Adult Swim


C4 sets up for Rick and Morty premiere, teams up with Adult Swim

Adult Swim’s hit toon Rick and Morty is set to make an exclusive UK premiere on commercial broadcaster Channel 4 (C4), as part of a wider partnership which will include a new programming block on E4 and an Adult Swim branded channel on C4’s VOD platform All 4. The toon’s fourth season will make its UK […]

Top US cable entertainment channel rankings unveiled

USA Network, home of The Sinner and Banijay’s forthcoming Temptation Island reboot, was the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment channel Stateside in 2018. The network marks its 13th year at the top of Nielsen’s annual rankings for cable entertainment channels in non-news and non-sports categories. It garnered an average of 1.48m across total viewers and […]

Turner’s Adult Swim acquires game developer Big Pixel

Turner-owned Adult Swim has acquired UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios. This deal is part of the network’s increased investment in gaming and overall commitment to creating more multi-platform content with Adult Swim’s popular IP. Along with other mobile titles for the network, Big Pixel developed the highly successful game Pocket Mortys, based on characters from Adult Swim’s […]

Hulu inks first-look deal with ex-Viceland, Adult Swim exec

Hulu is signing a first-look animation deal with former Viceland and Adult Swim head of development Nick Weidenfeld. Weidenfeld will develop and executive produce animated projects for Hulu, which is looking to further its impact in the adult animation space. The pair have a non-exclusive deal. The exec most recently worked as Viceland’s president of […]

Turner sends Boomerang over-the-top

Turner has launched a subscription streaming service for its all-animation Boomerang channel. The platform will comprise of more than 5,000 Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM library titles, offering new and older episodes of franchises such as Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones. It will also house new original series […]

Turner leads $45m Refinery29 investment

Turner has led a US$45 million funding round in female-focused lifestyle site Refinery29, with additional participation coming from Scripps Networks Interactive. The investment will see Refinery29 “supercharge” its growing video production business across a range of new formats and channels. Turner and Refinery29 will also work together to create and develop content for Turner networks […]

Turner, Nine Network ink Adult Swim deal

Turner and Nine Network in Australia have struck a programming deal that will see an Adult Swim branded block run on the 9GO! digital channel. The one-hour branded block will run on Sunday evenings on the Nine digital net, starting this week (July 10). It will feature hit shows including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey […]

Ex-MTV, Fox content studio execs join Vice

The head of Fox-owned producer ADHD Studios and a former MTV creative director have joined Vice Media’s new cable channel in senior posts. Nick Weidenfeld and Cristián Jofré have become president of programming and creative director at Viceland and Viceland International, working under the network’s co-presidents Spike Jonze and Eddy Moretti and general manager Guy […]

Turner EMEA targets Adult Swim expansion

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has identified young adult-skewing channel Adult Swim as a key driver of growth going forwards. The channel, which is a key destination for US millennial audiences, has rolled out in the UK on pay TV channel Fox, has launched in France via Enorme TV, and will debut in more territories in […]

Taking stock of Turner

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA is heading for its best year, both in terms of ratings and finances, its president Giorgio Stock tells Jesse Whittock. So how has the business, which cut a third of staff just two years ago, achieved the turnaround, and what’s next for the growing unit? Sitting in his glass-walled sixth floor […]