OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo Mobile Game Released Today

OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo Mobile Game Released Today

OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo New Mobile Game Released Today

Cartoon Network has released a new free game for iOS and Android devices today called OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo, the game originated as a pilot episode known as “Lakewood Plaza Turbo” which was created by Ian Jones-Quartey, known for his production work on Steven Universe, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, Adventure Time and The Venture Bros. Set in the year 201X, the story of Lakewood Plaza Turbo follows a young fighting champion named K.O. who battles with Lord Boxman and his army of robots to destroy a local strip mall. Meanwhile, K.O.’s mom, Carol, is always teaching him new fighting techniques. Cartoon Network Studios will also open the game’s intellectual property to 200 independent developers through a Cartoon Network Game Jam innovation festival, the festival will be held between Friday 12th February and Sunday 14th February in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Cartoon Network president and general manager Christina Miller made this statement regarding the usage of other forms of media rather than just animation to appeal to audiences and opening up source code can help develop new ideas:

“This is definitely a first for us, opening up the process and bringing in a group of leading mobile game developers, Open-source behavior really speaks to our overarching strategy in driving creative expression and innovation for our brand in different ways and really looking at content in a unique way, not a standard, linear way. I think some things we’ve learned about this audience is that they demand choice and control whereas the millennial generation that came before needed greater filters—point me in this direction, and give me this list. This generation, the plurals, 17 and under, they really see it as choice and control—give me everything, and I will sort through it. They’ve grown up in an environment where there’s always been networks for them, so they expect extensions on every single platform.”

The pilot episode of Lakewood Plaza Turbo that the new game is based upon:


Adult Swim Returns To The UK On Fox On 10th September

Adult Swim Returns To The UK On Fox On 10th September

Adult Swim Returns To The UK On Fox On 10th September: America’s Most Popular Channel For Young Adults Returns To The UK As A Programming Block

Adult Swim, Turner’s adult animation and live action channel in the United States will be returning to the UK as a programming block on general entertainment channel, FOX on Thursday 10th September. The Adult Swim block will air from 11pm every Thursday and will feature UK premieres such as Rick and Morty and Mr. Pickles. Also returning to the UK will be Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Venture Bros. and other new shows such as Black Jesus and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell. Adult Swim made its UK debut in 2006 on Bravo, followed by FX (Fox UK’s predecessor channel) and Turner Classic Movies 2.

Jeff Ford, the managing director for Fox International Channels UK made this statement about the Adult Swim deal with Turner:

“The acquisition of these satirical, riotous new series cements FOX as the home of adult animated and live-action comedy on Thursday nights in the U.K. Fans of Family Guy and American Dad! will be sure to love these irreverent comedies, already cult classics in the U.S.”

Humphrey Black, the VP of media distribution at Turner Broadcasting System EMEA also made this statement about the Adult Swim and there is potential to rollout Adult Swim on other platforms in other European markets.

“Adult Swim is the top-performing cable channel among U.S. Millennials and we’re delighted to be partnering with FOX to bring this hugely popular brand and its abundance of hilarious entertainment to audiences here in the U.K. This is a key part of our broader strategy for bringing Adult Swim to audiences in Europe across multiple platforms.”

Adult Swim timeshares with Cartoon Network in the USA at night, but is treated as a separate channel for Nielsen ratings purposes, as Adult Swim serves an older demographic.

Note: It is important to note that this content is not appropriate for children. The content is aired post-watershed and on a general entertainment channel that also airs other adult content and is not airing on a children’s channel. This complies with the Ofcom (The UK’s broadcasting regulator) broadcasting code.


Cartoon Network Signs Hulu Content Deal In The USA

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Today (22/04/2015), it was announced that the internet streaming service Hulu in the United States has signed a multi-year content agreement with Turner Broadcasting System for shows made by Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TBS and TNT.

As part of the deal, full prior seasons of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network series such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ben 10, as well as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros, Adventure Time and Regular Show will be available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers for the first time. The deal also includes video streaming rights to Adult Swim and Cartoon Network classics, including Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Sealab 2021, and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. The agreement also allows Hulu to obtain exclusive SVOD rights to certain future series that will launch on TNT, TBS, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network over the coming years.

David Levy, president of Turner Broadcasting made this statement in regards of the Hulu and Turner content deal.

“This deal with Hulu demonstrates the power of Turner Broadcasting’s branded networks and the high demand for our programming in the marketplace. This is a great opportunity to grow the reach of the networks’ original programming and complements our strategy of utilizing multiple platforms – including SVOD – to drive sampling, introduce new viewers to our content and give current fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy Turner’s new and existing series in a branded environment.”

Craig Erwich, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Hulu also made this statement in regards of the agreement.

“The addition of multiple titles from Cartoon Network represents a significant step forward in continuing to build a strong programming offering for the kids audience on Hulu, The adult animation series from Adult Swim, as well as the additional series from TNT and TBS, are a perfect addition to our current offering.”