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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More Information About Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018 More Focus On Female Talent

More Information About Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018 More Focus On Female Talent

More Information About Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018 More Focus On Female Talent

Equal gender rights is currently a main subject within the media industry, whether it’s against the discrimination of woman or equal pay. Cartoon Network is an all-inclusive employer and does not discriminate on gender, sexual orientation, race or disability, they’re only interested if job candidates and employees have the skills for the job and if they’re a good fit for the company. To help tackle this ongoing issue, Cartoon Network is making an effort for the next generation of animation talent to break though, especially woman who aspire to work in the animation industry. Some of the most influential people working at the channel are in fact female, including the President of Cartoon Network – Christina Miller and also Rebecca Sugar – the creator of Steven Universe, who is also Cartoon Network’s first ever female solo show creator.

During the Annecy Animation Festival and side event MIFA (French: Marché international du film d’animation, English: International Animation Film Market) which is running throughout this week (Monday 11th to Saturday 16th June) The network has promised to fund and support a female animation student at The Animation Workshop animation school in Denmark. The co-creator of Cartoon Network’s The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe” – Eva Lee Wallberg attended the same school.

At Annecy on Thursday 14th June, there will be a special panel organised by Cartoon Network celebrating woman in the animation industry called “Cartoon Network Celebrate Women in the World of Animation”, speaking at the event will be Eva Lee Wallberg – the creator of The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, Lauren Sassen – the creative director for Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears, Julia Pott – the creator of Cartoon Network’s newest animated series – Summer Camp Island and Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy. The identity of CN’s first female Animation Workshop bursary recipient will be announced during the panel on Thursday. Today (11th June), industry groups Women in Animation and Les Femmes S’Animent held their world summit at the festival.

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/cartoon-network-annecy-women-in-the-animation-business-1202839260/

Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Annecy Animation Festival 2018

From Next Monday (11th June) to Saturday 16th June, is this year’s Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. The Annecy Animation Festival is considered to be one of the largest and influential animation industry events in the world, the festival is an opportunity for animation studios to promote their work, for broadcasters to buy new shows, for studios to seek new talent or for potential show creators to find inspiration. The festival is also one of the most important events on Cartoon Network’s yearly calendar.

As with recent years at the Annecy Animation Festival, there will some Cartoon Network related events which will be mostly held on Thursday 14th June. On Thursday at 9.30am, there will be a session with Pablo Zuccarino, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cartoon Network Latin America.

https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001501886

Later on Thursday at 10.15am, Cecilia Persson VP, Programming & Content Strategy, Turner EMEA Kids / Acquisitions & Co-Production, International will be speaking at the festival and will be representing the Cartoon Network’s international divisions in terms of programming, acquisitions and co-productions.

https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001501854

During the late afternoon at 4pm on Thursday, there will be a special panel organised by Cartoon Network celebrating woman in the animation industry called “Cartoon Network Celebrate Women in the World of Animation”, speaking at the event will be Eva Lee Wallberg – the creator of The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe, Lauren Sassen – the creative director for Cartoon Network Studios’ We Bare Bears, Julia Pott – the creator of Cartoon Network’s newest animated series – Summer Camp Island and Patricia Hidalgo – Chief Content Officer, Turner EMEA & International Kids Strategy.

https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001501506

In the evening at 5.45pm, Turner France and Africa (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Toonami) will be hosting a panel with Julien Borde – Head of Channels, Stéphane Pasquier-Miyazaki – Director of Programming, Ariane Suveg – Senior Manager of Programming and Acquisitions and Aurélie Wack – Acquisitions and Programmes Senior Executive.

https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001501867

As already reported by the blog in March, We Bare Bears, Cartoon Network Studios Europe’s The Heroic Quest Of The Valiant Prince Ivandoe and Cartoon Network Latin America’s Jorel’s Brother have been selected for Annecy’s 2018 TV Films In Competition and will be shown at the festival.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/03/cartoon-network-studios-bare-bears-cartoon-network-latin-americas-jorels-brother-selected-annecy-animation-festival-2018-tv-films-competition/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/03/cartoon-network-studios-europes-heroic-quest-valiant-prince-ivandoe-selected-annecy-animation-festival-2018-tv-films-competition/

This year’s theme at the Annecy Animation Festival is Brazilian animation and three Cartoon Network Brazil shows will be showcased at the festival (along with the aforementioned Jorel’s Brother series) – Oswaldo, Mônica Toy (Turma da Mônica/Monica’s Gang spin-off) and Historietas Assombradas para Crianças Maleriadas (Haunted Tales for Wicked Kids).

https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001501968

Also, the creator of Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack – Genndy Tartakovsky, will also be present at the festival.

https://www.annecy.org/news:a2137

Cartoon Network President and General Manager – Christina Miller was about to deliver a keynote speech at the Annecy Animation Festival called “Cartoon Network: Drawing the Future”, this has now been cancelled due to business reasons.

https://www.annecy.org