Boomerang (Central and Eastern European TV channel)

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Boomerang
Boomerang 2014 logo.svg
Broadcast areaBalkans
Benelux
Central Europe
Eastern Europe
Programming
Language(s)Dutch
English
German
Hungarian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerWarnerMedia International
Sister channelsCartoon Network CEE
Cartoon Network Germany
Cartoon Network Netherlands & Flanders
Cartoon Network Poland
Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe
CNN International
TNT Comedy
TNT Film
TNT Serie
History
Launched5 June 2005; 16 years ago (2005-06-05)
(as Boomerang Europe)
12 October 2011; 9 years ago (2011-10-12)
(independent feed)
ReplacedBoomerang Germany
Links
Websitewww.boomerangtv.de
www.boomerang-tv.hu
www.boomerangtv.nl
www.boomerang-tv.pl
www.boomerang-tv.ro
www.boomerangtv.ru
Availability
Cable
UPC (Poland)Channel 612
Vodafone (Romania)Channel 505
Kabel Deutschland (Germany)Channel 610 (SD) / Channel 621 (HD)
Unitymedia (Germany)Channel 243 (SD)
UPC (Switzerland)Channel 193 (HD)
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 309
Telenet (Belgium)Channel 371 (Flanders)
Channel 361 (Brussels)
Caiway (Netherlands)Channel 124
DELTA (Netherlands)Channel 251
Kabel Noord (Netherlands)Channel 202
Satellite
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)Channel 92
Platforma Canal+ (Poland)Channel 102
Focus Sat (Romania)Channel 68
Digi TV (Romania)Channel 81
Makedonski Telekom (North Macedonia)Channel 205
DigitAlb (Albania)Channel 86
Sky (Germany/Austria)Channel 500 (SD)
Canal Digitaal (Netherlands)Channel 43
IPTV
KPN (Netherlands)Channel 55 (HD)
Max TV (North Macedonia)Channel 203
Open IPTV (Serbia)Channel 522
Telekom Entertain (Germany)Channel 216 (SD/HD)
T-Mobile (Netherlands)Channel 196 (HD)
Proximus TV (Flanders)Channel 43
Proximus TV (Brussels & Wallonia)Channel 293
Scarlet (Belgium)Channel 138
Streaming media
Ziggo GO (Netherlands)ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

Boomerang is a European pay television channel which focuses on animated programming for children. This feed is broadcast in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Russia and CIS countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, the Baltic states and Caucasus countries.

The Hungarian channel sounds from 2008 to 2010 were László Heckenast and Anita Tóth (together with Cartoon Network), and from 2010 to 2016 were Dániel István and Veronika Nádasi. Boomerang's current channel sounds are Balázs Rábai (on weekdays) and Tamás Szebeni (on weekends). However, some promotions are made with the voice of RTL II, Ágnes Bertalan.

History[edit]

Boomerang EMEA was launched in June 2005. On 12 October 2011 at 6:00 am (CEST) it was split into two different feeds: this feed focused on Central and Eastern Europe, while Boomerang HQ centered on the Benelux, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Middle East & Africa, and Portugal. The European feed at the time consisted of four audio tracks, which were in English, Romanian, Hungarian and Polish. On October 2013, it began being distributed in Russia after adding a Russian audio track to the channel's stream.

Between November 2014 and February 2015, Boomerang CEE replaced Boomerang HQ in the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium, and got a localized Dutch feed between 2 February 2015 and 2017.[1] Since 2017 the CEE feed is available in the Netherlands and Belgium.[2]

On 4 April 2018, Boomerang CEE switched to the 16:9 aspect ratio.[1]

On 1 October 2018, Boomerang CEE replaced Boomerang Germany and took over its channel slot. It launched a subfeed intended to air German advertisements and has no Russian rating icons being displayed in its broadcast, differing from the main feed. Although it has a German audio track, its commercial continuity remains in English.[3]

Cartoonito[edit]

The block's logo used at the time.

Cartoonito was a programming block targeting preschoolers. It aired weekday mornings and afternoons before the Cartoonito branding was phased out entirely in 2014, when Cartoonito merged with Boomerang's schedule.

Logos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nieuw logo voor Boomerang". Broadcast Magazine (in Dutch). 1 February 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Boomerang CEE (Dutch) - Continuity (July 1, 2017)". 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Boomerang Germany - Final Day/Closedown/CEE Takeover (September 30-October 1, 2018)". 2 October 2018.

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