand) streaming services. For young adults, Turner’s Adult Swim library has hit comedies available for distribution, including Robot Chicken, Mr Pickles and the recently revived animated action show – Samurai Jack.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Alex Trippas Upped At Turner Australia: Mandate to grow Turner’s original content syndication across linear and non-linear platforms

Turner Australia has announced the promotion of Alex Trippas as Turner’s Director of Networks & Content Sales in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific.

In her Sydney-based role, she is tasked to grow distribution with content created by Turner’s core global networks including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TNT and TBS.

As part of a broader, Asia-Pacific remit, Ms Trippas is also responsible for driving the syndication business across broadcast and digital platforms in the region.

Robi Stanton, General Manager of Turner in the region, said,

“Under Alex’s management, we’ve been able to secure some impressive distribution deals across both linear and non-linear platforms. With Turner ramping up its original content production, Alex will be a vital part of the global syndication team and her promotion reflects the confidence we have in her.”

Key Turner shows that feature on Turner’s syndication slate for 2017 include TNT’s upcoming edgy Shakespearean drama Will and its new series of Good Behavior starring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery. From TBS is Search Party, a dark comedy about four self-absorbed 20-somethings. And from truTV comes I’m Sorry, a scripted comedy starring writer and stand-up comedian Andrea Savage, whose character comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.

In the kids’ space, Cartoon Network’s strong line-up of animation include new content for: Adventure Time, Regular Show, Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls. For an older demographic, Turner’s Adult Swim portfolio boasts hit comedies: Samurai Jack, Robot Chicken and Mr Pickles.

Turner’s original content from its Japanese networks – TABI Channel and Mondo TV – is also part of the regional portfolio, including hundreds of hours of travel and men’s lifestyle series. The dramas Saimdang and Goblin represent two of the high-profile Korean shows that Turner has recently syndicated regionally.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/alex-trippas-upped-turner-australia

Adult Swim UK’s New Website

Adult Swim UK's New Website

Adult Swim UK’s New Website

Adult Swim UK has relaunched their website, at the moment it’s somewhat limited but it has a very good purpose as it lists the schedules for the Adult Swim on FOX and TruTV. The website has links to Adult Swim UK’s social media pages and a featured video. For a limited time only, Adult Swim takes over TruTV on Friday nights from 11pm, at present Adult Swim on TruTV is airing episodes from season two of Rick and Morty, season seven episodes of Robot Chicken, season two episodes of The Eric Andre Show, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season eight episodes of Squidbillies. TruTV is avaliable on Freeview channel 68, Sky channel 198, Freesat channel 154 and Virgin Media channel 212.

The Adult Swim block is currently airing a new show – Dream Corp LLC, season three episodes of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season four episodes of The Eric Andre Show. FOX is the permanent home for Adult Swim in the UK, FOX is a pay-tv channel but FOX airs new episodes either a few weeks or a couple of months after their premiere in the United States, FOX is also available in high definition. Adult Swim on FOX airs on Thursdays from midnight (technically Friday morning) on Sky channel 124, Virgin Media channel 157 and TalkTalk TV channel 422.

Adult Swim on TruTV has its very own presentation and is treated separately from the rest of the channel, the block has unique next/now bumpers, video clip bumpers and promos.

Continuity of Adult Swim on TruTV (Recorded 18th November 2016):

The content on Adult Swim is not appropriate for children and airs way past the 9pm watershed on FOX and TruTV (both general entertainment channels). Unlike the United States, the UK doesn’t have an age rating system and channels aimed for children can’t air adult content; for these reasons Adult Swim UK does not air on Cartoon Network.

http://www.adultswim.co.uk/