Boomerang, MONDO Mah-jong TV and Tabi Tele to debut on NTT DOCOMO service in 2018
TOKYO, JAPAN – Turner Japan will launch three new channels in January 2018 on dTV Channel, the streaming service from NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
It will be the first time that the Boomerang brand is available in Japan, and marks the introduction of two brand new services: MONDO Mah-jong TV and Tabi Tele. They join Turner’s portfolio of channels already available in Japan, including Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, TABI Channel and CNN International.
Tom Perry, General Manager of Turner Japan, said: “The launch of the three new channels with our partner NTT DOCOMO enables Turner to continue growing audiences in this very important market. Subscribers of dTV Channel will be able to experience a variety of unique local programming, as well as some of the world’s most popular international animation localized for Japanese families.”
Boomerang, Turner’s second flagship global kids channel, will debut with a host of new, premium animated series many with characters that are already household names in Japan. Alongside the likes of Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes, the reboot of the Hanna-Barbera classic Wacky Races is set to make its national premiere on the channel.
MONDO Mah-Jong TV – as its name suggests – will present programming dedicated to the hugely popular game, including the highly-rated Mondo Mah-jong Pro League competition with its celebrity professionals. Tabi Tele’s original local travel and documentary-style content will spotlight popular tourist locations in Japan as well as in Europe and Hawaii.
Boomerang provides light-hearted and fun moments, showcasing a mixture of internationally recognised comedy and fantasy series to more than 144 million households worldwide, including almost 40 million in Asia Pacific. Favourite shows include Tom and Jerry, Mr. Bean, Grizzy and the Lemmings, Scooby-Doo, The Garfield Show, My Little Pony and The Looney Tunes Show. A companion channel to Cartoon Network, Boomerang is a dynamic and quirky place where girls and boys can be inspired, laugh and play with the whole family. In Asia Pacific, Boomerang is owned and operated by Turner, a Time Warner company.
About Tabi Tele
Tabi Tele is a channel filled with sightseeing spots in Japan, hot springs / gourmet information, etc. and sightseeing information such as Europe and Hawaii, which are also popular overseas travel. We will deliver a time to satisfy intellectual curiosity and heal our heart.
About MONDO Mah-jong TV
MONDO Mah-jong TV presents serious match of professional Mah-jong game players in “Mondo Mah-jong Pro League” that is one of the best professional Mah-jong game TV show ever made. From pretty female professional players to young professional players, even skilled professional players, we will deliver the best competition in the name and the qualities of the players of the game.
About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, Warner TV, Oh!K, TNT, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.
About dTV channel
dTV is a subscription service provided by NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Across any device, users can watch content anytime and anywhere without the need for extra equipment or boxes. The service features 30 movies, dramas, animation and special interest channels. "dTV channel" is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.