Cartoon Network VOD Service Launches On Cosmote TV In Greece On 1st November

Cartoon Network VOD Service Launches In Greece On 1st November

Cartoon Network VOD Service Launches On Cosmote TV In Greece On 1st November: Cartoon Network Returns To Greece

Greek telecoms company – OTE will launching a Cartoon Network VOD (video on-demand) service on its Cosmote TV platform, the new service will feature episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears and many more. Cartoon Network VOD will launch in Greece on Thursday 1st November. In addition to Cartoon Network VOD, two other Turner properties have already launched on Cosmote TV on 1st October – news channel – CNN International and classic movies channel – TCM. TCM will be upgraded to a HD feed from January 2019. Boomerang MENA (Middle East and North Africa) is already available as a channel in Greece on pay-TV operator – Nova but not on Cosmote. Cartoon Network exited the Greek market in 2013 after its removal on the Nova platform (but not Boomerang), before 2013, Greece received the ex pan-European feed, Cartoon Network Africa (aka “Cartoon Network HQ” after the website domain as promoted on the channel). In neighboring Greek speaking Cyprus, both Cartoon Network MENA and Boomerang MENA are available.

Commenting on the launch of the Cartoon Network VOD service and the recent addition of CNN and TCM, Cosmote TV Executive Director Dimitris Michalakis said: “We constantly enrich our program through exclusive agreements with top studios and with new channels, some of which are own operated and branding COSMOTE TV channels. TCM is a significant addition, being one of the most historic and emblematic channels for classic cinema and old Hollywood films. We believe that our subscribers will enjoy this new addition along with the leading international news channel CNN International, as well as Cartoon Network on demand.”

Tarek Mounir, Vice President and General Manager of Turner MENA, Turkey, Greece & Cyprus also added: “We are very excited about our new partnership with OTE Group; being part of COSMOTE TV’s offering is a great opportunity to maximize our reach and will further help us to be closer to all our fans in Greece.”

Cartoon Network Arabic To Be Available On Yahlive Satellite Service

Cartoon Network Arabic To Be Available On Yahlive Satellite Service

Cartoon Network Arabic To Be Available On Yahlive Satellite Service

Yahlive, a Abu Dhabi based satellite broadcasting company has announced today (02/07/2017) that they will carry Cartoon Network Arabic on the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) beam on its Yahsat 1A satellite. Yahlive already has an existing deal with Turner Broadcasting System Europe to carry CNN International on its satellite service. Yahlive used to carry a short-lived high-definition feed of Cartoon Network Arabic on its satellite service in the Middle East, the HD version of the channel launched in 2012 and has since closed.

All channels on Yahsat 1A are free-to-air and the new deal will extend coverage of Cartoon Network Arabic to new audiences. Viewers who use the Yahlive service will now get to enjoy episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, the Cartoon Network Studios Arabia animated production – Mansour and many more.

Regarding the deal with Turner, Sami Boustany, Yahlive chief executive officer said

“We are delighted and honoured to further expand our relationship with Turner. Our organisations first joined hands in 2012 and since then we have been working together to bring content people want to see to their television screens. Adding Cartoon Network Arabic to our MENA beam is in line with our vision of becoming the satellite broadcasting platform of choice for both broadcasters and viewers. North Africa region is a key focus for us and we are consistently looking to enhance our bouquet. Currently our viewers can enjoy a diverse mix of channels such as France 24, Abu Dhabi TV, Canal Sport, Face TV, Nay TV and Fashion One 4K on Yahlive. We have also added over 50 TV channels to our offerings this year and we are working closely with regional broadcasters to ensure that our audience have access to their preferred, popular channels”

Tarek Mounir, vice president and general manager of Turner in MENA, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus also added:

“We are glad to extend our partnership with Yahlive to offer international and local quality content to our viewers across the region. This agreement is step forward in strengthening our market presence and we are confident that Yahlive’s demonstrated success and industry knowledge will allow us to reach out and engage with new regional audiences and introduce them to our leading TV channels including Cartoon Network Arabic and CNN International.”

Cartoon Network MENA Partners With MeMob For App Monetization

Cartoon Network MENA Partners With MeMob For App Monetization

Cartoon Network MENA Partners With MeMob For App Monetization

Turner MENAGC (Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus) along with its current ad sales agency, ATL Media, have teamed up with MeMob (owned by Mediaquest) to represent mobile app ad sales in the region. Turner currently has 52 apps that are available for fans living in the region, with a total of more than four million downloads between January and April this year. Top downloaded apps include We Bare Bears’ Free Fur All with 934,000 downloads and The Powerpuff Girls’ “Glitch Fixers” with 722,000 total downloads. According to a 2016 Kids Compass study from Turner, kids are increasingly using smartphones and tablets as a method to access entertainment such as apps and games, 62% of children use smartphones and 56% use tablets, the popularity of Cartoon Network’s mobile games has made it worthwhile for Turner to consider mobile advertising as an extra revenue stream.

Along with its existing agreement with ATL Media, Turner already offers advertising on Cartoon Network Arabic’s digital services, including social networking sites and websites.

Tarek Mounir, vice president and general manager Turkey, MENA, Greece & Cyprus made this statement regarding the mobile advertising deal:

“As a leader in the children’s entertainment industry, Turner is always striving to reach fans beyond the traditional viewing experience by continuously delivering innovative and creative content that is not limited to a single channel. Our agreement with MeMob, the experts in mobile ad sales, provides an opportunity for our clients to communicate creatively through our mobile applications. As we are constantly working to keep an up-to-date eye on the latest trends in technology, we recognized the need to go mobile and reach audiences in a new and creative way through Cartoon Network’s apps, following global standards to produce and select child-friendly content. As part of our efforts to cater to a highly tech-savvy generation, this is a natural evolution of our current ad sales offering, helping us deliver a fully integrated 360 approach”

Rosy Kachouh, general manager of Dotmena and MeMob also added:

“It is with great enthusiasm that we have partnered with Turner and ATL Media. Gamification is a big business online and Turner has gone far in mastering it. Our team will help Turner monetize their gaming mobile apps through our regional presence and digital advertising expertise.”

ATL Media’s representative, Mukund Cairae said:

“We will continue to represent Turner across all other products in the Mena region and are excited about the new partnership and its growth prospect for Turner. We are thrilled that they will be offering a new and unique way to reach consumers.”