HONG KONG’S NOW TV PICKS UP TURNER’S BOOMERANG
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Turner’s second flagship kids’ brand launches in Hong Kong on July 1
HONG KONG (June 22, 2016) – Boomerang, the global kids’ brand and companion channel to Cartoon Network, will be distributed in Hong Kong on Now TV as part of the platform’s Junior Pack. Effective July 1, the agreement increases its distribution in Asia Pacific to over 30 million households since the channel’s relaunch in late 2014.
The all-animation network boasts an impressive line-up of iconic series and movies programmed for both kids and their families, including Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes. Channel highlights in July are Bunnicula, Shaun the Sheep and new episodes of The Garfield Show.
Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia, said: “Hong Kong audiences already know and love Boomerang’s shows, so the channel will undoubtedly appeal to families with young kids. We’ve seen this brand grow quickly around the region and gain momentum – hitting the 30 million distribution mark is great milestone. Now TV subscribers now have access to all three of Turner’s kids’ channels in the region – Cartoon Network, Toonami and Boomerang – so there really is something for everyone.”
Boomerang is designed for kids aged 4-9, as well as their families and caregivers. In addition to new and exclusive content from Warner Bros. Studios, international premium acquisitions include: Pink Panther and Pals, Strawberry Shortcake, Mr. Bean: The Animated Series, Inspector Gadget, DreamWorks’ Turbo: FAST and DreamWorks’ two Dragons series: Defenders of Berk and Riders of Berk.
Ms. Loke Kheng Tham, PCCW's Executive Vice President of Pay TV, said, “Now TV has a diverse range of programs, including many choices for kids. We are committed to providing a responsible and entertaining TV environment for children and parents in Hong Kong. We are delighted to partner with Turner, our long established partner, to further enrich our offerings for younger audiences through the launch of Boomerang.”
To complement the on-air offering, Boomerang Watch and Play hosts both video and gaming content in a safe and fun app designed for tablets. The brand’s website is Boomerang.asia. Boomerang will be available in English on Channel 445.
For further information, contact:
Director of Communications, Turner Asia Pacific
+852 3128-3720 / James.Moore@turner.com
About Boomerang in Asia
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 Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. In the region, Turner Asia Pacific runs 63 channels in 13 languages in 37 countries, including 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 and WB in South Asia. It 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.