Cartoonito


TalkTalk adds Cartoonito to channel line-up

UK operator TalkTalk has added Turner preschool channel Cartoonito to its TV line-up. Cartoonito is available from today on channel 488 of the TalkTalk EPG and will be available as part of the ‘Kids Boost’ package. Among its programming line-up is the long-running educational series Sesame Street (pictured). This offers 10 dedicated kids’ channels – […]

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 […]

Netflix UK, YFE among Toot buyers

Netflix in the UK, Disney in Australia and Germany-based YFE have acquired Toot the Tiny Tugboat from Twofour Rights. The Channel 5-commissioned 52x11mins preschool show, which also runs on Cartoonito on UK pay TV, is based on Sebastien Braun’s book and follows an ambitious tugboat and his friends. “Toot the Tiny Tugboat is a beautifully […]

Turtles, Dora spread in Lat Am, Europe

Viacom International Media Networks properties Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer: Into the City have sold to broadcasters around the world. Turtles seasons one and two have gone to China’s TianJinShi Team Shine Culture Communication Co. and will launch on Kaku Kids for Beijing Television and Jiajia Cartoon Channel with Guangdong Jia Jia […]

Turner ties up Toot the Tiny Tugboat

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired UK pay TV rights for Toot the Tiny Tugboat the local feed of its preschool channel Cartoonito. The animated series will broadcast on Cartoonito UK early next year. It follows an eager young tugboat in his first year of service at a harbour. Sean Gorman, director, kids channels, UK and […]

Cartoonito, RTE buy Pip Ahoy!

Cartoonito in the UK and Ireland and Irish pubcaster RTE have acquired rights to Channel 5’s animated series Pip Ahoy!. RTE’s deal gives it free TV rights in Ireland. The show comes from Ireland’s Monster Entertainment, and is about an eager young pup and his best friend, a cat, in a seaside resort. Monster is […]

Turner moves Asia Pac exec to Cartoon Network US

Turner Broadcasting System has named one of its Asia Pacific kids programming bosses as VP, programme scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the US. Based in Atlanta, Vishnu Athreya will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling of networks, plus strategic positioning of programming content for both and all branded non-linear platforms. He joins after […]

Turner hires EMEA finance boss from Time Out

Turner International has recruited Aksel van der Wal (pictured) as senior VP, finance, for its EMEA operation, TBI has learned. Van der Wal joins today from entertainment publishing business Time Out where he was global CEO. At Turner he will work across the company’s channel brands, which include news net CNN, kids offerings Cartoon Network […]

Cartoonito digs into Doozers

Turner’s Asian division has acquired Doozers for its preschool channel Cartoonito. The animated series is produced and distributed by The Jim Henson Company. It has already been picked up by Cartoonito in Italy, the UK and Germany. Richard Goldsmith, executive VP of global distribution for The Jim Henson Company said: “Cartoonito offers viewers the most […]

Netflix cuts kids deal with Cartoon Network

Netflix has struck a deal to bring content from Turner Broadcast’s Cartoon Network and Cartoonito channels to its subscribers in the UK and Ireland. It marks the first time Cartoon Network programmes have been available on a subscription video-on-demand service. The deal will bring a range of shows including Powerpuff Girls, LazyTown and Courage the […]