Cartoon Network News In Brief Late January 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late January 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Late January 2017

Cartoon Network France Launches Mighty Magiswords Microsite

The Cartoon Network France website now has a Mighty Magiswords section. In the Mighty Magiswords section of the site, you can find out more about the main characters – Prohyas and Vambre as well as secondary characters including Grup the Dragon and Princess Zange. There’s information about the different types of Magiswords used by the Warriors for Hire in the show and there’s info about the different locations in the land of Lyvsheria.

http://mightymagiswords.cartoonnetwork.fr/

Turner Kids Channel Ratings Increase

Turner France has published their latest kids channel portfolio viewing statistics, the audience of its kids channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing and Toonami) have grown by almost 12% among children aged 4 to 10 years old. In the 4 to 14 age group, the viewing rating growth rate was 27.5%.

Scooby-Doo! Halifax Advert Now Airing In The UK

Halifax, a major UK bank, has continued their partnership with Hanna-Barbera with a brand new advert featuring Scooby-Doo and his Mystery Inc. crime-solving friends, in the advert Scooby and Shaggy hide in Halifax branch to seek safety from an Egyptian mummy chasing them, later they’re taking advantage of Halifax’s Reward account by eating at a pizza restaurant, and by chance, the mummy that was chasing them became unbandaged, revealing the man that was causing the trouble all along. According to a survey carried out by Sky Kids last year, Scooby-Doo was voted the UK’s all time favourite kids TV show. Previous Halifax adverts featured Top Cat and The Flintstones.

http://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/scooby-doo-fronts-halifaxs-latest-ad/1420140

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK January 2017 Highlights

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK January 2017 Highlights

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK January 2017 Highlights: From The Official Turner UK Press Release

Boomerang UK January 2017 Highlights

Tom and Jerry New Year’s Day Marathon

Airs all day on Sunday 1st January

Welcome in 2017 by joining Boomerang’s favourite cat and mouse duo on New Year’s Day in an unmissable marathon dedicated to Tom & Jerry. Catch the best pranks and pursuits in Tom & Jerry, Tom & Jerry Tales and The Tom and Jerry Show as well as the best Tom & Jerry Movies.

New Episodes

Grizzy and The Lemmings

Starts Monday 9th January, airs weekdays at 4.30pm

In the middle of the Canadian wilderness, there is a haven of human civilisation – a forest ranger’s house, which has been left empty.
Being top of the food chain, GRIZZY, makes himself at home, enjoying modern luxuries from air con and home cinema to a sauna and internet connection! Naturally, no animal dares to contest this bear’s privilege…except only the most ridiculous mammal family, THE LEMMINGS! For these guys, they have stumbled into an entertainment park and embark on making Grizzy’s retreat as painful as possible. Even for a bear who weighs 500 pounds and stands seven feet tall, it’s not that easy to get rid of these fur balls who have the I.Q. of a pea! Plus, there is strength in their numbers… Witness an atmosphere of total madness, where the rivals constantly try to outsmart each other with their cheeky plans!

The Happos Family

Starts Saturday 7th January Saturdays at 8am.

The Happos Family live in an enclosure in a European safari park. In the morning the park is open to human visitors who drive past the Happos, taking pictures of them wallowing in the mud, lazing by the pool, sleeping in the shade of the tree. But when the last car races out of the safari park and the gates are shut to all visitors, the Happos jump up out of the mud, wake up from their snoozing and get dressed up. It’s now their time for crazy, zany, Happo adventures. Each of the twenty episodes is centred around one of the ten costumed Happos. Whether its Astro Happo longing to fly to the moon or Stunt Happo attempting a daredevil feat or Party Happo in a dance off with Ballerina and Bollywood, each storyline is laugh out loud visual slap stick comedy with heart.

Bunnicula

Starts Monday 9th January weekdays at 6.15pm.

Bunnicula features the paranormal comedy adventures of 13-year-old Mina, her pets Chester the paranoid cat, Harold the lovable family dog, and of course Bunnicula, the fun-loving vampire rabbit – who Mina discovers and adopts as her third pet. Stories follow the three animals as they deal with supernatural events that are silly and spooky! On any given night, they might find themselves confronting a ghostly alligator busting its way through the building’s pipes, or sinister “spider lambs” invading Mina’s room. Bunnicula is almost always both the cause of and the solution to all of our heroes’ problems.

Scooby Sundays

Airs every Sunday from 9am.

Boomerang is dedicating every Sunday in January to a Scooby-Doo takeover featuring a different series each Sunday, and concluding the month with a day of movies and specials.

http://www.boomerang-tv.co.uk

Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK January 2017 Highlights

Cartoonito UK January 2017 Highlights

Fireman Sam New Year’s Day Marathon

Airs New Year’s Day from 8am.

Cartoonito welcomes the New Year in with a whole day dedicated to our hero next door, Fireman Sam. Whenever or whatever the problem, be it a lost kite or cat, stranded sledgers or kitchen fires, Fireman Sam and his trusted team – Elvis, Station Officer Steele and Jupiter, their big red fire engine, are always on hand to save the day.

Molang

New episodes airs weekdays at 6.30pm from Monday 9th January.

Meet Molang – the cuddly rabbit with a big heart who lives life to the full. Together with his shy best friend Piu Piu the shy chick he goes on adventures in all sorts of disguises and costumes! Join in with the fun on Cartoonito as Molang takes you on his travels and introduces you to all his lovely friends.

http://www.cartoonito.co.uk

Turner UK And Virgin Media Renew Distribution Deal Also VOD Content

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Turner UK And Virgin Media Renew Distribution Deal Also VOD Content

Today (11/11/2016), British and Irish cable television operator Virgin Media have renewed their distribution deal with Turner UK, the deal includes the continued carriage of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International. As part of the deal, Virgin Media Ireland customers will now receive Cartoon Network HD, alongside the existing standard definition channel. Virgin Media UK customers will continue to receive HD versions of Cartoon Network and TCM. No news has been announced regarding Boomerang HD on Virgin Media’s cable television service yet.

As part of the deal, Turner’s children’s channels will also provide content for a 30 days catchup VOD (Video On-Demand) service as well as on-demand boxsets of Cartoon Network’s, Boomerang’s and Cartoonito’s most popular shows including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, Scooby Doo, Mr Bean: The Animated Series, The Tom and Jerry Show and Fireman Sam.

Virgin Media’s parent company – Liberty Global is one of Turner’s largest channel distribution partners in Europe which also has cable television services in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Eastern Europe.

David Bouchier, Virgin Media’s chief Digital Entertainment officer made this statement in regards to the renewed and expanded deal with Turner:

“Our new deal with Turner means our customers will be able to access a wealth of on-demand programmes, as well as continuing to enjoy some of the very best TV from channels as diverse as Cartoon Network, TCM and CNN International. We are committed to giving our customers the very best TV to watch, when and how they want, and it’s fantastic to work with partners who think in the same way.”

Ian McDonough, senior vice president and managing director for Turner UK and Northern Europe added:

“We’re very excited about strengthening our much valued partnership with Virgin Media built around our premium kids and entertainment brands. At Turner we are committed to delivering the best curated branded experiences to our audiences, wherever they are. We look forward to working closely with Virgin Media to deliver entertaining channels and on-demand content that captures the growing appetite of our audiences for many years to come.”

As the distribution deal with Virgin Media has been renewed, new Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK promos will continue to be uploaded onto the RegularCapital YouTube channel.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/628632/turner-adds-raft-of-vod-content-with-new-virgin-media-deal/

http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2016/11/11/virgin-adds-turner-demand-content/

http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/turner-and-virgin-media-strike-new-programming-deal-for-uk-and-ireland/044940