Cartoon Network Southeast Asia Operations Moving To Singapore

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia Operations Moving To Singapore

Cartoon Network Southeast Asia Operations Moving To Singapore

Turner Asia-Pacific has announced that they are moving their Southeast Asia division’s operations from their Hong Kong headquarters to its Singapore hub as part of its decentralisation process the company has been undertaking since 2013. A third of the employees will move to Singapore, everyone else will be relocated to other divisions or will sadly lose their jobs. The central hub in Singapore will be led by Vishal Dembla, the vice president and general manager of the Southeast Asia region. Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific has already outsourced a large chunk of its presentation department to Infinite Studios in Singapore last year, with some staff moving from Hong Kong. Turner Asia-Pacific is split up into three sub-regions, South Asia, Southeast Asia-Pacific and North Asia.

In February, Turner’s managing director of South East Asia Pacific and North Asia Phil Nelson said: “These changes will enable Turner to better develop its growing business in this region.” Turner’s corporate communications and marketing VP Gregory Ho has said the move would not affect the APAC base in Hong Kong.

http://www.mumbrella.asia/2017/05/jobs-go-turner-south-east-asia-operation-moves-hong-kong-singapore/

Cartoon Network India, DishTV And Visiware Partner For Interactive TV Cartoon Network Games

Cartoon Network India, DishTV And Visiware Partner For Interactive TV Cartoon Network Games

Cartoon Network India, DishTV And Visiware Partner For Interactive TV Cartoon Network Games

Cartoon Network India, Asia’s largest DTH (direct-to-home) satellite television operator Dish TV and French interactive television games developer Visiware have partnered up to develop games based on Cartoon Network’s popular animated shows for DishTV’s PlayZone Active games service on channel 967.

The new eight games will be based on Adventure Time, Ben 10, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show and locally produced animated show – Roll No.21. The games will be rotated on a monthly basis with one new game refreshed every month. Also, players can resume playing at any level by using the access code provided at the end of each level on a selection of games. The new service launched this month and will be free for the first month with a Rs.40 per month charge afterwards.

From The Visiware Press Release: DishTV launches Cartoon Network games in partnership with Visiware International

DishTV, Asia’s largest direct-to-home (DTH) brand has strengthened their partnership with Visiware International, the leader in games for interactive television to launch Cartoon Network games in partnership with Cartoon Network India, the most loved kids’ channel in India.

Cartoon Network TV games, accessible on channel no. 967 within “PlayZone Active” on the DishTV platform, offers 8 games branded under the much loved and immensely popular major cartoon characters amongst kids, who lead the Cartoon Network portfolio– Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls and Roll No. 21. A variety of games will be available under each of these characters to enhance the player’s experience and get them to engage closer with their favourite toons.

Elated with the promising tie-up, Mr. Arun Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, DishTV said:

“At DishTV, we have always believed in providing the best entertainment to our subscribers. Being India’s most trusted DTH brand, we ensure that our subscribers from all age groups get entertained. Keeping this in mind, we are glad to strengthen our partnership with Visiware to launch a whole new set of Cartoon Network games on our platform. We are delighted with this launch since this service will offer games with India’s favourite characters such as Ben10, Powerpuff Girls, Roll No. 21 and more to mass audiences residing in smaller towns also. This strengthens our portfolio by penetrating not only the larger cities but also the Tier II-Tier III cities and small towns.”

Adventure Time with Jake, the old dog Finn and the human boy.

Ben 10 with Ben Tennyson and his brand new avatar as the feisty 10-year-old and his new by-the-book rookie partner.

Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy with the Grim Reaper as their forced best friend.

Roll No. 21 with Kris stranded in a school run by a demon principal.

Powerpuff Girls with Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, three super-powered little girls,

Regular Show with Mordecai and Rigby, the two best of friends.

The games will be rotated on a monthly basis with one game refreshed every month. What more, the player can resume playing at any level using the access code provided at the end of each level on a selection of games. The service is available from May 2017 to all Dish TV subscribers on Channel 967. This service will be available for free preview to all DishTV subscribers for one month post which the service will be charged Rs.40 (including taxes) per month.

Visiware International, whose services have been deployed on 50+ networks worldwide, has for the last 20 years, been developing games for satellite, cable, IPTV and fibre networks as well as connected TV sets and OTT boxes. Its partnership with Cartoon Network will enable Visiware to put out high quality, premium content that is all set to redefine the casual gaming in interactive television for pay TV operators. Cartoon Network IPs and its much-loved characters bring in that extra fun and thrill to gaming, like never before.

http://www.visiware.com/press/

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network News In Brief Early May 2017

Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific Animation Studio Coming Soon?

While speaking at APOS, one of Asia’s largest media and entertainment industry events, the president of Turner International – Gerhard Zeiler has said that Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region will eventually have its very own animation studio. At present, Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific uses a “virtual studio” approach to commissioning and developing shows. At present, Cartoon Network works with other animation studios throughout the Asia-Pacific region such as Top Draw Animation in the Philippines (Exchange Student Zero, Monster Beach), Rubber House in Australia (Lasso and Comet) and Vaibhav Studios in India (Lamput). Outside the United States, Cartoon Network currently has a studio based in London (for The Amazing World of Gumball) and another based in Abu Dhabi (used for Mansour, a local animation production for the Arab World).

http://worldscreen.com/tvasia/turners-gerhard-zeiler-bullish-on-international-content-creation/

Cartoon Network And Cover Store In Italy Partner For Smartphone Covers

Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises and Italian smartphone cover retailer – Cover Store have partnered up for a range of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls smartphone covers, now you can Powerpuff your phone with the cutest superheroines on Cartoon Network or you can take Finn and Jake out with you while you’re on your adventures. Looney Tunes themed mobile phone covers are also available.

http://www.milanolicensingday.it/2017/05/03/turner-e-cover-store-insieme-per-ppg-e-adventure-time/

http://www.coverstoreitalia.it/

Time Warner/Turner First Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Time Warner, the parent company of Cartoon Network’s Turner Broadcasting has announced better than expected first-quarter results, helped by Warner Bros.’ movie releases The Lego Batman Movie and Kong: Skull Island. Turner has seen a two percent decline in ad revenue for its TV channels, but this is more of a television industry issue as other networks are facing the same problem. John Martin, the CEO and Chairman of Turner expected a healthy upfront season of new shows and episodes, which has helped increase advertisers’ interest in recent weeks. Time Warner has no plans to offer its content on Amazon Prime, focusing on their own channels and streaming services instead (including Boomerang, Filmstruck, the upcoming DC Comics streaming service and its 10% stake in Hulu). Time Warner’s merger with AT&T is currently on track and is expected to be finalised by the end of this year.

http://www.timewarner.com/newsroom/press-releases/2017/05/03/time-warner-inc-reports-first-quarter-2017-results

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4469458/Kong–LEGO-Batman-success-drives-Time-Warners-profit-beat.html