Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Adult Swim And Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announce Partnership

Today (12th March) Cartoon Network USA’s nightly young adult programming service – Adult Swim and Ellation’s Crunchyroll have announced that they have announced a programming partnership for Adult Swim’s Japanese anime block – Toonami which airs on Saturday nights. From now on, both Crunchyroll and Adult Swim will work together on licensed content, co-productions and distribution opportunities. The news of the partnership follows the announcement of a corporate reshuffle at WarnerMedia last week which led to the break up of Cartoon Network’s owners – Turner, causing CN, Boomerang and Adult Swim to move to Warner Bros’s brand new Global Kids and Young Adults division. Meanwhile, Ellation (Crunchyroll’s owners) was also transferred to Warner Bros. At present, Turner is still a going concern until the complex process of restructuring at WarnerMedia is completed.

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and WarnerMedia inherited the streaming service through its merger with telecommunications company AT&T, last August, AT&T fully acquired Otter Media, the owners of Ellation, which itself owns Crunchyroll.

Ever since the Time Warner/AT&T merger, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll have worked together and even announced a new anime series called Blade Runner – Black Lotus based on the Oscar-winning movie Blade Runner 2049, which is co-produced by Alcon Television Group. The English-dubbed episodes will premiere on Toonami in the United States and Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have also collaborated to distribute the anime series – Mob Psycho 100, which premiered on the Toonami programming block last year.

Jason DeMarco, senior vice president, creative director for on-air at Adult Swim and co-creator of Toonami, made this statement in regards of the new partnership with Crunchyroll:

“Our partnership with Crunchyroll will open up exciting new possibilities for both of us. This will expand Toonami’s already great programming to include even more premiere and original anime. It’s a great time to be an anime fan!”

Crunchyroll’s general manager – Joanne Waage also added:

“Our mission is to grow anime globally, which makes Adult Swim the perfect partner as Toonami has been incredibly influential in the growth of anime here in the U.S. We can’t wait to show our fans what we have in store for them through this new programming partnership. Expect new co-productions, expanded distribution of dubs, and generally more accessible anime!”

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/08/warnermedia-now-fully-owns-anime-streaming-service-crunchyroll/

https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/12/18261643/adult-swim-crunchyroll-anime-series

https://deadline.com/2019/03/adult-swim-crunchyroll-team-on-programming-expand-distribution-deal-1202573898/

http://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/crunchyroll-adult-swim-expand-programming-partnership/

Cartoon Network USA New Show DC Super Hero Girls Premieres Tomorrow 8th March

Cartoon Network USA New Show DC Super Hero Girls Premieres Tomorrow 8th March

Cartoon Network USA New Show DC Super Hero Girls Premieres Tomorrow 8th March

Tomorrow (Friday 8th March) on International Woman’s Day at 6pm ET/PT, Cartoon Network USA will be premiering a brand new show from DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation called “DC Super Hero Girls”. The new show features the superheroic teens – Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Zatanna and the Green Lantern protecting the city of Metropolis while still having normal lives.

DC Super Hero Girls will start off with an one-hour premiere special called “#SweetJustice”, in the special we are introduced to the six “ordinary” teenaged girls who meet and discover that they aren’t so ordinary after all. Each of them have their own extraordinary powers and decide to team up and fight against Metropolis’s most evil villains, while also coping with school work. After the one-hour special which will air tomorrow, new episodes of DC Super Hero Girls will air on Sundays at 4pm ET/PT from Sunday 17th March.

Also tomorrow (8th March, International Woman’s Day) from 6am ET/PT, the Cartoon Network USA TV channel will feature an all day marathon featuring channel’s most famous female characters leading up to the premiere of the brand new show. Shows that will air as part of the marathon will include: Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go!, Total Drama Action, The Amazing World of Gumball, Craig of the Creek, Total DramaRama, Unikitty!, We Bare Bears and Ben 10. There’s also 60 episodes featuring CN’s best female characters on the Cartoon Network App.

Promo for DC Super Hero Girls as seen on the Cartoon Network USA TV channel:

From The WarnerMedia Blog: Cartoon Network All About Girl Power on International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, Cartoon Network will have girl power on full display, and it will certainly pack a powerful punch.

Take six classic female DC superheroes and have them navigate the perils of high school, as well as fighting crime, and you’ve got the super-buzzworthy new series DC Super Hero Girls. The series makes its much-anticipated debut on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

In the one-hour premiere special, “#SweetJustice,” we are introduced to six “ordinary” girls who meet and discover that they aren’t so ordinary after all. They each have extraordinary powers and decide to band together to take on one of Metropolis’s most evil, sinister villains. Oh, and they have to deal with high school as well, which might actually be worse than the bad guy!

So, be sure to tune in for the premiere of DC Super Hero Girls, Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. ET/PT and see what empowered girls can really do!

https://www.regularcapital.com/2019/02/cartoon-network-usa-march-2019-highlights/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2019/02/cartoon-network-usa-dc-super-hero-girls-animated-series-premieres-8th-march-with-an-one-hour-special/

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/blog/posts/20190306-cartoon-network-all-about-girl-power-on-international-women-s-day

Boomerang Africa HD Launched Today 5th March 2019

Boomerang Africa HD Launched Today 5th March 2019

Boomerang Africa HD Launched Today 5th March 2019

Today (5th March), Turner EMEA’s children’s division (soon to be Warner Bros. Global Kids and Young Adults) has launched a High Definition feed of Boomerang Africa, replacing the existing standard definition feed. South African TV blog – TVwithThinus contacted Turner this morning to ask about the new HD feed and has replied that the channel from now on will be available in HD.

The South African PR agency that represents Turner in Africa, Burson Cohn & Wolfe also confirmed that as of today, the channel will be available in HD. Boomerang HD is the third Turner channe in Africa to make the transition to HD in recent months, Cartoon Network HD and TNT HD launched on 18th December 2018. Viewers will now get to enjoy Boomerang’s cartoons in HD including The Tom and Jerry Show, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/12/cartoon-network-africa-hd-to-launch-on-dstv-18th-december/

Regarding Boomerang Africa’s transition to HD, Turner released the following statement to TVwithThinus:

“Continuing its ongoing commitment towards re-imagining television for African audiences, Turner has now made Boomerang available in high definition across Africa. The switch took place on the morning of 5 March, rolling out across the whole continent, effective immediately. Currently, South African viewers can enjoy watching their favourite kids channel, Cartoon Network (DStv 301), in HD, while the whole continent has access to the American blockbuster channel, TNT (DStv 137), in HD, alongside the ‘more to laugh about’ kids channel, Boomerang,”

http://teeveetee.blogspot.com/2019/03/turner-international-switches-its.html

http://www.boomeranghq.net/