List of international Cartoon Network channels

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The current logo of Cartoon Network introduced on May 29, 2010 and international markets adapted this version at various dates.
The current logo of Cartoon Network introduced on May 29, 2010 and international markets adapted this version at various dates.

Since the inception of Cartoon Network and its sister network Boomerang, WarnerMedia has set up international feeds of both networks.

Cartoon Network[edit]

Background[edit]

Cartoon Network Europe, a pan-European English feed, was launched in 1993.[1] Spanish, Swedish, Danish, French, Italian, and Norwegian audio tracks were added in 1994. The network's Dutch feed was launched in 1997. Another feed launched in 1998, which aired in France, Italy and Spain. The pan-European feed kept airing in the other parts of Europe. The network's Italian feed became independent a few months later after the launch of the French channel,[citation needed] while the Spanish and French feeds were split in 1999.[2][3] A Polish feed launched a year earlier, in 1998.[4]

In 1999, the network's British feed officially split off from the pan-European version.[1] This followed after the shared transponder analogue feed on Astra 1C became scrambled with VideoCrypt and the short-lived British version of TNT was launched.[citation needed]

A Nordic feed was launched in 2000,[5] broadcasting in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English. This also became available in Iceland and Finland.[citation needed] The Dutch Cartoon Network closed down in 2001. It was replaced with the pan-European feed in 2001. A Dutch audio track was simultaneously added. A Russian audio track was added in 2005; Greek subtitles became available the same year.[citation needed] The Polish feed branched into separate ones for Romania and Hungary in 2002.[6] A German feed was launched on 2006.[7] A Turkish feed was added in 2008.[8]

Romania got its own feed in 2008, as part of that for Central and Eastern Europe. In 2009, the Hungarian audio track from the Polish feed was moved to this feed. Slovakia and the Czech Republic used to receive this feed in English.[citation needed] Bulgaria got its own version in 2009, broadcast in both Bulgarian and English.[9] The Russian audio track was simultaneously moved to this feed. The Central and Eastern Europe feed has aired the network 24 hours a day since 2014. Russia was previously the only country who received the 24-hour feed.[citation needed]

The network's Arabic feed launched in 2010.[10] This is the only EMEA-marketed feed not broadcast in English. On 17 November 2010, the Dutch feed relaunched and started broadcasting 24 hours a day and with a new logo. All programs and ads air in Dutch.[11] The Spanish feed shut down in 2013, together with the Spanish Cartoonito. This market can still watch Cartoon Network on Boing,[12] The African Portuguese feed was launched in 2013 in Angola and Mozambique. It launched in Portugal in the same year.[13]

As of 2015, the ex pan-European feed still airs in the Greek part of Cyprus; it is also one of the four feeds available in the Middle East and Africa (the other ones being the Arabic, French, and Portuguese feeds). This pan-European feed broadcasts in English, while Greek subtitles are available. All other European countries have their own local feed.[citation needed]

In 2017, the Central and Eastern European feed added a Czech-language audio track for its audience in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, replacing the English-muted track.[14]

Channels[edit]

Region(s) Launch date Language(s) Coverage and availability notes
United States October 1, 1992 English and Latin American Spanish (on SAP) From Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Middle East and North Africa September 17, 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe; via subscription TV)
July 1, 2016 (relaunched as an independent feed specific for the MENA region; via subscription TV)
English and Arabic From Dubai, United Arab Emirates
October 10, 2010 (as an independent concurrent feed; via free-to-air TV) Arabic
April 1, 2016 (a Hindi language channel feed; via subscription TV) Hindi
Europe, Middle East and Africa September 17, 1993 English and Greek From London, England
South Atlantic April 30, 1993 (as part of the Latin American feed) Latin American Spanish and English (translated continuity on SAP) From Buenos Aires, Argentina
2002 (as an autonomous feed within the Latin American variant of the channel)
Australia and New Zealand October 3, 1995 English From Sydney, Australia
Brazil April 30, 1993 (as part of the Latin American feed) Brazilian Portuguese and English (translated continuity on SAP) From Atlanta, Georgia, United States
October 1996 (as an independent feed)
Canada July 4, 2012 English From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Central and Eastern Europe September 30, 2002 Romanian, Hungarian and Czech From Munich, Germany
Pacific April 30, 1993 (as part of the Latin American feed) Latin American Spanish and English (translated continuity on SAP) From Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 1, 2015 (as an autonomous feed within the Latin American variant of the channel)
North Atlantic April 30, 1993 (as part of the Latin American feed) Latin American Spanish and English (translated continuity on SAP) From Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 1, 2015 (as an autonomous feed within the Latin American variant of the channel)
France September 17, 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe) French and English From Paris, France
August 23, 1999 (as an independent feed)
Germany September 17, 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe, in English) German and English From Munich, Germany
September 3, 2005 (as an independent feed)
India May 1, 1995 Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English From Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Israel Used to air as an official channel by the Europe wing between the years 2000-2010. The official channel was shut down in 2005 on HOT and in 2010 on YES. Returned as a programming block on Arutz HaYeladim in 2011 English, Hebrew Airs as a programming block on Arutz HaYeladim
Italy September 17, 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe) Italian and English From Milan, Italy
July 31, 1996 (as an independent feed)
Japan September 1, 1997 Japanese and English From Tokyo, Japan
Latin America April 30, 1993 Latin American Spanish and English (translated continuity on SAP) From Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mexico April 30, 1993 (as part of the Latin American feed); Latin American Spanish and English (translated continuity on SAP) From Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1999 (as an autonomous feed within the Latin American variant of the channel)
Netherlands September 17, 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe, in English) Dutch and English From Munich, Germany
July 12, 1997 (as an independent feed)
August 1, 2001 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe, in Dutch and English)
November 17, 2010 (as an independent feed)
Nordic September 17, 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe) Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English From London, England
January 1, 2000 (as an independent feed)
Pakistan April 2, 2004 Urdu and English From Karachi, Pakistan
Philippines June 6, 1995 English From Hong Kong, China
Poland September 1, 1998 Polish and English From Munich, Germany
Portugal September 17, 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe, in English) European Portuguese and English From Madrid, Spain
December 3, 2013 (as an independent feed)
Russia and Southeastern Europe April 1, 2005 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe, not in Bulgarian) Bulgarian, Russian and English From London, England (Russia), From Munich, Germany (Bulgaria)
October 1, 2009 (as an independent feed)
South Korea November 11, 2006 Korean From Seoul, South Korea
Southeast Asia October 6, 1994 English, Thai, Mandarin, Indonesian and Malay From Hong Kong
Spain March 4, 1994 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe) European Spanish and English From London, England
August 23, 1999 (as an independent feed)
July 1, 2013 (as part of Boing)
Taiwan January 1, 1995 Mandarin and English From Hong Kong, China
Turkey January 28, 2008 Turkish and English From London, England
United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta September 17, 1993 English From London, England
Vietnam April 2014 Vietnamese audio track on Southeast Asian feed From Hong Kong, China

Adult Swim[edit]

Channel name Launch date End date Coverage and availability notes
Adult Swim 2001 Available as a block in America on Cartoon Network
Adult Swim (Russia) 2009 Available as a block in Russia on 2x2 channel
Adult Swim (Canada) 4 July 2012 (as a block on Cartoon Network); 1 April 2019 (as a separate channel) Canadian channel

Boomerang[edit]

Region(s) Launch date Language(s) Coverage and availability notes
United States December 8, 1992 (block on Cartoon Network); 1 April 2000 (channel) English (Spanish with SAP) From Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Australia and New Zealand April 2001 (block on Cartoon Network Australia and New Zealand); March 2004 (channel) English From Sydney, Australia
Central and Eastern Europe 12 October 2011 English, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian and sometimes Bulgarian as well From Munich, Germany
Middle East and Africa 5 June 2005 English, Turkish, Arabic and Greek From London, England
France 23 April 2003 French and English From Paris, France
Germany 1 June 2006 German and English From Munich, Germany
Italy 31 July 2003 Italian and English From Rome, Italy
Japan[15] January 2018 Japanese From Tokyo, Japan
Latin America 8 November 1998 (block); 2 July 2001 (channel) Spanish, English and Brazilian Portuguese From Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Netherlands 10 October 2005 Dutch From Munich, Germany
Nordic 15 September 2009 (as a block); 30 September 2010 (as a channel) English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish From London, England
Portugal 21 April 2015 Portuguese and English From Madrid, Spain
South Korea 14 November 2015 Korean From Seoul, South Korea
Southeast Asia 5 September 2005; 1 January 2015 (Relaunch) English From Hong Kong, China
Taiwan 14 November 2016 Mandarin From Hong Kong, China
Thailand 14 August 2013 Thai From Bangkok, Thailand
Turkey 23 April 2016 Turkish From London, England
United Kingdom and Ireland 27 May 2000 English From London, England

Boing[edit]

Region(s) Launch date Language
Italy 20 November 2004 Italian
Africa 30 May 2015 English
Spain 1 September 2010 Spanish
France 8 April 2010 French

Cartoonito[edit]

Region(s) Launch date End date Language Coverage and availability notes
Middle East and North Africa 4 September 2011 (as Cartoon Network Arabic block) Arabic[16] From Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Central and Eastern Europe 12 October 2011 1 January 2014 (as Boomerang CEE block) English, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian and sometimes Bulgarian as well From Munich, Germany
Southeast Asia 1 December 2012 1 January 2015 English From Hong Kong
United Kingdom 4 September 2006 English Serves the purpose of Cartoon Network Too; from London, England
Italy 22 August 2011 Italian From London, England

Toonami[edit]

Region(s) Launch date End date Language Coverage and availability notes
France 11 February 2016 French From London, England
India 26 February 2015 15 May 2018 English, formerly Hindi at certain time band From Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Southeast Asia 1 December 2012 31 March 2018 English, Thai, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malay From Hong Kong
Africa[17] 1 June 2017 English From London, England
UK & Ireland 28 September 2003 24 May 2007 English From London, England

Other channels[edit]

Channel name Launch date End date Coverage and availability notes
Cartoon Network +1 20 June 1999 Replaced by Cartoon Network Too and subsequently Cartoonito and TCM 2 until the latter block closed; from London, England
Cartoon Network Too 24 April 2006 1 April 2014 British channel merged with Toonami (UK & Ireland), from London, England, and replaced by Cartoon Network +1
Cartoon Network Arabic +2 30 June 2014 1 January 2016 Timeshift channel
Tooncast 1 December 2008 Latin American channel
CNX 14 October 2002 7 September 2003 Replaced by Toonami UK; from London, England
Pogo 1 January 2004 Indian channel; available as a block in Pakistan
Adult Swim 1 April 2019 Canadian channel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Belgian Digital Gets a Kickstart". European Media Business & Finance. Phillips Business Information Corporation. 9 (2). 25 January 1999. OCLC 60621194 – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ "Cartoon Net UK Courts Kids". European Media Business & Finance. Phillips Business Information Corporation. 8 (18). 7 September 1998. OCLC 60621194 – via ProQuest.
  5. ^ Edmunds, Marlene (6 September 1999). "Danes Pick Cable Faves". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. 376 (3): 30 – via EBSCO Information Services.
  6. ^ Fry, Andy (December 2002). "Child's Play". Cable & Satellite Europe. Informa Telecoms and Media Group (229). OCLC 60616964 – via ProQuest.
  7. ^ Verjee, Neelam; Bolger, Joe (28 February 2006). "Need to Know". The Times. News UK: 42 – via EBSCO Information Services.
  8. ^ "Time Warner, Inc". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2015. In January 2008, Turner, along with a local partner, launched Cartoon Network Turkey ...
  9. ^ "Cartoon Network Launches Bulgarian Language Broadcast". Novinite. Sofia News Agency. 4 September 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  10. ^ Williams, Sean (10 October 2010). "Cartoon Network Arabic launches". Digital Production Middle East. ITP Business Publishing. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  11. ^ Elsbeth Eilander (17 November 2010). "Nieuwe look Cartoon Network" (in Dutch). Adformatie.nl.
  12. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (17 July 2013). "Cartoon Network shuts down pay-TV channels in Spain". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  13. ^ Rusak, Gary (30 September 2013). "Cartoon Network heads to Angola and Mozambique". Kidscreen. Brunico Communications. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  14. ^ http://www.rozhlas.cz/digital/televize/_zprava/cartoon-network-startuje-v-cestine-a-slovenstine-lokalizovany-bude-uz-od-zitrka--1755737
  15. ^ Boomerang Japan To Launch January 2018 - RegularCapital
  16. ^ "Cartoonito block on Cartoon Network Arabic". CN Montage. 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Toonami Africa Channel Launched Today". RegularCapital. 1 June 2017.

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