Boomerang (Middle East and Africa)

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Boomerang
Boomerang tv logo.png
Launched 5 June 2005; 12 years ago (5 June 2005)
(as Boomerang EMEA)
1 July 2016; 11 months ago (1 July 2016)
(launch of Boomerang MENA)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner)
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
(Africa version)
1080i HDTV
(downgraded to 16:9 576i for SDTVs; MENA version)
Language English
(MENA and Africa)
Arabic
(MENA, only in Arab World)
Greek
(MENA, only in Greece and Cyprus)
Broadcast area Arab world
Africa
Greece
Cyprus
Headquarters Turner House,
Great Marlborough Street,
London, United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network
CNN International
Turner Classic Movies
Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Hindi
HLN
Website Boomerang Africa
Boomerang Europe
Availability
Satellite
beIN Channel 105
(HD, MENA version)
DStv Channel 302
(SD, Africa version)
Forthnet Channel 503
(HD, MENA version)
NOVA Cyprus Channel 403
(HD, MENA version)
Cable
Cablenet (Cyprus) Channel 305
(HD, MENA version)
IPTV
PrimeTel Channel 401
(HD, MENA version)
CytaVision Channel 31
(HD, MENA version)

Boomerang (also known as Boomerang Africa or Boomerang MENA when referring to the individual feeds) is a television channel which airs children's cartoons. This is a version of the Boomerang channel that is offered in the Arab world, Africa, Greece and Cyprus. Most Boomerang programs which feature spoken dialogue are available in English, Arabic and Greek. The Greek audio track for Boomerang was launched in October 2011 for most programs with spoken dialogue.

On 1 July 2016, a separate feed known as Boomerang MENA was launched for the Arab world, airing with an Arabic audio track on beIN. Boomerang MENA is also the version used in Greece and Cyprus. It has a separate schedule from Boomerang Africa, and features differing censorship rules as well.

History[edit]

The channel was launched on June 5, 2005 as a channel for the Middle East, Africa, as well as many other territories in Europe, with some shows dubbed into Greek for Greece and Cyprus, as well as Polish and Hungarian for Poland and Hungary, respectively.

The African website is BoomerangTVAfrica.com, which was launched in 2010.[1]

In October 2010, the channel also started to broadcast certain shows in Romanian.

On 12 October 2011, the Central and Eastern Europe feed (Poland, Hungary, Romania and Russia) was separated from the pan-European feed with its own schedule (see Boomerang (CEE)). From that point onwards, a preschool block called Cartoonito was added to both feeds; the block was later removed from the feeds.

However, the Netherlands (and the Flanders region in Belgium), Portugal, Arab world, Africa, Greece and Cyprus (including some operators in the Czech Republic) continued to carry the pan-European version of the channel.

The channel was available in Portugal until 31 December 2013, when it was removed due to the launch of the Portuguese feed of Cartoon Network.

On 1 November 2014, all TV operators in the Netherlands, the Flanders region in Belgium, and the Czech Republic began airing the CEE version of the channel instead, leaving Greece and Cyprus as the only European countries where the channel is broadcast; from that day onward, Boomerang in the Netherlands and Belgium has been broadcasting in Dutch. In the Netherlands (and the Flanders region in Belgium), however, this was only a temporary measure, since a fully localized version of the channel would be launched soon.

On 1 July 2016, the formerly pan-European Boomerang feed was replaced with Boomerang MENA in the Arab world, with the MENA version available on beIN with an Arabic audio track for most programs with spoken dialogue. The MENA version has also replaced the Africa version on TV operators in Greece and Cyprus. The MENA version has a separate schedule and uses censorship on some programs not found on the African version.

Programs[edit]

Current programming[edit]

Boomerang MENA/Greece/Cyprus[edit]

Boomerang Africa[edit]

Upcoming programming[edit]

Boomerang MENA/Greece/Cyprus[edit]

Boomerang Africa[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Boomerang MENA[edit]

Boomerang Africa[edit]

Logos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turner takes wraps off new Boomerang website". Licensing.biz. 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2015-06-29. 
  2. ^ a b RegularCapital/Turner Broadcasting System Europe/Burson-Marsteller. "Cartoon Network Africa and Boomerang Africa 2017 Upfront". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b RegularCapital/Turner Broadcasting System Europe/Burson-Marsteller. "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races to Air on Boomerang Feeds Outside United States". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 

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