Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Cartoonito To Be Removed From TVPlayer On 22nd March

Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Cartoonito To Be Removed On TVPlayer On 22nd March

Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Cartoonito To Be Removed From TVPlayer On 22nd March

According to UK television news website – a516digital, the online streaming television service – TVPlayer will be removing Turner’s children’s channels – Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito from its paid packages on Friday 22nd March. Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito will still be available on TVPlayer’s streaming OTT rival – NOW TV, which also offers TV shows on-demand. The reason for the channel removal is increasing channel licensing costs, also on the streaming platform ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, ITVBe and CITV are no longer carried on the basic free TVPlayer service and have moved to TVPlayer’s premium packages (these channels are available for free on Freeview’s iOS app). TVPlayer has also dropped Turner’s news channel – CNN International along with shopping channel QVC this month.

As Turner’s kids channels have been removed from the platform, TVPlayer’s Kids Pack will no longer available to new subscribers, existing subscribers will continue to be able to subscribe to the channel pack, but with the three channels removed. For new TVPlayer subscribers – Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Nick Jr Too and Baby TV will only be available in the top tier Premium+ service.

https://www.a516digital.com/2019/02/tvplayer-drops-channels-as-costs-rise.html

Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Riccardo Donato Appointed As Turner UK And Northern Europe VP Of Commercial Development

Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics) has appointed a new Vice President of Commercial Development – Riccardo Donato. In his new role, Riccardo will identify and develop new ways for the company to generate new revenue for its existing channel and digital brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Toonix, as well as developing new SVOD (subscription video on-demand) and OTT (over-the-top) services. He previously worked for A+E Networks UK (better known for television channels such as History and Crime and Investigation) and has worked at BBC Worldwide before then. Riccardo will be based at Turner’s European HQ in London.

Turner Northern Europe performed well in 2018, Cartoon Network was was the top children’s pay-TV channel in the region last year and also the launch of the new subscription-based Toonix streaming service in Scandinavia in 2018 (launched as part of HBO Nordic’s streaming service in 2017).

Regarding Riccardo’s appointment, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Northern Europe, Pierre Branco made this statement:

“It is a very exciting time for Riccardo to join Turner – we experienced a record-breaking 2018 and have positioned this role to further increase our growth for 2019. His unique skills and experience will focus on expanding both our linear and non-linear platforms and make a fantastic addition to our already successful team. I look forward to continuing to watch our company reach new heights and am delighted to have Riccardo as a part of it.”

http://kidscreen.com/2019/01/14/turner-names-regional-commercial-development-vp/

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2019/01/14/turner-appoints-riccardo-donato/

Cartoon Network And Adult Swim Now Available On fuboTV In The United States

Cartoon Network And Adult Swim Now Available On fuboTV In The United States

Cartoon Network And Adult Swim Now Available On fuboTV In The United States

U.S. based Internet OTT (Over-The-Top) television provider – fuboTV have signed a distribution deal with Turner Broadcasting to carry its channels on its service including Cartoon Network and its nighttime block – Adult Swim. fuboTV is known for its wide range of sports channels and the addition of Turner’s channels will add a bit of variety to fuboTV’s package, although both TNT and TBS air sports programming.

Turner’s TNT, TBS, CNN, CNN International (in the higher fubo Extra package), Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang (in the higher fubo Extra package), truTV, TCM and HLN are all now available on fuboTV. The basic package costs $39.99 USD for the first month and $44.99 per month thereafter. For fubo Extra it costs $44.99 for the first month and $49.99 per month thereafter. Investors in fuboTV include broadcasters such as AMC Networks, 21st Century Fox, Sky plc and Scripps.

https://deadline.com/2018/08/fubotv-adds-turner-networks-to-its-sports-centric-skinny-bundle-1202450121/

https://www.multichannel.com/news/fubotv-adds-turner-networks-to-virtual-program-guide

https://www.fubo.tv/