Spacetoon English

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Spacetoon English
Spacetoon logo.png
LaunchedApril 1, 2005; 14 years ago (2005-04-01)
ClosedJanuary 1, 2011; 8 years ago (2011-01-01)
NetworkU.A.E
SloganYoung Future Channel
LanguageEnglish, Arabic
HeadquartersUAE
Sister channel(s)Spacetoon Arabic, Space Power TV
Availability
Satellite
Nilesat12015 V - 27500 - 3/4 (2005–2006)
12341 V - 27500 - 3/4 (2006–2011)[1](defunct)

Spacetoon English was an English TV channel, owned by Spacetoon International that specialized in animation and children's programs and was an English version of Spacetoon Arabic. Like Spacetoon Arabic, the channel had ten planets, each with a different category of show.

History[edit]

Spacetoon English was launched on April 1, 2005 at 11:00am and was broadcast from 11:00am to 8:00pm. After developments had taken place on the channel, it transmitted from 09:00 to 21:00. The channel suddenly and temporarily stopped broadcasting on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 6:00 pm for a week, and returned to the air on Wednesday, August 26, 2009. From then on, it broadcast from 14:00 to 19:15.

On January 1, 2011, Spacetoon English was temporarily closed down, telling their viewers that it'll be back with a new look. However, as of July 2019, Spacetoon English still remains closed down.

Planets[edit]

  • Action (Planet of the excitement and mystery) for programs focusing on movement and excitement.
  • Adventure (Planet of the imagination and thrill) for adventure programs.
  • Sports (Planet of the challenge and strength) for sports programs.
  • Zomoroda (Arabic word meaning Emerald in English; planet for girls only) for series and programs for girls.
  • Bon Bon (planet of great heroes) for pre-school programs.
  • History (planet from time immemorial) for historical programs.
  • Science (planet of discovery and knowledge) for science-related educational programs.
  • Alpha (Planet of the numbers and letters) for educational programs.
  • Comedy (Planet of laugher) for comedy programs.
  • Movies (planet of all colors) for animated movies.

Spacetoon Radio[edit]

On August 19, 2009, during the week Spacetoon English temporarily stopped broadcasting, a programming block known as Spacetoon Radio was launched. It broadcast from 07:00 to 00:00 and then from 07:00 to 14:00 and 19:15 to 00:00. It broadcast songs, themes of cartoons, and animated classics in Arabic. It remained until December 31, 2010, when it relaunched as an internet radio channel the next day. The radio channel closed on April 29, 2014, along with Space Power.

Current and former programming on Spacetoon English[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nilesat 102". Lyngsat. Retrieved 2007-02-28.

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