Cartoon Network HD Launches in Indonesia

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific expanded its channel footprint in Indonesia today with the debut of Cartoon Network HD on leading national cable platform, First Media.

The launch of Cartoon Network HD is part of a regional rollout plan that kicked off in the Philippines in January. The new channel complements Turner’s existing portfolio of news and entertainment channels currently available in Indonesia including CNN, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and Boomerang.

As the first kids’ high-definition channel for viewers in the world’s fourth most populous country, Cartoon Network HD offers the ultimate TV experience to millions of homes with a host of award-winning animation in vivid audio and visual detail.

“Indonesia is a priority market for Turner in Asia and we’re thrilled to be joining with First Media to pioneer the ultimate kids’ TV viewing experience here. Our young and growing fan base is increasingly sophisticated in their content consumption, and Cartoon Network HD takes the experience of animated storytelling to a whole new level,” said Sunny Saha, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Entertainment Networks, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.

Cartoon Network HD’s programming line-up features international award-winning comedy series such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Chowder and all-time classics like the Tom & Jerry Show, Pink Panther & Pals and Scooby-Doo. For kids seeking adventure, alien-morphing boy hero Ben Tennyson will keep them entertained with all three series, Ben 10, Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10 Ultimate Alien.

Hengkie Liwanto, CEO of PT Link Net, a First Media subsidiary, added, “We are proud to be the first cable operator in Indonesia to introduce Cartoon Network in high definition. It represents another breakthrough service by First Media. The timing is perfect and with so many households now equipped with HD-ready TVs, viewers are looking for new ways to enjoy quality entertainment at home.”

Cartoon Network’s new HD format enables a brighter and bolder viewing experience due to the rich use of texture and detail inherent in the animation genre. The enhanced effects are evident in The Amazing World of Gumball where the use of different textures, including CGI, photo-realistic artwork and live action combine to create an eye-popping wow factor.