Cartoonito

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Cartoonito
Cartoonito logo.svg
Cartoonito logo
Launched Cartoon Network Too block
4 September 2006
UK
24 May 2007
Closed Cartoon Network Too block
24 May 2007
Spain
30 June 2013
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Turner International India Pvt Ltd, Turner International Australia
(Time Warner)
Picture format 576i (4:3 SDTV)
Audience share 0.2% (October 2013, BARB)
Slogan It's Kaleidoscopic! (2007 to 2013)
Broadcast area United Kingdom
Australia
Pakistan
India
South Asia
France
Italy
Replaced UK
Toonami
Spain
Boomerang
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Too
Boomerang
TCM
Boing
Website cartoonito.co.uk, CartoonitoAsia.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital (in Italy) LCN 46
(Where available)
VuTV Channel 238 on Freeview (UK)
Satellite
Sky Channel 619
CTH (Thailand) Channel 166
TVB NETWORK VISION (HONG KONG) Channel 42
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 706
Smallworld Cable Channel 607
WightFibre Channel 109
UPC Ireland Channel 618
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 118 (Digital)
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 372
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

Cartoonito is a pre-school brand owned and distributed by Turner Broadcasting System Europe Ltd, available as dedicated television channels in the United Kingdom and Italy, and also as a branded block of content on Boomerang across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.[1] Cartoonito is available as a dedicated channel in Asia, owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc.[2] The brand is aimed at young children under the age of 6 years.[3]

According to the TBS website, "Cartoonito is a brand dedicated to helping pre-school kids explore their world in a fun and imaginative way.[4] The fun, entertaining and quirky content on Cartoonito is designed to make children feel safe and relaxed by providing an environment where they can be themselves, play and discover". Flagship shows are listed as LazyTown, Bananas in Pyjamas, Tweenies, and Jelly Jamm. Cartoonito is available as a block on Cartoon Network Southeast Asia, India, Pakistan, and AXN.

History

Cartoonito was originally a programming block on Cartoon Network Too with it airing between 06:00 and 15:00. It started on September 4, 2006 with it airing for the last time (as a block on CN Too) on 23 May 2007 as it got its own channel as a replacement for the original version of Cartoon Network Too. As it was no longer a block on CN Too, it expanded its broadcasting hours to 03:00 until 19:00, timesharing with TCM 2, another UK-only spin-off channel from TCM.[citation needed]

In addition, the programming block agreements with Cartoon Network Too terminated, which made it 24 hours for the first time as it replaced Toonami as the current version. However, from September 2009 until March 2010, Boomerang gave up its morning programming for a new Cartoonito slot,[citation needed] terminating its 24 hour schedule which had been in place since 2001.[citation needed]

In its early years, between 03:00 and 06:00 each morning, it also aired some shows from Cartoon Network Too, Boomerang and sometimes the main Cartoon Network.[citation needed]

In its early years, Cartoonito taught children French.[citation needed]

On 25 March 2010, Cartoonito was added to Virgin Media on channel 706.[5] In early 2011, Cartoonito changed its hours to 04:00 until 20:00, and revamped its early hour schedule to include more pre-school orientated shows.

Despite TCM 2 closing on 13 August 2013 at 4:00am, and being replaced with TCM +1 later in the day[citation needed], the British version of Cartoonito continued to only broadcast from 4:00am to 9:00pm.

Programmes Broadcast on Cartoonito


Current/upcoming programming

daggerLate at night only

Show Notes
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo
ABC Monsters Asia (Asia Pacific) only.
The Adventures of Chuck and Friends
Baby Looney Tunes
BallooniVille
The Baby Triplets
Bananas in Pyjamas
Barney & Friends
Cartoonito Karaoke
Captain Mack
Cartoonito Tales
Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show Series 1 only.
Chloe's Closet
The Flintstone Kids
Fireman Sam Series 1 to 7 only.
Frances
Gerald McBoing-Boing
Go and be a Grown-Up!
Hi-5 (Kids' Band)
Ha Ha Hairies
Jelly Jamm
Jellikins
Krypto the Superdog
LazyTown
The Land Before Time
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Italy and Asia-Pacific markets (excluding Japan).
Olly The Little White Van
Paddington Bear
Pororo the Little Penguin
Puppy in My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville Asia (Asia Pacific) only.
Peppa Pig Asia (Asia Pacific) only.
The Smurfs
Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures Asia (Asia Pacific) only.
Tom & Jerry Kids
Tweenies
"Tractor Tom

Former programming

daggerLate at night only

International

Europe

Turner Broadcasting System Europe had announced it would rollout its UK-based preschoolers' channel Cartoonito across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, increasing the brand's distribution to 125 million homes in 112 territories.[6] The channel closed on 30 June 2013 in Spain, along with Cartoon Network, with its shows moving to Boing.

Asia

On December 1, 2012, Cartoonito launched in Asia Pacific in conjunction with its localized website. A key market upon launch is the Philippines, which began transmission initially in SD on the country's largest cable provider, SkyCable[7] Cartoonito is available as part of its Metropack and on an a la carte basis via Skycable Select.[8]

India & Pakistan

In India & Pakistan, Cartoonito was launched as a morning block for a variant of the ian- Indian Cartoon Network, broadcasting for seven days a week, starting from August 7, 2013.

Middle East and North Africa

In the MENA region, an Arabic-dedicated version of Cartoonito was launched as a morning block for Cartoon Network Arabic, broadcasting for seven days a week, starting from September 4, 2011. Simultaneously, Cartoonito is also available in English in the Middle East via the Cartoonito block on the pan-eastern European Boomerang channel.

South Africa

In South Africa, Cartoonito was launched as a morning block for a variant of the pan-European Cartoon Network, broadcasting for seven days a week, starting from May 7, 2012.

References

  1. ^ Whittock, Jesse (2011-04-21). "Cartoonito spreads across EMEA". C21Media. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  2. ^ Dickson, Jeremy (2012-11-27). "Toonami and Cartoonito to bow in Asia December 1". Kidscreen. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "What is Cartoonito?". Boomerang. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  5. ^ "Virgin Media Expands Kids' Line-up with Cartoonito". Virgin Media. 2010-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Turner Broadcasting to launch Cartoonito across EMEA". AMEinfo. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  7. ^ "BBC's pre-school channel, CBeebies launches in the Philippines". BBC. 2011-01-17. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  8. ^ [2][dead link]

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