Supermax (TV channel)

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Supermax
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Launched November 22,1994
Closed September 15,2004
Country Czech Republic
Language Czech
Replaced by Minimax (Czech Republic)

'Supermax' (TV channel) was a Czech channel that featured mostly animated television programs for teens and pre-teens. It started broadcast on 22 November 1994 (together with HBO Czech and Max1 - now Spektrum TV) and without any commercials. SuperMax has been off the air since 2004 and was replaced by the children channel Minimax (TV channel) .

During its lifespan it aired numerous shows (over 200), mostly English shows dubbed into Czech. One of the most memorable series was Cybernet (pronounced "Kybernet") that showed reviews and screenshots from upcoming games and still airs around in parts of the world time to time. "Bláznivé sporty", a show made completely of homemade videos which showed hilarious situations at sport events was also popular. Other featured shows were Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Rugrats, G.eek, Animaniacs, Fly Tales, Pinky and the Brain, Thundercats, Silverhawks, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Count Duckula, The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Chuck Jones' Tom and Jerry, Ric Der Rabe, Jumanji, The Mask Animated Series, Student Bodies, Conan Adventurer, Tigersharks, Galaxy Rangers, Transformers G1, Heartbreak High, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ocean Girl, Doug, So Weird, Spiderman, Biker Mice from Mars, WildC.A.T.S. and many more...

The channel showed anime movies on Easter Day, yet this practice was stopped some years ago. Also on Easter day the channel showed a dubbed version of Rock and Rule .

The channel had a sequence in which it showed a magnet being drawn from underground to other objects, ultimately forming the "Supermax" logo. It was the channel's main ID and can be seen here

This is a two minute promotional video for the channel, recorded early 1997. It showcases most of the channel's programming at that time.

At the end of its run, it showed the sitcom Kenan and Kel .

The channel ceased broadcasting on 15 September 2004 at 21:30 due to lack of agreement on both parties involving its broadcast and because of lower ratings.

The channel's cancellation and replacement by Minimax spurred a great upheaval by many loyal fans. Most of them argued that Supermax featured better and more mature shows. There are rumours that the channel might return one day, although it is at this point unknown.