Cartoon Network (Russia and Southeastern Europe)

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Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network 2010 logo.svg
LaunchedOctober 1, 2009; 10 years ago (2009-10-01)
Owned byMedia Alliance (Russia)
Turner Broadcasting System Germany
(WarnerMedia) (other countries)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganCheck It.
CountryRussia
Bulgaria
LanguageRussian
Bulgarian
English
Broadcast areaRussia
CIS countries
Bulgaria
Ex-Yugoslav countries
Albania
Ukraine
Georgia
Baltic states
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sister channel(s)Boomerang, CNN International
Websitewww.cartoonnetwork.ru
www.cartoonnetwork.bg
www.cartoonnetworkhq.com (for countries without website)
Availability
Terrestrial
Balticum (Lithuania)Channel 21
Satellite
Makedonski TelekomChannel 205
BulsatcomChannel 45 (temporarily FTA within a few months)
DigitAlbChannel 86
Cable
Kujtesa (Kosova)Channel 39
Balticum (Lithuania)Channel 23 (digital; Vilnius)
Channel 36 (digital; Telšiai)
Channel 32 (analog; all cities)
RostelecomChannel 307 (HD)
IPTV
Balticum (Lithuania)Channel 20
Max TV (Macedonia)Channel 203

Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe[1] is a pay-television kids channel that was launched on 1 October 2009, replacing the Pan-European feed of Cartoon Network. It is available in Russian, Bulgarian and English.

History[edit]

Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe launched on 1 October 2009. Its branding featured arrows with random things popping out from the logo and arrows with random stuff creating the logo. When the version launched, it had the same shows as the Pan-European version, except for archival or classic programs such as Top Cat. In November 2009, Best Ed premiered, which was aired on the Pan-European version; in December 2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered, which also aired on the past version. In January 2010, Batman: The Brave and the Bold premiered, which was the first new show on the version that hasn't aired on the Pan-European version before. Other new shows premiered during these months, such as Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia, Total Drama Island and Hero: 108.

On 26 November 2010, Cartoon Network revamped its look and got a new logo. The first show to air after the revamp was My Gym Partner's a Monkey. The first new show to premiere on the channel after/during the revamp is Angelo Rules.

On 23 December 2015, Turner sold its Russian assets to Media Alliance, a company jointly owned by National Media Group and Discovery Communications.[2]

On 6 December 2016, Cartoon Network Russia and Southeast Europe switched to the 16:9 picture format. The switch happened during a Total Drama Island episode. Days later, Cartoon Network Russia and Southeast Europe HD launched but only for Rostelecom customers in Russia.[3] As of 2019, Media Alliance continues to run the Russian version under license from Warner Bros.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cartoon Network News In Brief Late February 2017". Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  2. ^ https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/billionaire-kovalchuks-national-media-group-to-buy-russian-distributor-of-cnn-51323
  3. ^ https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/12/cartoon-network-russia-and-southeastern-europe-hd-has-launched

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