The Amazing World of Gumball

HBO Nordic partners Turner on OTT kids service Toonix

Premium streaming service HBO Nordic, home of series such as Game of Thrones, Westworld and Big Little Lies, has launched a new kids’ and family service Toonix in partnership with Turner EMEA. The new service will be available to consumers on, and via selected distribution partners in the Nordic region. 100% ad free, it will […]

Turner bringing Will Shakespeare to MIPCOM

Turner’s sales arm, Turner International, is launching drama and comedy from its US cable nets at MIPCOM. From TNT it will launch Will, the upcoming series about the life of a young William Shakespeare, and following the bard’s arrival on the theatre scene in 16th century London. Turner will be preselling the show, which launches […]

Turner, Canal Digital ink channels, on-demand deal

Nordic pay TV platform Canal Digital has agreed a new carriage deal for Turner’s channels. The deal gives Canal Digital continued carriage of the CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels. The new agreement also covers a swathe of archive and fresh content from the Turner channels that the pay TV platform can make available […]

Nick goes in-house for Pinky Malinky

US children’s channel Nickelodeon has commissioned a 20-part animated series from The Amazing World of Gumball producers Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern. Pinky Malinky is billed as a “social media-influenced comedy”, and will follow the every day life of the titular character, an “infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world who along with his […]

Hulu scores Turner SVOD exclusive deal

US streaming service Hulu has snapped up exclusive subscription on-demand rights to Turner Broadcasting System programming. The multi-year agreement means Hulu will offer future and previous seasons of programming from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim and select current and upcoming series from TNT and TBS such as The Last Ship (pictured), Murder in the First […]

Cartoon Network doubles Gumball order

The continuing ratings success of animated kids series The Amazing World of Gumball has prompted Cartoon Network to order to a further two seasons of the show. This brings the total number of seasons to five, and represents the first time Cartoon Network has made a double order of the series. Gumball was an instant […]

Turner UK tells producers: ‘flood us with ideas’

Turner Broadcasting System UK and Ireland’s general manager has called on producers to “inundate” the company with new children’s comedy ideas. Anthony Lukom told delegates at the Children’s Media Conference last week that the success of series such as The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time and the arrival of EMEA president Giorgio Stock […]