Cartoon Network Philippines March 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Philippines March 2017 Highlights

Cartoon Network Philippines March 2017 Highlights: From The Official Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release

Brand New Show

Justice League Action

Premieres Saturday 25th March, airs weekends at 5.15pm.

The world’s greatest Super Heroes return to television in JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Universe Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. Whether defending Earth, facing invaders from space or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge.

Brand New Miniseries: Special Weekend Event

Adventure Time: Islands

Airs Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March from 11.45am.

A brand new mini-series from the hit show Adventure Time lands on Cartoon Network in March! This special weekend event sees a mysterious craft invade Ooo and Finn believes it may hold the secret to his past. Travel with Finn and Jake to a land where reality has been redesigned and improved, and investigate the mysterious Founders Island!

New Episodes: Season Five Premiere

The Amazing World of Gumball

Starts Monday 20th March, airs weekdays at 5.30pm.

Gumball is back with all new episodes thanks to the launch of Season 5 with adventures that are wackier than ever! Watch Gumball and Darwin go to extreme lengths to help Molly make her dull stories interesting! Gasp in horror when the Wattersons discover a family of cartoon copycats who mimic their every move and cheer Rocky on as he tries to find true love with the help of the latest dating app.

Pair Up Weekend: We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls Team Up! Includes New Episodes

Airs Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March from 11.45am.

It’s the pairing you never knew you wanted but can’t live without! The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears pair up for a special weekend featuring 6 premiere episodes – Powerpuff Girls on Saturday and We Bare Bears on Sunday! Featuring marathons of all the best episodes, this special stunt is not to be missed!

New Episodes: Season Seven Premiere

Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Starts Saturday 25th March, airs weekends at 4.15pm.

Ninjago: Hands of Time explores themes of duality. Father and Son. Brother and Sister. Brother and Brother. And of course, Master and Student. But Hands of Time is also the journey to learn how the past doesn’t determine our future. For Wu, that means undoing old mistakes, while for Kai it is a question of discovering a once-hidden truth about his parents and what that means for his destiny.

Digital Highlights

Mighty Magiswords: Sling Warriors: Brand New Web Game

Available Wednesday 1st March.

Join Prohyas and Vambre on a tour of the world of Lyvsheria while they face dangerous and weird creatures in their quest to collect Mighty Magiswords!

Available on

We Bare Bears: Feathered Chase: Brand New Web and Watch and Play Game

Available Wednesday 1st March.

The bears have been robbed! Help Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear get their backpack back from the terrible gang of pigeons that’s been terrorizing the neighborhood.

Available on or play on the free Watch and Play app.

Pesky Posters: Brand New Web and Watch and Play Game

Available Wednesday 1st March.

Lamput is wanted and the doctor is looking for him! Help him remove as many Wanted Posters as he can before dawn.

Available on or play on the free Watch and Play app.

The Sketchy Show: Caveman: Brand New Web and Watch and Play Game

Available Wednesday 1st March.

Caveman go wild! Hit back the clubs to knock some sense into him!

Available on or play on the free Watch and Play app.

The Sketchy Show: Cartoon Network Anything

Available Wednesday 1st March.

All new games, activities and videos featuring the characters from the show.

Available on the free Cartoon Network Anything app.

Champions and Challengers: Free App

Available Wednesday 1st March.

The Dice Lord who has beaten EVERY player, of EVERY game that has EVER existed is challenging you to the Ultimate Game. The board is all of OOO and the pieces are every hero and villain that has ever existed! Now it is up to you to take up arms and battle the Dice Lord by collecting a diverse team of fighters from all of OOO. Players battle through a series of fiendish challenges, while collecting/acquiring tiny figures from your favorite AT characters and adding them to your team. Free to download.

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Cartoon Network Number One In Asia Pacific In 2016

Turner’s portfolio of kids channels in the Asia-Pacific region was the most watched international kids channel grouping in the region during 2016 and the channels’ have already got off to a good start in 2017. Turner’s kids channels in the Asia-Pacific region include Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami. Within the last twelve months, there has been growth in the use of digital services too, total visits to Cartoon Network’s web, mobile and app services in 2016 saw an 11% increase year-on-year.

New digital services includes the MagiMobile app, which enables fans to collect swords as featured in Cartoon Network’s latest show – Mighty Magiswords, the new app adds an extra layer of interactivity to Cartoon Network’s linear programming. Apps such as Cartoon Network Watch and Play enables users to watch Cartoon Network and play mini-games on the go. Having a multiscreen strategy to complement Turner’s existing linear television business model is an requirement in order to retain audiences in a digital era.

In terms of channel distribution in the region, Cartoon Network is now available in 135 million households, both Toonami and Boomerang are available in over 15 and 30 million homes respectively and POGO is now available in 64 million households. In 2017, there will be major upgrades to Cartoon Network’s Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps and to the channel’s websites too. New mobile and consoles games based on Cartoon Network’s IPs are also planned for 2017.

In 2017, Cartoon Network will continue to air new episodes of Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Mighty Magiswords, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time. In 2017, there will be more regional output from Cartoon Network including shows and shorts such as Roll No. 21, Lamput, The Sketchy Show, Bill and Tony, and Beat Monsters. From Warner Bros. Animation, Turner’s channels will air new episodes of Be Cool Scooby-Doo, The Tom and Jerry Show, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action, Bunnicula and Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production. Channel acquisitions and co-productions include My Knight and Me, Dragon Ball Super, Yo-Kai Watch, Oggy and the Cockroaches, Chhota Bheem and Mighty Raju.

From The Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Turner’s Kids Brands Begin 2017 On Top Once Again In 2016 – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami lead the pack in 2016 and look forward to a multi-platform 2017

The combination of Turner’s four kids brands in Asia Pacific – Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami – was the region’s No. 1 international kids portfolio across nine measured markets for the whole of 2016.*

Building on the same leadership position achieved in 2015, the group again finished the year with the highest category share in the kids’ genre throughout the region. Turner’s off-air, digital touchpoints for its brands also showed significant growth during the past 12 months.

Mark Eyers, Chief Content Officer for Turner’s Kids Networks in Asia Pacific, said:

“This is awesome news for us, and is just one of many highlights during a huge 2016. We welcomed back mega-franchises like Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls on Cartoon Network, saw some world-class content debut on POGO and Toonami, as well as witnessing a spike in reach and distribution for Boomerang.”

Turner is forging new ways of developing content and telling stories that converge creativity and technology. Way more than a traditional TV series, a great example of this is Cartoon Network’s recently-launched MagiMobile, which was conceived at the beginning of the concept development process. The app is an integral part of the overall experience for the network’s latest new franchise, Mighty Magiswords, and empowers users to build their own massive collection of Magiswords, just like the heroes in the show.

A raft of games, apps and consumer products will launch through the year. Already this January, in addition to MagiMobile, Cartoon Network launched the Ben 10: Up to Speed mobile game. Mobile, web and console games are all planned 2017, as are major upgrades to Cartoon Network Watch and Play and Cartoon Network Anything apps, and to the brands’ websites.

** In 2016, downloads of Cartoon Network Anything were up significantly by 558% year-on-year; Cartoon Network Watch and Play saw a 61% download increase. **

“Looking ahead, 2017 will be the year when our shows go truly multi-platform and are consumed by young audiences in new ways,” added Mr. Eyers. “We’ll have almost 800 half-hours of new content on Cartoon Network and Boomerang alone, much of which will debut on our apps perfectly complementing our TV schedules. This also includes some great new original content from our own region, such as games and shorts by creators based in Australia, India and Korea.”

As Cartoon Network gears up for an even bigger year, distribution in the region has pushed past 135 million households. Sister brands Toonami and Boomerang are at over 15 and 30 million, respectively, and POGO sits at 64 million households.

* Data sources: OzTAM national STV overnights (Australia), BARC Media Workstation (India), Nielsen (Korea, Taiwan, Thailand One-Merged), MediaLogic (Pakistan), Kantar Media (Philippines MegaTAM, Malaysia DTAM Live + As Live), GFK (Singapore – trial data July-September 2016, SG TAM October-December 2016). 2016 full year. Local Kids Targets; Ranking among Kids Channels.

** Data source: Omniture. Period: Jan – Dec 2016 vs. Jan – Dec 2015.

Television Is Still The Preferred Type Of Media For Kids, Turner Asia-Pacific Survey Shows

Television Is Still The Preferred Type Of Media For Kids, Turner Asia-Pacific Survey Shows

Television Is Still The Preferred Type Of Media For Kids, Turner Asia-Pacific Survey Shows: Digital Media Is Still Important

During December 2014 and January 2015, Turner Asia-Pacific did a survey to analyse kids’ current media habits and preferences called New Generations 2015. According to the results, children spent on average of five hours day watching TV shows. Also according to the survey, a total of 94% of children would watch television and 93% would go online for entertainment. The survey was for kids aged 4 to 14 only and was undertaken with parental supervision. Over 500 households were used as test samples for the study, with males and females at a 50/50 split.

In terms of digital entertainment, the preferred mobile device was the tablet, followed by the smartphone. Social networking was popular for older kids and younger kids preferred to download mobile games. According to the survey, Friends and classmates were the most influential to attract children to new trends in toys, games, movies and technology.

The survey states that the percentage of parents spending time to watch television with their kids was 75%. Viewing episodes online and general internet surfing was monitored much less by parents. Oggy and the Cockroaches was the most viewed show on Cartoon Network followed by Tom and Jerry, this means kids in the Asia-Pacific region prefer slapstick comedy with no or little dialogue. The internationally successful Adventure Time was the third most watched show on Cartoon Network in the Asia-Pacific region.

Daniel Webb, director of research and planning for Turner International Asia-Pacific, made this statement regarding the research that was carried out:

“This research will be used to help us develop our content, so we make sure that we have the right content in the right places for kids. We look at this research and we absolutely need to create apps. In the detail of the data, we find out what platform we should be developing apps for. Do we need to bother with catch-up TV? Absolutely, because kids are increasingly demanding content, asking where they are.”

In conclusion, kids still prefer the television as their primary source of entertainment, but it is ideal to complement TV content by providing other sources of entertainment or different ways to watch shows in order to keep audiences.