Cartoon Network (Greece)

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Cartoon Network
Current logo
Launched 17 September 1993
as Cartoon Network UK/Europe

August 1999
demerged from Cartoon Network UK/Europe
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner)
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan Check it
Language English
Broadcast area Middle East, Africa, Cyprus[1]
Headquarters Turner House,
Great Marlborough Street,
London, United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) Boomerang
Turner Classic Movies (Middle East & Africa)
CNN International
bein Channel 137
DStv Channel 301
CYTA Channel 31

Cartoon Network MEA (or Cartoon Network Africa) is an Middle East, Africa & Cyprus, ex Pan European digital television channel created by Turner Broadcasting System, a unit of Time Warner and dedicated to showing Animated programming. Based on the original American version of the channel (which launched on 1 October 1992), it launched on 17 September 1993 and demerged from Cartoon Network UK/Europe in August 1999.

Cartoon Network used to broadcast in time-sharing with Turner Classic Movies. This channel airs classic movies from 21:00 pm until 06:00 am, while Cartoon Network runs for the rest of the day. Hungary was the last country that used this formula until April 1, 2015 - this was the day of going 24/7 [2] Some TV providers still prefer to broadcast Cartoon Network together with Turner Classic Movies.

Broadcast locations

The pan-European feed launched on 17 September 1993 as Cartoon Network UK/Europe. It broadcast all over Europe in English. A Spanish audio track was launched on 4 March 1994. A Swedish, Danish, French, Italian and Norwegian track launched around the same time.

Cartoon Network (Netherlands) was launched on 12 July 1997. Another feed launched in June 1998, which aired in France, Italy and Spain. The pan-European feed kept airing in the other parts of Europe.

Cartoon Network (Italy) became independent a few months later, while Cartoon Network (Spain) and Cartoon Network (France) split on 23 August 1999. Cartoon Network (Poland) launched on 1 September 1998.

On 15 October 1999, Cartoon Network (UK & Ireland) officially split off from the pan-European version, this was when the shared transponder analogue feed on Astra 1C became scrambled with VideoCrypt and when the short-lived UK and Ireland only version of TNT launched.

Scandinavia got their own feed on 1 January 2000, broadcasting in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English. Cartoon Network (Nordic) is also available in Iceland and Finland.

The Dutch Cartoon Network closed down on 31 July 2001. It was replaced with the pan-European feed on 1 August 2001. A Dutch audio track was added on the same day. A Russian audio track was added on 1 April 2005 and Greek subtitles were available since 20 June 2005. The Polish feed added a Romanian and Hungarian feed on 30 September 2002.

Cartoon Network (Germany) launched on 5 December 2006 and Cartoon Network (Turkey) on 28 January 2008.

Romania got its own feed in January 2008 (also known as CN CEE). On 1 October 2009, the Hungarian audio track of Cartoon Network (Poland) moved to Cartoon Network (Central & Eastern Europe). Czech Republic and Slovakia receive Cartoon Network CEE in English.

Bulgaria got its own version on 1 October 2009 in Bulgarian and English. The Russian audio track moved to this feed on the same day. Cartoon Network (Russia and Southeastern Europe) airs 24 hours a day since 1 January 2014. Formerly, Russia was the only country who received the 24-hour feed.

Cartoon Network (Arabic) launched on 10 September 2010. It's the only feed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa which isn't available in English. The Spanish feed closed down on 1 July 2013, together with the Spanish Cartoonito. Spanish people can still watch Cartoon Network on Boing (as ¡Findes! Cartoon Network). The Portuguese feed launched on 1 October 2013 in Angola and Mozambique. It launched in Portugal on 3 December 2013.

Nowadays, the ex pan-European feed still airs in the Greek part of Cyprus and it's also one of the 4 feeds you can watch in the Middle East and Africa. (The other ones are Cartoon Network (Arabic), Cartoon Network (France) and Cartoon Network (Portugal)) It broadcasts in English and Greek subtitles are available. The other European countries all have their own local feed.

On 16 January 2016, Cartoon Network ,Cartoon Network Arabic Will Cease Broadcasting on OSN pay TV in the Middle East and North Africa and were removed to bein.

The channel started 16:9 broadcasts on 6 October 2014; it also got the new Check it 3.0 look on the same day.


Current programming

Upcoming programming

Former programming

Sister channels

Boomerang Logo


Boomerang is a television channel featuring classic cartoons, notably from the Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Animation library, and selected cartoons from the Cartoon Network Studios library. This is a version of the channel that is broadcast in Middle East, Africa, Greece and Cyprus. All Boomerang programming is available in English and local languages. It was launched on 5 June 2005.

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Cartoonito Logo


Cartoonito is a pre-school brand owned and distributed by Turner Broadcasting System Europe Ltd, available as dedicated television channels in the United Kingdom and Italy, and also as a branded block of content on Boomerang in Germany and Scandinavia.[3] The brand is aimed at young children under the age of 6 years.


See also


  1. "Cartoon Network Pan Feed". Ofcom. Retrieved 31 December 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Cartoon Network To Become A 24 Hour Service In Hungary On Pay-TV Providers From 1st April 2015". Regular Capital. Retrieved 24 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Whittock, Jeese (2011-04-21). "Cartoonito spreads across EMEA". C21Media. Retrieved 2013-08-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]

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