Boomerang Southeast Asia Launches In Malaysia On HyppTV

Boomerang Southeast Asia Now Available On HyppTV In Malaysia

Boomerang Southeast Asia Launches In Malaysia On HyppTV: More Animation For Malaysia

Boomerang, the classic cartoon sister channel of Cartoon Network has launched in Malaysia on the HyppTV IPTV platform, with a free two month preview for all HyppTV customers that started from its launch date on Saturday 1st August. Boomerang is a channel full of animation with household names and contemporary cartoons for kids and families. The channel offers both exclusive and first-run content including remakes and new episodes of timeless favourites from Cartoon Network’s and Warner Bros’. properties such as Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo. Boomerang also airs both modern and classic acquisitions including Garfield, Pink Panther, Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Mr. Bean, Inspector Gadget, DreamWorks’ Turbo FAST and DreamWorks’ two Dragons series: Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk and Dreamworks Dragons: Defenders of Berk. The version of Boomerang received in Malaysia is Boomerang Southeast Asia, which relaunched on 1st January 2015.

The channel is available in two languages: English and Bahasa Malaysia, with a demographic of kids aged 4-9 as well as their families and anyone who loves animation most particularly classic cartoons. Boomerang will be very soon airing new productions from Warner Bros. Animation such as the new Bugs Bunny series, Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production and Bunnicula, a story of a vegetarian vampire rabbit based on the children’s book series written by James Howe.

Boomerang Southeast Asia is part of HyppTV’s Jumbo Pack and will also be available á-la-carte. A Boomerang app for mobile devices with both video and game content is currently in the planning stages.

Phil Nelson, Turner International’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia made this statement about the launch of Boomerang in the Malaysian market:

“Boomerang provides light-hearted and fun moments for a whole new generation of viewers with iconic characters. It is hugely popular content presented in a safe environment for both boys and girls to feel happy, relaxed and to laugh. It’s entertainment that parents can trust and enjoy together with their children. With the best comedy and imaginative fun of young ones, Boomerang celebrates today’s family and how they have fun together. Boomerang is already extremely popular in many countries around the world, and I’m confident Boomerang will soon be one of the best-loved channels for kids and families in Malaysia too.”

Boing Africa Channel Launch Preview Promo


A channel launch preview promo for Boing Africa was uploaded to Vimeo yesterday, judging from the promo, the channel has similar to its French and Italian counterparts in terms of presentation and the promo features some of the animated shows that broadcast on the channel including: Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk, Codename: Kids Next Door, Angelo Rules, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Courage The Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo and Dexter’s Laboratory.

Boing Africa launched on 30th May and was launched in response of the rapidly growing African pay-TV market and will be marketed alongside its sister channels, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Turner Broadcasting System was also at the DISCOP Africa convention in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, last Wednesday (03/06/2015), to promote the new channel and to announce their new strategy for the African market. Boing Africa is only currently available on Montage Cable in Nigeria and MobileTV.

Boing Africa To Launch On 30th May


Today (09/04/2015), it was announced that Turner Broadcasting System will launch Boing Africa on 30th May. The new channel will complement Cartoon Network and Boomerang in terms of children’s content and will put the continent in line with Cartoon Network’s operations in Southern Europe. Boing also has a presence in Spain, acting as Turner’s primary and only children’s channel and as a programming block on Cartoon Network Turkey. Similar to the other markets where Boing is present, Boing Africa will target the 4 to 14 age group and its content will appeal to both boys and girls.

At or after launch, the new channel will air animated programming Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Codename: Kids Next Door, Angelo Rules and Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk. Also included in the initial schedule will be animated action shows including Batman, Green Lantern and Thundercats. Turner’s first carriage deal for Boing Africa is with Montage, a satellite TV provider operating from Nigeria and carriage deals with other satellite, digital terrestrial, mobile and IPTV providers are in progress in countries such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania.

Pierre Branco, vice president and general manager of Turner Southern Europe and Africa made this statement in regards of the launch of Boing Africa on 30th May.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Boing to Africa as it will diversify the programs currently made available to our younger clientele and we are certain they will enjoy this new exciting experience. We believe this is the first step to expanding our brands to all African families”.