Boomerang (Italian TV channel)
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Sister channels||Cartoon Network|
|Launched||31 July 2003|
20 December 2008 (Boomerang +1)
|UPC (Ticino)||Channel 80|
|UPC (Romandy and Deutschswizz)||Channel 580|
|Sky Italia||Channel 609|
Channel 610 (Boomerang +1)
|Sky Italia||Sky Go|
Boomerang is an Italian television channel launched in 2003, which airs mostly modern cartoons aimed at preschoolers. It is a sister service of Cartoon Network, and is owned AT&T's WarnerMedia under its International division.
The channel launched exclusively on Sky Italia on the 31st July 2003, airing the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons such as Courage The Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo, The Flintstones and many other classics, taken directly from the Cartoon Network schedule.
From December 20th 2008 on channel 610 of Sky, along with Cartoon Network, the channel Boomerang +1 launched, airing the same schedule as Boomerang just one hour behind. From December 20th 2013 due to frequency changes the channel began to air in the 14:9 ratio, and from September 16th 2015 along with the original feed it switched to 16:9.
On February 2nd 2015 it rebranded to the new logo.
Boomerang +1 is a timeshift channel launched on December 20th 2008 that airs the same schedule as Boomerang, just one hour behind. The channel also usually temporarily rebrands to special programmings dedicated to classic shows.
From 10 to 26 December 2015, the channel temporarily became "Boomerang Looney Tunes", with a special programming exclusively dedicated to Looney Tunes classics and movies 24/7.
From 19 to 27 December 2016 the channel rebranded to "Tom&Jerry Channel", with a programming dedicated to the Tom & Jerry reboot.
From 7 to 17 June 2018 the channel became ScoobyDoobyBoom, airing the various Scooby-Doo shows and movies.
- 31 July 2003 - 5 April 2005
- 5 April 2005 – 2 February 2015
- 2 February 2015 – present
- S.p.A, Editoriale Duesse. "Cartoon Network: partirà a fine luglio il nuovo canale Boomerang". E2S (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-03-17.
- Official website (in Italian)