Cartoon Network (Latin America)
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|Launched||April 30, 1993|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Latin America (Time Warner)|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) (16:9)
1080i (HDTV) (16:9)
|Slogan||"Cartoon Network Reloaded"
(Cartoon Network Renovado / Turbinado)
|Country||Latin America and The Caribbean|
English (available in SAP with translated continuity)
|Broadcast area||Latin America and The Caribbean|
|Headquarters||Marietta st NW, CNN Center, Atlanta, USA
Jamaica (English and Spanish)
|Website||Venezuela Mexico Argentina Brazil Colombia Generic|
|Dish Network Mexico||channel 307 (Mexican feed)|
|SKY México||channel 315 (Mexican feed)|
|DirecTV Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago||channel 304 (north feed)|
|MovistarTV Colombia||channel 301 (latin feed)|
|Cablemas||channel 24 (mexican feed)|
|Flow Trinidad||channel 37 (north feed)|
Cartoon Network (Spanish: Cartoon Network Latinoamérica) is a satellite and cable television channel distributed by the Time Warner for the Latin American audience and the Caribbean. It's the Latin American version of original Cartoon Network television channel in the United States. It's divided into five feeds, all originating from its central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Four are in Spanish (Mexico, Argentina, Chile/Peru, Colombia/Venezuela, which each one of them has its official time).
It primarily airs cartoons and animated programming, marketed towards children and teens. Operated in Argentina by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, it began broadcasting on April 30, 1993 as the first children-oriented cable channel available in the region. Argentina and Mexico had previously launched children's cable channels (The Big Channel and Cablín in Argentina and ZAZ in Mexico, all of which are now defunct), but they were only available in their respective countries.
The channel primarily airs shows and animated series, both original to Cartoon Network and others which have been acquired from outside networks. 10 of the 15 most popular shows amongst children aged 6 to 10 years old were broadcast by Cartoon Network Latin America, including The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, among others. Older franchises like Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, and Looney Tunes were also broadcast, as well as popular global franchises like Pokémon and original series such as the Ben 10 franchise and Adventure Time. Cartoon Network Latin America has also aired original productions and live-action series such as La CQ (first original Mexican live-action series). Recently, the channel acquired Digimon Fusion and Power Rangers Megaforce in a partnership with Saban Brands and both series have premiered in the channel in May 2014.
Since 2007, the channel has offered different services.
Cartoon Network Mobile
All five feeds are generated by central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Mexico and Spanish-speaking USA feed
- Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay feed
- Colombia, Venezuela, Central America feed. Offices are located in Colombia and Venezuela.
- Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia feed. Offices are located in Chile.
Cartoon Network Mexico is a feed derived from the channel available only in Mexico. This feed has the same programming that is being broadcast in all Latin America, but has a different schedule and shows distribution. It is currently the #1 pay-TV kids' channel.
The Mexican feed has held localized events such as "Copa Toon" (soccer kids cup), "Carrera Cartoon", and the channel's 20th Anniversary Special broadcast in Mexico and the entire South American region, which was held in Mexico City. Its HD simulcast was launched in November 2014; it is only available on Axtel HD package.
The channel is among the most watched cable channels in Argentina and marketing level signals have increased since its launch.
Cartoon Network took part in the animation of the film Patoruzito and its sequel Patoruzito 2. Both were co-produced with Red lojo Telefe productions, along with the production of the mini-series Patoruzito. In 2006, Cartoon Network launched a content bonus card, together with a multimedia web service called Monthly Cartoon, which sponsored a competition to work at Cartoon Network Studios as well as scholarships at universities for the arts. In Alto Palermo, there is a Toon Cup held once every 4 years. Its HD simulcast started broadcasting on 20 August 2014.
- Héroes: A block consisting of shows focused on heroes, including Pokémon, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and Sonic Boom. It airs on weekdays and Saturdays at 4:00pm.
- JA JA JA: A block that airs some of the channel's funniest shows, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Clarence, Teen Titans Go! and Uncle Grandpa. It airs on weekdays at 6:00pm.
- Votatoon: A real-time competition in which the viewers vote for what they want to watch. The viewers can vote through an SMS or through the website. Airs every Saturday at 6:00pm.
- Girl Power
- Cartoon Movement
- Cartoon Pop: A block that airs Cartoon Network's classics, such as Johnny Bravo and The Powerpuff Girls. It airs every day at 4:00am. Formerly called "Cartoon Cartoons" until 2008.
- Cartoon Cinema: A block that airs full-length movies, both animated and live action. Airs every day at 9:00pm.
- Boomerang Club: Airs some shows present on their sister channel, Boomerang.
- Ben 10 Zone: A one-hour weekday block that airs two episodes of Ben 10 Omniverse. Airs on weekdays at 1:00pm.
- Cartoon Network +: A small segment that shows some shorts, as well as clips from several other shows, like MAD. It airs before commercials.
- "Digimon Fusion llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014".
- "Power Rangers: Megaforce llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014".