Cartoon Network Asia Lines Up HD Feed


HONG KONG: Cartoon Network is launching a high-definition feed in Asia, with SKYcable in the Philippines as the first affiliate to add the channel to its HD premium pack.

Available in the Philippines beginning January 20, Cartoon Network HD will feature The Amazing World of Gumball, Tom & Jerry, The Looney Tunes Show and Chowder, among others, complementing the existing SD feed.

“HD is the future of television, and with the launch of Cartoon Network HD, kids across Southeast Asia can now enjoy cinema-quality entertainment from the comfort of their own homes," said Sunny Saha, the senior VP and general manager of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. "Cartoon Network HD is just one more way that we animate kids’ lives, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with SKYcable, an industry trailblazer in the Philippines, to deliver such an awesome HD destination,”

“Cartoon Network is a big part of many Filipino families,” said Claudia G. Suarez, the head of program packaging and merchandising at SKYcable Corporation. “Its brand of humor and fun can only get better with the addition of its new, ground-breaking HD channel, Cartoon Network HD. We are very proud to introduce Cartoon Network HD to the Filipino audience as part of SKYcable HD’s most varied collection of high definition entertainment."