Cartoon Network is set to launch the first high-definition kids’ entertainment channel in South East Asia this week. The first market to switch on the HD channel is the Philippines on SKYcable from January 20, 2012. The launch marks the first time an HD kids’ channel will be included in a premium HD subscriber pack in the region.
“HD is the future of television, and with the launch of Cartoon Network HD, kids across South East Asia can now enjoy cinema-quality entertainment from the comfort of their own homes. Cartoon Network HD is just one more way that we animate kids’ lives, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with SKYcable, an industry trailblazer in the Philippines, to deliver such an awesome HD destination,” said Sunny Saha, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.
Cartoon Network HD’s programming line-up will feature award-winning shows such as ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’, ‘Tom & Jerry’, ‘The Looney Tunes Show’ and ‘Chowder’. It will also premiere TV specials, including the first CG-animated movie from the popular ‘Ben 10’ series, ‘Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens’, in March 2012.
“Cartoon Network is a big part of many Filipino families,” said Claudia G Suarez, Head - Program Packaging & Merchandising, Skycable Corporation. “Its brand of humour and fun can only get better with the addition of its new, ground-breaking HD channel, Cartoon Network HD.”
Cartoon Network HD will be broadcast on SKYcable’s channel 178 and complements the existing standard definition offering on channel 43.