Toonami Asia To Close At The End Of March

Toonami Asia To Close At The End Of March

Toonami Asia To Close At The End Of March

Toonami fansite – ToonamiFaithful.com has announced some sad news via a statement from Turner Asia-Pacific, the Toonami Asia television channel, along with its on-demand services will be closing at the end of this month.

Toonami Asia mostly airs child-friendly western action animation from both Warner Bros. Animation’s and Cartoon Network’s animation libraries, this includes shows such as Justice League Action, Teen Titans, Ben 10 and Generator Rex, acquired programming such as Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Xiaolin Chronicles and also the occasional Japanese anime such as Dragonball Super. This contrasts with the U.S. version which mostly focuses on mature audiences and predominately airs anime. Since the launch of Toonami Asia in 2012, Turner expanded the Toonami channel brand to other parts of the world including India, France and Africa.

The statement from Turner Asia-Pacific said:

“The Toonami Channel and its on-demand services in Southeast Asia will cease transmission at the end of March. Thank you to all our fans for watching and all of your amazing support. Check out Cartoon Network and Boomerang for more great kids entertainment.”

The good news is that Turner can now focus more on its core kids’ brands – Cartoon Network and Boomerang and offer animated shows that are more appealing to Asia-Pacific audiences.

http://toonamifaithful.com/news-toonami-asia-is-shutting-down-at-the-end-of-march/

Cartoon Network Now Available On AIS In Thailand

Cartoon Network Now Available On AIS In Thailand

Cartoon Network Now Available On AIS In Thailand

Thailand-based internet television service – AIS has signed a carriage deal with Turner Asia-Pacific for Cartoon Network and CNN. AIS Play and AIS Playbox customers will now be able to enjoy Cartoon Network’s current animated hits including Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and We Bare Bears, meanwhile CNN will offer news from around the world. In total, Turner has six channels carried on AIS which also includes Cartoon Network’s sister channel Boomerang, Warner TV and HLN.

Cartoon Network is now included in the Premier Full HD and Sportainment Full HD packages for AIS Play and the Platinum Full HD and Family Full HD packages for AIS Playbox. CNN is now included in the Premier Full HD package on AIS Play as well as the Platinum Full HD package in AIS Playbox.

Until Thursday 22nd February, AIS subscribers can enjoy Cartoon Network and CNN for free for both AIS Play and AIS Playbox.

Mr. Somchai Lertsutiwong, CEO of AIS said:

“We are pleased to partner with Turner again to bring world-class content from two channels to Thais. The first channel is CNN. Its portfolio of news and information services is available reaches more than 425 million households around the globe. CNN has professional news reporters stationed in every corner of the world. So, every happening or important event, including news reports and in-depth analyses, can be delivered to audiences 24 hours a day. The second channel is Cartoon Network, an entertainment network that is renowned for bringing happiness, laughter, and developing the imaginations of kids. We thank Turner for trusting that the superior quality of AIS’ video platform and network will be able to seamlessly give Thais access to new, exciting content.”

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1413543/ais-launches-cnn-cartoon-network

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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