Cartoonito
Cartoonito - Logo 2021.svg
Rebranded logo as of 1 February 2022
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Malta
NetworkCartoon Network Too
(2006–2007)
Cartoon Network
(2022–present)
HeadquartersLondon, England, United Kingdom
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format576i SDTV
Timeshift serviceCartoonito +1
Ownership
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery EMEA
Sister channelsCartoon Network
Boomerang
CNN International
TCM Movies
History
LaunchedBlock
4 September 2006 (original)
1 March 2022 (relaunch)
Channel
24 May 2007
ReplacedCartoon Network Too
(original version)
Links
Websitewww.cartoonito.co.uk
Availability
Terrestrial
GO (Malta)Channel 338
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Now TVWatch live (UK only)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

Cartoonito is a British television channel which targets children between the ages of 2 and 6.[1] It is run by Warner Bros. Discovery under its International division.

History

Launch (2006–2017)

Original logo used from 4 September 2006 to 1 March 2018 and internationally until May 2018.
Original logo used from 4 September 2006 to 1 March 2018 and internationally until May 2018.
Second variant with black eyes dots, used from 2 March 2018 to 31 January 2022.
Second variant with black eyes dots, used from 2 March 2018 to 31 January 2022.

Cartoonito began as a programming block on Cartoon Network Too on 4 September 2006, running from 6 AM to 3 PM. It later expanded into a separate channel on 24 May 2007, now running between 3 AM and 7 PM in a time-sharing agreement with Turner Classic Movies 2 (later became Turner Classic Movies +1 after 13 August 2013).[citation needed]

On 25 March 2010, Cartoonito was added to Virgin Media.[2] In early 2011, the channel's runtime was changed, now running from 4 AM to 8 PM. On Saturday 26 October 2013, Cartoonito was launched on BT TV, and Cartoonito launched on Plusnet in May 2015. On 15 December 2016, Cartoonito was added to TalkTalk.[3]

Introduction of 24-hour service (2017–present)

Cartoonito shifted its aspect ratio to 16:9 widescreen on 1 November 2017. The channel moved to a full 24-hour schedule on 15 January 2018.[4] On 2 March 2018, the channel was announced for a rebrand with an updated website.[5]

Rebrand and block relaunch (2022–present)

On 1 February 2022, the channel rebranded with the new 2021 logo and bumpers.[6] Following the rebrand, a Cartoonito block launched on its sister channel Cartoon Network, airing weekdays from 9 to 11 AM (previously 9 to 10 AM).[7]

Programming

Main article: List of programmes broadcast by Cartoonito (UK & Ireland)

See also

References

  1. ^ DeMott, Rick (21 April 2011). "Turner Broadcasting To Launch Cartoonito Across EMEA". Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Virgin Media Expands Kids' Line-up with Cartoonito". Virgin Media. 1 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Cartoonito UK Now Available On TalkTalk TV". Regular Capital. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Cartoonito UK Now Available 24 Hours A Day". Regular Capital. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  5. ^ RegularCapital (5 March 2018). "Cartoonito UK Rebranded 2nd March 2018". RegularCapital. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  6. ^ "WarnerMediaKidsUKFebruary2022Highlights.pdf". Google Docs. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  7. ^ "WarnerMediaKidsUKMarch2022Highlights.pdf". Google Docs. Retrieved 26 January 2022.