Boomerang (Southeast Asia)

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Boomerang
Boomerang 2014 logo.svg
Launched 1 September 2005
1 January 2015 (re-launch)
Closed 1 December 2012
(2005 version)
Owned by Time Warner
Country Hong Kong
Broadcast area Hong Kong
Indonesia
India
Macau
Maldives
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Vietnam
Taiwan
Replaced Cartoonito
Replaced by Toonami
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network (Philippines)
Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia)
Cartoon Network (India)
CNN International
HLN
TCM
truTV (Asia)
Website www.cartoonnetworkasia.com/minisite/boomerang/
Availability
Satellite
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 621 (SD) (Coming Soon)
Channel 641 (HD) (Coming Soon)
BiG TV
Indonesia
Channel 427 (SD)
Channel 428 (HD) (Coming Soon)
Cable
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 372 (HD)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 317 (HD)
Kigjack Cable TV (Philippines) Channel TBA
IPTV
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 228 (HD)

Boomerang is a cable and satellite television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner and its main flagship regional channel of Cartoon Network. The Southeast Asian version of Boomerang was launched in September 2005 with a lineup very similar to that of the US version. It started previously as a programming block on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2005 during weeknights. It uses the same voice overs from Boomerang Australia.

In December 2012, the channel was replaced by Toonami. However, Boomerang was relaunched in Asia on January 1, 2015, with a new look and as part of the Boomerang's global rebrand for 2015. The channel replaced the Cartoonito Asian feed.[1]


Television carriage[edit]

Since its introduction in Asia on September 1, 2005, Boomerang is available on Now TV in Hong Kong and also shown on Cable TV Hong Kong in Spring 2006. In January 2006, Boomerang went on air in Thailand on PSN. In March 2006, SkyCable started to show Boomerang in the Philippines, but it was only available on the Platinum Package. In Singapore, the channel will be available in High Definition on StarHub TV Channel 317 from January 1, 2015 and on Singtel TV Channel 228.In Malaysia via Astro on Channel 623 (coming soon).In Indonesia, the channel is currently available on Indovision, First Media, Aora TV starting August 7, 2008 and Groovia TV starting August 7, 2011. In India, Boomerang was exclusively available on Dish TV until March 2, 2009. Now it's available on on Digital Cable from the Hinduja Group.[2] & it is also available in 7 Star Cable Mumbai (in some areas). In Sri Lanka, Boomerang is exclusively available on Dialog TV. In Taiwan, the channel is currently available on Dish HD Asia starting June 2010 in High Definition.

Programming[edit]

Boomerang's current schedule contains programming from the Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Cartoon Network libraries, as well as exclusive acquisitions and in the near future, original content.[1]

Current programming[edit]

Upcoming programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Final Programming Blocks (from the 2005 era)[edit]

Good Morning, Scooby[edit]

This block is currently shown on Boomerang. Good Morning Scooby! continues for a selection of Scooby-Doo related shows along with other classic cartoon series from Hanna-Barbera.

Boomeraction[edit]

Boomeraction is a block which, as its name suggests, consists of classic action-oriented shows such as Jonny Quest, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Sealab 2020 and among others. Get a dose of timeless action-pack series on Weekdays at 5:00 PM.

Boom! Boom! Boom![edit]

An unstoppable Weekend block with no commercial interruptions featuring all-time toon favorites starting at 7:00 PM.

Tiny TV[edit]

Tiny TV began airing on March 1, 2010, and is currently shown from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on weekdays. Previously, the block aired babyfication versions of classic Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as The Flintstone Kids, Baby Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry Kids and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. Since then, it has also begun to show other toddler-themed cartoons such as Postman Pat and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot.

Boomerang Theatre[edit]

The full-length animated movie and specials is now showing on Boomerang on Saturdays at 9:00 PM.

Boomysteries[edit]

Boomysteries is a mystery-themed late night block on Weekends at 11:00 PM features the strangest but mysterious toon stories ever.

Boomeracers[edit]

Boomeracers is a car-racing-themed programming block that aired Weekdays at 1:30 PM. Also transmitted in the US

The Zoo[edit]

The Zoo is an animal-themed programming block on Weekdays at 9:00 to 11:00 AM. As with Boomeracers, The Zoo was a spinoff of the Boomerang block of the same name, and has aired in the United Kingdom as well.

The Big Bucket[edit]

The Big Bucket is Boomerang's major marathon block. Started in June 2006, The Big Bucket features a 3-hour marathon of Boomerang's Character of the month.

Free Classic[edit]

Free Classic is Boomerang's cartoon classic block. Started in July 2007, Free Classic features a 5-hour cartoon classic of Boomerang's Character of the month

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