We received this press release from Ariane Danezis PR Manager at Turner France via email today:
“Turner France is proud to announce the launch of their brand new channel, Toonami, February 11th 2016 at 8:00pm.
Known as the home of ‘Superheroes’, Toonami is dedicated to delivering the best of action-driven shows and films for kids from the ages of 8 – 12 years old (and of course, for superhero fans of all ages)! The DC Comic universe will blast onto the screens featuring Batman, Superman, the Justice League and even the Green Lantern for viewer’s enjoyment. That’s not all, as viewers will be able to join in on epic adventures with renowned superheroes like Ben10 and Thundercats!
Furthermore the “Toonami movies” block will bring animated feature films to the screen, showcasing even more heroic action, for the whole family to enjoy.
The brand new channel will also benefit from an upgraded replay service called ‘Toonami Max’. Available on ADSL and on cable in HD, the channel and its associated service will be accessible on multiple devices including TV, tablet, cell phone and PC.
TURNER Launches Toonami brand in 1997 in the United States. At the time, it appears as a programming block on Cartoon Network. In 2012, Toonami channel to conquer Asia. Very quickly, the success is the place. In February 2015, it was the turn of India to host chain. Since Toonami has developed in more than ten countries. With its launch in February 2016 in France, now comes Toonami in Europe.
Only brand completely dedicated to superheroes, the channel offers its viewers the action and only action, hosting the most famous hero of the boys! With awareness rate * of 89% for Superman, Batman and 81% to 84% for Ben 10, the chain is ideally positioned to attract the greatest number of viewers.
Only brand completely dedicated to superheroes, the chain offers its viewers the action and only Action by hosting the most famous young hero boys! With awareness levels at * 89% for Superman, 81% for Batman, and 84% for Ben 10, the chain has an ideal position to gain the most viewers.
* Brand Tracker (2011 – 2014)
The channel is primarily aimed at children 8 to 12 years but also, the “big” kids of all ages. Ultra-committed fans who are desperate to experience new adventures with their favorite heroes.
Toonami is naturally in the chain portfolio TURNER in France and French speaking territories.
The complete chain and the offer of the second group youth in France
• Cartoon Network, the hero funny chain.
• Boomerang, the chain of stars of the cartoon, dedicated to small and
great who come together around their favorite series.
• Boing, the 100% recess chain that offers boys and girls a space of
Since its launch, Toonami is available in platforms TV offerings:
Max family offers
Power Plus Family
On the map
Outside France, the chain will be deployed in the coming months in Switzerland, Belgium, Africa and the French overseas territories with the launches already announced at: Can’l (New Caledonia), Blueline (Madagascar), Morocco Telecom and Satellite (Mauritius, Réunion, Mayotte, Madagascar, Comoros).
The Toonami Max service is available immediately with the launch of the channel and to Orange, SFR, and Numericable subscribers.
Available on ADSL and cable, Toonami is broadcast in high definition. The chain and its demand service available in multi-screen, TV, mobile, tablet and PC.
The brand has, since its launch, a website www.toonami.fr/ available on computer, tablet and mobile. Internet users will find there the whole universe of the chain, games and video clips of more big superheros. The channel will also present among superhero fans on social networks with the creation official accounts.
With 100% entertainment programs, the grid is based on Toonami series and movies. Identified boxes allow children and greatest fans to find their appointments you preferred. So, back to school, viewers meet all the heroes of the chain 4:00p.m. to 8:45p.m. Feature films, TV films and special episodes will be scheduled for their all weekends at 10:00 am and 4:40 p.m., and every Friday at 8:45p.m. Genuine spring of superhero stories, the villains will be honored the Sundays at 1:45p.m.. And every night, a marathon around a series will be broadcast at 8:45p.m.. True compendium of action, Toonami programming offers a 100% of superhero content with most from the Time Warner group.
Shows that will be airing on the channel:
Beware The Batman
Batman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
UPDATE 2/24/16 @6:54A.M. C/T: We received more news from Turner France via email this morning, Toonami France will be the First Toonami without a host.
Here is what the email said:
I hope you’re doing well.
Regarding your question, we won’t have any similar host on Toonami France.
Directeur Marketing, RP & Digital”
Turner France – Turner France is Proud to Announce The Launch of Their Brand New Channel, Toonami, February 11th 2016 at 800pm – 2016-02-11 – *(Original Press Release in French Only)*