Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
Broadcast areaItaly
San Marino
Vatican City
Picture format1080i HDTV
576i SDTV (+1 timeshift channel)
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery EMEA
Sister channelsBoomerang
Launched17 September 1993; 30 years ago (1993-09-17) (as part of Cartoon Network Europe)
31 July 1996; 27 years ago (1996-07-31) (as separate feed)
Streaming media
Sky GoCartoon Network HD
NowCartoon Network HD

Cartoon Network is the Italian version of the American counterpart. the channel a pay TV channel available on Sky Italia and UPC Switzerland, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery under its International division, and primarily airs animated series. The channel was originally launched as part of the larger pan-European feed back in September 1993.


Cartoon Network Italian feed started broadcasting on 31 July 1996 on the Italian satellite pay TV platform TELE+ Digitale, and it later began available also on Stream TV's cable and satellite bouquet.[1] Earlier that month, on 1 July, a Cartoon Network-branded programming block premiered on Telemontecarlo's second network, TMC2.[2]

On 31 July 2003, it became exclusively available on Sky Italia, born after the two previous pay TV providers merger.[3] On this day, the +1 timeshift channel started broadcasting.

On 13 September 2006, the channel rebranded to the City era along with a new logo.

On 8 December 2008, the channel became available on Mediaset Premium.

The channel rebranded again on 29 November 2010, to the CHECK it. era, with the new slogan Ce N'è..[4]

On 28 November 2016, an HD feed began transmitting exclusively on Sky Italia.

On 1 June 2018, the channel closed on Mediaset Premium.

On 1 May 2020, the channel became available on Now, replacing Disney Channel following its closedown.

On 15 December 2020, Cartoon Network SD feed closed, becoming thus only available in HD. However, its +1 timeshift channel is still only available in SD.


Cartoon Network +1

Cartoon Network +1 is a 1 hour timeshift channel of Cartoon Network launched on 31 July 2003, used also as a channel to air temporary special programmings.

From 4 to 12 February 2017 Cartoon Network +1, along with the British version, became Cartoon Network Lego Days, airing only LEGO series and movies. This schedule got repeated from 27 October to 4 November 2018 and from 18 to 27 October 2019.[5]

From 4 to 14 March 2021 the channel became a We Bare Bears channel, airing only We Bare Bears.[6]

Current schedule

Series currently on schedule


Series formerly on schedule


  1. ^ "Cartoon Network" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 31 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Cartoni animati dagli USA in Italia tutti i giorni a Tmc2". Corriere della Sera. 1 July 1996. Archived from the original on 4 August 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Corriere della Sera – Dalla Ue il via libera alla fusione Stream-Telepiù". Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  4. ^ Cartoon Network Italia – Lancio nuova grafica e logo (29/11/2010 ore 20:00) 10 ANNI DOPO, archived from the original on 15 December 2021, retrieved 17 March 2021
  5. ^ "Cartoon Network LEGO Days: dal 4 al 12 Febbraio sul canale 608 di Sky". (in Italian). 1 February 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  6. ^ Vega, Valerio (1 March 2021). "Siamo Solo Orsi Channel – Su Cartoon Network+1 dal 4 al 14 marzo". (in Italian). Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  7. ^ "I programmi tv di oggi su Cartoon Network". Retrieved 25 April 2022.