Boomerang Japan To Launch January 2018
Today (28/11/2017), Turner Japan has announced that they will be launching three brand new channels in the country, including Boomerang, all three channels will launch in 2018 on NTT’s DoCoMo’s dTV Channel OTT streaming platform, NTT DoCoMo is also Japan’s largest mobile network operator. Boomerang is a sister channel of Cartoon Network and airs classic and contemporary animation from Warner Bros. Animation and also other family-friendly shows from smaller independent animation studios. Cartoon Network launched in Japan in 1997 and currently airs some of Boomerang’s shows on its channel including The Looney Tunes Show and The Garfield Show.
Boomerang is also Turner’s second flagship global kids channel and like other international versions of the channel, Boomerang Japan will also air animated classics such as Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes and also the brand new Wacky Races reboot. Turner’s existing portfolio of channels in Japan include Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, TABI Channel and CNN International.
The other two channels that will launch in Japan in January 2018 are MONDO Mah-Jong TV and Tabi Tele. MONDO Mah-Jong TV is a channel dedicated to the popular game – Mah-jong, the channel will also air coverage of the popular Mondo Mah-jong Pro League competition. Tabi Tele is a travel documentary channel and will spotlight tourist destinations in Japan, Europe and Hawaii.
From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner Japan Launches Three New Brands On dTV Channel: Boomerang MONDO Mah-jong TV and Tabi Tele To Debut On NTT DoCoMo Service In 2018
Turner Japan will launch three new channels in January 2018 on dTV Channel, the streaming service from NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
It will be the first time that the Boomerang brand is available in Japan, and marks the introduction of two brand new services: MONDO Mah-jong TV and Tabi Tele. They join Turner’s portfolio of channels already available in Japan, including Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, TABI Channel and CNN International.
Tom Perry, General Manager of Turner Japan, said: “The launch of the three new channels with our partner NTT DOCOMO enables Turner to continue growing audiences in this very important market. Subscribers of dTV Channel will be able to experience a variety of unique local programming, as well as some of the world’s most popular international animation localized for Japanese families.”
Boomerang, Turner’s second flagship global kids channel, will debut with a host of new, premium animated series many with characters that are already household names in Japan. Alongside the likes of Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes, the reboot of the Hanna-Barbera classic Wacky Races is set to make its national premiere on the channel.
MONDO Mah-Jong TV – as its name suggests – will present programming dedicated to the hugely popular game, including the highly-rated Mondo Mah-jong Pro League competition with its celebrity professionals. Tabi Tele’s original local travel and documentary-style content will spotlight popular tourist locations in Japan as well as in Europe and Hawaii.