Minimax (TV channel)
|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)|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|UPC Romania||Channel 501 (digital with DVR)
Channel 121 (digital)
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
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.
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.