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Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network 2010 logo.svg
CountryGermany
Broadcast areaGermany
Austria
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
South Tyrol
Luxembourg
HeadquartersMunich, Germany
Programming
Language(s)German
English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery EMEA
Sister channelsWarner TV Comedy
Warner TV Serie
Warner TV Film
Boomerang
CNN International
History
Launched17 September 1993 (1993-09-17) (as Cartoon Network Europe)
5 December 2006; 15 years ago (2006-12-05) (as an independent channel)
ReplacedCartoon Network Europe
Links
Websitewww.cartoonnetwork.de

Cartoon Network is a German pay television channel which primarily broadcasts cartoons. It is based in Munich and is available in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Broadcasting

In August 2013, SES Platform Services (later MX1, now part of SES Video) won an international tender by Turner Broadcasting System to provide playout services for Cartoon Network, Boomerang, glitz*, TNT Film and TNT Serie (in both SD and HD) for the German-speaking market, digitization of existing Turner content, and playout for Turner on-demand and catch-up services in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux region, from November 2013.[1]

M7 Group's Kabelkiosk stopped broadcasting of Cartoon Network on 1 March 2017.

History

Cartoon Network launched in Germany on September 3, 2005 as a Saturday morning programming block on kabel eins. In December 2013 kabel eins cancelled the programming block.[2] In June 2006, a German version of Boomerang was launched; this was followed by the simultaneous launch of Cartoon Network Germany as a 24-hour channel and TCM Germany on December 5, 2006.[3] On 1 September 2016, Cartoon Network Germany re-branded using graphics from the Check It 4.0 branding package.[4]

Logos

References

  1. ^ "Playout and video-on-demand: SES Platform Services wins international tender by Turner Broadcasting" (Press release). SES Platform Services GmbH. August 28, 2013. Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Kabel eins beendet samstäglichen Zeichentrickblock" (in German). TV Wunschliste. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Turner schaltet Spielfilm- und Trickfilmsender auf". Digital Fernsehen. November 23, 2006.
  4. ^ "Cartoon Network Germany And Cartoon Network Poland Rebranded To Check It 4.0 Today". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Retrieved 1 September 2016.