Boomerang USA Streaming Service Acquires Monchhichi Streaming Rights

Boomerang USA Streaming Service Acquires Monchhichi Streaming Rights

Boomerang USA Streaming Service Acquires Monchhichi Streaming Rights

Warner Bros’s and Turner USA’s classic animation streaming service – Boomerang has acquired streaming rights for a brand new show – Monchhichi. The new series is based on the Japanese monkey plush toy of the same name which was originally introduced in Tokyo in 1974. Monchhichi is being co-produced by France based Technicolor Animation Productions and French privately-owned national broadcaster – TF1 in collaboration with Monchhichi’s Japanese toy manufacturer – Sekiguchi. In the new show, Monchhichi are a group of friends who help children sleep and create dreams around the world. The popular toy has sold more than 100 million Monchhichi dolls and accessories in 40 countries.

After premiering on TF1 in France, the show quickly became a viewing ratings success, the new show will join along other Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes classics, along with some new content including the new Care Bears series – Care Bears: Unlock the Magic. Various broadcasters in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have already picked up the new series. In Latin America, Discovery Kids own the broadcasting rights to the new series.

Sandrine Nguyen, co-managing director, Technicolor Animation Productions made this statement about the new show:

“We have had such an enthusiastic response from children around the world who have bonded with the big-hearted, sweet dream-creating, Monchhichi. Each adventure is a whirlwind comedy, filled with action, humor and tenderness and we are delighted that Boomerang premium service will now bring their magical adventures to kids across the U.S.”

At present, there’s no information of whether the 1980’s Hanna-Barbera Monchhichi series will be added to the Boomerang streaming service.

https://www.technicoloranimationproductions.com/en/

https://www.sekiguchi.co.jp/

https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/boomerang-gets-deal-to-stream-animated-series-monchhichi

http://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/boomerang-gets-up-to-monkey-business-with-monchhichi/

http://www.c21media.net/boomerang-picks-up-monchhichi/

The Steven Universe Podcast Is Now Available On Spotify

The Steven Universe Podcast Is Now Available On Spotify

The Steven Universe Podcast Is Now Available On Spotify

There’s good news for Steven Universe fans and Spotify subscribers because Cartoon Network’s The Steven Universe Podcast is now available on the popular music-streaming service.

In the latest episode of the podcast, released on 6th September, Steven Universe Co-Executive Producers Kat Morris and Joe Johnston are talking about the relationships between the characters in the show, they also offer some insight into the show’s production crew (aka the “Crewniverse”), who has the best villain ideas, who likes makes word play, who came up with the idea for “The Proposal” episode and who draws the best Rose Quartz character design. Kat and Joe also reveal their own favourite characters, episodes and storylines and also offer an behind the scenes look at the creation of the “Steven Universe: The Movie” teaser that premiered at San Diego Comic Con 2018.

Not only The Steven Universe Podcast is now on Spotify but the whole of Turner’s Podcast Network is on there too. The Turner Podcast Network features a portfolio of over 60 podcasts covering entertainment, news, sports and kids content. Apart from the Steven Universe Podcast, other popular podcasts in the Turner Podcast Network include CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Bleacher Report’s Simms and Lefkoe Podcast, HLN’s Unmasking a Killer, Cartoon Network’s Drawn: The Story of Animation, truTV’s The Official Impractical Jokers Podcast and The FilmStruck Podcast. Alternatively, fans can also download Turner podcasts via https://www.turner.com/podcast, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio and Tune In Radio.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/08/more-information-about-the-steven-universe-podcast/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/04/cartoon-network-howstuffworks-partner-new-podcast-drawn-story-animation/

From The WarnerMedia Press Release: Turner Podcast Network Launches on Spotify: Turner’s Portfolio of Popular Entertainment, News, Kids and Sports Podcasts Now Available on All Major Podcast Platforms

Turner Podcast Network continues to ramp up its efforts in the podcast space. Beginning today, Turner’s entire portfolio of over 60 leading entertainment, news, kids and sports podcasts will be available on Spotify’s podcast platform. Popular podcasts including CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Bleacher Report’s Simms & Lefkoe Podcast, HLN’s Unmasking a Killer, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe Podcast, truTV’s The Official Impractical Jokers Podcast and The FilmStruck Podcast will be available for listening at www.spotify.com. Fans can also download Turner podcasts via https://www.turner.com/podcast, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio and Tune In Radio.

“Turner’s focus on the podcast space is another way the company is generating strategic, 360-degree brand opportunities for our roster of high-profile entertainment, news, kids and sports content while creating additional revenue options for the company,” said Tyler Moody, vice president and general manager of Turner Podcast Network. “Launching on Spotify helps amplify our podcasting efforts by putting our content in front of more listeners, adding additional scale to our portfolio and creating more dynamic opportunities for advertisers in this highly engaged digital space.”

About Turner Podcast Network

The Turner Podcast Network was created to implement a portfolio-wide network that centralizes production, distribution and sales for all Turner podcasts in order to develop and launch new branded podcasts across Turner’s news, kids and entertainment brands. Turner’s podcasts reach an average monthly audience of over 10 million unique users and 17 million downloads.

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/newsroom/press-releases/2018/09/05/turner-podcast-network-launches-on-spotify

Time Warner Rebrands As WarnerMedia Following AT&T Merger

Warner Media Logo

Time Warner Rebrands As WarnerMedia Following AT&T Merger

Yesterday (15th June) and within hours of AT&T formally merging with Time Warner, AT&T’s newly acquired ex-Time Warner media business unit as renamed itself as “WarnerMedia”, ending the use of the “Time Warner” corporate brand which was originally introduced in 1990 and has been used in various forms since. The new logo has a simple design with a sans-serif font with back and white background variants. The use of the Time Warner brand in recent years has been rather confusing, this is why a new name was needed, especially when Time Warner Cable was spun-off in 2009 (now part of Charter Communications as of 2016) leaving two separate companies with the same name. Also Time Warner spun-off its publishing division – Time Inc. in 2013, so the company had no reason to use The “Time” name either. It’s likely that the company didn’t want to rebrand as the company was up for sale and a buyer would likely change the name anyway.

Following the $85 billion merger, the CEO of AT&T – Randall Stephenson has promised to make sure that WarnerMedia and its sub-divisions (Warner Bros, HBO and Turner) will continue to have the same level of creative freedom as if it was still an independent company, the reason being is that AT&T’s core business is communications and not media, they would rather allow existing management who know the media industry to continue to work for WarnerMedia. AT&T has also promised to invest $21 billion into the WarnerMedia business to help it compete against fast-growing new-media rivals – Netflix and Amazon.

In a statement about WarnerMedia’s continued creative independence, Randall Stephenson said: “We’re big fans of your talent and creativity. And you have my word that you will continue to have the creative freedom and resources to keep doing what you do best.”

The division of WarnerMedia that owns Cartoon Network, Boomerang and other associated brands – Turner has already seen a major management change, the CEO of Turner – John Martin is stepping down, it’s not known on how much of an impact that AT&T’s acquisition will have on Turner, but they said, very little will change, although people are concerned over job redundancies because of cost efficiency reasons and there will be some redundancies at the corporate functions level. Turner President – David Levy, Turner International President – Gerhard Zeiler and CNN Worldwide President – Jeff Zucker will be running the company at least in the interim following John Martin’s departure. All three will report to WarnerMedia’s new CEO – John Stankey, who himself also replaces ex-Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes.

The Time Warner website has been updated to include the new WarnerMedia logo, as of yet, nothing much has changed.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/t-ceo-says-ready-invest-keep-culture-time-162401452–finance.html

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/att-time-warner-warnermedia-turner-chief-john-martin-1202848405/

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/15/media/warnermedia-john-stankey-announcements/index.html

https://nypost.com/2018/06/15/time-warner-will-be-renamed-warner-media-turner-ceo-exits/