Boomerang (EMEA)

For the original American version, see Boomerang (TV channel). For Boomerang in other countries, see Boomerang around the world.
Launched June 5, 2005
(as Boomerang EMEA)
July 1, 2016
(as Boomerang MENA and Boomerang Africa)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner)
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV) (Africa only)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV) (MENA only)
Language English (MENA and Africa)
Arabic (MENA, only in Arab World)
Greek (MENA, only in Greece and Cyprus)
Broadcast area Arab world, Africa, Greece, and Cyprus
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network
CNN International
Turner Classic Movies
Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Hindi
beIN Channel 136 (HD, MENA version)
DStv Channel 302
Forthnet Channel 503 (MENA version)
NOVA Cyprus Channel 403 (HD, MENA version)
Cablenet (Cyprus) Channel 305
PrimeTel Channel 401
CytaVision Channel 31

Boomerang EMEA (or Boomerang Africa and Boomerang MENA) is a television channel which used to air classic cartoons, but now features more modern cartoons. This is a version of the Boomerang channel which is broadcast in the Arab world, Africa, Greece, and Cyprus. All Boomerang programs which feature spoken dialogue are available in English, Arabic and Greek. The Greek audio track for Boomerang EMEA was launched in October 2011 for all programs with spoken dialogue.

On July 1, 2016, the channel was split into Boomerang Africa and Boomerang MENA; the latter channel airs with an Arabic audio track on beIN, and is also the version used in most of Greece and Cyprus.


The channel was launched on June 5, 2005 as a channel for Eastern Europe and other areas of Europe (in English), Poland (in Polish), and Hungary (only certain shows in Hungarian), which aired numerous classic cartoons.

The African website is, which launched in 2010.[1]

In October 2010, the channel also started to broadcast certain shows in Romanian.

On October 12, 2011, the Central and Eastern Europe feed was separated from the EMEA feed with its own schedule (see Boomerang (CEE)). From that point onwards, a preschool block called Cartoonito was added to both feeds; the block was later removed from the feeds.

However, the Netherlands (and the Flanders region of Belgium), Portugal, Arab world, Africa, Greece and Cyprus (including some operators in the Czech Republic) continued to carry the EMEA version of the channel.

The channel was available in Portugal until December 31, 2013, when it was removed due to the launch of the Portuguese feed of Cartoon Network.

On November 1, 2014, all TV operators in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic began airing the CEE version of the channel, leaving Greece and Cyprus as the only European countries where the channel is broadcast. In the Netherlands (and the Flanders region of Belgium) however, this was only a temporary measure, since a localized version of the channel was launched in early 2015.

On July 1, 2016, Boomerang EMEA was split into Boomerang MENA and Boomerang Africa, with the MENA version available on beIN with an Arabic audio track for all programs with spoken dialogue. The MENA version has also replaced the Africa version on most TV operators in Greece and Cyprus.


Current programming

Boomerang MENA/Greece

Boomerang Africa

Former programming

Boomerang Africa


See also


  1. "Turner takes wraps off new Boomerang website". 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2015-06-29.

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