Beginning April 1, Cartoon Network will broadcast completely in Russian for local markets. The animation cable networks Russian service will join its other 11 language feeds airing throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
"Russia is a key business market for Turner Broadcasting and one that has huge potential in terms of cable and satellite possibilities," says Gordana Duspara-Moriaty, Cartoon Networks commercial director for Northern/Eastern Europe."
To ensure accurate and authentic dubbing, Cartoon Network worked closely with several dubbing studios in Moscow and St Petersburg, incorporating a mix of local dialects.
The new service arrives just as Cartoon Network is set to debut its new lineup, which includes the new shows Krypto the Superdog (April 4), The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (June 5), Camp Lazlo (July) and IGPX (The Immortal Grand Prix), coming in November. The broadcaster will also air new episodes of Codename: Kids Next Door, The Cramp Twins, Billy and Mandy, Ed, Edd n Eddy in 2005.