cartoon Network It is one of two children’s digital television channels that air an animated series: Cartoon Network Middle East and North Africa which serves the Middle East and North Africa region along with Cyprus; Cartoon Network Africa (formerly known as Cartoon Network HQ ), serving sub-Saharan Africa. Both feeds are owned by AT&T’s international division WarnerMedia.

The network began as part of the larger UK/Pan-European service on 17 September 1993; The UK branch would separate itself in October 1999, but maintained an almost identical schedule until August 2001.

Cartoon Network used HQ to share channel space with TNT Africa; The latter will be broadcast from 21:00 to 06:00 CET, while the former will continue for the rest of the day.

On July 1, 2016, HD broadcasts were launched on beIN and replaced by Cartoon Network Africa in the MENA region. Contains audio tracks in both English and Arabic. In addition to being offered by several IPTV providers in the Gulf (in addition to Cablevision in Lebanon and most Cypriot TV providers except Nova), Cartoon Network MENA also has separate schedule and censorship rules from Cartoon Network Africa.

Cartoon Network is currently the best children’s channel in South Africa.

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The pan-European broadcast was launched on 17 September 1993 as Cartoon Network UK/Europe, and is broadcast across the continent in English. A Spanish-language soundtrack was added on March 4, 1994, along with Swedish, Danish, French, Italian, and Norwegian songs.

The Benelux forage was launched on July 12, 1997. In June 1998, the Southern European forage (serving France, Italy and Spain) appeared. A Polish Brief was launched on September 1, 1998.

The Italian feed became independent a few months after the southern European feed was launched, while the Spanish and French feed split on August 23, 1999.

On 15 October 1999, the UK feed officially separated from the European version, during the time when the analog feed of the combined transceiver on the Astra 1C was mixed with VideoCrypt, and when the short-lived British version of TNT was launched.

Nordic Feed (serving Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland) was launched on January 1, 2000, with fully subtitled audio tracks especially for Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

The Benelux Cartoon Network ceased broadcasting on July 31, 2001, and replaced it with a pan-European feed and Dutch soundtrack the next day. Also on that day, UK feed became completely independent of European feed.

Polish feed added Romanian and Hungarian audio tracks on September 30, 2002. A Russian audio track was added on April 1, 2005, and Greek subtitles added on June 20, 2005.

German feed was launched on December 5, 2006, followed by Turkish feed on January 28, 2008. On October 1, 2008, Hungarian feed and Romanian feed were separated from Polish feed; The former later began serving the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Russian and Bulgarian fodder was launched on October 1, 2009.

The African website CartoonNetworkAfrica.com was launched on May 10, 2010. [1] Since the site redesign on August 8, 2014, it is now with pan-European CartoonNetworkHQ.net redirecting to CartoonNetworkHQ.com instead.

Cartoon Network in Arabic was launched on October 10, 2010, as the only EMEA feed not entirely available in English.

The Benelux feed was relaunched in November of that year, with the Dutch audio track removed from European broadcasts at the same time.

Spanish Feed closed on July 1, 2013 along with Spanish Cartonito; Programs from both networks can still be viewed on Boing (which holds all CN offerings in a template titled ¡Findes! Cartoon Network ).

A Portuguese-European feed was launched on October 1, 2013 in Angola and Mozambique, before arriving in Portugal on December 3.

Cartoon Network HQ switched to widescreen on October 6, 2014, and was also renamed CHECK It 3.0 Graphics Pack on the same day.

In December 2015, Turner Broadcasting System Arabia entered into an exclusive deal with the beIN Network Group to provide the Arab world with all previous pay-TV channels via the beIN Subscription Service (including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM) starting from January 1, 2016. [2] This consequently resulted in Cartoon Network and other Turner-owned channels being removed from OSN’s streaming services from 16 January 2016 onwards, although subscribers to Etisalat and du’s pay-TV services in the UAE were not affected.

On July 1, 2016, Cartoon Network MENA was launched to replace African broadcasting in the Arab world, broadcasting in 1080i HD with an Arabic audio track. [3] The service features a different schedule, a different program set and censorship rules (sometimes unchanged scenes are edited into the Arabic feed). It is also offered with Greek subtitles in Cyprus, effectively ending Cartoon Network HQ’s status as an all-encompassing synopsis. [4]

Cartoon Network MENA’s English-language website can be found on CartoonNetworkME.com, another website, CartoonNetworkMENA.com, launched around the same time and serves as a hub where users can choose between the English or Arabic versions.

In June 2017, the Kenya Film Classification Board (KCFB), chaired by CEO Ezekiel Mutua, ordered the ban of six cartoons broadcast on Cartoon Network Africa, Nickelodeon Africa and Nicktoons Africa for allegedly promoting LGBT themes for minors. The shows affected were Cartoon Network shows Adventure Time And the Clarence And the Steven Universe plus Nickelodeon / Nicktoons Shows Hey Arnold! , Korra legend and the house loud . [5] However, the ban appears to be largely unenforced.

On December 18, 2018, Cartoon Network Africa switched to HD.

In an interview with C21 in May 2021, WarnerMedia EMEA stated that they are looking to add girls and family programming consisting of an animated and live-action series. [6]

Logos [ تحرير المصدر ][عدل]

  • Cartoon Network’s first logo, used from September 17, 1993 to April 20, 2006.
  • Cartoon Network’s second logo, used from April 21, 2006 to December 6, 2010.
  • The third and current Cartoon Network logo, used from December 7, 2010 to date.

Sister Channels [ تحرير المصدر ][عدل]

TNT Africa [ عدل المصدر ][عدل]

Unlike its other counterparts, TNT Africa is a movie channel that took off in place of TCM and inherited some of its shows. As of January 2021, AEW Dynamite is broadcast on the channel.

Boomerang [ تحرير المصدر ][عدل]

Main article: Boomerang (Middle Eastern and African television channel)

Boomerang is a television channel that broadcasts animation. There are two versions of the channel; One for the Arab world, Greece and Cyprus (Boomerang MENA) and the other for Sub-Saharan Africa (Boomerang Africa). It was launched on June 5, 2005 as Boomerang’s headquarters.

On July 1, 2016, Boomerang MENA was launched to replace African feed in the Middle East and North Africa. [3] Broadcast in 1080i with audio tracks in English and Arabic on beIN, [3] It is also available in Greece and Cyprus, albeit with a Greek soundtrack.

Boeing [ تحرير المصدر ][عدل]

Main article: Boing (African television channel)

Boing is a television channel that broadcasts iterations of shows previously seen on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. It was launched on May 30, 2015, as the fourth extension of Boing’s largest turner brand.

Toonami [ تحرير المصدر ][عدل]

Toonami is a youth-focused television channel consisting of DC animations from Batman, Superman, and Young Justice. It was launched in 2017 on Kwesé TV until the platform discontinued in 2019. It was then made available on the discontinued streaming service Black from Cell C that same year.

In March 2020, the channel was revived as a two-month pop-up on DStv, after which it became available full-time on the StarTimes platform after its closure. As of March 2021, Toonami can also be found on Canal+, Intelvision, Azam TV, and Zuku TV.