Spacetoon

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Spacetoon
Spacetoon logo.png
Spacetoon logo
Launched March 27, 2000; 17 years ago (2000-03-27) (Arabic channel)
March 23, 2005; 12 years ago (2005-03-23) (Indonesian channel)
Network Spacetoon International
Owned by Spacetoon International
Picture format 576i (4:3/16:9 SDTV)
Slogan Young Future Channel
Country United Arab Emirates,[1] Syria[citation needed]
Language Arabic (Arab world)
Broadcast area Arab world
Indonesia
Headquarters Dubai, UAE[2]
Sister channel(s) Spacetoon 2
Spacetoon Radio
Space Power (SPTV)
Timeshift service Spacetoon Indonesia 09.22-12.33 WIB (2005-2013)
Website spacetoon.com
Availability
Satellite
Telkom-1
(Indonesia)
3732 H 4160 ¾
Nilesat
(Arab world version)
11785 V 27500 ¾
Arabsat
(MENA)
-
IPTV
eLife (UAE) Channel 310
DU (UAE) Channel 351
Omantel (Oman) Channel 86
UseeTV
(Indonesia)
Channel 314
OSN (MENA Region) Channel 370
Streaming media
YouTube Spacetoon Arabic
Spacetoon Indonesia

Spacetoon (سبيستون or سبيس تون) is an Arabic television channel that specializes in animation and children programs. It began broadcasting in March 2000[3] with headquarters in Damascus[citation needed] and Dubai.

The Spacetoon company has had three now-defunct channels in the Arab world besides the main still existing Spacetoon channel: Space Power TV, Spacetoon Radio and Spacetoon English.

The main Indonesian channel began airing on March 24, 2005 in Jakarta,[4] it later became NET. and its broadcast remains on satellite terrestrial television. Currently there are three Spacetoon channels in Indonesia, Spacetoon, Space Shopping and Spacetoon Plus. In India Spacetoon India exists as licensing company but not as TV channel. In South Korea Spacetoon launched in 2005 but has since closed down.[5]

History[edit]

Arab world[edit]

In 1999, Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation officially signed an agreement to broadcast a channel which specialized for cartoon channel for kids. On March 27, 2000, Spacetoon officially launched, but the block time just six hours a day. It remained for two years, until January 2002 when the contract was ended, according to a statement issued by ministry. Later, they established Spacetoon as an independent channel.

Indonesia[edit]

In Indonesia, Spacetoon officially launched on March 24, 2005. The station was founded by H. Sukoyo, a former TV7 executive. When it was launched, Spacetoon broadcast on 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. WIB. Later was extended from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. WIB. The break when program finished, filled with animation, songs, and message for kids in 10 minutes. On mid-2011, due to financial problems, Spacetoon began broadcasting some home-shopping program and alternative medicine program. On March 2013, 95% of Spacetoon ownership stakes were acquired by NET.. Finally on May 18, 2013, Spacetoon officially closed for terrestrial to make way for NET. on terrestrial network, while Spacetoon broadcast in Indonesia still remains on satellite terrestrial television. On September 2014, Spacetoon divided into two channels: Spacetoon and Spacetoon 2. The difference of Spacetoon 2 is broadcasts more cartoon and animation rather than Spacetoon although still broadcasting some home-shopping programs. In May 2016, Spacetoon adds one channel, Spacetoon 3, was more clearer sound than Spacetoon and Spacetoon 2. Unfortunately, Spacetoon 3 closed down on October same year. On November 2016, Spacetoon 2 officially renamed as Space Shopping. The reason was broadcasting many home shopping programs have too much revenue on the channel itself because has little income. Currently, Spacetoon has three channels in Indonesia: Spacetoon, Space Shopping, and Spacetoon Plus.

Planets[edit]

  • Action (Planet of the excitement and mystery) of the series of movement and excitement.
  • Adventure (Planet of the imagination and thrill) of the Series adventures.
  • Comedy (planet laugher) to comedy series.
  • Alpha (Planet of the numbers and letters) for educational programs.
  • Bon Bon (Planet Heroes adults) for baby shows
  • History (planet from time immemorial) for the historical series.
  • Movies (planet for all colors) for the cartoons.
  • Science (planet discovery and knowledge) for educational programs.
  • Sport (Planet of the challenge and strength) of the series and sports programs.
  • Zomoroda (planet for girls only) series and programs for girls.

Programming of the Arab branch[edit]

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