TruTV Asia Samurai Jack Season 5 Premieres 2nd June

TruTV Asia Samurai Jack Season 5 Premieres 2nd June

TruTV Asia Samurai Jack Season 5 Premieres 2nd June

TruTV Asia will premiere season 5 of Samurai Jack on Friday 2nd June, with new episodes airing every Friday at 11.45pm Singapore Time/10.45pm Jakarta Time. The events in season five take place fifty years after the events of season 4. With all the known time portals destroyed, Jack is stuck in the future and has lost all hope of trying to get back to his own time, Jack eventually forms an unlikely alliance with a former enemy, finds his sword and prepares to defeat Aku – the shapeshifting master of darkness for one final time.

Samurai Jack season 5 is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Williams Street for Adult Swim. The show’s creator, Genndy Tartakovsky returned to Cartoon Network Studios to write and direct the final season. Season five has a mature tone compared to the previous child-friendly seasons that aired on Cartoon Network.

Toonami Asia promoted the new season on their Twitter account, Samurai Jack season five would have been a good fit for Toonami Asia, but international versions of Toonami are more suited to younger audiences compared to the American programming block of the same name, so instead, its airing on TruTV Asia which is also owned by Toonami’s owners – Turner. In the UK and Ireland, Samurai Jack airs on FOX’s Adult Swim block every Thursday night at midnight (less than a week after the U.S. premiere) and in Latin America, Samurai Jack premiered on Turner-owned I.Sat this month.

The final episode of Samurai Jack will premiere on Adult Swim USA’s Toonami programming block this Saturday at 11pm ET/PT, the penultimate episode will air on FOX UK tomorrow night (18/05/2017) at midnight (technically Friday morning at 12am).

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Cartoon Network At MIPTV 2017 Convention In Cannes, France

Cartoon Network At MIPTV 2017 Convention In Cannes, France

Cartoon Network At MIPTV 2017 Convention In Cannes, France

This week (03/04/2017 – 06/04/2017) was the MIPTV (Marché International des Programmes de Télévision, English: Television Programmes International Market) convention in Cannes, France, a major event in the television content market calendar. The MIPTV convention is an opportunity for broadcasters and content creators to promote their shows and to potentially sell broadcast rights to broadcasters.

Turner (owners of Cartoon Network and Boomerang) was present at the convention; promoting their programming for children and for general audiences, including productions from TNT and TBS in the United States as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Williams Street (Adult Swim). Two Cartoon Network Studios productions, in particular, have generated a lot of interest – The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10. So far, rights for The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 have been picked by British children’s free-to-air channel, CITV, Gulli in France and Stan, a SVOD (Subscription Video on-demand) service in Australia. Disney Channel Germany and TV5 in the Philippines have purchased rights to air the new Powerpuff Girls series, while GMA in the Philippines has picked up the the rights to air Ben 10.

Other promoted programming from Cartoon Network other than The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 include Mighty Magiswords, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, We Bare Bears and also Boomerang’s original series – The Happos Family. Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken and Samurai Jack were also promoted.

MIPTV also has a sister convention that runs in October called MIPCOM. MIPCOM has a side event called MIPJunior which is a major international children’s media industry convention.

From The Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner Programming Portfolio Enjoys International Sales Success

Turner has today revealed details of key shows from its extensive programming line-up to have been sold across international markets, as well as the strong slate of new and returning series that it will present at MIPTV 2017.

Following its recent surge in original content for TNT and TBS, TNT drama Good Behavior has been picked up by OCS (France), Telecom Italia (Italy), Fox (Finland), Cellcom and HOT (Israel), Stan (Australia), and NEON and SKY (New Zealand). The show is now available to audiences in more than 20 markets worldwide. Added to this, new TBS comedy Search Party has been sold to All4 (UK), OCS (France) and Cellcom (Israel), with other deals on the horizon. Both shows have been renewed for a second season.

From its kids’ portfolio, Cartoon Network’s two 2016 franchise revivals The Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 are also generating significant interest from international buyers. To date, both shows have been snapped up by CITV (UK), Gulli (France) and Stan (Australia), while Disney Channel (Germany) and TV5 (Philippines) have picked up The Powerpuff Girls and GMA (Philippines) has picked up Ben 10.

Alongside these, Turner is also bringing a varied and exciting set of programming to MIPTV. This includes: new dramas 4 Blocks (from TNT Serie in Germany) and Will (TNT), the former having recently premiered at the prestigious Berlinale Film Festival and lined up for screenings at MIPTV (presented by series creator Quirin Berg) and Series Mania in France; new comedies I’m Sorry and Those Who Can’t (both truTV); Adult Swim’s hit animated series Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken and Samurai Jack; and kids’ series Mighty Magiswords, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, We Bare Bears (all Cartoon Network) and first Boomerang Original The Happos Family.

Phil Nelson, Managing Director of Turner in the Southeast Asia Pacific region, said:

“This year, Turner can boast a sizeable slate of content with a spectrum across many genres. For our content partners operating linear or non-linear platforms, there’s really something that will appeal to almost any audience.”

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-programming-portfolio-enjoys-international-sales-success

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