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.

http://yahlive.com/content/yahlive-and-turner-broadcasting-systems-launch-cartoon-network-arabic-high-definition

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.”

https://menaherald.com/en/business/media-marketing/yahlive-introduces-cartoon-network-arabic-mena-viewers/

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.”

https://www.tradearabia.com/news/MEDIA_326917.html

Cartoon Network MENA Computer Coding Campaign With UAE Telco du

Cartoon Network MENA Computer Coding Campaign With UAE Telco du

Cartoon Network MENA Computer Coding Campaign With UAE Telco du

Cartoon Network MENA (Middle East and North Africa) is now working with du’s Young Programmers initiative. The Young Programmers initiative is similar to Cartoon Network USA’s STEAM initiative which mostly focuses on art, storywriting and programming using the Scratch Programming Language. Cartoon Network MENA has provided the initiative with graphical assets including character designs of The Powerpuff Girls (Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup), using these assets, participants are able to make their own Powerpuff Girls themed mini-game. The Young Programmers platform is available online in Arabic and English. Last year, a total of 464,898 children participated in du’s initiative. du is a telecommunications provider operating in the United Arab Emirates, Cartoon Network MENA is also distributed on du’s IPTV service.

Samer Geissah, du’s vice president of innovation is pleased that they have partnered with Cartoon Network MENA to launch an interactive online tool to teach young people the basics of programming, which might lead to participants to consider software development as a career choice:

“Contributing to educational programs is a big part of du’s initiative to help the youth realise their greatest potential. We are pleased to have recently launched a platform with Cartoon Network Arabic, to offer our youth an interactive and fun online tool to learn coding through the Young Programmers campaign. We hope that this can be the start for many of the youth to learn coding and gain an interest to study it more on a professional level.”

Tarek Mounir, vice president and general manager of Turner for Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, Greece & Cyprus also commented:

“More and more, coding is becoming the ‘new universal language’ and playing a major role in shaping today’s kids. In the UAE, the discussion to introduce coding as an additional subject for primary school students has been gaining traction as the country’s vision to build a knowledge-based economy and drive innovation sits high on its agenda. The introduction of coding at an early age not only helps to encourage innovation in the advancement of technology but also creates a new generation of highly-skilled progressive thinkers.”

https://www.telecompaper.com/news/du-sponsors-cartoon-network-young-coders-platform–1187613

http://www.itp.net/611798-cartoon-network-and-du-launch-young-programmers-initiative