Boomerang (Southeast Asian TV channel)
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|Launched||September 1, 2005 |
January 1, 2015 (re-launch)
|Closed||December 1, 2012 |
|Network||Warner Bros. Global Kids & Young Adults|
|Owned by||Warner Bros. Asia|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
(HD feed downscaled to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
|Broadcast area||Hong Kong|
|Replaced by||Toonami (Southeast Asia)|
|Sister channel(s)||Cartoon Network (Philippines)|
Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia)
|Transvision (Indonesia)||Channel 215 (HD)|
|G Sat (Philippines)||Channel 23 (SD)|
|Cignal (Philippines)||Channel 76|
|Topas TV (Indonesia)||Channel 137|
|MNC Vision (Indonesia)||Channel 39 (SD)|
|Channel 61 (HD 800/77/99)|
Channel 86 (C01/C02)
|Astro (Malaysia)||Channel TBA (SD)|
|K-Vision (Indonesia)||Not Announced Yet|
|StarHub TV (Singapore)||Channel 317 (HD)|
|Sky Cable (Philippines)||Channel 42 (SD) (Digital)|
|Destiny Cable (Philippines)||Channel 42 (SD) (Digital)|
|Surigao Cable TV (SCATV) (Philippines)||Channel 52|
|Cablelink (Philippines)||Channel 213|
|Cable TV Hong Kong||Channel 512|
|Singtel TV (Singapore)||Channel 228 (HD)|
|Unifi TV (Malaysia)||Channel 555 (HD)|
Boomerang is a cable and satellite television channel owned by Warner Bros.. The Southeast Asian version of Boomerang was launched in September 2005 with a lineup very similar to that of the US version. It started previously as a programming block on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2005 during weeknights. It has a lot of similarities with the Australian feed, including promos being shared across both feeds.
In December 2012, the channel was replaced by Toonami Asia and Cartoonito. However, it was relaunched in Asia on January 1, 2015, with a new look and as part of the Boomerang's global rebranding effort for 2015. The channel replaced the Asian feed of Cartoonito.
Boomerang on TV5 Kids
Boomerang on TV5 Kids was aired between September 2015 and September 2017. It airs a few programs straight from Boomerang Southeast Asia and Boomerang Australia and New Zealand.
Since October 2017, the Boomerang block on TV5 Network Philippines was dropped out due to preparing for the collaboration with the U.S.-based sports channel, ESPN; which is currently in the Philippines since December 2017 (during the 2016-2017 PBA Governor's Cup Finals). It is called "ESPN5" (formerly "Sports5").
Former programming blocks
Boomeraction was a block which, as its name suggests, consisted of classic action-oriented shows such as Jonny Quest, Birdman and the Galaxy Trio, Sealab 2020 and among others. The block aired weekdays at 5:00 PM.
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Boom! Boom! Boom! was an unstoppable weekend block with no commercial interruptions, featuring all-time toon favorites.
Tiny TV began airing on March 1, 2010, and was shown from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on weekdays. Previously, the block aired babyfied versions of classic Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as The Flintstone Kids, Baby Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry Kids and A Pup Named Scooby-Doo. Since then, it has also began to show other acquired toddler-themed cartoons such as Postman Pat and Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot.
Boomerang Theatre is Boomerang's movie block, and is currently airing in the U.S.
Boomysteries is a mystery-themed late night block on weekends at 11:00 PM which features the strangest but mysterious toon stories ever.
Boomeracers was a car-racing-themed programming block that aired weekdays at 1:30 PM.
The Zoo is an animal-themed programming block that aired weekdays at 9:00 to 11:00 AM. As with Boomeracers, The Zoo was a spinoff of the Boomerang block of the same name, and has aired in the United Kingdom as well.
The Big Bucket
The Big Bucket was Boomerang's marathon block. Started in June 2006, The Big Bucket featured a three-hour marathon of Boomerang's Character of the month.
Free Classic was Boomerang's cartoon classic block. Started in July 2007, Free Classic featured a five-hour cartoon classic of Boomerang's Character of the month.