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Turner Brings Toonami to India

- Turner India expands its kids’ portfolio with action-adventure channel -

MUMBAI (February 26, 2015) – Turner Broadcasting has announced the expansion of its industry-leading kids’ entertainment portfolio with the launch of Toonami, a channel dedicated to bringing high-octane animated action to kids, superhero fans and their families across India.

Toonami already has a significant presence is Asia Pacific in 14 countries including Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. In India, Toonami complements Turner’s kids’ entertainment portfolio of genre-leading channels – Cartoon Network and POGO. The channel is being distributed by Taj Television and is available on the country’s leading digital cable platforms across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore.                                     

Commenting on the launch Siddharth Jain, Managing Director of Turner International India, said, “It is a real proud moment for Turner to bring in a channel like Toonami to our young Indian audiences – we now offer a robust entertainment experience for all ages and interests. A highly successful international brand, it will meet the growing demand for premium quality action-adventure and superhero content.”

Toonami, which takes its name from the hit programming block on Cartoon Network in the US, is a 24-hour English action and anime destination designed for viewers seeking a full-tilt, rollercoaster ride of adventure, quips, drama and a whole lot more. The channel is set to be the ultimate destination for the action-and-adventure enthusiasts in every family. Toonami is a dream come true for superhero fans featuring franchises such as Batman, Superman, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Justice League, Inazuma Eleven Go, and Dragon Ball Z.

Toonami is currently available on the below leading distribution platforms with more joining shortly:

·         Siticable – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Madhya Pradesh – LCN No.460

·         Indusind Media (Incable) – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata – LCN No.336

·         ICNCL – Kolkata – LCN No.467

·         Home Cable – Mumbai - LCN No.468

·         JPR Cable Network –Mumbai – LCN No.289

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About Toonami in Asia

Toonami is the ultimate home of the superhero. Packed with high-octane, top-rating animated series, Toonami is a dedicated destination for young action and adventure enthusiasts. Toonami is a superhero fantasy: a full-tilt, rollercoaster ride of adventure, quips, drama and a whole lot more. Featured action franchises include Justice League Unlimited, Dragon Ball Z, Teen Titans, WAKFU: The Animated Series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Batman. The channel is currently available in several countries in Asia Pacific including India, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. Toonami is a brand created and distributed by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. In the region, Turner runs 46 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, WarnerTV, Oh!K, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV, TABI Channel and HBO in South Asia. Turner also manages distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits in India. Turner is a Time Warner company.

 

Media contact:

James Moore, Turner International Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), +852 3128-3720, James.Moore@turner.com