List of international Cartoon Network channels
Cartoon Network Europe, a pan-European English feed, was launched in 1993. Spanish, Swedish, Danish, French, Italian, and Norwegian audio tracks were added in 1994. The network's Dutch feed was launched in 1997. Another feed launched in 1998, which aired in France, Italy and Spain. The pan-European feed kept airing in the other parts of Europe. The network's Italian feed became independent a few months later after the launch of the French channel, while the Spanish and French feeds were split in 1999. A Polish feed launched a year earlier, in 1998.
In 1999, the network's British feed officially split off from the pan-European version. This followed after the shared transponder analogue feed on Astra 1C became scrambled with VideoCrypt and the short-lived British version of TNT was launched.
A Nordic feed was launched in 2000, broadcasting in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English. This also became available in Iceland and Finland. The Dutch Cartoon Network closed down in 2001. It was replaced with the pan-European feed in 2001. A Dutch audio track was simulatneously added. A Russian audio track was added in 2005; Greek subtitles became available the same year. The Polish feed branched into separate ones for Romania and Hungaria in 2002. A German feed launched was on 2006. A Turkish feed was added in 2008.
Romania got its own feed in 2008, as part of that for Central and Eastern Europe. In 2009, the Hungarian audio track from the Polish feed was moved to this feed. Slovakia and the Czech Republic receive this feed in English. Bulgaria got its own version in 2009, broadcast in both Bulgarian and English. The Russian audio track was simultaneously moved to this feed. The Central and Eastern Europe feed has aired the network 24 hours a day since 2014. Russia was previously the only country who received the 24-hour feed.
The network's Arabic feed launched in 2010. This is the only EMEA-marketed feed not broadcast in English. The Spanish feed shut down in 2013, together with the Spanish Cartoonito. This market can still watch Cartoon Network on Boing, The African Portuguese feed was launched in 2013 in Angola and Mozambique. It launched in Portugal in the same year.
As of 2015[update], the ex pan-European feed still airs in the Greek part of Cyprus; it is also one of the four feeds available in the Middle East and Africa (the other ones being the Arabic, French, and Portuguese feeds). This pan-European feed broadcasts in English, while Greek subtitles are available. All other European countries have their own local feed.
|Region(s)||Launch date||Language(s)||Coverage and availability notes|
|pan-Arabia||10 October 2010||Arabic||From London, England|
|Argentina||30 April 1993 (as part of the Latin American feed); 2002 (as an independent feed)||Spanish and English||From Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Australia and New Zealand||3 October 1995||English||From Sydney, Australia|
|Brazil||30 April 1993 (as part of the Latin American feed); October 1996 (as an independent feed)||Brazilian Portuguese and English||From Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Canada||4 July 2012||English||From Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Central and Eastern Europe||30 September 2002||Romanian, Hungarian and English||From London, England|
|China||October 2011||Chinese||From Beijing, China|
|Chile||1 June 2015||Latin Spanish and English||From Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Colombia||1 June 2015||Latin Spanish and English||From Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Cyprus and Africa||17 September 1993||English, Greek subtitles available||From London, England|
|France||17 September 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe); 23 August 1999 (as an independent feed)||French and English||From London, England|
|Germany||3 September 2005||German and English||From London, England|
|India||1 May 1995||Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English||From Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Israel||2011||Hebrew||Airs as a programming block on Arutz HaYeladim|
|Italy||31 July 1996||Italian and English||From London, England|
|Japan||1 September 1997||Japanese and mostly English as well||From Tokyo, Japan|
|Latin America||30 April 1993||Spanish and English||From Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Mexico||30 April 1993 (as part of the Latin American feed); 1999 (as an independent feed)||Spanish and English||From Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Netherlands||12 July 1997||Dutch and English||From London, England|
|Nordic||17 September 1993 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe); 1 January 2000 (as an independent feed)||Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English||From London, England|
|Pakistan||2 April 2004||Hindi (Urdu) and English||From Karachi, Pakistan|
|Philippines||6 June 1995||English||From Tokyo, Japan and Beijing, China|
|Poland||1 September 1998||Polish and English||From London, England|
|Portugal||3 December 2013||European Portuguese and English||From London, England|
|Russia and Southeastern Europe||1 April 2005 (as part of Cartoon Network Europe, not in Bulgarian); 1 October 2009 (as an independent feed)||Bulgarian, Russian and English||From London, England|
|South Korea||11 November 2006||Korean||From Seoul, South Korea|
|Southeast Asia||6 October 1994||English, Thai and Malay||From Hong Kong and Beijing, China|
|Taiwan||1 January 1995||Chinese and English||From Hong Kong and Beijing, China|
|Turkey||28 January 2008||Turkish and English||From London, England|
|United Kingdom and Ireland||17 September 1993||English||From London, England|
|Region(s)||Launch date||Language(s)||Coverage and availability notes|
|Australia and New Zealand||April 2001 (block on Cartoon Network Australia and New Zealand); March 2004 (channel)||English||From Sydney, Australia|
|Central and Eastern Europe||5 June 2005||English, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian and sometimes Bulgarian as well||From London, England|
|Europe, the Middle East and Africa||5 June 2005||English, Greek and sometimes Arabic as well||From London, England|
|France||23 April 2003||French and English||From London, England|
|Germany||1 June 2006||German and English||From London, England|
|Italy||31 July 2003||Italian and English||From London, England|
|Latin America||8 November 1998 (block); 2 July 2001 (channel)||Spanish, English and Brazilian Portuguese||From Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Netherlands||10 October 2005||Dutch and English||From London, English, United Kingdom|
|Nordic||1 April 2008||English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish||From London, England|
|Portugal||21 April 2015||Portuguese and English||From London, England|
|Southeast Asia||5 September 2005; 1 January 2015 (Relaunch)||English||From Beijing, China|
|United Kingdom and Ireland||27 May 2000||English||From London, England|
|Channel name||Launch date||Coverage and availability notes|
|Cartoon Network +1||20 June 1999||Replaced by Cartoon Network Too and subsequently Cartoonito and TCM 2 until the latter block closed; from London, England|
|Cartoon Network Too||24 April 2006||British channel; merged into Toonami; from London, England|
|Tooncast||1 December 2008||Latin American channel|
|CNX||14 October 2002||Replaced by Toonami; from London, England|
|Toonami||8 September 2003||British channel; merged into Toonami; from London, England|
|Cartoonito||4 September 2006 (Cartoon Network Too block), 24 May 2007 (channel)||Serves the purpose of Cartoon Network Too; from London, England|
|Pogo||1 January 2004||Indian channel; available as a block in Pakistan|
|Toonami||1 December 2012||Asian Pacific channel; from Tokyo, Japan|
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- List of international sites at the official American website of Cartoon Network