Turner to launch Toonami in India

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | February 26, 2015
Toonami is positioned as an action-adventure channel.

Turner International India (a Time Warner Company) will soon launch a new kids channel called Toonami in the country. Toonami is positioned as the "ultimate home of the superhero and a dedicated destination for action enthusiasts." The channel will feature animated action-adventure series.


Siddharth Jain

Toonami was introduced as a programming block on the company's other kids channel - the oldest in the country - Cartoon Network, in 2001.

In India, Toonami complements Turner's kids entertainment portfolio which comprises Cartoon Network and Pogo. The channel is being distributed by Taj Television and will be available on the country's leading digital cable platforms across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru.

Siddharth Jain, MD, South Asia, Turner International India, says, "It is a real proud moment for Turner to bring in a channel like Toonami to our young Indian audiences - we now offer a robust entertainment experience for all ages and interests. A highly successful international brand, it will meet the growing demand for premium quality action-adventure and superhero content."

The channel aims to be the ultimate destination for the action-and-adventure enthusiasts in every family. Toonami features franchises such as Batman, Superman, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Justice League, Inazuma Eleven Go and Dragon Ball Z.