- Cartoon Network (Europe)
Infobox TV channel
name = Cartoon Network (Europe)
logofile = CN_logo.svg
logosize = 175px
launch = September 17, 1993
closed date =
current shows =
picture format =
share as of =
share source =
Turner Broadcasting System Europe( Time Warner Inc.)
slogan = "The Best Place For Cartoons"
broadcast area =
Europe, Middle East, Africa, Malta
former names =
replaced names =
sister names = Boomerang (Europe)Boomerang (Spain)Boomerang (Nordic)
Boomerang (France) Boomerang Italia Boomerang Deutchland Boomerang (UK & Ireland)
timeshift names =
terr serv 1 =
terr chan 1 =
sat serv 1 = ADD
sat chan 1 = Channel 1
sat serv 2 =
sat chan 2 = Channel 91
sat serv 3 =
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sat chan 4 =
sat serv 5 =
sat chan 5 = Channel 502
sat serv 6 =
sat chan 6 =
sat serv 7 =
sat chan 7 = Channel 23
sat serv 8 =
sat chan 8 =
sat serv 9 =
sat chan 9 =
sat serv 10 = VisionTV
sat chan 10 =
sat serv 11 = yes
sat chan 11 = Channel 41
sat serv 12 =
sat chan 12 = Channel 47
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adsl serv 1 = Meo
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Cartoon Network (Europe) is a pan-European
digital televisionchannel created by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warnerand dedicated to showing animatedprogramming. It premiered on 17 September 1993in Europe, and on October 1, 1992in the United States.Now, the channel broadcasts to Portugal, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Baltic Countries, Balkan countries, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Slovenia, Scandinaviathe Middle Eastand Africa. The Pan-European version of Cartoon Network, however, does not air any content owned by Warner Bros.
Spain receives its own feed with Spanish soundtrack. It's available through satellite platform
Digital+and cable operators and it carries the Toonamiblock. A local version of the Boomerang channel is also available.
France has a localized version of the channel and a localized version of her sister channel Boomerang with French soundtrack. The channel is carried on
In Germany a localized version of Cartoon Network is available on digital channels. However, Cartoon Network programming is also broadcasted on
Kabel Einson weekends. A German Boomerang channel is also found on several Pay-TV stations.
Italy has its own localized version of Cartoon Network which launched in 1996, as well in 2003 with the launch of
Sky Italiathe sister-channel Boomerang was launched. The channel is available on Sky Italia.
The Netherlands has its own version of Cartoon Network as well, and most programs are in the original English language with Dutch
subtitles. However, during daytime hours certain programs are broadcast with a Dutch soundtrack to attract younger children. The channel is available through all major providers including Canal Digitaal, UPCand Ziggo. A Dutch version of Boomerang is also available through most providers. Both channels are exceptionally popular amongst university students. The now-defunct terrestrial broadcaster Yorin used to show Cartoon Network programming on weekday afternoons.
Scandinavia, Cartoon Network was twinned with movie channel TNT in a pan-European version. Cartoon Network ran from 6:00am until 8:00pm CET, with TNT taking over from 8:00pm to 6:00am CET. Some programmes on the pan-European feed were dubbed into Norwegian, Swedish and Danish. 1996, it became a 24-hour channel, as did TNT. However, a version of the channel called TNT & Cartoon Network continued to appear on some providers. In 2000, a regional Scandinavian version of Cartoon Network was created, broadcasting in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.
Most of the programming comes with monophonic English, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian soundtracks. The self-imposed necessity to dub material into three languages takes a heavy toll on the availability of new programs in the feed, which may come late, in smaller amount or not come at all. Existing programming is heavily recycled. The feed has seen an upsurge of commercial advertising in recent years, despite being distributed only on
pay-TV. Most of the commercials and announcements on English soundtrack are nevertheless in Danish.
May 2006, the Cartoon Network logo was changed from the original logo to the British one, as well as the pre-show idents and promos were changed to the British style. The Boomerang block was removed but most of its program content still remains in the channel.
Cartoon Network is broadcasting from Warsaw, Poland in Central Europe in three audio versions, Polish, Hungarian and Romanian, since September 1, 1998. Cartoon Network is shares time with TCM. Cartoon Network is airing 18 hours (3:00 - 21:00 CET) and TCM is airing the other 6 hours (21:00 - 3:00 CET). Since March 1, 2007 Cartoon Network and TCM are now airing 24 hours a day on two different channels.
All shows are dubbed in their languages and regional competitions take place there. Advertising is shown in Polish. The shows' premieres in Central Europe are a bit later (about half of the year) after the American premiere. Romania has own feed from January, 2008 with Romanian advertising.
Eastern Europe, Cartoon Network is twinned with movie channel TCM. Cartoon Network runs from 8:00am until 11:00pm ( EET), with TCM taking over from 11:00pm to 8:00am ( EET). In Russia, Cartoon Network (Europe) is available NTV Plus, Poverkhnost. In Ukraine, the channel is available on NTV Plus Ukraine & Viasat Ukraine. In Kazakhstan, the channels is broadcasted on Katelco Plus. Cartoon Network (Europe) in Eastern Europeis available in Russian & English. "(In Eastern Europe, the PAN-European feed is broadcasted)".
The channel is available 24 hours on the
Orbit Network, Showtime Arabia, ADD & Cablevision (Lebanon). The channel is only available in English. "(In the Arab World, the PAN-European feed is broadcasted)". Also, " Boomerang Europe" is broadcasted on the Orbit Network& Showtime Arabiain English. And now, the channel is also available in Arabic on selected programs.
Central & South Africa
The channel is available 24 hours on
DStv. "(In Central & South Afirca, the PAN-European feed is broadcasted)". Also, " Boomerang Europe" is broadcasted on DStv.
"Programs Differ From One Feed To Another".
Cartoon Network around the world
* [http://www.cartoonnetworkhq.net Official PAN-European Feed Site]
* [http://www.cartoonnetworkeurope.com Official Site Containing All European Feeds "(Except of The Pan-European Feed)"]
* [http://europe.turnerinfo.com/CN/PAN/home/index.jsp Cartoon Network (Europe) at Turner Info]
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