Adult Swim (Australia)

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Adult Swim (Australia)
AdultSwim.svg
Launched 11 March 2008
Network Cartoon Network (Australia) (2004-2007)
The Comedy Channel (2008-present)
Owned by Foxtel (2008-present)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Slogan "A Place for Adults"
Country Australia
Language English
Sister channel(s) 111 Hits
History
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Fox8
Fox Classics
Foxtel On Demand
Foxtel 3D
CI
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Website www.adultswim.com.au
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Channel 112
Austar Channel 112
Cable
Foxtel Channel 112
Optus TV Channel 112
Streaming media
watch adult swim Australia

Adult Swim (often stylized as [adult swim] or [as]) is an adult-oriented cable television network that shares Channel With The Comedy Channel on 1 January 2008. Some [adult swim] shows also air on SBS2. From October 2013 full episodes and short clips are available on Adult Swim Australia. [1]

History[edit]

Adult Swim was first started on Cartoon Network Australia before it was taken down late 2007 without any reasoning behind it. The block is no longer shown on Cartoon Network, but the comedy shows are now airing on The Comedy Channel on 11 March 2008.[citation needed] The block returned with Robot Chicken and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, in March 2008, with Aqua Teen Hunger Force joining the programming on 1 July.[2] The Boondocks also airs on the same channel although it is not under the Adult Swim banner and instead airs separately. Moral Orel has premiered on Australian television.[3] Titan Maximum also premiered on 6 January 2010.[4] Frisky Dingo has joined the Comedy Channel's "Animania" line-up as of 21 July 2010. Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job premiered on 26 January 2011 along with Childrens Hospital which unlike the American broadcast, aired completely uncensored with profanity intact.

Most of the anime shows have not returned to television; however, a new anime block on the Australian Sci-Fi Channel, Animax, airs shows previously aired on both Adult Swim USA and Australia. The block features Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Bleach, Air Gear, InuYasha, Cowboy Bebop, and Blood+.[citation needed]

Some series that aired on Adult Swim have been released to Region 4 DVD by Madman Entertainment, including shows that have never been shown on Australian television before, such as Metalocalypse, Minoriteam,12 oz. Mouse, Xavier Renegade Angel and Superjail. The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters has also been quietly released to DVD.[5]

Adult Swim does not currently air in New Zealand.

In October 2013, Turner Broadcasting in partnership with MCM Media and Movideo launched a video on demand service Adult Swim Australia. The initial offering includes a library of 1500 [adult swim] videos including full episodes and short clips.

Programming[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "turner-broadcasting-brings-adult-swim-to-australia-in-partnership-with-mcm-media-and-movideo". Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Adult Swim - The Comedy Channel". Web.archive.org. 23 July 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Moral Orel". The Comedy Channel. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Titan Maximum". The Comedy Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  5. ^ "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters DVD". Burn.com.au. 2 April 2008. Retrieved 2011-01-20.