Ian McDonough Head Of Turner UK And Nordics To Leave The Company
In a statement released today (11/04/2017) from Turner, it has been announced that Ian McDonough, the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics) will be leaving the company. Ian oversaw all of Turner’s UK and Scandinavian operations, which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, Cartoonito in the UK and TNT in Scandinavia. Ian took on the role of regional manager in 2014, back then, Turner’s UK operations were split off from the Southern Europe part of the business (France, Italy, Spain and Africa) and joined up with the company’s Scandinavian operations forming the new Northern Europe region.
In the last few months, there has been some changes, in February, Turner UK sold its general entertainment channel – TruTV (launched in 2014) to Sony Pictures Television so it can focus on its core children’s and classic movie TV channel brands, also recently, the company has made a investment in digital services including the acquisition of Bigballs Media, the world’s largest independent football media business.
In the meantime, Giorgio Stock, the president of Turner EMEA will be overseeing the Northern Europe part of the business until a new manager is hired.
Upon Ian’s notice of resignation, Turner released this statement:
“Ian McDonough has taken the decision to leave Turner. Ian has steered the Northern Europe business during a period of fast-paced change and leaves the Turner channels portfolio in great shape. We have a strong and experienced management team in place who will run the day to day operation reporting into Giorgio Stock, president EMEA, who will be directly overseeing the Northern Europe business while we find the right candidate to lead the region going forward.”
Cartoon Network News In Brief Early December 2016
The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble USA DVD Release Tuesday 14th February
Cartoon Network will be releasing a Powerpuff Girls DVD on Tuesday 14th February, the DVD named “Tiara Trouble” will feature 12 memorable episodes from the newly rebooted series, this includes the episode “Once Upon a Townsville” which was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short Form Animated Program category, and “Viral Spiral,” the highest rated episode to date so far in the United States. The DVD will be on sale for $14.97 (SRP).
The Powerpuff Girls: Tiara Trouble Episode List:
Bubbles of the Opera
Horn Sweet Horn!
Little Octi Lost
Man Up 2: Still Man-ing
‘The Powerpuff Girls’ Soar onto DVD February 14 https://t.co/LZyKrU68rP
— CartoonNetworkPR (@CartoonNetPR) December 9, 2016
Adult Swim UK New Mini Animations to Air Tonight (09/12/2016)
The Adult Swim programming block on TruTV will air three new mini animations tonight (09/12/2016), including this new short animation by Peter Caires:
— Adult Swim UK (@AdultSwimUK) December 9, 2016
Adult Swim airs on TruTV UK (for a limited time only) every Friday from 11pm.
The Amazing World of Gumball Assets Now Available For Scratch Programming Language
Cartoon Network USA have provided graphical assets including backgrounds and characters for use in THE Scratch Programming Language. With the Scratch Programming Language, kids are able to code and animated their own stories by selecting a set of instructions that interacts with the graphics on the screen. Cartoon Network USA set up their own STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) advisory board to help organise their education-based initiatives, the news was announced as part of Computer Science Week (05/12/2016 to 11/12/2016). Cartoon Network has collaborated with MIT Media Lab’s Scratch Foundation to provide programming tutorials using characters from We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls.
— Google For Education (@GoogleForEdu) December 8, 2016
Cartoon Network Southeast Asia’s A Very Sunny Snowy Christmas
Cartoon Network Southeast Asia is a having a “Very Sunny Snowy Christmas”, Christmas specials of Cartoon Network’s shows including Regular Show, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball are available to stream on the Cartoon Network Southeast Asia website (http://www.cartoonnnetworkasia.com) and on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play mobile app.
Steven Universe Selected as Most Original Kids Show 2016
Apple’s online iTunes music and video service has selected Steven Universe as “Most Original Kids Show 2016” in its Best of 2016 list. Apple’s Best of 2016 celebrates the most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts across the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and iBooks.
— CartoonNetworkPR (@CartoonNetPR) December 8, 2016
Adult Swim UK’s New Website
Adult Swim UK has relaunched their website, at the moment it’s somewhat limited but it has a very good purpose as it lists the schedules for the Adult Swim on FOX and TruTV. The website has links to Adult Swim UK’s social media pages and a featured video. For a limited time only, Adult Swim takes over TruTV on Friday nights from 11pm, at present Adult Swim on TruTV is airing episodes from season two of Rick and Morty, season seven episodes of Robot Chicken, season two episodes of The Eric Andre Show, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season eight episodes of Squidbillies. TruTV is avaliable on Freeview channel 68, Sky channel 198, Freesat channel 154 and Virgin Media channel 212.
The Adult Swim block is currently airing a new show – Dream Corp LLC, season three episodes of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, season two episodes of Mr. Pickles and season four episodes of The Eric Andre Show. FOX is the permanent home for Adult Swim in the UK, FOX is a pay-tv channel but FOX airs new episodes either a few weeks or a couple of months after their premiere in the United States, FOX is also available in high definition. Adult Swim on FOX airs on Thursdays from midnight (technically Friday morning) on Sky channel 124, Virgin Media channel 157 and TalkTalk TV channel 422.
Adult Swim on TruTV has its very own presentation and is treated separately from the rest of the channel, the block has unique next/now bumpers, video clip bumpers and promos.
Continuity of Adult Swim on TruTV (Recorded 18th November 2016):
The content on Adult Swim is not appropriate for children and airs way past the 9pm watershed on FOX and TruTV (both general entertainment channels). Unlike the United States, the UK doesn’t have an age rating system and channels aimed for children can’t air adult content; for these reasons Adult Swim UK does not air on Cartoon Network.