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|Launched||March 27, 2000 (Arabic channel)|
March 23, 2005 (Indonesian channel)
December 31, 2009 (Ukrainian channel)
|Owned by||Spacetoon International|
|Picture format||576i (4:3/16:9 SDTV)|
|Slogan||Young Future Channel (Канал Молоді і Майбутнього)|
|Country||United Arab Emirates, Syria|
|Language||Arabic (Arab world) Ukrainian (Ukraine)|
|Broadcast area||Arab world|
|Sister channel(s)||Spacetoon 2|
Space Power (SPTV)
|Timeshift service||Malyatko TV (2009-2010)|
|Jakarta||28 UHF (Starting with KTV Jakarta)|
|3732 H 4160 ¾|
(Arab world version)
|11785 V 27500 ¾|
|Foxtel (Australia)||Channel 59|
|eLife (UAE)||Channel 310|
|DU (UAE)||Channel 351|
|Omantel (Oman)||Channel 86|
|OSN (MENA Region)||Channel 370|
The main Indonesian channel began airing on March 23, 2005 in Jakarta, it later became NET. and its broadcast remains on satellite 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 a separate TV channel. In South Korea, Spacetoon launched in 2005 but has since closed down.
In 1999, Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation officially signed an agreement to broadcast a children's cartoon channel. On March 27, 2000, Spacetoon officially launched, but as a six-hour block. It remained for two years, until January 2002 when the contract ended, according to a statement issued by the Ministry. Later, Spacetoon was established as an independent channel.
In Indonesia, Spacetoon officially launched on March 23, 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 broadcast timings were extended from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. WIB. When programming ended, a 10 minute section filled with animation, songs, and messages for kids was shown. 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 television. On September 2014, Spacetoon divided into two channels: Spacetoon and Spacetoon 2. Spacetoon 2 broadcasts more cartoon and animation than Spacetoon although still broadcasts some home-shopping programs. In May 2016, Spacetoon added another channel, Spacetoon 3. It had clearer audio than Spacetoon and Spacetoon 2, but was closed down on October of the same year. On November 2016, Spacetoon 2 was officially renamed as Space Shopping. The reason was home shopping programmes having way much revenue on the channel, which itself had little income. Currently, Spacetoon has three channels in Indonesia: Spacetoon, Space Shopping, and Spacetoon Plus.
Each of the programs aired were divided in blocks, called "planets", one for each genre:
- Action (Planet of excitement and mystery) for action series.
- Adventure (Planet of imagination and thrill) for adventure series.
- Comedy (Planet of laughter) for comedy series.
- Alpha (Planet of numbers and letters) for educational programs.
- Bon Bon (Planet of great heroes) for pre-school programs.
- History (Planet of time inmemorial) for the historical series.
- Movies (Planet of all colors) for animated movies.
- Science (Planet of discovery and knowledge) for educational programs.
- Sport (Planet of challenge and strength) of the sports series and programs.
- Zomoruda (means "emerald" in Arabic, planet for girls only) for series and programs for girls.
Programming of the Arab branch
- Doraemon (2005 anime) (7 March 2016–present)
- The Fairly OddParents
- Masha and the Bear
- Ahmed and Ameena (13 January and 19 February 2013)
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