Cartoon Network (Latin America)
|Launched||April 30, 1993|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Latin America (Time Warner)|
480i (SDTV) (16:9)|
576i (SDTV) (16:9) (Argentinian feed)
1080i (HDTV) (16:9)
"Cartoon Network Reloaded" |
(Cartoon Network Renovado / Turbinado)
|Country||Latin America and the Caribbean|
Latin American Spanish|
English (available in SAP with translated continuity)
|Broadcast area||Latin America and The Caribbean|
Marietta st NW, CNN Center, Atlanta, United States|
Jamaica (English and Spanish)
|Website||Venezuela Mexico Argentina Brazil Colombia Generic|
|Dish Network Mexico||Channel 307 (Mexican feed)|
|SKY México||Channel 315 (Mexican feed)|
|DirecTV Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago||Channel 304 (north feed)|
|MovistarTV Colombia||Channel 301 (Colombian feed)|
|SKY Brasil||Unknown channel number (Brazilian feed)|
|Cablemas||Channel 24 (Mexican feed)|
|Flow Trinidad||Channel 37 (north feed)|
Cartoon Network (Spanish: Cartoon Network Latinoamérica) is a satellite and cable television channel distributed by the Time Warner for the Latin American audience and the Caribbean. Its the Latin American version of original Cartoon Network television channel in the United States. It is divided into six feeds, all originating from its central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States; four are in Spanish (Mexico, Argentina, Chile/Peru, Colombia/Venezuela), one is in Portuguese, and another feed aimed at the Caribbean is only in English. The feeds have different schedules
It primarily airs cartoons and animated programming, marketed towards children and teens. Operated in Argentina by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, it began broadcasting on April 30, 1993 as the first children-oriented cable channel available in the region. Argentina and Mexico had previously launched children's cable channels (The Big Channel and Cablín in Argentina and ZAZ in Mexico, all of which are now defunct), but they were only available in their respective countries.
The channel primarily airs shows and animated series, both original to Cartoon Network and others which have been acquired from outside networks. 10 of the 15 most popular shows among children aged 6-to-10 years old were broadcast by Cartoon Network Latin America, including The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, I Am Weasel, among others. Older franchises like Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, and Looney Tunes were also broadcast, as well as popular global franchises like Pokémon and original series such as the Ben 10 franchise and Adventure Time. Cartoon Network Latin America has also aired original productions and live-action series such as La CQ (first original Mexican live-action series). La CQ came out in 2012 (the same year, they premered the show Jacob Two Two). In 2014, the channel acquired Digimon Fusion and Power Rangers Megaforce in a partnership with Saban Brands, and both series premiered on the channel in May 2014.
Since 2007, the channel has offered different services.
Cartoon Network Mobile
All six feeds are generated by central headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Mexico and Spanish-speaking USA feed
- Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay feed
- Colombia, Venezuela, Central America feed. Offices are located in Colombia and Venezuela.
- Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia feed. Offices are located in Chile.
- North/Caribbean feed which is only available in English. Offices are located in Jamaica.
- Brazilian feed which speaks Portuguese.
Cartoon Network Mexico is a feed derived from the channel available only in Mexico. This feed has the same programming that is being broadcast in all Latin America, but has a different schedule and shows distribution. It is currently the #1 pay-TV kids' channel.
The Mexican feed has held localized events such as "Copa Toon" (a children's soccer competition), "Carrera Cartoon", and the channel's 20th Anniversary Special broadcast in Mexico and the entire South American region, which was held in Mexico City. Its HD simulcast was launched in November 2014; it is only available on Axtel HD package.
The channel is among the most watched cable channels in Argentina and marketing level signals have increased since its launch.
Cartoon Network took part in the animation of the film Patoruzito and its sequel Patoruzito 2. Both were co-produced with Red lojo Telefe productions, along with the production of the mini-series Patoruzito. In 2006, Cartoon Network launched a content bonus card, together with a multimedia web service called Monthly Cartoon, which sponsored a competition to work at Cartoon Network Studios as well as scholarships at universities for the arts. In Alto Palermo, there is a Toon Cup held once every 4 years. Its HD simulcast started broadcasting on 20 August 2014.
- Héroes: A block consisting of shows focused on heroes, including Pokémon, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and Sonic Boom. It airs on weekdays at 4:00 PM.
- JA JA JA: A block that airs several humorous shows, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe, Clarence, Teen Titans Go! and Uncle Grandpa. It airs on weekdays at 5:00 PM.
- Girl Power: An action block, with a focus on female heroes, replacing Animaction in 2011. Airs every Sunday morning.
- Cartoon Movement
- Cartoon Pop: A block that airs Cartoon Network's classics, such as Johnny Bravo and The Powerpuff Girls. It airs every day at 4:00am. Formerly called "Cartoon Cartoons" until 2008.
- Cine Cartoon: A block that airs full-length movies, both animated and live-action. Airs every day at no specified time, with new movies premiering every Friday.
- Boomerang Club: Airs some shows present on their sister channel, Boomerang, like LazyTown, Wabbit, and Be Cool, Scooby Doo!. Airs on weekday mornings, and Saturdays at 3:00pm.
- Cartoon Network +: A small segment that shows some shorts, as well as clips from several other shows, like MAD. It airs before commercials.
First logo, used from April 30, 1993 to December 31, 2004 (still in use as a patent).
Second logo, used from January 1, 2005 to August 5, 2010, and from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
Third logo, used from August 6, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
Fourth and current logo, used since January 1, 2012.
A variation on the fourth and current logo, which is also a variation on the original logo; used since September 3, 2012. Only in some bumpers.
Cartoon Network Latin America 20th Anniversary special logo, Used with effect from April 1st to 30th in 2013, and from September 1st to 30th in 2013.
- "Digimon Fusion llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014" (in Spanish).
- "Power Rangers: Megaforce llega a Cartoon Network Latinoamérica en Mayo 2014".