Cartoon Network EMEA Gets Ben 10 Broadcasting Licence

Cartoon Network EMEA Gets Ben 10 Broadcasting Licence

Cartoon Network EMEA Gets Ben 10 Broadcasting Licence

According to Ofcom’s May 2018 broadcast licence update, Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has reused and renamed one of their existing broadcasting licenses (Adult Swim) for what could be a Ben 10 themed television channel or interactive service. Ofcom (Office of Communications) is the broadcasting and telecoms regulator for the United Kingdom, the British equivalent to the United States’ FCC or France’s CSA, to legally broadcast from the UK, a licence must be obtained from Ofcom.

Although, the Ben 10 channel/service has a UK licence, its not clear what country the new channel/service is intended for, as a significant chunk of Turner’s channels in the EMEA region broadcast from the UK. It’s likely that the licence maybe used for a thematic pop-up channel which seems to be common these days, for example Nick Jr. Peppa in the UK, or for a Cartoon Network example from Italy – Lo Straordinario Canale di Gumball (The Amazing Channel Of Gumball). It would be interesting to see a channel filled with nothing but alien adventures with Ben 10.

http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/tv/cs/tlcs001532ba2ben10.htm

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/tv-broadcast-licences/updates

https://mediaboyblog.blogspot.com/2018/06/ofcom-news-update.html

Future Plans For Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe In Czech Republic And Slovakia

Future Plans For Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe In Czech Republic And Slovakia

Future Plans For Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe In Czech Republic And Slovakia

According to Czech media news website rozhlas.cz, Turner Broadcasting System Europe has released some information about the future of the new Czech language soundtrack on Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe and HD feed and progress made since launch on 20th September 2017. Turner has been planning to fully launch Cartoon Network in the Czech Republic and Slovakia markets five years ago (a year before the launch in Portugal, which was the last time a new Cartoon Network feed was launched in Europe) and has been actively working on the launch over the last 12 months. During the five years, the Czech and Slovak markets were closely monitored by Turner to find a suitable time for a full launch (rival children’s networks Nickelodeon and Disney Channel already provide a Czech audio service).

Now it has been less than two months after the launch of the Czech audio track on Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe, most of the programming on the channel is now available in the Czech language and a full 100% Czech service will be ready by early 2018. Also to clarify, there won’t be a Slovak language soundtrack, at least in the foreseeable future, the Czech soundtrack (as well as English) is available in Slovakia, both Czech and Slovak are mutually intelligible to an extent.

At present the HD feed is upscaled and isn’t full HD, Turner’s technical team is currently working on providing a full HD service, a HD feed was one of the carriage requirements by cable TV provider UPC Czech Republic. A full HD launch will put Cartoon Network ahead of its rivals in the Czech-Slovak market. An advertising opt-out is now operational and will be implemented properly by the beginning of next year, Atmedia currently handle ad-sales for the channel, and the channel could transition from a UK based OFCOM broadcast license to a Czech-based RRTV broadcasting licence. The Czech version of the Cartoon Network website (http://www.cartoonnetwork.cz) is now operational with a constant flow of new videos and games added to the website.

Cartoon Network CEE will soon be rebranded soon with the Dimensional graphics package and the channel is now available to stream on UPC’s Horizon Go TV anywhere service.

http://www.rozhlas.cz/digital/televize/_zprava/cartoon-network-konkretizuje-nejblizsi-kroky-chce-byt-nejoblibenejsi-detskou-znackou–1769232

Cartoon Network UK Statement In Regards To Steven Universe Complaints

Cartoon Network UK Statement In Regards To Steven Universe Complaints

Cartoon Network UK Statement In Regards To Steven Universe Complaints

In response to recent complaints about Steven Universe:

Cartoon Network (in Europe) often shows amended versions of programs from US originals.

The US broadcast system requires that shows are marked with a rating –in this case PG (parental guidance necessary). In the UK we have to ensure everything on air is suitable for kids of any age at any time.

We do feel that the slightly edited version is more comfortable for local kids and their parents. We have an ongoing dialogue with our audiences and our shows reflect their preferences. Research shows that UK kids often watch with younger siblings without parental supervision.

Be assured that as a channel and network we celebrate diversity – evident across many of our shows and characters.

End of Statement

https://www.facebook.com/CartoonNetworkEurope/posts/10153713467716041

To find out more about OFCOM, the OFCOM Broadcasting Code, and regulation of the children’s television industry in the United Kingdom, please follow the link below:

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/broadcast-codes/broadcast-code/