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Cartoon Network flying high

Kids in-flight entertainment gets the cartoon treatment on Southwest Airlines.
July 23, 2014

The Cartoon Network is set to fly the skies, following a recent deal between Turner Broadcasting and Southwest Airlines. The deal adds Cartoon Network to Southwest’s in-flight entertainment as the airline’s first completely kid-centric programming.

Working with Turner Private Networks, a Turner Broadcasting subsidiary that distributes content for out-of-home networks, in-flight entertainment specialist Global Eagle Entertainment will provide the shows on-board.

As of now, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Ben 10 Omniverse are all available for in-flight viewing.

The series can be watched through Southwest’s entertainment portal, which streams free live TV shows to passengers with WiFi-equipped mobile devices. The service is available on its WiFi-equipped planes – close to 80% of the airline’s fleet.

While the network continues to send its TV series up in the air, CN is welcoming a new CEO and general manager on board. Following last week’s announcement, Christina Miller is set to take the helm at Cartoon Network as well as at Adult Swim and Boomerang.

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