Cartoon Network (Latin America)

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Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network 2010 logo.svg
Launched April 30, 1993; 23 years ago (1993-04-30)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America (Time Warner)
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (16:9)
576i (SDTV) (16:9) (Argentinian feed)
1080i (HDTV) (16:9)
Slogan "Cartoon Network Reloaded"
(Cartoon Network Renovado / Turbinado)
Country Latin America and the Caribbean
Language Latin American Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
English (available in SAP with translated continuity)
Broadcast area Latin America and The Caribbean
Headquarters Marietta st NW, CNN Center, Atlanta, United States
Local headquarters:
Venezuela
Mexico
Argentina
Colombia
Chile
Bolivia
Peru
Jamaica (English and Spanish)
Sister channel(s) Boomerang
Tooncast
Website Venezuela Mexico Argentina Brazil Colombia Generic
Availability
Satellite
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 (Colombian feed)
SKY Brasil Channel 101 (Brazilian feed)
Cable
Cablemas Channel 24 (Mexican feed)
Flow Trinidad Channel 37 (north feed)

Cartoon Network Latin America (Spanish: Cartoon Network Latinoamérica) (Portuguese: Cartoon Network América Latina) is a satellite and cable television channel distributed by Time Warner for the Latin American audience and the Caribbean. Its the Latin American version of original Cartoon Network television channel in the United States. It is divided into six feeds, all originating from its central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States; four are in Spanish (Mexico, Argentina, Chile/Peru, Colombia/Venezuela), one is in Portuguese, and another feed aimed at the Caribbean is only in English. The feeds have different schedules.

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. On January 1, 2017, Cartoon Network Latin America and Cartoon Network Brazil started using graphics from Cartoon Network USA's Dimensional rebrand package.[1]

Programming[edit]

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 among 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, I Am Weasel, among others. Older franchises like Scooby-Doo, Tom and 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, the channel's original Mexican live-action series which premiered in 2012. In 2014, the channel acquired Digimon Fusion and Power Rangers Megaforce in a partnership with Saban Brands, and both series premiered on the channel in May 2014.[2][3]

Services[edit]

Since 2007, the channel has offered different services.

Cartoon Network Mobile[edit]

Cartoon Network Mobile is a paid service for mobile phones, offering videos, wallpapers, games, screensavers, speech tones, ringtones, among other products.

Feed structure[edit]

All six feeds are generated by central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Mexico and Spanish-speaking USA feed
  • Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay feed. Office is located in Argentina
  • Colombia, Venezuela, Central America feed. Offices are located in Colombia and Venezuela.
  • Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia feed. Offices are located in Chile.
  • North/Caribbean feed which is only available in English. Offices are located in Jamaica.
  • Brazilian feed which speaks Portuguese. Office is located in Brazil.

Mexican feed[edit]

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.[citation needed]

The Mexican feed has held localized events such as "Copa Toon" (a children's soccer competition), "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;[4] it is only available on Axtel HD package.

Argentinian feed[edit]

The channel is among the most watched cable channels in Argentina and marketing level signals have increased since its launch.[citation needed]

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.[5]

Programming blocks[edit]

  • Héroes: A block consisting of shows focused on heroes, including Pokémon, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and Sonic Boom. It airs on weekdays at 4:00 PM.
  • JA JA JA: A block that airs several humorous shows, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe, Clarence, Teen Titans Go! and Uncle Grandpa. It airs on weekdays at 5:00 PM.
  • Girl Power: An action block, with a focus on female heroes, replacing Animaction in 2011. Airs every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.
  • 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.
  • Cine Cartoon: A block that airs full-length movies, both animated and live-action. Airs every day at no specified time, with new movies premiering every Friday at 9:00 PM.
  • Boomerang Club: Airs some shows present on their sister channel, Boomerang, like LazyTown, Wabbit, and Be Cool, Scooby Doo!. Airs on weekday mornings at 7:00 AM, and Saturdays at 8:00 AM.
  • Cartoon Network +: A small segment that shows some shorts, as well as clips from several other shows, like MAD. It airs before commercials.

Logos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cartoon Network Latin America And Brazil Rebrands And January 2017 Highlights". RegularCapital: Cartoon Network International News. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Digimon Fusion llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014" (in Spanish). 
  3. ^ "Power Rangers: Megaforce llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014". 
  4. ^ http://www.anmtvla.com/2014/11/cartoon-network-hd-finalmente-llega.html
  5. ^ http://www.anmtvla.com/2014/08/cartoon-network-hd-argentina-ya-se.html

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