Boomerang (Southeast Asia)

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Boomerang
Boomerang 2014 logo.svg
Launched September 1, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-09-01)
January 1, 2015; 20 months ago (2015-01-01) (re-launch)
Closed December 1, 2012; 3 years ago (2012-12-01)
(2005 version)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific (Time Warner)
Picture format 4:3
16:9
Country  Hong Kong
Broadcast area Hong Kong
Indonesia
India
Macau
Maldives
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Vietnam
Taiwan
Replaced Cartoonito
Replaced by Toonami
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network (Philippines)
Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia)
Cartoon Network (India)
CNN International
HLN
TCM
truTV (Asia)
Website www.boomerang.asia
Availability
Transvision (Indonesia) Channel 215 (HD)
G Sat (Philippines) Channel 20
Cignal (Philippines) Channel 39
Cable
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 372 (HD)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 317 (HD)
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 118 (SD) (Digital)
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 118 (SD) (Digital)
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 737
IPTV
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 228 (HD)
HyppTV (Malaysia) Channel 555 (HD)
Now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 445

Boomerang is a cable and satellite television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner and its main flagship regional channel of Cartoon Network. 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 uses the same voice overs from the Australian feed.

In December 2012, the channel was replaced by Toonami 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.[1]

Programming[edit]

Current programming (as of June 23, 2016)[edit]

1 Originally aired on Cartoon Network

2 Currently airing on Cartoon Network

3 Originally intended to air on Cartoon Network Asia and Philippines

Former programming[edit]

Boomerang on TV5[edit]

Around late 2015, Boomerang on TV5 was launched, replacing TV5 AniMEGA. It airs a few programs straight from Boomerang Southeast Asia and Boomerang Australia and New Zealand, which features the Boomerang logo on the left side (as opposed to the right side), all of the shows on the Boomerang block are dubbed in Filipino. It currently airs The Jungle Bunch To The Rescue, The Powerpuff Girls (originally aired on Cartoon Network from 1999 until its last airing on April 2016), Jimmy Two-Shoes (which was originally aired on Cartoon Network from 2009 until its show's demise, it later reran until in 2016 on Boomerang), What's New Scooby-Doo?, Duck Dodgers, Taz-Mania and Inspector Gadget (which is also aired on Boomerang Southeast Asia and Boomerang Australia and New Zealand, as well as on Cartoon Network). With the exception of Jimmy Two-Shoes (which is only airing on Boomerang Australia and New Zealand), Duck Dodgers and Taz-Mania, both The Jungle Bunch To The Rescue, The Powerpuff Girls, What's New Scooby-Doo?, and Inspector Gadget were currently airing on Boomerang Southeast Asia and Boomerang Australia and New Zealand.

Former programming blocks[edit]

Boomeraction[edit]

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![edit]

Boom! Boom! Boom! was an unstoppable weekend block with no commercial interruptions featuring all-time toon favorites.

Tiny TV[edit]

Tiny TV began airing on March 1, 2010, and was shown from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM on weekdays. Previously, the block aired babyfication 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[edit]

Boomerang Theatre was Boomerang's movie block, and is currently airing in America.

Boomysteries[edit]

Boomysteries is a mystery-themed late night block on Weekends at 11:00 PM features the strangest but mysterious toon stories ever.

Boomeracers[edit]

Boomeracers was a car-racing-themed programming block that aired Weekdays at 1:30 PM.

The Zoo[edit]

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[edit]

The Big Bucket was Boomerang's marathon block. Started in June 2006, The Big Bucket featured a 3-hour marathon of Boomerang's Character of the month.

Free Classic[edit]

Free Classic was Boomerang's cartoon classic block. Started in July 2007, Free Classic featured a 5-hour cartoon classic of Boomerang's Character of the month.

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