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Cartoon Network (Portugal)

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network logo.
Launched

17 September 1993
(as Cartoon Network Europe)
1 October 2013
(as an independent channel in Angola and Mozambique)

3 December 2013
(in Portugal)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner)
Picture format 16:9
Slogan CHECK it.
Language Portuguese
Broadcast area Portugal
Angola
Mozambique
Headquarters Turner House, London, United Kingdom[1]
Sister channel(s) Boomerang
CNN International
Website www.CartoonNetwork.pt
Availability
Satellite
NOS Channel 47
Meo Channel 47
DStv ao Channel 582
DStv mz Channel 582
Cable
NOS Channel 47
Cabovisão Channel 49
TV Cabo ao channel 134
TV Cabo Mz channel 79
IPTV
Meo Channel 47
Vodafone TV Channel 53

Cartoon Network, commonly abbreviated as CN, is a Portuguese digital cable and satellite television channel launched on December 3, 2013[2] and owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe (a semi-autonomous unit of Time Warner). Currently, Cartoon Network is the second most-watched kids and teens' channel in Portugal, recently surpassing Canal Panda and is now only behind Disney Channel.

History

The feed (Pan-European) received in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique was transmitted for a long time (from the 17th of September 1993 to the 3rd of December 2013), that is also received in countries that don't have their own version of the channel.

The Portuguese-language version of the channel was launched on October 1, 2013 in Angola and Mozambique.[3]

From 3 December 2013, the channel was officially launched in Portugal on all cable operators, switching the Pan-European version (in English).[2] On the same day it was launched, the channel started transmitting in the 16:9 image format. It is believed that the channel switched feeds due to the low ratings the previous feed was suffering in the past few years. The Pan-European English feed was removed from ZON (currently NOS) basic cable services, along with other foreign language international channels on February 1, 2010, and Portuguese-language Panda Biggs included in its place.[4]

When the Pan-European feed was still transmitted, the daily broadcast was of 15 hours (from 05:00 to 20:00) in Portugal. From that time, the channel was airing first with TNT, focusing on classic movies and professional wrestling, and in the final years with Turner Classic Movies. Some cable TV operators preferred dividing the two channels with their own dial (some with a description of their opening and closing times). Shortly after the release of Portugal's version of the channel, TCM and Boomerang (EMEA) stopped being aired in Portugal.

Around February 2014, the channel started airing advertisements, but in March 2014, they stopped airing them, returning in the mid of the month.

Cartoon Network Portugal was also the first European CN to adopt the CHECK it 3.0 branding.

Programming

Current programming

Programming from Cartoon Network
Title Portuguese title Premiere date Notes
Dexter's Laboratory O Laboratório do Dexter 1 October 2013 Reruns, transited from the EMEA feed
The Powerpuff Girls As Powerpuff Girls 1 October 2013 Reruns, transited from the EMEA feed
Adventure Time Hora de Aventuras 1 October 2013 New episodes, transited from the EMEA feed
The Amazing World of Gumball O Incrível Mundo de Gumball 3 December 2013 New episodes, transited from the EMEA feed
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy As Aventuras Assustadoras de Billy e Mandy 1 February 2014 Reruns, transited from the EMEA feed
Mixels Mixels 15 February 2014 New episodes
Regular Show Regular Show 5 April 2014 New episodes
Uncle Grandpa Titio Avô 26 April 2014 New episodes
Steven Universe Steven Universe 1 June 2014 New episodes
Clarence Clarence 29 November 2014 New episodes
Ben 10: Omniverse Ben 10: Omniverse 1 October 2013 Transited from the EMEA feed
Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbera original programming
Title Portuguese title Premiere date Notes
Teen Titans Go! Teen Titans Go! 10 November 2014 New episodes
Non-original programming
Title Portuguese title Premiere date Notes
Johnny Test Jonathan Test 3 December 2013 New episodes, formerly on Biggs
Dragons: Riders of Berk Dragões: O Esquadrão de Berk 2 June 2014 Reruns, transited from the EMEA feed
Just Kidding Just Kidding 16 June 2014 Reruns
Numb Chucks Numb Chucks 15 September 2014 Reruns
Dragons: Defenders of Berk Dragões: Os Defensores de Berk 13 October 2014 Reruns, transited from the EMEA feed
Dr. Dimensionpants Dr. Dimensional 19 January 2015 Reruns
Grojband Grojband February 2015 (in tests)
6 July 2015 (officially)
Reruns, formerly on SIC K
Doraemon Doraemon 1 June 2015 (1979 anime)
28 February 2015 (2005 anime)
Reruns (1979 anime), formerly on Canal Panda
New episodes (2005 anime), formerly on Biggs
Total Drama: Pahkitew Island Drama Total: Ilha Pahkitew 29 June 2015 Reruns
Total Drama All-Stars Drama Total: Famosos 16 July 2015 Reruns

Specials

Specials
Title Portuguese title Premiere date Notes
The Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed As Powerpuff Girls: Bailarico Sem Fim 22 March 2014

Former programming

Programming from Cartoon Network
Title Portuguese title Premiere date Notes
Ben 10 Ben 10 1 October 2013 Transited from the EMEA feed
Ben 10: Alien Force Ben 10: Alien Force 1 October 2013 Transited from the EMEA feed
Over the Garden Wall Para Lá do Jardim 23 March 2015 Miniseries
Warner Bros. Animation and Hanna-Barbera original programming
Title Portuguese title Premiere date Notes
Tom and Jerry Tom e Jerry 1 May 2014 Currently on Boomerang
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Scooby-Doo! Mistérios, Lda. 6 December 2014 Currently on Boomerang
Non-original programming
Title Portuguese title Premiere date Notes
The Garfield Show Garfield 3 December 2013 Currently on Boomerang

See also

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b http://www.zon.pt/tv/canais/Pages/Cartoon-Network.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.themarketingsite.com/news/34564/turner-to-launch-cartoon-network-in-portuguese-in-angola-and-mozambique
  4. ^ Panda Biggs e FOX no Clássico da ZON

External links

  • Official website
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