Turner closes three channels in Nordic markets

Turner Broadcasting is closing three of its channels in the Nordic market from tomorrow.

Turner told local press in May that its decision to pull the channels, owned via Nordic subsidiary Nonstop Television, reflected changes in demand among the TV audience in the region and that in the future the company would focus on fewer brands, continuing to offer CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT and TCM.

Turner is launching kids service Boomerang on the digital-terrestrial network in Sweden, with the channel taking over the licence previously held by Turner for its Silver international movie channel, which along with entertainment and celebrity news channel Star! and action movie channel Showtime is being withdrawn from the Nordic markets.

Boomerang, which will air on the network from tomorrow from 06:00-21:00, will be available to Boxer TV pay TV customers across the country free of charge until August 16.

Cartoon Network is meanwhile extending its hours on the platform to broadcast round the clock.

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