Genius Brands launches Kartoon Channel! in Asia Pacific

The platform will become available on Samsung TV Plus in Australia starting tomorrow, 23 March.

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Genius Brands International, Inc. has expanded its Kartoon Channel! brand in the Asia Pacific region with the launch of the channel on Samsung TV Plus in Australia starting 23 March. "We look forward to working with Lightning International in the coming months to expedite the growth of Kartoon Channel! throughout the region," Managing Director of Kartoon Channel! Worldwide Paul Robinson, said.

The move is confirmed shortly after the platform launched in the Middle East, North Africa and across Latin America. “With Kartoon Channel! and Kartoon Genius programming blocks now available in the Middle East, North Africa, Central America and South America with launches planned in Central Europe, we are thrilled to begin our growth in Asia Pacific with our debut on Samsung TV Plus in Australia," Robinson said. 

Led by Robinson, who previously served as Managing Director of Walt Disney Television International and Senior Vice President Disney Channel Worldwide, Genius Brands is working with Hong Kong-based agent, Lightning International, to further expand the reach of Kartoon Channel! internationally through launches on FAST channels, AVOD, SVOD, OTT, mobile devices, and more.

Consisting of thousands of family-friendly titles, the patform is now available on a wider global scale. Its catalog of offerings includes "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss," "Babar," "Mello Dees," "Super Simple Songs," and "Baby Genius,"  as well as hit content for bigger kids, such as "Pac-Man," "Angry Birds," and "Yu-Gi-Oh!," to original programming like "Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "KC! Pop Quiz," hosted by Casey Simpson, and coming this year, "Shaq’s Garage, "starring Shaquille O’Neal. Kartoon Channel! also offers STEM-based content through its Kartoon Classroom!, including "Baby Einstein," and more.

 

With Kartoon Channel! and Kartoon Genius programming blocks now available in the Middle East, North Africa, Central America and South America with launches planned in Central Europe, we are thrilled to begin our growth in Asia Pacific with our debut on Samsung TV Plus in Australia. We look forward to working with Lightning International in the coming months to expedite the growth of Kartoon Channel! throughout the region.” Paul Robinson Managing Director, Kartoon Channel! Worldwide