Supermax (TV channel)
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|Launched||22 November 1994|
|Closed||15 September 2004|
|Replaced by||Minimax (Czech Republic)|
Supermax is a former Czech channel that featured mostly animated television programs for teens and pre-teens. It started broadcast on 22 November 1994 (together with HBO Czech and Max1 - now Spektrum TV) and without any commercials. SuperMax has been off the air since 2004 and was replaced by the children channel Minimax (TV channel) .
During its lifespan it aired numerous shows (over 200), mostly English shows dubbed into Czech. One of the most memorable series was Cybernet (pronounced "Kybernet") that showed reviews and screenshots from upcoming games and still airs around in parts of the world time to time. "Bláznivé sporty", a show made completely of homemade videos which showed hilarious situations at sport events was also popular. Other featured shows were Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Rugrats, G.eek, Animaniacs, Fly Tales, Pinky and the Brain, Thundercats, Silverhawks, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Count Duckula, The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Chuck Jones' Tom and Jerry, Ric Der Rabe, Jumanji, The Mask Animated Series, Student Bodies, Conan Adventurer, Tigersharks, Galaxy Rangers, Transformers G1, Heartbreak High, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ocean Girl, Doug, Rocko's Modern Life, CatDog, So Weird, Spiderman, Biker Mice from Mars, WildC.A.T.S. and many more...
The channel had a sequence in which it showed a magnet being drawn from underground to other objects, ultimately forming the "Supermax" logo. It was the channel's main ID.
At the end of its run, it showed the sitcom Kenan and Kel.
The channel ceased broadcasting on 15 September 2004 at 21:30 due to lack of agreement on both parties involving its broadcast and because of lower ratings.
The channel's cancellation and replacement by Minimax spurred a great upheaval by many loyal fans. Most of them argued that Supermax featured better and more mature shows.