You.i TV takes Cartoon Network App to Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV

Video technology provider You.i TV has adapted Turner’s Cartoon Network App for the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV platforms. The Cartoon Network app is currently available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. Originally launched by Cartoon Network in 2015, it gives kids access to shows on mobile and tablet devices. The app is […]

TalkTalk adds Cartoonito to channel line-up

UK operator TalkTalk has added Turner preschool channel Cartoonito to its TV line-up. Cartoonito is available from today on channel 488 of the TalkTalk EPG and will be available as part of the ‘Kids Boost’ package. This offers 10 dedicated kids’ channels – including Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network – and is available for 30 […]

Turner adds raft of VOD content with new Virgin Media deal

Turner has renewed its carriage deal with UK cabler Virgin Media, adding a raft of on-demand content to the roster of linear nets. Liberty Global-owned Virgin has secured Turner channels including Cartoon Network (Powerpuff Girls), Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International and the Cartoon Network HD net has been added to the line-up for the […]

Turner to create new digital division

Turner has tasked Aksel van der Wal will establishing a new division that will focus on international digital innovation. Van der Wal is currently senior VP and CFO of Turner International, but has been promoted to executive VP, digital ventures and innovation, effective January 1, 2017. The division will house Turner’s direct-to-consumer products. Its establishment […]

IHS: Netflix and Amazon outspend HBO, CBS, Turner

Netflix and Amazon spent more money on programming last year than CBS, HBO, Turner and most countries – including South Korea and Australia – according to new research. The IHS Markit report claims that between 2013 and 2015, Netflix and Amazon more than doubled their annual expenditure on programming, with the internet firms spending a […]

Turner to launch arthouse SVOD service Filmstruck

Turner is launching a new subscription video-on-demand service dedicated to arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, called Filmstruck. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, the SVOD service is due to launch in the US on October 19 targeted at a niche audience of devoted film fans and […]

Cartoon Network to launch VR mobile game and viewer

Turner-owned Cartoon Network is to launch a new virtual reality mobile game and branded VR viewer based on the Adventure Time animated series. The I See Ooo game and viewer will be launched in the UK and Nordic markets on September 29, available exclusively through a promotion with Google Play. The game features many of […]

You.i TV raises US$12m led by Time Warner’s VC arm

You.i TV, a multi-screen video app platform provider for TV and media companies, has raised US$12 million (€10.7 million) in Series B funding, led by Time Warner Investments. You.i TV – which is behind apps like Sony Crackle and Rogers’ Shomi SVOD service – said it will use the funding to meet demand for its products, […]

Turner leads US$45m investment in Refinery29

Turner has led a US$45 million (€40 million) funding round in female-focused lifestyle site, Refinery29, with additional participation coming from ​Scripps Networks Interactive​. The investment will see Refinery29 “supercharge” its growing video production business across a range of new formats and channels. Turner and Refinery29 will also work together to create and develop content for […]

Time Warner investment values Hulu at $5.8bn

Hulu has been valued at around US$5.83 billion (€5.18 billion) after Time Warner made a multi-million dollar investment in the US streaming service. Turner and Warner Bros. parent Time Warner paid US$583 million for a 10% stake in Hulu, which already counts 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and Comcast as part-owners. Former part […]

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