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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Cartoon Network Philippines New Generations Research Findings

Cartoon Network Philippines New Generations Research Findings

Cartoon Network Philippines New Generations Research Findings

In a Philippine Daily Inquirer news article with David Webb, Turner Asia Pacific’s regional director of research, some interesting facts about Cartoon Network’s, Boomerang’s and Toonami’s audiences in the Philippines were mentioned. In the article, Mr Webb said that Filipinos understand English and western humour and Cartoon Network is the number one kids channel in the country, he also mentioned that Cartoon Network is a top five channel in the Manila (the country’s capital) metropolitan area.

Cartoon Network surveyed 500 child-parent pairs for an insight into kids’ entertainment preferences in a research survey called “New Generations”, research has found that kids in the country still prefer to watch TV compared to spending time on the internet. According to parents, TV is considered to be a trusted source of entertainment when compared to social media and online video services. However, there has been a sharp increase of children watching videos online, the popularity of mobile apps and games among children have also increased. As a result of the increase in usage of mobile apps, Turner will continue to invest in more multiplatform content.

According to the survey, the most popular Cartoon Network shows in the Philippines are Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls. The most popular Boomerang shows are Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo! and on Toonami, the most popular shows are Yo-Kai Watch and Dragon Ball Super.

David Webb also stated that Cartoon Network has stayed true to the channel’s original purpose – animated comedy and the company will adapt to any changes in audience behavior:

“It has stayed true to its brand promise for more than 20 years—delivering hilarious, animated comedy that is guaranteed to surprise and entertain. While [our study] discovers changes in behavior and media habits, the style of our fun content will never change.”

https://entertainment.inquirer.net/222100/kids-animation-channel-still-focused-fun-content