Cartoon Network USA Partners With Mojang’s MINECON Earth Livestreaming Minecraft Themed Event On 29th September

Cartoon Network USA Partners With Mojang's MINECON Earth Livestreaming Minecraft Themed Event On 29th September

Cartoon Network USA Partners With Mojang’s MINECON Earth Livestreaming Minecraft Themed Event On 29th September

Today (27th September), Cartoon Network USA has announced they’re extending their existing content partnership with the makers of the popular video game Minecraft – Mojang (owned by software and video gaming giant – Microsoft). This Saturday (29th September), Cartoon Network USA will be livestreaming this year’s MINECON Earth convention on their YouTube channel, beginning with the convention’s pre-show at 11.30am ET/8.30am PT. MINECON Earth is a worldwide online convention dedicated to Minecraft where every Minecraft fan is invited, the live event will feature the latest Minecraft news and community panels. Cartoon Network and Mojang have already collaborated on the Adventure Time-themed Minecraft pack and also the Adventure Time Minecraft special – Diamonds and Lemons which aired in July this year.

Cartoon Network is also the exclusive TV broadcast partner for up-to-the-minute Minecraft news from MINECON Earth. Cartoon Network USA will be airing the recap episode – MINECON Earth Remix on Saturday 8th October at 6.45pm as well as Cartoon Network USA’s digital platforms. The episode will include highlights from MINECON Earth and all-new content, plus the competition winners of the Minecraft-themed Cartoon Network character costume competition.

As the exclusive TV broadcast partner for up-to-the-minute Minecraft news from MINECON Earth, the recap episode, MINECON Earth Remix on Cartoon Network, will then debut Saturday 8th October at 6.45pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network linear and digital platforms (such as video-on-demand, the Cartoon Network App and Cartoon Network USA’s YouTube channel). The episode will feature highlights from MINECON Earth and all-new content, bringing together the best of both worlds for Minecraft and Cartoon Network fans alike.

MINECON Earth Remix on Cartoon Network, will feature scenes from Cartoon Network’s shows reimagined in Minecraft style as well as animated Cartoon Network characters from We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go! and Adventure Time will try and make their own costumes, leading up to the costume competition segment. Additional content and activities will be on Cartoon Network’s social media platforms and the CN Sayin’ App.

From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release: Cartoon Network and Minecraft Deepen Content Partnership with MINECON Earth Livestreaming Event Saturday, Sept. 29: Exclusive MINECON Earth Remix on Cartoon Network Debuts Oct. 8 on Cartoon Network Linear and Digital Platforms

Following the highly successful creative collaboration and the release of the original Minecraft episode for Adventure Time earlier this year, Cartoon Network and Microsoft are expanding their content partnership with a livestream event of MINECON Earth, Minecraft’s worldwide celebration of all things Minecraft, on the Cartoon Network YouTube channel Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning with the pre-show at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT.

Packed with juicy Minecraft info, the livestream will include pre- and post-show bits, as well as some community panels. As the exclusive TV broadcast partner for up-to-the-minute Minecraft news from MINECON Earth, the recap episode, MINECON Earth Remix on Cartoon Network, will then debut Saturday, Oct. 8, 6:45 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network linear and digital platforms. The episode will feature highlights from MINECON Earth and all-new content, bringing together the best of both worlds for Minecraft and Cartoon Network fans alike.

Promising creativity, inclusion and participation for fans of all ages and of both brands, MINECON Earth Remix on Cartoon Network, will feature iconic Cartoon Network worlds reimagined in Minecraft style. Animated vignettes of Cartoon Network characters from We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go!, and Adventure Time will try and make their own costumes, leading to the contest winners reveal. Additional related content and activities will lead up to the special across Cartoon Network social media and the CN Sayin’ App. MINECON Earth Remix on Cartoon Network will air on Cartoon Network, VOD, the CN app and Cartoon Network YouTube.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/09/cartoon-network-usa-minecraft-costume-competition-for-minecon-earth-2018/

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/09/27/cartoon-network-and-minecraft-deepen-content-partnership-with-minecon-earth-livestreaming-event-saturday-sept-29-299203/20180927cartoon01/

Turner Renews Distribution Deal With Sky Deutschland

Turner Renews Distribution Deal With Sky Deutschland

Turner Renews Distribution Deal With Sky Deutschland

Today (4th September), Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and the German division of British direct-to-home satellite pay-tv provider – Sky Deutschland have renewed their distribution deal. The carriage deal includes continued distribution of Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Germany and Austria on Sky’s TV platform, as well as TNT Film, TNT Series and TNT Comedy. The deal also includes VOD (Video-On-Demand) rights for Cartoon Network’s and Boomerang’s shows which are also accessible on Sky Deutschland’s child friendly streaming service app – Sky Kids. The deal also includes carriage of a HD version of TNT Film – TNT Film HD.

Manuel Kindervater, Vice President of Partner Channels at Sky Deutschland made this statement in regards with the new deal with Turner:

“Our focus is on presenting our customers with the highest quality content, The self-produced series, the films and the high-quality children’s programs of Turner stations are clearly one of them.”

Matthias Heinze, general manager of Turner Eastern Europe and Benelux also added:

“The new contract with our longtime partner Sky is an important step. We were not only able to jointly increase the distribution of some of our channels, but have long-term security.”

https://variety.com/2018/tv/global/sky-deutschland-turner-agree-new-channels-deal-1202925647/

https://info.sky.de/inhalt/de/medienzentrum_news_pr_04092018.jsp

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018/09/04/sky-deutschland-to-keep-turner-channels/

https://www.sky.de/

Cartoon Network’s Craig Of The Creek Renewed For A Second Season

Cartoon Network's Craig Of The Creek Renewed For A Second Season

Cartoon Network’s Craig Of The Creek Renewed For A Second Season

Great news for creek kids everywhere, one of Cartoon Network’s latest hit shows – Craig of the Creek has been renewed for a second season, which means more imaginative adventures at the creek with Craig and his friends J.P. and Kelsey. The show has been held in high regard for its nostalgic childhood stories, episode storylines and relatable characters. The show has ranked in the top ten cable television premieres for boys aged between six and eleven years old and has been critically acclaimed by The Los Angeles Times for its “power of imagination” and by business publication – Fast Company for its “attention to inclusion and positive representation of minorities”. The show is co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin and is produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. The show was developed through the studio’s renowned Global Artists Programme which has outputted many Emmy award winning shows and has kick-started the careers of talented show creators and animators.

In May this year, the show was awarded a Common Sense Seal by Common Sense Media because of the diversity of its characters and inclusion of minorities. Common Sense Media awards television shows (or any form of media marketed towards children) if they have a positive social message for children and whether the content has positive role models or/and educational content.

The new season of Craig of the Creek will premiere on Cartoon Network USA in 2019, but there’s still new episodes from season one to air, season one of Craig of the Creek will continue from Monday 20th August, the new episodes will premiere on weekdays at 4pm ET/PT on the Cartoon Network USA television channel and are available on the Cartoon Network app and on various pay-TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms.

From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release: “Craig of the Creek” Sails to Season Two

Cartoon Network’s hit original series Craig of the Creek is heading for more adventures with Craig, J.P. and Kelsey and a season two greenlight. Since its debut earlier this year, the groundbreaking show has been celebrated for the trio’s creative and imaginative escapades and spurred a groundswell of excitement from critics, fans across social media, and beyond. Craig of the Creek has also tapped into an emotional sense of nostalgia for audiences and connected with viewers through its relatable characters and universal storylines. The top 10 cable series in premieres among boys 6 – 11 has been hailed for its “attention to inclusion and positive representation of minorities” by Fast Company and by The Los Angeles Times for its “power of imagination.”

Craig of the Creek follows the precocious Craig as he leads his best friends J.P. and Kelsey on comical journeys at their neighborhood creek, transforming everyday afternoons into thrilling expeditions through imaginative play. Beginning Monday, August 20, new episodes from the current season will premiere weekdays at 4 p.m. (ET/PT) and are available on the Cartoon Network app and various TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms.

Co-created by three-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin, Craig of the Creek is executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The show was developed through the studio’s global Artists Program known for creating a pipeline of critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning shows and serving as a talent incubator for gifted animators.

Source: Nielsen Live+7 Program Based Data. Q2’18 (4/2/18 – 7/1/18). Rankings reflect delivery for premieres only, excludes replays. Cable series in premieres claim includes only series with at least 5 premieres in Q2’18.

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/08/15/craig-of-the-creek-sails-to-season-two-309312/20180815cartoon01/#GTZ4tbMXR0YsyloO.99

https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/craig-of-the-creek/