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; 2 years ago (2015-01-01) (re-launch)
Closed December 1, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-12-01)
(2005 version)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific (Time Warner)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(HD feed downscaled to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
Country Hong Kong
Broadcast area Hong Kong
Indonesia
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Vietnam (Youtube only)
Taiwan
Replaced Cartoonito
Replaced by Toonami (Asia)
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network (Philippines)
Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia)
CNN International
HLN
TCM
truTV (Asia)
Website www.boomerang.asia
Availability
Transvision (Indonesia) Channel 215 (HD)
G Sat (Philippines) Channel 23 (SD)
Cignal (Philippines) Channel 76
Cable
Topas TV (Indonesia) Channel 137
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 317 (HD)
Sky Cable (Philippines) Channel 118 (SD) (Digital)
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 118 (SD) (Digital) Channel 53 (Analog)
Surigao Cable TV (SCATV) (Philippines) Channel 52
IPTV
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 228 (HD)
HyppTV (Malaysia) Channel 555 (HD)
Now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 445
CHT MOD
(Taiwan)
Channel 19

Boomerang is a cable and satellite television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System, a unit of Time Warner and its main flagship channel of Cartoon Network Asia. 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 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.[1]

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Boomerang on TV5 Kids[edit]

Around late 2015, Boomerang on TV5 Kids was launched, replacing TV5 AniMEGA. It airs a few programs straight from Boomerang Southeast Asia and Boomerang Australia and New Zealand.

All of the shows on the Boomerang block are dubbed in Filipino. It currently airs The Looney Toons Show, Rat-A-Tat, Inspector Gadget, and Mr. Bean: The Animated Series every weekday afternoon.

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 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[edit]

Boomerang Theatre is Boomerang's movie block, and is currently airing in the U.S.

Boomysteries[edit]

Boomysteries is a mystery-themed late night block on weekends at 11:00 PM which 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 three-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 five-hour cartoon classic of Boomerang's Character of the month.

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