Cartoon Network (South Korean TV channel)
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Cartoon Network (Korean: 카툰네트워크; RR: Cartoon Network) is the South Korean version of the original United States television channel, which launched on 11 November 2006. It is joint venture between owned by AT&T's WarnerMedia and Nintendo CultureWorks Media under its International division, and primarily shows animated programming.
|Broadcast area||South Korea|
|Picture format||16:9 1080i (HDTV)|
Nintendo CultureWorks Media
|Launched||11 November 2006|
|Available on most South Korean cable systems||Check local listings for details|
|U+ TV||Channel 155|
|B tv||Channel 177|
In 1995, Orion Cartoon Network was launched. The channel's logo had nothing to do with Cartoon Network, instead using Orion's logo with the text 오리온카툰네트워크 next to it. The channel would later be renamed Tooniverse.
The rebranded channel aired a Cartoon Network block until December 2002, when they lost the contract. At the same time, CSTV started distributing the Southeast Asian version of the channel, but only in English, as Korean laws at the time imply that channels operating outside of South Korea are forbidden to carry Korean audio or subtitles within South Korean territory. Previously, the Japanese version was relayed on certain cable TV providers.
On 12 July 2006, Turner and JoongAng Media Network signed a deal to launch an official Korean version of Cartoon Network.
2006–2008: CN City EraEdit
On 11 November 2006, the channel was launched, replacing the Southeast Asian version on certain South Korean TV providers (the process wasn't completed until 2011). At first, it used the "CN City" branding seen in the United States, with bumpers featuring well-known characters from Cartoon Network shows interacting in a CGI city composed of sets from them.
In 2006, several new series premiered, including Robotboy, The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, Camp Lazlo, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, My Gym Partner's a Monkey and Squirrel Boy. The Cartoon Cartoons moniker previously used for Cartoon Network originals was also dropped in 2006.
2009–2011: New Wave EraEdit
In July 2009, Cartoon Network's on-air style was changed, and two of its movie blocks (Cartoon Network Theatre and Fridays Flicks) merged into one umbrella branding (Cartoon Network Popcorn).
Like Cartoon Network SEA, the new branding featured a major visual theme in the form of dynamic lines, shown on the network's official website and in all station IDs. During the New Wave era, much of Cartoon Network's comedy programs (such as Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Camp Lazlo) began to be shown much less frequently in favor of more anime (such as Kiteretsu Daihyakka, Powerpuff Girls Z and Kaibutsu-kun) and action-oriented shows (such as Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, and The Secret Saturdays).
2011–2014: Exciting Fun Era, Turner Broadcasting directly manage Cartoon Network KoreaEdit
On 1 October 2011, Cartoon Network Korea introduced the "CHECK it" branding and own slogan, 신나는 재미 (Exciting Fun). On 15 March 2012, the United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement went effective which allowed Turner Broadcasting to directly manage Cartoon Network Korea starting from March 2015. On November 14, local version of Boomerang was launched in Korea.
- The Amazing World of Gumball (October 17, 2011–present)
- We Bare Bears (November 21, 2015–present)
- The Powerpuff Girls (2016) (April 9, 2016–present)
- Ben 10 (2016) (October 1, 2016–present)
- Apple & Onion (2018–present)
- Craig of the Creek (December 1, 2018–present)
- Summer Camp Island (July 18, 2019–present)
- Victor and Valentino (September 5, 2019–present)
- Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (March 10, 2020–present)
- Thundercats Roar
- Infinity Train
- Steven Universe Future
- Pokémon (2008–present)
- Ninjago (June 15, 2012–present)
- Chi-Ling-Ching: Secret Juju (2012–present)
- Lego Friends (2014–present)
- Hello Carbot (September 15, 2014–present)
- Teen Titans Go! (November 1, 2014–present)
- Mysterious Joker (March 3, 2015–present)
- Beyblade Burst (July 12, 2016–present)
- Grizzy and the Lemmings (October 7, 2016–present), also airs on Boomerang (South Korea).
- Sophie Ruby (October 30, 2016–present)
- Running Man (August 11, 2017–present)
- Dino Mecard (February 19, 2018–present)
- Unikitty! (May 5, 2018–present)
- My Friend, Corey (August 20, 2018–present)
- Tobot V (April 2, 2019–present)
- Sgt. Frog (June 7, 2019–present)
- Mighty Mike (July 4, 2019–present)
- Go! Animal Rescue (July 6, 2019–present)
- Bugsbot Ignition (July 25, 2019–present)
- Butt Detective (August 12, 2019–present)
- Bakugan: Battle Planet (August 22, 2019–present)
- Lego City Adventures (August 24, 2019–present)
- DC Super Hero Girls
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