Boomerang


Lagardere launches light entertainment arm

Lagardère Studios, the production and distribution arm of Lagardère Group, is about to strengthen into the light entertainment format segment by setting up a dedicated R&D unit. The division will work in a “transversal” way with Lagardère’s affiliate production companies. According to CEO Christophe Thoral, talking at an informal meeting with the press at MIPTV, the […]

Wacky Races reboot joins int’l Boomerang grid

The upcoming reboot of classic Hanna-Barbera kids comedy Wacky Races is to play on Boomerang channels internationally. In the US, the series is set for the soon-to-launch Boomerang SVOD service exclusively along with another new series, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, but both are getting a linear TV on Boomerang services elsewhere. Wacky Races […]

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 […]

Imagina appoints sales chief

The distribution arm of Spain’s Mediapro has named Beatriz Setuain its new sales director. She becomes director of Imagina International Sales, having been upped from sales manager. In her new role she will report to International content director, Laura Fernández Espeso. Before joining Imagina, Setuain was at Spain-based Boomerang TV, which is now owned by […]

Tom & Jerry-style slapstick toon set for Boomerang

Turner International is working up a slapstick cartoon with France’s Cyber Group Studios, with the series set for Boomerang. Taffy is an original Cyber Group creation that Turner’s kids arm has co-developed, whose style apes heritage Boomerang series such as Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The 78x7mins animated series will follow a loyal hound dog […]

Tom & Jerry-style slapstick toon set for Boomerang

Turner International is working up a slapstick cartoon with France’s Cyber Group Studios, with the series set for Boomerang. Taffy is an original Cyber Group creation that Turner’s kids arm has co-developed, whose style apes heritage Boomerang series such as Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The 78x7mins animated series will follow a loyal hound dog […]

Stan named Cartoon Network Oz streaming home

Australian 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 […]

Turner rejigs Southeast Asian unit under Dembla

Turner Asia Pacific is restructuring to align its Southeast Asia operations under local content sales and distribution chief Vishal Dembla. The rejig sees Dembla named VP and general manager of Southeast Asia. This puts him in control of all commercial and channels operations in the region, which Turner describes as “increasingly important”. Dembla will also […]

Turner strikes new channels deal with Virgin

Turner has renewed its carriage deal with UK cabler Virgin Media, adding a raft of on-demand content to the roster of linear nets. Liberty Global-owned Virgin has secured Turner channels including Cartoon Network (Powerpuff Girls, pictured), Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International, and the Cartoon Network HD net has been added to the line-up for […]

Takis Candilis out at Lagardère

Longstanding Lagardère executive Takis Candilis has left the media giant, according to numerous reports out of France. Candilis has been a senior exec at the French company, running its TV division and spearheading much of its recent M&A activity and growth. Last year the French conglomerate rebranded its content division Lagardère Studios as part of […]