Adult Swim Canada VOD Service Launches Soon

Adult Swim Canada VOD Service Launches Soon

Adult Swim Canada VOD Service Launches Soon

According to Canadian media news website, Broadcaster Magazine, Corus Entertainment (the company that operates Cartoon Network and Adult Swim in Canada on behalf of Turner), will launch an SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) Adult Swim service for the price of $3.99 (CAD) a month with a free trial. The SVOD service will be accessible via the Adult Swim app available via iTunes and Google Play for iOS and Android devices respectively.

The SVOD service will allow the user to access more than 400 hours of original content, including hit shows such as Rick and Morty, The Venture Bros. and Robot Chicken, also new episodes will be added to the service after they premiere in the United States or on the Adult Swim Canada channel, depending on the show.

Christina Miller, president and general manager of Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang made this statement regarding the future launch of the Adult Swim Canada SVOD service:

“We continue to experiment with opportunities to reach our fans and give them access to all of our original content, Adult Swim’s core audience is a younger generation who wants to consume content on their screen of choice, and this direct-to-consumer offering satisfies this demand by making our most popular programming more widely available in the Canadian marketplace.”

http://www.broadcastermagazine.com/news/adult-swim-announces-new-svod-service-in-canada

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Interested In Malaysian Animation Talent

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Interested In Malaysian Animation Talent

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Interested In Malaysian Animation Talent

According to an interview with Christina Miller, president and general manager of Cartoon Network (also Boomerang and Adult Swim) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cartoon Network is looking for local talent and animation studios they could partner with in Malaysia and they hope to carry out this plan by at least next year.

Christina Miller, made this short statement regarding Cartoon Network’s animation production plans in Malaysia (translated):

“The growth in the animation creative content sector in Malaysia is very high and we see it as a chance to participate in this market to find a new animation studio”

http://www.astroawani.com/berita-bisnes/cartoon-network-mahu-jalin-kerjasama-dengan-pembangun-animasi-tempatan-96121

Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To Obama’s STEM Initiative

Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To Obama's STEM Initiative

Cartoon Network Contributes $30 Million To Obama’s STEM Initiative

Over the weekend, President Obama announced that the USA government is committed to STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) as part of the elementary school curriculum. As part of the plan, Cartoon Network will be supporting the Computer Science for All Initiative by offering $30 million to teaching children the basics of computer programming. Cartoon Network is the only private sector supporter of the President’s new STEM initiative that is involved with the child demographic.

Cartoon Network has already partnered with MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) by offering programming tutorials using characters from We Bare Bears using the easy to learn programming language – Scratch.

Christina Miller, president and general manager of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, made this statement about Cartoon Network’s programming initiative:

“This generation of kids is incredibly creative and inventive, and we’re inspired by them every day. Computer literacy and learning to code are vitally important skills that foster creativity and self-expression. With this long-term commitment, we will leverage our brands and platforms to drive awareness for coding and provide access to the necessary tools to kids everywhere. The result, we hope, is that we help inspire the next generation as much as they inspire us.”

http://www.animationmagazine.net/vfx/cartoon-network-commits-30m-to-presidential-stem-initiative/