Toonami India Reformulates Schedule Becomes Classic Animation Channel

Toonami India Reformulates Schedule Becomes Classic Animation Channel

Toonami India Reformulates Schedule Becomes Classic Animation Channel

From today (01/07/2017), Toonami India has a completely new reformulated schedule, Turner International India Pvt Ltd has completely re-purposed the channel from an action-animation channel to a classic animation channel much like the original United States Boomerang channel format or Tooncast in Latin America. The channel’s schedule drastically changed at 6am IST this morning, starting the day with an episode of The Jetsons. Some of the channel’s former programming is currently airing on Cartoon Network India.

Rather than airing anime such as Dragon Ball Super or action-animation from DC Comics, the channel is now airing classics from the Warner Bros. Animation, Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios libraries including Scooby-Doo!, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Looney Tunes, The Flintstones, The Jetsons and many more. According to the schedule, Toonami India is still airing a couple of Dragon Ball Z movies – Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly and Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound at least for this weekend, but from Monday, they will no longer be in the schedule. Re-purposing channels has happened before in different countries, for instance, Toonami became TNT (Turner Network Television) in Thailand, the channel switched to a schedule focusing on general entertainment but has allocated schedule space for cartoons and anime on the channel. Despite the changes, TNT Thailand still has a programming block called Toonami Movies.

This is also a similar story to how the Latin American version of Boomerang started off as a classic animation channel, then became a live-action channel for teenagers and then transformed back into an animation channel.

UPDATE: After looking at later schedules which I didn’t have access to as of writing, some action programming will remain in the schedule, although it’s no longer the main focus of the channel.

Previously mentioned on the blog, Cartoon Network India is still planning to launch a High Definition feed:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/04/cartoon-network-india-hd-broadcast-licence-has-been-granted/

http://www.tatasky.com/wps/portal/TataSky/channels/tvguide

https://dthforum.com/threads/turner-plans-to-rebrand-toonami-tomorrow-also-many-surprise-soon.42398/

https://dreamdth.com/threads/toonami-revamped-with-new-program-contents.98534/page-2

New Toonami Block On Cartoon Network Taiwan

New Toonami Block On Cartoon Network Taiwan

New Toonami Block On Cartoon Network Taiwan

Yesterday (09/07/2016), Cartoon Network Taiwan launched their very own Toonami programming block. Toonami is Cartoon Network’s international action-animation channel brand which has recently been going through a revival, with the relaunch of the block on Adult Swim in the United States, channel launches in Southeast Asia, India and Thailand and the launch of Toonami France which has reintroduced the brand in Europe.

The new Toonami block airs every weekend at 7.30pm, with two new shows from launch – Dragon Ball Super and Xiaolin Chronicles, Kaitou Joker will also premiere in the block on Saturday 30th July. The block at the moment also features the anime Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy and the Cartoon Network Australia co-production – Exchange Student Zero. Wakfu will be added to the block from 30th July.

http://www.anmtvla.com/2016/07/toonami-llega-cartoon-network-taiwan.html

Cartoon Network Number One Kids Channel In Asia 1Q 2016

Cartoon Network Number One Kids Channel In Asia 1Q 2016

Cartoon Network Number One Kids Channel In Asia 1Q 2016

Turner Asia-Pacific has revealed that its kids television channels were the most popular in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of viewing ratings during the first part of this year. Turner’s kids channel portfolio in Asia includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami and POGO. Turner’s kids channels portfolio were the most popular in terms of audience share for children and families in 2015 and for the first quarter of 2016.

Mark Eyers, senior VP and Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific states that their children’s channels are successful because of investment in localisation, new shows and embracing creativity in the region with its animated shorts programme:

“This depth of content is also complemented by investment in localisation, strategic content acquisitions, digital offerings and an original shorts program within Asia Pacific that is paying remarkable dividends. Above all else, our leadership position speaks to the ability of our brands to engage the most amount of kids and their families, across platforms, around the region. With Cartoon Network Studios pumping out the best animation in the business and a ground-breaking volume deal for Warner Bros. titles now in place, our content pipeline has never looked so strong.”

During the last two years, Turner has been expanded in Asia, Boomerang Southeast Asia was relaunched in January 2015, and has since expanded distribution in Singapore and Malaysia. Boomerang South Korea launched last November with Boomerang making a non-linear debut in Vietnam earlier this month. Within the last two years, Toonami has launched into Thailand and India.

http://www.licensing.biz/news/read/turner-s-kids-brands-take-top-spot-in-asia-pacific/043795

http://advanced-television.com/2016/04/27/turner-kids-brands-lead-in-asia-pacific/