(August 9, 2002) - Cartoon Network has signed a very significant deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for over 600 half hours of programming to air on Cartoon Network UK. Cartoon Network’s package includes a raft of exciting animated series, movies and specials including the new “Scooby Doo” series (based on the classic) as well as several series currently in production from Warner Bros. Animation, one of the world’s premiere animation studios. “In a fiercely competitive market, this is a major boost for Cartoon Network. With these titles added to our formidable library plus other Cartoon Network productions, co-productions and acquisitions, we have an unbeatable line up,” said Finn Arnesen, Vice President of Programming, Acquisitions and Development for Cartoon Network, Europe. “The Cartoon Network is a terrific home for animated programming. Our animated series and movies have always performed very well on the network and we are certain that this latest batch will make a great addition to their already strong line up,” said Jeffrey R. Schlesinger, President, Warner Bros. International Television. Cartoon Network’s family of channels, Cartoon Network, Cartoon Network Plus and Boomerang, are the most watched animation and kids’ cable and satellite channels in the UK. Cartoon Network, the 24 hour, seven day a week, all-animation channel is available on localised feeds in nine languages on digital and analogue satellite, cable and DTT in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It is operated by Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited, an AOL Time Warner Company.
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