TalkTalk adds Turner’s preschool channel, Cartoonito to TV line-up

Turner, one of the world’s leading entertainment brands, has extended its partnership with TalkTalk TV by adding preschool channel Cartoonito to their TV line-up. From today (15 December), TalkTalk TV customers can watch Cartoonito on channel 488 in the UK.

As part of the new deal, TalkTalk customers will have access to a slate of playful and entertaining preschool content for youngsters and their families to enjoy. Cartoonito’s programming line-up includes: Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Masha and the Bear, Baby Looney Tunes and the latest season of Sesame Street, which launched in the UK in November.

Alison Mordue, Director of Distribution, Turner, Northern Europe commented: “We’re very excited to be extending our long-standing relationship with TalkTalk by adding Cartoontio to their channel line-up. This new agreement allows us to further broaden the reach of our must-see preschool programmes to young audiences across the UK. We look forward to working closely with TalkTalk to deliver the very best in kids programming to keep younger generations entertained for years to come.”               

Aleks Habdank, Managing Director, TalkTalk TV, said “It’s been an incredibly successful year for TalkTalk TV, as we continue to invest in our range of content and seamless viewing experience.  It’s fantastic to be ending the year by extending our partnership with Turner. It marks another step forward in our commitment to providing customers with the best entertainment for their families.”

Cartoonito will be available to TalkTalk TV customers via the Kids Boost. The Kids Boost has ten dedicated kids’ channels, including Cartoonito, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, and is available for 30 days at a time, with no ongoing commitment, for just £5 a month. With 200 episodes available to watch on demand, the Kids Boost offers something for kids of all ages, from pre-schoolers through to teens.

 

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victoria.westwood@turner.com / 0207 693 1580

About Turner International

Turner International operates versions of core Turner brands, including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM 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 manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner operates more than 180 channels showcasing 38 brands in 36 languages in over 200 countries. Turner International is a Time Warner company.

About Cartoonito
Cartoonito is a playful and entertaining preschool network aimed at 3-6 year olds and their families. The channel has strong values of friendship and teamwork and encourages learning through play. The programming line-up includes hit animated favourites, Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Masha and the Bear, Baby Looney Tunes, Little People, Molang and Sesame Street. Cartoonito is operated by Turner, a Time Warner Company and is available as a dedicated television channel in the UK and Italy.www.cartoonito.co.uk

About TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk launched its TV offering in 2012 and it quickly became Britain’s fastest growing TV service. To date around 1.3 million customers, over a third of all TalkTalk homes, take TV from the value for money provider. As a result of a number of high profile content deals, TalkTalk TV viewers have access to both Sky Sports and BT Sport, Netflix, hit HBO shows such as Game of Thrones and blockbuster movies to rent and own from all major studios.

Channels included in the TalkTalk TV Kids Boost:

Disney Channel - 480

Disney Junior - 481

Disney XD - 482

Nickelodeon - 483

Nick Jr. - 484

Nicktoons - 485

Cartoon Network - 486

Boomerang – 487

Cartoonito - 488

Baby TV - 489