Minimax (Spanish TV channel)

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Minimax
Launched 1994; 24 years ago (1994)
Closed 1998; 20 years ago (1998)
Owned by Canal Satellite España (1993-1998)
Picture format 576i (4:3 SDTV)
Broadcast area Spain
Replaced by Fox Kids
Sister channel(s) CineMania
CineClassics
Documania
SportMania

Minimax was a Spanish television channel which was first aired in Spain in 1993 and encrypted using the Nagravision encryption system from the SES Satellites 1B and 1C at 19.2 degrees east. The channel was part of the Canal Satellite España (now Canal+) channel bundle, which included CineMania, CineClassics, Documania and later SportMania. In 1996, Minimax began airing "Nickelodeon en Minimax", a small segment of Nickelodeon branded programmes with Spanish dubbing, including Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life.

In December 1998, Minimax was sold to Fox, which supposed its new denomination: Fox Kids (that emitted by Canal Satélite Digital, as by Vía Digital). In 2005 Fox Kids ceased to exist to be called Jetix. Disney later bought the rights to that channel and made it become the current Disney XD.