A
 
Web www.artsmart.co.za
A R T S M A R T
arts news from kwazulu-natal

film and television
www.artsmart.co.za
enquiries@artsmart.co.za
 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
 

NB: as of 23 September 2008, all new artSMart articles are being published on the site news.artsmart.co.za.

BOOMERANG (article first published : 2005-03-27)

South African cartoon lovers can now enjoy Boomerang, a fantastic new animation channel, goes live on DStv - channel 81. Turner Broadcasting, the creators of Cartoon Network, have launched Boomerang, the home of classic shows and stars from the Hanna-Barbera library.

Boomerang will offer DStv subscribers a channel dedicated to some of the most famous and best-loved classic cartoons ever made. With shows such as Droopy, Wacky Races, Captain Caveman, The Hair Bear Bunch, Dastardly and Muttley, Penelope Pitstop, Snagglepuss, Pixie & Dixie, and Inch High Private Eye, Boomerang will find a captive audience in its target audience of three to ten-year olds.

The channel also heralds the return of a whole host of great cartoons for adults to watch with their children, or to simply enjoy on their own! Top Cat, Hong Kong Phooey, Wacky Races, and Bugs Bunny are just some of the shows that will find a home on Boomerang.

Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM AND CNN International are from Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe Ltd broadcasts and air on DStv. Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe Ltd broadcasts Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, and CNN International to over 50 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

“The launch of Boomerang gives us the opportunity to offer an even wider animation selection to cartoon lovers in the Southern African region,” said Helen Lucy, Channel Manager and Director of Marketing at Turner Broadcasting. “Boomerang will open the eyes of younger viewers to these animation classics for the first time and older audiences will get to enjoy their magic again. Cartoon Network is extremely popular with DStv viewers and we are delighted to be able to offer them an additional animated entertainment channel. Boomerang is a wonderful channel with appeal for all ages, an enormous range of cartoons and it's a great place for people to go when they want to relax and laugh - we hope everyone will enjoy it!"

Maggie Eales, Senior Vice President at Turner Broadcasting, said, "We are thrilled to see the arrival of Boomerang on the DStv platform and see this as a very positive step for our partnership. We now have four channels on the DStv bouquet and are looking forward to working together in 2005 to further strengthen our relationship and the offerings to our subscribers."

Linda Vermaas, MultiChoice's General Manager of Content, commented: "We listen very closely to the needs of our viewers, and parents have been asking us for cartoon content that is aimed at tiny tots. Cartoon Network is an extremely popular channel on our platform, but its target audience is older boys and girls, and it even attracts an adult audience. We are confident that Boomerang will fill the gap and offer parents and youngsters alike, entertainment that is delightful, familiar and safe."

Cartoon Network, Boomerang's sister channel, is the number one kids' channel on the DStv platform on channel 83 (previously on Channel 81). Cartoon Network delivers a wide range of fast paced, innovative shows aimed predominantly at six to twelve year-olds who are fans of contemporary animation. Top shows include Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls.

The three-to-ten year-olds must fasten their seatbelts and get ready for a ride of their lives as the highlights for the launch of Boomerang include Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones and Top Cat. Boomerang is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on channel 81 of DStv and is operated by Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited.




 A current news
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
letters to the editor
home page
archives A
crafts - dance - drama - film & tv - literature
music - supper theatre - visual arts
miscellaneous news - festivals
a co-production by caroline smart services and .durbanet. site credits
copyright © subsists in this page. all rights reserved. [ edit ] copyright details  artsmart