Cartoon Network (Philippines)
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Current logo since October 1, 2011
|Launched||January 1, 1993
(as test broadcast)
January 1, 1994
(as a part of CN SEA)
June 3, 1995
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Slogan||It's a Fun Thing!
|Cignal Digital TV
|Channel 35 (SD)
Channel 106 (HD)
|Dream Satellite TV
|SkyCable||Channel 43 (SD Digital)
Channel 178 (HD)
|Destiny Cable||Channel 51|
|xTREME Cable||Channel 51|
|Parasat Cable TV||Channel 34|
|Maharlika Cable Systems San Juan, Batangas||Channel 3|
|Available on most cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
|PLDT myDSL (WatchPad) (Nationwide)||Channel 1007|
Cartoon Network is a Philippine cable and satellite television channel created by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner, which primarily shows animated programming. The Philippine version is a branch of Cartoon Network Asia, and broadcasts exclusively in the Philippines.
Cartoon Network Philippines was formerly part of Cartoon Network Asia. It started broadcasting on September 1, 1995 as the dual-channel TNT & Cartoon Network, operating from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with Turner Classic Movies, formerly TNT, taking the remainder of the daily schedule. It originally aired only Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as The Yogi Bear Show, Top Cat, and The Flintstones. In 1996, the channel started to air MGM cartoons, such as Tom and Jerry, Droopy, and Spike and Tyke. Following Time Warner's purchase of Turner later that year, the channel added Warner Bros. shows, such as Looney Tunes and related cartoons, to its programming in 1997. In 1998, Cartoon Network started to air its first original shows: Space Ghost Coast to Coast and The Moxy Show). The latter was soon cancelled, however.
On August 22, 1999, Cartoon Network Asia began adopting Cartoon Network USA's "Powerhouse" theme. That year, the network introduced Dexter's Laboratory, Cow & Chicken, I Am Weasel, Ed, Edd n' Eddy, and Johnny Bravo. New shows first aired the next year included The Powerpuff Girls, Mike, Lu & Og, and Courage the Cowardly Dog.
In 2001, Cartoon Network continued to air new original programs, such as Sheep in the Big City, Time Squad, and Samurai Jack. The network dubbed these original programs "Cartoon Cartoons" and aired them in a programming block Friday nights. The same year, Cartoon Network created other programming blocks, including Toonami, Acme Hour, Prime Time, Boomerang, and Cartoon Network After Dark. In 2002, the network expanded Cartoon Cartoons with new shows such as Grim & Evil, Robot Jones, and Codename: Kids Next Door. Justice League and Mucha Lucha! also debuted in 2002. Shows added to the line-up in 2003 include post-1948 Warner Bros. cartoons and X-Men: Evolution. In 2004, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends was the only program to debut on the network. In 2005, the Boomerang programming block was made into its own channel.
On October 1, 2005, the network bumpers were replaced with 3-D animations of the fictional "CN City," home to all the Cartoon Network characters. The network logo was also replaced. In 2006, several new Cartoon Network originals premiered, including Robotboy, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Camp Lazlo, Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, and Squirrel Boy. The Cartoon Cartoons moniker previously used for Cartoon Network originals was discontinued that year.
On August 31, 2008, the network changed the format of its bumpers and commercials, mirroring similar changes by Cartoon Network Southeast Asia. During this time, older programs such as Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Camp Lazlo began to air less frequently, in favor of new shows such as Ben 10 and The Secret Saturdays.
On October 1, 2011, Cartoon Network introduced new branding and a logo. Designed by Brand New School, it makes heavy use of a black and white checkerboard motif. The slogan "It's a Fun Thing!" was also introduced. Many older advertisements and bumpers from the previous branding were retained, albeit with the addition of the new logo.
On December 2012, Cartoon Network started aired past shows, such as Ben 10 and Camp Lazlo, in HDTV 1080i format instead of SDTV 480i format. Starting January 8, 2013 from 12:00 AM until 6:00 AM (PHT) each morning, Cartoon Network airs all shows and commercials in HDTV 1080i format.
Almost all of Cartoon Network's programs are from Warner Bros., MGM, or Hanna-Barbera.
TV5 Kids presents Cartoon Network
On October 18, 2010, TV5 launched TV5 Kids presents Cartoon Network, a cartoon block which airs selected Cartoon Network programs dubbed in Filipino. Currently, TV5 airs Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10 Omniverse Codename: Kids Next Door, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd, & Eddy, Powerpuff Girls Z, The Secret Saturdays, and Teen Titans. On 2013, TV5 aired more Cartoon Network shows to their block like Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time.
Cartoon Network Video
In late 2007, Cartoon Network launched Cartoon Network Video, a video on demand service designed for Philippine broadband viewers with Flash Video. It did not allow full screen viewing until a site redesign in late 2008.
Cartoon Network HD
- Adult Swim
- Cartoon Network
- Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia)
- Nickelodeon (Philippines)
- truTV (Asia)
- Turner Classic Movies (Asia)