Boomerang Central Eastern Europe HD Has Launched In Poland Today 17th April

Boomerang Central Eastern Europe HD Has Launched In Poland Today 17th April

Boomerang Central Eastern Europe HD Has Launched In Poland Today 17th April

Today (17th April), Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has launched a high definition feed of Boomerang Central Eastern Europe which is now available to viewers in Poland. Plans for an HD version of Boomerang CEE were announced in October last year. The channel also broadcasts to a large chunk of Europe including Hungary, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and also to the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders Region) in Western Europe, but no plans of the HD feed being distributed in these countries has been announced yet.

The channel also made the switch to 16:9 widescreen on Wednesday 4th April in preparation for the launch of the HD feed. Viewers in Poland are now able to enjoy animated shows such as New Looney Tunes, Bunnicula and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz in High Definition. On Monday 7th May, the standard definition feed of Boomerang CEE will be switched off in Poland, ending the full transition to high definition.

Matthias Heinze, the general manager of Turner Central and Eastern Europe made this statement in regards of the new Boomerang HD feed (translated):

“We want to constantly strengthen Boomerang’s position in the Polish market. Fans of classic cartoons should expect a few new products to be introduced on the channel this summer, including the transition to HD quality. One thing will stay the same: all the time we want to provide viewers with a source of carefree, family entertainment that every child needs.”

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/10/boomerang-hd-feed-launch-poland-2018/

http://satkurier.pl/news/170079/boomerang-hd-rozpoczal-nadawanie-w-polsce.html

https://media2.pl/media/149951-Boomerang-rozpoczal-nadawanie-w-HD.-W-maju-koniec-wersji-SD.html

Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Cartoon Network At Cardiff Animation Festival 2018

Later this week (19th to 22nd April) is the Cardiff Animation Festival in Cardiff, Wales, UK. The animation festival is one of the largest in the UK and celebrates home-grown and international animation. On the first day of the festival (Thursday 19th April) some of the UK’s top childrens’ content commissioners will be speaking during the “Afternoon Tea with the Children’s Commissioners” session. Turner EMEA’s VP of Programming and Content Strategy, Kids (Cartoon Network/Boomerang/Cartoonito/Boing), Acquisitions and Co-productions International – Cecilia Persson will also be there. Other content commissioners attending the event are Cheryl Taylor (Head of Content, for CBBC), Stuart Rowson (Head of Curation and Discovery for CBBC), Lucy Murphy (Head of Kids Content at Sky UK) and Sioned Wyn Roberts (Children’s Commissioner for Welsh-language broadcaster S4C).

During the session, each content commissioner will discuss what they’re looking for in terms of child-friendly animated programming. After the session, there will be an opportunity for potential show creators to pitch and discuss their ideas in a ten-minute one-to-one session with a content commissioner, they’re also there to offer advice on how to get an animated project picked up and commissioned by a children’s channel. The session is supported by BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Wales division – BAFTA Cymru.

http://www.bafta.org/wales/whats-on/afternoon-tea-with-the-childrens-commissioners

http://www.cardiffanimation.com/caf18-industry-day

Turner To Promote Adult Swim’s And TBS’s Final Space At MIPTV 2018 Convention In Cannes, France 9th-12th April

Turner To Promote Adult Swim's And TBS's Final Space At MIPTV 2018 Convention In Cannes, France 9th-12th April

Turner To Promote Adult Swim’s And TBS’s Final Space At MIPTV 2018 Convention In Cannes, France 9th-12th April

Tomorrow (9th April) marks the start of this year’s MIPTV (Marché International des Programmes de Télévision, English: International Television Programmes Market) convention in Cannes, France, a major event in the television content market calendar. The MIPTV convention is an opportunity for broadcasters and content creators to promote their shows and to potentially sell broadcast rights to other broadcasters and subscription streaming services. Turner will be at this year’s convention promoting their general entertainment portfolio, which is mostly U.S. content output from TNT, TBS and Adult Swim. Cartoon Network’s programming is also usually promoted at MIPTV.

One show in particular Turner will be promoting is one of TBS’s and Adult Swim’s newest shows – Final Space. Final Space is an animated comedy about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake; both go on a quest to unlock the mystery of “Final Space,” the place where the entire universe ends. Final Space is created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers and is produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco and New Form, in association with Turner’s Studio T.

Also, Cartoon Network USA’s vice president of Content Acquisitions and Co-Productions – Adina Pitt will be speaking at the convention’s International Emmy Kids Awards Nominee Showcase conference, the conference will take place on 10th April at 10am.

http://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/54313/INTERNATIONAL-EMMY-KIDS-AWARDS-NOMINEE-SHOWCASE

MIPTV also has a sister convention that runs in October called MIPCOM. MIPCOM has a side event called MIPJunior which is a major international children’s media industry convention, which is attended annually by Cartoon Network.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-international-showcase-comedy-and-drama-programming-line-miptv-2018