Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network 2010 logo.svg
CountryCentral and Eastern Europe
Broadcast areaCzech Republic
Hungary
Moldova
Romania
Slovakia
Bulgaria
NetworkCartoon Network
Headquarters1117 Budapest, Október huszonharmadika u. 8–10.[1]
20485 Bucharest, Str. Maria Rosetti[2]
Programming
Language(s)Czech
Hungarian
Romanian
English
Bulgarian
Picture format1080i HDTV[3]
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)[4]
Ownership
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery EMEA
Sister channelsBoomerang
TNT
CNN International
History
Launched1998; 24 years ago (1998)
Links
Websitewww.CartoonNetwork.cz
www.CartoonNetwork.hu
www.CartoonNetwork.ro

Cartoon Network is a European pay television channel broadcast in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia. It launched on 1 October 2008 as a separate feed from the Polish feed, and is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery under its International division.

History

Before the launch of the channel, Hungary, Romania and Moldova received the Polish feed of Cartoon Network on 30 September 2002, broadcasting in Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian and English.

On 4 January 2008, the channel started broadcasting 24 hours a day in Romania.[5] Initially only TV provider Dolce offered the 24h feed. A CEE feed specifically for Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary was launched, replacing Cartoon Network Poland on 1 October 2008.

On 1 April 2015, the channel started broadcasting 24 hours a day in Hungary.

Czechia and Slovakia used to receive this feed in English. However, on 20 September 2017, a Czech audio track was added to the channel in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.[6] That same year, on 20 October, Cartoon Network started broadcasting 24 hours a day.

On 26 February 2018, the channel launched a high-definition feed. Later, on 15 October, Cartoon Network changed its aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9.[citation needed]

Programming blocks

See also

References

  1. ^ "Turner Broadcasting System Magyarország Kft". Cegfurkesz.hu. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  2. ^ "SC TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM ROMANIA SRL" (in Romanian). Firme.info. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Cartoon Network CEE in Czech Republic now available in HD". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Widescreen Archives". RegularCapital. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  5. ^ "TCM and Cartoon Network broadcasting 24h starting January 4th, 2008". Dolce Romania. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008.
  6. ^ "Cartoon Network Czech soundtrack launches tomorrow 20th September 2017". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Retrieved 20 September 2017.