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Cartoon Network and Boomerang launch on Fetch TV

- Launch follows shortly after platform’s addition of Turner’s CNN International -

SYDNEY (January 30, 2017) – Iconic animated shows including Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo have found a new home in Australia, with the launch of Cartoon Network and Boomerang on Fetch TV. Turner’s two global flagship children channels will be available from January on the IPTV service.

Cartoon Network, Asia Pacific’s leading kids’ channel, is known for its unique brand of surprising humour and has been entertaining Aussie families for more than two decades. Aside from Ben, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, Fetch TV viewers will also be amongst the first to watch the channel’s new series Mighty Magiswords.

Meanwhile, Boomerang is the place for families who want to see new episodes of iconic cartoons such as Mr Bean, Inspector Gadget and Looney Tunes. It’s the perfect place for parents to enjoy familiar, premium programming together with their little ones.

"Fetch families are going to love this news!” said Robi Stanton, General Manager of Turner Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Territories. “With Boomerang and Cartoon Network added to the line-up, subscribers now have access to the best animation from around the world. Both channels feature characters designed with one purpose in mind – to make everyone laugh.”

The announcement follows Fetch TV’s addition of Turner’s news channel, CNN International, in October last year.

Scott Lorson, CEO, Fetch TV, added: “Fetch is thrilled to reach a partnership agreement with Turner, and with the 3 fantastic additions to our channel offering – CNN, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. We will continue to partner with world-class content channel partners like Turner to bring Fetch TV subscribers the very best in entertainment. Plenty more to come”.

Fetch TV is available via ISPs including Optus, iiNet, Dodo, Internode, and iPrimus, and via leading retailers Harvey Norman and JB-HiFi.

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About Boomerang
Boomerang provides light-hearted and fun moments, showcasing a mixture of internationally recognised comedy and fantasy series to more than 144 million households worldwide. Core programs includes Tom and Jerry, Mr. Bean, Scooby-Doo, The Garfield Show, My Little Pony and The Looney Tunes Show. A companion channel to Cartoon Network, Boomerang is a dynamic and quirky place where girls and boys can be inspired, laugh and play with the whole family. In Asia Pacific, Boomerang is owned and operated by Turner, a Time Warner company.

About Cartoon Network
Turner’s Cartoon Network, the number one kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated content including the multi-award-winning global hits Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and We Bare Bears.

Cartoon Network is available in 29 countries throughout Asia Pacific and is currently seen in more than 135 million pay-TV homes. Internationally, it is seen in 192 countries and over 370 million homes, and is an industry leader with a global offering of the best in award-winning animated entertainment for kids and families.

The brand is known for putting its fans at the centre of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, games and apps, including Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything. Cartoon Network, sister company to Boomerang, POGO and Toonami, is a brand created and distributed by Turner, a Time Warner Company.

About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages in 40 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.

About Fetch TV
Fetch TV partners with leading internet service providers Optus, the iiNet Group, and M2 along with leading retailers Harvey Norman and JB Hi Fi to provide subscribers with an entertainment service delivered to the TV over a broadband connection to a set top box. In addition to a 1 terabyte personal video recorder for recording TV, the content line up includes an in-home movie store with over 6,000 titles including the latest new releases to buy or rent, a TV store with leading TV shows to purchase, leading SVOD services Netflix, Stan and Presto, and free to air Catch-Up TV services plus the option to add subscription entertainment channels from major content providers. Visit fetchtv.com.au for more information.

For further information, please contact:
James Moore / James.Moore@turner.com