Cartoon Network (Scandinavian TV channel)
Cartoon Network is a Scandinavian pay television channel broadcasting cartoons in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. The channel was created in 2000 when it replaced the Pan-European version of Cartoon Network in the region.
|Headquarters||Turner House, |
Great Marlborough Street,
London, United Kingdom
English (shows only, continuity and promos are in Swedish instead)
|Picture format||576i (16:9, SDTV)|
|Owner||Warner Bros. Europe/WarnerMedia Nordics|
Turner Classic Movies
|Launched||September 17, 1993 (as CN Europe)|
January 1, 2000 (as CN Nordic)
|Com Hem||Channel 150 (Sweden)|
|Viasat||Channel 1003 (HD)|
|Canal Digital||Channel 66 (Norway)|
Channel 67 (Sweden)
Channel 85 (Denmark)
Channel 87 (Finland)
|Canal Digital||Channel 93 (Sweden)|
Cartoon Network was launched in 1993 across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and was originally twinned with movie channel TNT (later TCM) in a pan-European version. Cartoon Network ran from 6:00 am until 8:00 pm CET, with TNT taking over from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am CET. Some programs on the pan-European feed were dubbed into Norwegian, Swedish and Danish, dubbed locally by companies such as SDI Media Denmark and Dubberman Denmark, for the Danish soundtrack. On December 16, 1996, Cartoon Network became a 24/7 channel, as did TNT. However, a version of the channel called TNT & Cartoon Network continued to appear on some providers in Europe. In 2000, a regional Scandinavian version of Cartoon Network was created, broadcasting in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.
In mid-May 2006, the channel rebranded to the City era, with the logo, promos, bumpers and idents altered as well. The Boomerang block was removed but most of its program content still continued to be offered on the channel. In mid-May 2009, the branding was changed to the Arrow era as seen on other CN feeds in the EMEA region at the time. In early 2011, the channel rebranded to the Check It 1.0 era, with a new logo, bumpers and idents influenced by the Checkerboard era.
From October 1, 2012 onwards, there are local Swedish commercials on the Swedish subfeed's ad breaks as opposed to the pan-Nordic commercials aired in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Since November 1, 2013, Cartoon Network has been broadcasting in widescreen. Although the channel airs 24/7, some distributors only broadcast the channel between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm, with Turner Classic Movies filling the remainder of the schedule. Distributors that only broadcast the partial version include Viasat, Telia Digital-tv and many smaller analogue cable systems. The channel is not yet available in Finnish in Finland, but some of the programs on the channel are available in Finnish on local Finnish channels such as MTV3, C More Juniori, Sub and Nelonen.
In November 2014, the channel rebranded to Check It 3.0, following various other EMEA feeds doing so.
Cartoon Network Classics
Mainly shows Cartoon Cartoons, along with other programming dropped from the main schedule. It airs at 2:00 am CET, to 4:00 am CET. The block is not advertised, and does not have any special bumpers. It also lacks commercials.
Similarly to its American and British counterparts, the Toonami block mainly showcased action-oriented cartoons. However, not much anime was shown, and Toonami Nordic was more focused on non-Japanese action cartoons. Shows that were shown included Samurai Jack, Batman of the Future, X-Men: Evolution, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, Justice League, Beyblade and Megas XLR.
When it existed, the Boomerang block on CN Nordic would usually air older content, such as Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies, Tom and Jerry and various Hanna–Barbera cartoons. When it was removed, its content was spread around the schedule, but over the years the shows have either been removed or moved to Boomerang instead.
A block also featured on CN UK, My CN, which existed throughout the Arrow era on CN Nordic, aired every weekend, giving the viewers a chance to vote for one of two different shows via the network's website. The show with the most votes would air on weekends at 8:10 am CET. The show also gave viewers the chance to become the host regardless of nationality. Also, if for example a Swedish viewer was chosen as a host, their voice would be dubbed into Danish and Norwegian for the respective soundtracks, and if for example a Finnish or Icelandic viewer was chosen to be a host, their voice would be dubbed into Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.
- "Cartoon Network (Nordic)". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
- "Cartoon Network öppnar svenskt reklamfönster". Dagens Media. August 21, 2012. Archived from the original on August 24, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
- "Cartoon Network Nordic Has Rebranded". April 3, 2016.