Cartoonito (British and Irish TV channel)

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Cartoonito logo.svg
Launched4 September 2006 (block)
24 May 2007 (channel)
NetworkWarner Bros. Global Kids & Young Adults
Owned byWarner Bros. Europe
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
Audience share0.06% (June 2019 (2019-06), BARB)
SloganLet's Go!
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
HeadquartersLondon, England, United Kingdom
ReplacedCartoon Network Too (original version)
Sister channel(s)Cartoon Network
CNN International
Turner Classic Movies
SkyChannel 619
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 706
TalkTalk Plus TVChannel 488
WightFibreChannel 109
Virgin Media (ROI)Channel 618
BTChannel 488
PlusnetChannel 488
Eir VisionChannel 619
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Now TVWatch live (UK only)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)

Cartoonito is a British television channel aimed at pre-school viewers under the age of 6 years,[1] operated by Warner Bros. as a sister channel to Cartoon Network UK and Ireland.


Cartoonito was originally a programming block on Cartoon Network Too carried from 06:00 to 15:00. It started on 4 September 2006, replacing the original Cartoon Network Too as a channel in its own right on 24 May 2007 and expanding scheduling from 03:00 to 19:00. Turner Classic Movies 2 took up the remainder of the channel's time (which converted to Turner Classic Movies +1 after 13 August 2013).

On 25 March 2010, Cartoonito was added to Virgin Media.[2] In early 2011, Cartoonito changed its hours to 04:00 until 20:00, and revamped its early hour schedule with preschool programming. On 15 December 2016, it was added to TalkTalk's television service.[3]

Cartoonito converted to a widescreen presentation after 1 November 2017. The channel moved to a full 24 hour schedule on 15 January 2018.[4]

Current programming[edit]


  1. ^ DeMott, Rick (21 April 2011). "Turner Broadcasting To Launch Cartoonito Across EMEA". Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Virgin Media Expands Kids' Line-up with Cartoonito". Virgin Media. 1 March 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Cartoonito UK Now Available On TalkTalk TV". Regular Capital. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Cartoonito UK Now Available 24 Hours A Day". Regular Capital. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
  5. ^ RegularCapital (23 January 2016). "Cartoonito UK Bob The Builder New Series Premieres Monday 25th January". RegularCapital. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Cartoonito UK Curious George New Show". RegularCapital. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  7. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (15 February 2016). "New 'Fireman Sam' Season Lights Up Cartoonito". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  8. ^ Ridsdale, Jack. "Masha and the Bear season 3 comes to the UK". Archived from the original on 13 March 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  9. ^ Hutchins, Robert. ""Molang has phenomenon written all over it," says UK partner Licensing Link". Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Robot Trains: the journey continues on Cartoonito". Licensing Magazine. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  11. ^ Ridsdale, Jack. "Super Wings lands on Cartoonito". Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing e Cartoonito: HL di Febbraio | cM News". cartoonMag (in Italian). 27 January 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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