Pooq Signs Turner Distribution Deal Includes Cartoon Network South Korea

Pooq Signs Turner Distribution Deal Includes Cartoon Network South Korea

Pooq Signs Turner Distribution Deal Includes Cartoon Network South Korea

South Korean OTT (Over The Top) internet television service, pooq has signed a distribution deal with Turner Broadcasting System Asia-Pacific for both Cartoon Network South Korea and CNN International. pooq is a live video streaming and video on demand service which can be used on PC’s, tablets and smartphones, the service currently has 400,000 paying users. With the pooq service it will be possible to view Cartoon Network and CNN International for free but only for short previews and only within South Korea. pooq is owned and operated by CAPTV (Content Alliance Platform), a joint venture company formed by leading South Korean broadcasters: KBS, MBC and SBS in 2012.

Phil Nelson, the Turner MD for North Asia made this statement regarding the channel distribution deal with pooq:

“This is the first-of-a-kind launch for us in Korea. To reach an expanded audience via an innovative new service like pooq is an important landmark in making our content available everywhere. Cartoon Network and CNN International are Turner’s international flagship brands and genuine world-class products.”

http://worldscreen.com/tvasia/cartoon-network-lands-on-koreas-pooq/
http://www.pooq.co.kr

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”.

http://www.investopedia.com/stock-analysis/031816/time-warners-turner-launching-online-services-dish-twx.aspx

Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Boing To Be Available On New Molotov TV OTT Service In France

Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Boing To Be Available On New Molotov TV OTT Service In France

Cartoon Network, Boomerang And Boing To Be Available On New Molotov TV OTT Service In France

In November, a new OTT (Over The Top) internet television service in France called Molotov TV will launch the beta version of their television service. Molotov TV have already signed a deal with Turner Broadcasting System Europe for Cartoon Network France, Boomerang France, Boing France and other Turner channels such as TCM and CNN to be distributed via the new platform.

An OTT service can be accessed by PC’s, mobile phones and tablets that have a connection to the internet, the linear TV channels on the service are streamed via an internet connection. This means no specialist equipment such as a decoder box are required and OTT services are flexible as users can usually activate and deactivate their subscription anytime they wish. Molotov TV isn’t the only OTT service out there, there’s NOW TV in the UK, Magine in Scandinavia and Germany (with a UK beta version) and Sling TV in the United States.

In other news: VUTV, a UK based OTT service that can be accessed through internet enabled Freeview boxes will end their service tomorrow (22/10/2015), their service also carried Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK. Other pay-TV services that carry Turner’s channels in the UK and Ireland will not be affected.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/19/molotov-signs-deals-with-french-tv-networks-launches-beta-in-november/