I.Sat

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I.SAT
Isat logo.jpg
Launched April 5, 1993 (Latin America)
April 1, 2008 (Brazil)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan Sigamos Independientes
Country Argentina Argentina
Language Spanish and Portuguese
Broadcast area Latin America
Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sister channel(s) TNT
TNT Series
Space
Warner Channel
TCM
Cartoon Network
Boomerang
Tooncast
TruTV
Glitz*
TBS Very Funny
HTV
Much Music
CNN
CNN en Español
CNN Chile
Website Official Website
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV (Latin America) channel 520

I.Sat (contraction of the Spanish phrase Imagen Satelital, which means "Satellite image") is an Argentine cable television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America and Time Warner. It airs movies, series, music and shows focused on people aged 18 to 39. It is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It is broadcast on the satellite Intelsat 21 and is broadcast by most cable television companies in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The channel has a dedicated feed for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, and until November 2012, a dedicated feed for Brazil, which is now covered by the channel's pan-regional feed.

History[edit]

Until 2007, the channel was owned by "Claxson Interactive Group Latin America & Iberia" (which was a subsidiary of the Venezuelan-based Cisneros Group) but that year the channel, along with Retro and Space, is bought by Turner Broadcasting System. It aired different programming on different blocks, such as "Primer Plano I.Sat" (foreign movies), "Cine Argentino Independiente" (independent Argentine films), "Asian Connection" (Asian films), and "Cortos I-Sat" (short films).

In 2007 it changed its programming from being a 24-hour movies channel to have movies, series, shows, documentary series, music and some others. Some current programming includes Little Britain, Raising Hope, Misfits, and others.

Adult Swim, which previously aired on Cartoon Network, aired every night with adult animation series since 2008 after its cancellation from Cartoon Network; however, the Adult Swim block was cancelled from I.Sat on 2011 due to low ratings.[1][2] Adult Swim however returned to I.Sat on April 3, 2015.[3]

Logos[edit]

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1993-1999 1999-2010 2010-presente

Programming[edit]

Current programming blocks[edit]

Former programming blocks[edit]

  • Comedy Central. Programming block with series from the TV channel Comedy Central. Discontinued in 2004.
  • Cine Zeta. Films with poor ratings or reviews. Discontinued in 2005.
  • Sexorama. Softcore films. Discontinued in 2008.
  • Cuentos de terror. Terror stories narrated by Alberto Laiseca. Discontinued in 2008.

Foreign programming[edit]

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