Toonami to launch in Thailand in Jan 2015

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s all-adventure kids channel Toonami is all set to launch in Thailand on 14 January 2015. The cable and satellite channel will be visible to nearly 11 million households in the country.

Commenting on the launch, Turner senior VP and MD of North Asia and Southeast Asia Pacific Phil Nelson said, “We’re extremely pleased to be working with our partners from Major Kantana Broadcasting again to launch Toonami. This launch demonstrates Turner’s confidence and commitment to Thailand and follows on the success of Boomerang, the number one kids’ cable and satellite channel with an amazing audience share of 72 per cent year to date. It also complements the recent opening of Cartoon Network Amazone, the brand’s first ever waterpark in Bang Saray, east of Bangkok.”

Toonami will be broadcast in Thai language and will have top-rating animated series and movies. The featured action franchise includes Ben 10, Justice League Unlimited, Teen Titans, Transformers Prime, Wolverine and the X-Men and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. This apart, the channel will also broadcast feature-length movies.

Major Kantana Broadcsting MD Khun Siamrus Lauhaskkasame added: “Major Kantana Broadcasting is very happy to be expanding their partnership with Turner. Toonami’s unique array of animated series and movies in the local language will ensure that it becomes a top entertainment destination and we are confident that Toonami will be as successful and popular as Boomerang has become in Thailand.”