Cartoon Network HD for Indonesia

JAKARTA (April 23, 2012)

Asia-wide rollout as first kids' HD channel in the region continues

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific expanded its channel footprint in Indonesia today with the debut of Cartoon Network HD on leading national cable platform, First Media.

The launch of Cartoon Network HD is part of a regional rollout plan that kicked off in the Philippines in January. The new channel complements Turner's existing portfolio of news and entertainment channels currently available in Indonesia including CNN, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and Boomerang.

As the first kids' high-definition channel for viewers in the world's fourth most populous country, Cartoon Network HD offers the ultimate TV experience to millions of homes with a host of award-winning animation in vivid audio and visual detail.

"Indonesia is a priority market for Turner in Asia and we're thrilled to be joining with First Media to pioneer the ultimate kids' TV viewing experience here. Our young and growing fan base is increasingly sophisticated in their content consumption, and Cartoon Network HD takes the experience of animated storytelling to a whole new level," said Sunny Saha, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Entertainment Networks, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.

Cartoon Network HD's programming line-up features international award-winning comedy series such as The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Chowder and all-time classics like the Tom & Jerry Show, Pink Panther & Pals and Scooby-Doo. For kids seeking adventure, alien-morphing boy hero Ben Tennyson will keep them entertained with all three series, Ben 10, Ben 10 Alien Force and Ben 10 Ultimate Alien.

Hengkie Liwanto, CEO of PT Link Net, a First Media subsidiary, added, "We are proud to be the first cable operator in Indonesia to introduce Cartoon Network in high definition. It represents another breakthrough service by First Media. The timing is perfect and with so many households now equipped with HD-ready TVs, viewers are looking for new ways to enjoy quality entertainment at home."

Cartoon Network's new HD format enables a brighter and bolder viewing experience due to the rich use of texture and detail inherent in the animation genre. The enhanced effects are evident in The Amazing World of Gumball where the use of different textures, including CGI, photo-realistic artwork and live action combine to create an eye-popping wow factor.


About Cartoon Network Asia Pacific

Cartoon Network, the number one kids' channel in the Asia Pacific region, offers the best in original animated entertainment while drawing from the world's most iconic cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles. Original series showcased on Cartoon Network include the globally popular series Ben 10, Ben 10 Alien Force, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien, The Amazing World of Gumball, Generator Rex, Chowder, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. Cartoon Network is available in 23 territories throughout the Asia Pacific region and is currently seen in over 65 million cable homes. Online, Cartoon Network Asia Pacific reaches nearly five million unique visitors a month.

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of multiplatform news and entertainment content around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.

About First Media and Link Net

Link Net is a subsidiary of PT. First Media Tbk, the provider of Triple Play services, consisting of FastNet (high-speed broadband internet service), HomeCable (digital multi-channel cable television), and DataComm (business solution services). LinkNet has won various kinds of awards such as Word of Mouth Marketing Award 2010 and 2011 for the category of Fix Internet Service from Swasembada magazine and ONBEE Marketing Research; Indonesia's Most Admired Companies 2011 for the category of Pay TV from Frontier Consulting Group and Bloomberg Businessweek; Indonesia Brand Champion 2011 for the category of Brand Equity Champion of Cable Internet Provider from MarkPlus Insight and Marketeers magazine; and Best Contact Centre Indonesia 2011 Award for the category of Best Operation and Best Inbound Agent from Indonesia Contact Centre Association (ICCA) and Top Brand Award 2011 in TV Cable term. For more information, visit

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Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.
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