Cartoon Network At MIFA At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network At MIFA At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network At MIFA At Annecy Animation Festival 2017

Cartoon Network will be having their first ever exhibition stand this year at the MIFA (French: Marché international du film d’animation, English: International Animation Film Market) animation market at the 2017 Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France. Since its launch in 1986, the animation market is an opportunity for broadcasters, creators and animation studios to congregate and make deals and to look for new talent. This includes broadcasting rights deals, co-production deals, show pitches by prospective creators to animation studios and recruitment for animators. The market is a chance for animation studios from around the world to show off the latest cartoons.

An episode of Cartoon Network’s Clarence – “The Tails of Mardrynia” will also be screened at the animation festival. The 2017 Annecy Animation Festival will run from Monday 12th June to Saturday 17th June, the MIFA market will be open from Tuesday 13th June to Friday 16th June.

http://variety.com/2017/film/festivals/the-annecy-animation-festival-reveals-2017-lineup-1202393960/

https://www.audiovisual451.com/mifa-de-annecy-se-prepara-para-su-edicion-mas-grande-mas-expositores-mas-posibilidades-de-reclutamiento-mas-eventos-de-networking/

Cartoon Network Africa Coming To Kwesé TV 3rd May

Cartoon Network Africa Coming To Kwesé TV 3rd May

Cartoon Network Africa Coming To Kwesé TV 3rd May

Pan-African DTH (Direct-To-Home) Satellite television provider – Kwesé TV has signed a distribution deal with Turner Southern Europe and Africa to include Cartoon Network Africa, Boomerang Africa and CNN International as part of their pay-TV packages. Cartoon Network, Boomerang and CNN International will be available to Kwesé TV subscribers from 3rd May, subscribers will get to enjoy a wide range of cartoons, including long-time favourites Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo! on Boomerang, and current hits such as We Bare Bears, Steven Universe and The Amazing World of Gumball on Cartoon Network. CNN International will also be available for those who want to keep up with current news and events.

All three channels will also be added to Kwesé TV’s mobile app, allowing subscribers to watch cartoons and the news on their smartphone anywhere on the continent. The new broadcasting deal expands Turner’s presence in Africa, which is currently a growing and emerging market.

Joseph Hundah, the President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media, the owners of Kwesé TV, commented on the distribution deal with Turner:

“We are a relatively new broadcaster with ambitions to become one of Africa’s leading networks. Our objective is to give more viewers in Africa access to the best in international and local content. This agreement with a global leader like Turner strengthens our proposition and takes us closer to achieving our goal. Turner’s superior content offering will appeal to our diverse audiences across the continent”

Jaime Ondarza, Senior Vice President for Turner Southern Europe and Africa also added:

“Partnering with Kwesé reflects our commitment to expand our presence and our consumer base across the African continent. With this new step in the development of Turner in Africa, we bring our content to more fans and audiences, across more screens”

http://worldscreen.com/tvmiddleeastafrica/trio-of-turner-channels-join-kwese-tv-lineup/

https://www.biznisafrica.co.za/kwese-tv-signs-major-broadcast-deal-with-turner/

https://www.kwese.com/news/830208/kwes%C3%A9-tv-signs-deal-turner-adding-3-global-brands-its-line

Ian McDonough Head Of Turner UK And Nordics To Leave The Company

Ian McDonough Head Of Turner UK And Nordics To Leave The Company

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.”

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/683702/turners-northern-europe-boss-exiting/

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/04/turners-northern-europe-boss-exiting/740052/