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Stan named Cartoon Network Oz streaming home

Kids-logo-460_2Regular Show season 8Australian subscription VOD service Stan has become the exclusive streaming home of Cartoon Network programming following an agreement with US media giant Turner.

Among the new content coming to Stan is the eighth and final season of Regular Show (pictured), as an Australian premiere in April.

New seasons of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls launch at the same time, and the deal also includes exclusive SVOD rights to animated series such as Ben 10, We Bare Bears and Steven Universe.

“Stan is committed to delivering great value and great entertainment for Australian kids and families, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to be the Australian streaming home of Cartoon Network content,” said Nick Forward, Stan’s chief content officer.

“From Regular Show to Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls to Steven Universe, the arrangement further expands the reach of our uniquely entertaining children’s series across Australia,” said Robi Stanton, general manager of Turner Australia, New Zealand and Pacific territories.

The news comes soon after Cartoon Network and sister channel Boomerang launched on Australian IPTV platform Fetch TV.

Stan, a joint venture of Fairfax Media and Nine Network, has one fewer competitor the Australian SVOD market this year after pay TV provider Foxtel shuttered its Presto service at a cost of US$21 million.