Cartoonito
CountryFrance
Broadcast areaNationwide
Belgium
Switzerland
Luxembourg
Monaco
Morocco
Sub-Saharan Africa
Madagascar
Mauritius
Caribbean
Programming
Language(s)French
Original audio track
Picture format1080p (HDTV)
576i SDTV
Ownership
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery EMEA
Sister channelsCartoon Network
Boomerang
TCM Cinéma
Warner TV
Warner TV Next
History
Launched8 April 2010; 13 years ago (2010-04-08)
Former namesBoing (2010–23)
Links
Websitewww.cartoonito.fr
Availability
Terrestrial
StarTimesChannel 364

Cartoonito is a French pay television channel aimed at preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 6, and formerly at teenagers, which launched on 8 April 2010.[1] On 2 February 2023, it was announced that Boing would be replaced by a Cartoonito channel on 3 April.

History

As Boing (2010–2023)

See also: Boing (TV channel)

Boing logo

Boing was launched on 3 April 2010 as a block on Gulli and as a channel on 8 April 2010.[2] Its programming consisted of reruns from Cartoon Network shows. While Cartoon Network is exclusively on Canalsat and cable, Boing was available on ISPs. Boing joined Numericable on 18 August 2011 and Canalsat on 15 September 2011. On 10 January 2023, the channel ceased broadcasting on Canal+ after retransmission consent negotiation for WBD channels was unsuccessful.[3][4]

As Cartoonito (2023–present)

Original logo with purple eyes, used from 2011 to 2013

Boing once carried a Cartoonito-branded block between 3 September 2011 to 5 July 2013. In May 2021, it was announced that there were plans to relaunch Cartoonito within the region around Spring 2022, with HBO Max.[5][6] On 2 February 2023, it was announced that Boing would transition to a new branding of Cartoonito on 3 April 2023.[7][8][9]

Programming

The network programming initially was made of reruns and mostly targetting a family audience, as Boing with reruns of Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Toonami, and films. Cartoon Network's international acquisitions aired on Boing, while Cartoon Network France focuses on Cartoon Network Originals. Boing France co-produced some French shows (Zorro, the Chronicles, Chronokids, and Miss Moon) and made a mini-series: JuMo.

Current programming

Original programming

Acquired programming

Former programming

Original programming

Acquired programming

See also

References

  1. ^ "TBS launches Boing in France". Rapid TV News. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2023-04-06.
  2. ^ "Boing, nouvelle marque TV enfants 6-12 ans par Turner arrive sur son canal en France le 8 avril et sur Gulli le 3 avril | Offremedia". 21 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Le ton monte entre Canal+ et Warner". Les Echos (in French). 2023-01-10. Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  4. ^ "Warner TV n'est plus disponible en France Métropolitaine". Premiere.fr (in French). 2023-01-12. Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  5. ^ "C21Media » WarnerMedia eyes preschool originals".
  6. ^ "WarnerMedia takes German preschool series Spookies for Cartoonito, HBO Max". C21media. Retrieved 2021-12-02.
  7. ^ "Une nouvelle marque jeunesse pour Warner Bros. Discovery : Cartoonito". CB News (in French). 2 February 2023. Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  8. ^ "Warner Bros. Discovery va lancer une nouvelle chaîne TV sur les box de Free, Orange, SFR et Bouygues Telecom". Univers Freebox (in French). 2023-02-02. Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  9. ^ "Boing to be replaced by Cartoonito in France". 3 February 2023.