Cartoon Network (Latin America)

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Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network 2010 logo.svg
Launched April 30, 1993
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America/Time Warner
Picture format 480i/576i (SDTV) (16:9)
1080i (HDTV) (16:9)
Country Latin American countries
Language Spanish
Portuguese (only in Brazil feed)
English (available in SAP with translated continuity)
Broadcast area Latin America, including Brazil (different feed)
Headquarters Marietta st NW, CNN Center, Atlanta, USA
Local headquarters:
Venezuela
Mexico
Argentina
Colombia
Chile
Bolivia
Peru
and Brazil (Independent Feed)
Jamaica (English and Spanish)
Sister channel(s) Boomerang
Tooncast
Website Venezuela (region-locked)
Mexico (region-locked)
Argentina (region-locked)
Brazil (region-locked)
Colombia (region-locked)
Generic (region-locked)
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network Mexico channel 307 (Mexican feed)
SKY México channel 315 (Mexican feed)
SKY Brazil channel 101 (Brazilian feed)
Cablemas channel 24 (mexican feed)

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.

Programming[edit]

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, the channel acquired Digimon Fusion and Power Rangers Megaforce in a partnership with Saban Brands and both series premiered in the channel in May 2014.[1] & [2]

Services[edit]

Since 2007, the channel has offered other services.

Cartoon Network Móvil/Celular[edit]

Cartoon Network Móvil (Celular in Brazil) is a paid service for mobile phones, offering videos, wallpapers, games, screensavers, speech tones, ringtones, among other products.

Signal structure[edit]

All four signals are generated by central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia except for the Generic Signal.

  • Signal 1: Mexico
  • Signal 2: Brazil (independent)
  • Signal 3: Argentina
  • Signal 4: Generic Signal available to the rest of Latin America. It's the only feed that hasn't an HD simulcast. Offices are located in Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Cartoon Network Mexico[edit]

Cartoon Network Mexico is a feed of the Latin American channel available only in Mexico. This feed has the same programming that is being broadcast in all Latin America, but has a different schedule and programming distribution. It is currently the #1 pay-TV kids' channel.[citation needed]

The Mexican feed has held localized events such as "Copa Toon" (soccer kids cup), "Carrera Cartoon", and the channel's 20th Anniversary Special broadcast in Mexico and Latin America, which was held in Mexico City. Its HD simulcast was launched in November 2014[3] and it's only available on Axtel HD package.

Cartoon Network Brazil[edit]

Cartoon Network Brazil is an autonomous feed of the Latin American channel, sharing most of the programming of the Latin American networks, although it differs from them as it broadcasts in Portuguese via either dubbing or subtitles, featuring locally-originated content to meet local content regulations, such as Monica's Gang, Gui & Estopa, Sítio do Picapau Amarelo, Haunted Tales and Jorel's Brother. Content in the network's programming is also edited to meet local mores and regulations, with some Toonami block and Adult Swim programming not airing on the channel due to this situation. The channel is the most watched in the pay TV category, often rivaling Discovery Kids in audience shares. Viewers have also found the content ratings strict, with Adventure Time under the "12+ anos" rating and Regular Show at "10+ anos", though both programs usually rate as a high "TV-PG" under the American TV Parental Guidelines.[4] Its HD simulcast was put into cable and satellite TV providers on mid-2013

Cartoon Network Argentina[edit]

The channel is among the most watched cable channels in Argentina and marketing level signals have increased since its launch.[citation needed]

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. Its HD simulcast started broadcasting on 20 August 2014[5]

Programming blocks[edit]

  • Héroes / Heróis (Heroes) This houring is of mondays and fridays of 16.00 a 17.00 hrs
  • Ja Ja Ja / Ha Ha Ha (Har Har Tharsdays) This houring is of monday and fridays of 18.00 a 21.00 hrs
  • Cortos / Curtas (Shorts)
  • Votatoon
  • Girl Power
  • Movimiento Cartoon / Movimento Cartoon (Cartoon Movement)
  • Cartoon Pop / Cartoon Zaim
  • Cine Cartoon (Cartoon Movie)
  • Brasuca (exclusive for Brazil)
  • Club Boomerang / Clube Boomerang (Boomerang Club)
  • Tooncast All Stars

Logos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Digimon Fusion llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014". 
  2. ^ "Power Rangers: Megaforce llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014". 
  3. ^ http://www.anmtvla.com/2014/11/cartoon-network-hd-finalmente-llega.html
  4. ^ "Apenas Um Show : Cenas que foram Censurada no CN Brasileiro". 
  5. ^ http://www.anmtvla.com/2014/08/cartoon-network-hd-argentina-ya-se.html

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