Minimax (TV channel)

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For the defunct and unrelated TV channel in Spain, see Minimax (Spanish TV channel).
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Launched 1996
Owned by Canal+ Cyfrowy (1996–2004, Polish version only)
AMC Networks International Central Europe (2007–present)
Picture format 16:9/4:3 (Depending on the aspect ratio of the program airing)
Broadcast area Hungary
Poland (defunct)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
UPC Romania Channel 501 (digital with DVR)
Channel 121 (digital)
Moldtelecom (Moldova) 201
Moja TV
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Channel 010

Minimax is a Central European cartoon channel which has been broadcast in Hungary since 1996; Romania since 2001; Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2003 and Serbia since 2007 also in Slovenia since 2010. Earlier, since 1996 - 2004 it has been broadcast in Poland. In Hungary, as of April, 2007, it timeshares the channel slot with Animax (anime) after 8 PM. Former TV channels which timeshared with Minimax includes MusicMax (music videos, now MusicMix), Game One (video games), later iTV (video games), and m+ (entertainment, now Cool TV).

The main policy goals of Minimax are: edutainment, non-violence, brand new shows and local classics. These policy goals have meant that the channel is much appreciated by younger children and their parents.[citation needed]

Cartoons that have been broadcast are: Geronimo Stilton, Redwall, Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea, Barbie movies, Animalia, The Secret World of Benjamin Bear, Bindi the Jungle Girl, Thomas & Friends, Toad Patrol, Play with Me Sesame Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!, Chuggington, Peppa Pig, Wild Kratts, Everything's Rosie, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Timmy Time, Little Charley Bear, Braceface, Angelina Ballerina, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic etc.

On March 27, 2013, the new logo was introduced, a 3D-styled looking logo. On the same day of the rebrand of the logo, the Minimax characters were turned to 3D too.

The channel also got a 16:9 aspect ratio.

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