Boomerang (Central and Eastern European TV channel)
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channels||Cartoon Network CEE|
Cartoon Network Germany
Cartoon Network Netherlands & Flanders
Cartoon Network Poland
Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe
|Launched||5 June 2005|
(as Boomerang Europe)
12 October 2011
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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. Since 2017 the CEE feed is available in the Netherlands and Belgium.
On 4 April 2018, Boomerang CEE switched to the 16:9 aspect ratio.
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.
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.
- Boomerang around the world
- Boomerang (France)
- Cartoon Network (CEE)
- Cartoon Network (Dutch TV channel)
- Cartoon Network (Germany)
- Cartoon Network (Poland)
- Cartoon Network (Russia and Southeastern Europe)
- CNN International
- "Nieuw logo voor Boomerang". Broadcast Magazine (in Dutch). 1 February 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
- "Boomerang CEE (Dutch) - Continuity (July 1, 2017)". 1 July 2017.
- "Boomerang Germany - Final Day/Closedown/CEE Takeover (September 30-October 1, 2018)". 2 October 2018.