Virgin Media and Turner have agreed a long-term programming deal in the UK and Ireland.
The partnership comprises continuation of carriage of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International, as well as bringing Cartoon Network in HD to customers in Ireland for the first time. Also launching is catch-up TV and box sets to Virgin Media’s TV platform.
As part of the new deal, Virgin Media customers will have access to hundreds of hours of box sets for kids featuring programmes such as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Regular Show, Scooby Doo, Mr Bean, The Tom and Jerry Show and Fireman Sam.
The new programming deal also unlocks a wealth of Turner catch-up TV for Virgin Media customers in the UK and Ireland. Customers will have access to hours’ worth of programming with a 30 day catch up window.
The deal also strengthens the partnership over the long-term, with Turner guaranteeing new rights to support Virgin Media’s future product launches.
“Our new deal with Turner means our customers will be able to access a wealth of on-demand programmes, as well as continuing to enjoy some of the very best TV from channels as diverse as Cartoon Network, TCM and CNN International,” said David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media.
“We are committed to giving our customers the very best TV to watch, when and how they want, and it’s fantastic to work with partners who think in the same way.”
“We’re very excited about strengthening our much valued partnership with Virgin Media built around our premium kids and entertainment brands,” commented Ian McDonough, SVP and managing director, Turner, Northern Europe.
“At Turner we are committed to delivering the best curated branded experiences to our audiences, wherever they are. We look forward to working closely with Virgin Media to deliver entertaining channels and on-demand content that captures the growing appetite of our audiences for many years to come.”