Cartoon Network
Broadcast areaPakistan
Picture format576i SDTV
ParentWarner Bros. Discovery Asia-Pacific
Launched2 April 2004; 20 years ago (2004-04-02)

Cartoon Network is a Pakistani cable and satellite television channel operated by Warner Bros. Discovery. It was launched on 2 April 2004, dedicating itself to Pakistani viewers.[1]


On 1 October 2011, Cartoon Network Pakistan changed its logo a second time along with the other Asia Pacific feeds, joining the ‘CN’ squares into a perfect rectangle. The channel also premiered The Amazing World of Gumball on the same day.[2] Cartoon Network, along with all other foreign television channels, was temporarily suspended in Bangladesh on 2 October 2021, for not broadcasting clean feed according to a policy passed in 2006.[3]

Criticism and controversy

In 2005, PEMRA issued an order regarding the ban of several channels because they were airing programmes in Hindi as they were dubbed in India. Later, Cartoon Network switched to English versions.[4]

In 2010, PEMRA again issued a notice against the channels, Cartoon Network's Pakistan feed. Once again, the issue was the Hindi dubbed shows on its schedule. The ban stayed and was not lifted till the end of July 2011.[5]


  1. ^ "Leading kids channel 'Cartoon Network' launched in Pakistan". Pakistan Times. 6 November 2004. Archived from the original on 11 June 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ "It's a Fun Thing! Only on Cartoon Network : AsiaNet-Pakistan". Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  3. ^ Haq, Rejoan (2 October 2021). "'The govt did not shut down foreign channels, only foreign commercials'". The Business Standard. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
  4. ^ "PAKISTAN: Operators slam Pemra move to ban channels, UCLA International Institute". 22 December 2005. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Two foreign channels for kids get Pakistan's nod – Thaindian News". 2 August 2011. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2014.