Turner Japan will launch three new channels on DTV Channel, the streaming service from NTT DOCOMO this January. This marks the first time that the Boomerang brand is available in Japan. It also introduces two brand new services: MONDO Mah-jong TV and Tabi Tele, which join Turner’s portfolio of channels already available in Japan, including Cartoon Network, MONDO TV, TABI Channel and CNN International.
“The launch of the three new channels with our partner NTT DOCOMO enables Turner to continue growing audiences in this very important market,” notes Tom Perry, general manager of Turner Japan.”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 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 will make its national premiere on the channel.