Future Plans For Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe In Czech Republic And Slovakia

Future Plans For Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe In Czech Republic And Slovakia

Future Plans For Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe In Czech Republic And Slovakia

According to Czech media news website rozhlas.cz, Turner Broadcasting System Europe has released some information about the future of the new Czech language soundtrack on Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe and HD feed and progress made since launch on 20th September 2017. Turner has been planning to fully launch Cartoon Network in the Czech Republic and Slovakia markets five years ago (a year before the launch in Portugal, which was the last time a new Cartoon Network feed was launched in Europe) and has been actively working on the launch over the last 12 months. During the five years, the Czech and Slovak markets were closely monitored by Turner to find a suitable time for a full launch (rival children’s networks Nickelodeon and Disney Channel already provide a Czech audio service).

Now it has been less than two months after the launch of the Czech audio track on Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe, most of the programming on the channel is now available in the Czech language and a full 100% Czech service will be ready by early 2018. Also to clarify, there won’t be a Slovak language soundtrack, at least in the foreseeable future, the Czech soundtrack (as well as English) is available in Slovakia, both Czech and Slovak are mutually intelligible to an extent.

At present the HD feed is upscaled and isn’t full HD, Turner’s technical team is currently working on providing a full HD service, a HD feed was one of the carriage requirements by cable TV provider UPC Czech Republic. A full HD launch will put Cartoon Network ahead of its rivals in the Czech-Slovak market. An advertising opt-out is now operational and will be implemented properly by the beginning of next year, Atmedia currently handle ad-sales for the channel, and the channel could transition from a UK based OFCOM broadcast license to a Czech-based RRTV broadcasting licence. The Czech version of the Cartoon Network website (http://www.cartoonnetwork.cz) is now operational with a constant flow of new videos and games added to the website.

Cartoon Network CEE will soon be rebranded soon with the Dimensional graphics package and the channel is now available to stream on UPC’s Horizon Go TV anywhere service.

http://www.rozhlas.cz/digital/televize/_zprava/cartoon-network-konkretizuje-nejblizsi-kroky-chce-byt-nejoblibenejsi-detskou-znackou–1769232

Cartoon Network Czech Soundtrack Launches Tomorrow 20th September 2017

Cartoon Network Czech Soundtrack Launches Tomorrow 20th September 2017

Cartoon Network Czech Soundtrack Launches Tomorrow 20th September 2017

Today (19/09/2017), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has announced that the Czech language soundtrack will officially launch on Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe tomorrow (20/09/2017). In the Central and Eastern Europe region, Cartoon Network is now available in nine languages across five different versions of the channel: Polish (Cartoon Network Poland), Romanian, Hungarian and Czech (Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe), Dutch (Cartoon Network Netherlands), German (Cartoon Network Germany), Bulgarian and Russian (Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe) and finally the English (aka original language) soundtrack which is available on all five feeds.

In the Czech Republic and in Slovenia, Cartoon Network wants to expand beyond its linear television service and offer digital services such as mobile apps and games and also to market and sell toys and other merchandise in the region. At the moment, the channel will only be available in standard definition with a high definition feed launching on cable provider – UPC Czech Republic in six to eight weeks time.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2017/09/cartoon-network-czech-soundtrack-now-in-final-stages/

The general manager of Turner’s operations in Central and Eastern Europe – Matthias Heinze made this statement in regards of the launch of the new Czech language soundtrack (translated):

“Localization demonstrates our commitment to continue expanding original content across platforms to build a comprehensive fantasy world for children”

http://www.rozhlas.cz/digital/televize/_zprava/cartoon-network-startuje-v-cestine-a-slovenstine-lokalizovany-bude-uz-od-zitrka–1755737

Cartoon Network Czech Soundtrack Now In Final Stages

Cartoon Network Czech Soundtrack Now In Final Stages

Cartoon Network Czech Soundtrack Now In Final Stages

According to Czech media news blog – rozhlas.cz, the Czech language soundtrack on Cartoon Network Central Eastern Europe is now in its final stages and is projected to launch sometime later this month. The Czech soundtrack was projected to launch on 1st September, but it has been pushed back to ensure enough shows, episodes and presentation have been dubbed in the language. In late August and early September, Cartoon Network CEE aired some presentation in the Czech language on the original language (English) soundtrack for testing purposes.

A HD feed for Cartoon Network CEE in the Czech Republic is planned. Cable operator – UPC Czech Republic won’t be adding the channel until a full Czech soundtrack on Cartoon Network CEE is launched and they also require the channel to be in 16:9 widescreen and in high definition, as it stands presently, Cartoon Network CEE will be added to UPC on Tuesday 26th September. Magio Sat in Slovakia is already promoting the new Czech soundtrack on their social media pages.

A few days ago, a Czech version of the Cartoon Network website launched (http://www.cartoonnetwork.cz), the website already features videos, games and sections for each show.

Also, Turner will be hosting a press conference on Tuesday 19th September to promote Cartoon Network’s full entry into the Czech market, there’s no doubt that more details will be revealed at the conference.

http://www.rozhlas.cz/digital/televize/_zprava/cartoon-network-spustil-cesky-web-brzy-oficialne-vstoupi-na-nas-trh–1753722

http://www.cartoonnetwork.cz