Industry Updates

Turner to launch Cartoon Network in Portuguese in Angola and Mozambique

30 Sep 2013

Turner has announced a deal with Multichoice which sees Cartoon Network launch in Portuguese in Angola and Mozambique. The new channel, available on the pay TV platform DStv, broadcasts from October 1st and is part of Turner’s continuing strategy to adapt its content to the demands of different territories.

“The new channel will be home of some of Cartoon Network’s flagship series, such as Adventure Time, Ben 10 Omniverse or The Amazing World of Gumball” said Domingo Corral, Turner’s SVP in Spain and Portuguese regions. “We’re confident that the adaptation to Portuguese makes our content accessible for a wider audience keen to engage with our breakout shows; in so doing we will be able to build upon and increase the success of our ratings”.

Cartoon Network is one of the biggest producers in the kids business, powered by library of content that resonates within the global marketplace. Award winning global hits include: The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and Regular show, as well as evergreen action adventure brand Ben 10.

About Turner International
Turner Broadcasting System International operates versions of core TBS brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, and Turner Classic Movies, as well as country- and region-specific networks and businesses in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It runs Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and is a commercial partner with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. TBS operates more than 150 channels showcasing 33 brands in 32 languages in over 200 countries. Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS), a Time Warner company.
About Multichoice
MultiChoice Africa Limited (“MultiChoice Africa”) is Africa’s pioneer pay  TV provider, having launched the first digital satellite service in the 1980s. MultiChoice Africa provides multi-channel digital pay television services containing channels from Africa, America, China, India, Asia and Europe. The company has over twenty years’ experience and offers cutting-edge digital technology and a selection of bouquets containing premium television channels for subscribers in over 50 African countries and the adjacent Indian Ocean islands. MultiChoice Africa is a multi-platform pay television operator which provides great entertainment anywhere at any time on a number of different technology platforms and devices including DStv via direct to home satellite, GOtv via digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) to fixed or mobile devices. As a high quality pay television service in Africa the company has always ensured that it is at the cutting edge of technology, content and service, which has resulted in consistent improvements in our subscribers viewing and enjoyment while they are kept at the cutting edge of new technology. MultiChoice’s Satellite service offers packages allowing subscribers flexibility in pricing and choice, and range from DStv Premium, DStv Compact +, DStv Compact, DStv Family and DStv Access bouquets. Specialist bouquets for Indian and Portuguese subscribers offer a range of exciting channels that cater specifically to these cultural and language markets.
ARCAY Burson-Marsteller