Boomerang (Southeast Asia)
|Launched||1 September 2005
1 January 2015 (re-launch)
|Closed||1 December 2012
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific (Time Warner)|
|Broadcast area||Hong Kong
|Sister channel(s)||Cartoon Network (Philippines)
Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia)
Cartoon Network (India)
|TVB Network Vision (Hong Kong)||Channel 62|
|Transvision (Indonesia)||Channel 216 (HD)|
|First Media (Indonesia)||Channel 372 (HD)|
|StarHub TV (Singapore)||Channel 317 (HD)|
|Singtel TV (Singapore)||Channel 228 (HD)|
|HyppTV (Malaysia)||Channel 555 (HD)|
Boomerang is a cable and satellite television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner and its main flagship regional channel of Cartoon Network. The Southeast Asian version of Boomerang was launched in September 2005 with a lineup very similar to that of the US version. It started previously as a programming block on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2005 during weeknights. It uses the same voice overs from the Australian feed.
In December 2012, the channel was replaced by Toonami. However, it was relaunched in Asia on January 1, 2015, with a new look and as part of the Boomerang's global rebranding effort for 2015. The channel replaced the Asian feed of Cartoonito.
- 1 Television carriage
- 2 Programming
- 3 Current programming blocks
- 4 Former programming blocks
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Since its introduction in Asia on September 1, 2005, Boomerang is available on Now TV in Hong Kong and also shown on Cable TV Hong Kong in Spring 2006. In January 2006, Boomerang went on air in Thailand on PSN. In March 2006, SkyCable started to show Boomerang in the Philippines, but it was only available on the Platinum Package. For 2013, the Kigjack Cable TV reserved channel 46 for Boomerang although it was an exchange to Cartoon Network Southeast Asia, now it aired today in 2015. The channel is currently available on Indovision, First Media, Aora TV starting August 7, 2008 and Groovia TV starting August 7, 2011. In India, Boomerang was exclusively available on Dish TV until March 2, 2009. Now it's available on on Digital Cable from the Hinduja Group. & it is also available in 7 Star Cable Mumbai (in some areas). In Sri Lanka, Boomerang is exclusively available on Dialog TV. In Taiwan, the channel was available on Dish HD Asia, started in June 2010 in High Definition.
Boomerang's current schedule contains programming from the Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Cartoon Network libraries, as well as exclusive acquisitions and in the near future, original content.
Current programming blocks
Good Morning, Scooby
This block is currently shown on Boomerang. Good Morning Scooby! continues for a selection of Scooby-Doo related shows along with other classic cartoon series from Hanna-Barbera.
Former programming blocks
Boomeraction was a block which, as its name suggests, consisted of classic action-oriented shows such as Jonny Quest, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Sealab 2020 and among others. The block aired Weekdays at 5:00 PM.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Boom! Boom! Boom! was an unstoppable weekend block with no commercial interruptions featuring all-time toon favorites.
Tiny TV began airing on March 1, 2010, and was shown from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on weekdays. Previously, the block aired babyfication versions of classic Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as The Flintstone Kids, Baby Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry Kids and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. Since then, it has also began to show other acquired toddler-themed cartoons such as Postman Pat and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot.
Boomerang Theatre was Boomerang's movie block, and is currently airing in America.
Boomysteries is a mystery-themed late night block on Weekends at 11:00 PM features the strangest but mysterious toon stories ever.
Boomeracers was a car-racing-themed programming block that aired Weekdays at 1:30 PM.
The Zoo is an animal-themed programming block that aired Weekdays at 9:00 to 11:00 AM. As with Boomeracers, The Zoo was a spinoff of the Boomerang block of the same name, and has aired in the United Kingdom as well.
The Big Bucket
The Big Bucket was Boomerang's marathon block. Started in June 2006, The Big Bucket featured a 3-hour marathon of Boomerang's Character of the month.
Free Classic was Boomerang's cartoon classic block. Started in July 2007, Free Classic featured a 5-hour cartoon classic of Boomerang's Character of the month.
- "Official IN Digital Cable Channel List", Official IN Digital Website, February 27, 2011