Turner USA Proposes OTT Streaming Service Idea

Turner USA Proposes OTT Streaming Service Idea

Turner USA Proposes OTT Streaming Service Idea

According to remarks by Turner’s CEO, John Martin (the chief executive of the company that owns Cartoon Network and its sister channels), Turner is proposing the idea of offering its very own OTT (Over-The-Top) internet TV service. Turner’s channels are already distributed on Dish Network’s Sling Internet TV service and sister company HBO (also owned by Time Warner) already operates their HBO Go online TV service. It is not known if the idea will go into fruition, but if not, they will consider working with other internet TV providers to distribute their content.

According to Turner’s president, David Levy, the purpose of an internet TV service is to target young people who never had their own cable television service, he stated: “The goal of whatever the company does would be to capture cord-nevers, young adults who have never had cable”.


TVPlayer Plus Channels At Launch: Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK

TVPlayer Plus Channels At Launch: Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK

TVPlayer Plus Channels

TVPlayer, the online service that allows people to watch 59 UK Free To View channels online has announced a new paid subscription service which will be launched later this year. The soon to be launched service will be called TVPlayer Plus and 25 additional channels such Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito will be available from launch, Turner’s TruTV channel is already available on the free service. The new service will cost £4.99 a month and the new service will be accessible via the TVPlayer website or the app available for Android (soon will be compatible with Google Chromecast) and iOS (iPhone and iPad) with compatibility with Apple TV (Via Apple Airplay) and Amazon Fire devices. A Windows mobile app is also in the pipeline.

Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito will also have a catch up service on TVPlayer Plus. Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and CNN are already available via internet enabled Freeview HD boxes on the VUTV paid subscription service which launched in November 2013. TVPlayer Plus and VUTV are providing TV viewers an alternative to a cable or satellite TV subscription and with no long-term contract.

Here’s a complete list of the 25 channels that will be available on the new service:
* = With Catchup service.

– Lifetime*
– History*
– H2*
– Crime and Investigation Channel*
– Alibi
– Watch
– Good Food
– Eden
– Home
– Discovery Channel*
– TLC*
– Investigation Discovery*
– Animal Planet*
– Discovery Turbo*
– British Eurosport*
– British Eurosport 2*
– National Geographic Channel*
– Nat Geo Wild*
– Sony Entertainment Television*
– Sony Movie Channel*
– Boomerang*
– Cartoon Network*
– Cartoonito*
– BabyTV*


Cartoon Network USA & Adult Swim To Be Added to Dish Network’s New Sling Internet TV Service

Sling Television

Dish Network is currently in the process of setting up an internet TV streaming service as a cheaper alternative for those who only want a selection of the best channels, including Cartoon Network USA and Adult Swim. The new internet TV service is called Sling, a launch date hasn’t been announced yet, but a date will be announced in the coming weeks. The new internet streaming service will be accessible on an array of devices including game consoles, Roku media streamers, PCs, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The new service is named after the Slingbox, a internet streaming device used to watch your cable or satellite TV at home from anywhere around the world.

Other Turner Broadcasting System channels available on the service will include TNT, CNN and TBS, other companies that have signed up include Disney and Scripps Networks.