Cartoon Network (Latin America)
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|Launched||April 30, 1993|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Latin America/Time Warner|
|Picture format||480i NTSC (SDTV) 4:3
576i PAL-N (SDTV) 4:3
480i PAL-M (SDTV) 4:3 (brazilian feed)
|Country||Latin American countries|
English (only available as SAP)
Portuguese (Brazil Feed Only)
|Broadcast area||Latin America, including Brazil (different feed)|
|Headquarters||Marietta st NW, CNN Center, Atlanta, USA
and Brazil (Independent Feed)
Jamaica (English and Spanish)
|Dish Network Mexico||channel 307 (mexican feed)|
|SKY México||channel 315 (mexican feed)|
|SKY Brazil||channel 90 (brazilian feed)|
|Vivo TV||channel 321 (brazilian feed)|
|Claro TV||channel 100 (brazilian feed)|
|Oi TV||channel 93 (brazilian feed)|
|GVT TV||channel 21 (brazilian feed)|
|NET||channel 46 (brazilian feed)|
|Vivo TV||channel 25 (brazilian feed)|
|Cablemas||channel 24 (mexican feed; SD)
channel 100.402 (mexican feed; HD)
Cartoon Network (Spanish: Cartoon Network Latinoamérica y Brasil, Portuguese: Cartoon Network América Latina e Brasil) is a cable television channel, distributed by the Time Warner-owned Cartoon Network for the Latin American region and the Caribbean. It is divided into four feeds, all originating from its central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Three are in Spanish (Mexico, Argentina and the rest of Latin America in Colombian time), and one is in Portuguese for Brazil.
It primarily airs cartoons and animated programming, marketed towards children and teens. Operated in Latin America by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, it began broadcasting on April 30, 1993 as the first children-oriented cable channel available in all of Latin America. Argentina and Mexico had previously launched children's cable channels (The Big Channel and Cablín in Argentina and ZAZ in Mexico, all of which are now defunct), but they were only available in their respective countries.
The channel primarily airs shows and animated series, both original to Cartoon Network and others that have been acquired from outside networks. 10 of the 15 most popular shows amongst children aged 6 to 10 years old are broadcast by Cartoon Network Latin America, including The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, among others. Older franchises like Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, and Looney Tunes are also broadcast, as well as popular global franchises like Pokémon and original series such as the Ben 10 franchise and Adventure Time. Cartoon Network Latin America also aired original productions and live-action series such as La CQ (first original Mexican live-action series), Monica's Gang (based on the popular Brazilian comics) and Mr. Young. Recently acquired by means of Saban Entertainment the franchises: Digimon and Power Rangers who were in possession prior to Nickelodeon (Latin America).
Since 2007, the channel has offered other services.
Cartoon Network Móvel/Celular
Cartoon Network 3.0
Its new slogan has changed to Cartoon Network 2.7.[clarification needed] Their website was redesigned with new options for community involvement. Users can create accounts and interact with other registered users on the website. The website is only available until 3:00AM.[clarification needed] Now, since January/2014 their website are Cartoon Network 3.0, more easy to navegate.
All four signals are generated by central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia except for the Generic Signal.
- Signal 1: Mexico with the via satellite from Intelsat 11 to the VPID number feed "1460" and cable opreators could transmit to NTSC or ATSC.
- Signal 2: Brazil with the via satellite from Intelsat 11 to the VPID number feed "1360" and cable operators could transmit to PAL-M or DVB-C. And with the only available HD feed between CN Latin America. (independent)
- Signal 3: Argentina with the via satellite from Intelsat 11 to the VPID number feed "1760" and cable operators could transmit to PAL-N or DVB-C.
- Signal 4: Generic Signal available to the rest of Latin America with the via satellite from Intelsat 11 to the VPID number feed "1260" and cable operators could transmit to NTSC, PAL-N, or DVB-C. Offices are located in Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela.
Cartoon Network Mexico
Cartoon Network Mexico is an alternating signal available only in Mexico, the signal has the same programming that has the channel throughout Latin America, but has a different schedule and programming distribution. In 2003, Cartoon Network celebrated its tenth anniversary with a three-day party at Perisur mall in Mexico City.
Cartoon Network Brazil
In Brazil, the channel is the most watched in the pay TV category, often rivaling Discovery Kids in audience shares. It acts as an independent channel, although much of its programming is the same as the Latin American counterpart.
Unlike its Latin American counterpart, the Brazilian feed has in its own schedule, according the Brazilian laws quota, shows like Monica's Gang, Gui & Estopa, Sítio do Picapau Amarelo, Haunted Tales and Jorel's Brother. Though often criticized by its former fans, regarding the schedule with its own censure and also for dropped the Toonami block and the Adult Swim network from the schedule.[clarification needed]
Moreover, it is widely criticized for its parental rating classifying Adventure Time as "inappropriate for children under 12" and Regular Show that has come to be classified as "inappropriate for children under 14 years." Several of the episodes were censored including dialogues and scenes.
Cartoon Network Argentina
The channel is among the most watched cable channels in Argentina and marketing level signals have increased since its launch.
Cartoon Network took part in the animation of the film Patoruzito and its sequel Patoruzito 2. Both were co-produced with Red lojo Telefe productions, along with the production of the mini-series Patoruzito. In 2006, Cartoon Network launched a content bonus card, together with a multimedia web service called Monthly Cartoon, which sponsored a competition to work at Cartoon Network Studios as well as scholarships at universities for the arts. In Alto Palermo, there is a Toon Cup held once every 4 years.