Cartoon Network (Spanish TV channel)

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Cartoon Network was a Spanish television channel operated by Turner Broadcasting System Spain. Being a version of the American television channel of the same name, the channel's programmes were mostly consisted of original productions from Cartoon Network and fellow WarnerMedia company Warner Bros., but it also broadcast other American and international productions.

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network 2010 logo.svg
Broadcast areaSpain
HeadquartersTurner House,
Great Marlborough Street,
London, United Kingdom[1]
Language(s)Castilian Spanish
Secondary audio feed: English or Catalan (on certain programmes)
Picture format4:3 SDTV
OwnerTurner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner, Inc.)
Sister channelsCartoonito
Launched4 March 1994
Closed30 June 2013[2]
Replaced byBoing

Besides being available in Castilian Spanish, most shows were also available in English via a secondary audio feed.


In 1993, Cartoon Network had a single European signal distributed via the Astra satellite, and already had five audios in different languages. On 4 March 1994 (although Turner initially said it would happen before the end of 1993)[3] the sixth language of the channel was incorporated: Spanish. Later, the channel was also incorporated into Spanish cable networks. In 1997, Canal Satélite Digital signed an agreement with Time Warner in which, apart from obtaining rights from the production company, it also benefited from the entry of Cartoon Network and TNT in its offer. The channel was broadcast in the majority of pay TV companies, in some including the Cartoon Network +1 channel, with the same programming, but one hour later. In addition, a magazine called Cartoon Network Magazine was published, but it did not manage the channel, since the license belonged to another owner.

Channel closedown and start as a blockEdit

Turner Broadcasting System Europe announced on 14 June 2013 that Cartoon Network and Cartoonito would close in Spain on 30 June 2013.[4] On 20 June, it was published on the blog of the Cartoon Network website the cessation of its television broadcasts, but nothing that the website would remain active,[5] as it came to have a television on demand (VOD) service for tablets, smartphones or televisions connected to the Internet in which viewers could watch the series and content of the channel.[6] It was also explained that these contents would also be available on the channel's website, and that Turner would increase its presence in Boing, the children's thematic channel of the audiovisual group Mediaset España Comunicación, with which it has a joint venture in the aforementioned station.[7]

Shortly before midnight on 1 July 2013, the channel ceased broadcasting in Spain after 20 years, with the last programme to be aired being an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The channel then displayed a filler ident, and after a few minutes, each operator that distributed the signal replaced it with an information screen informing customers that the channel stopped broadcasting in Spain.[4] Months later, at the end of August, the channel Boing announced that from September 14 every weekend the station would broadcast a block of content called "Findes Cartoon Network" which would broadcast new episodes of Adventure Time and new episodes of Regular Show from 10:30.


  1. ^ "Cartoon Network (Spain)". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Cartoon Network leaves Spanish pay-TV". RapidTVNews. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
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  4. ^ a b "Noticias". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  5. ^ "Blog Cartoon Network | El canal de televisión Cartoon Network dice adiós el 30 de junio | Noticias". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  6. ^ "Noticias". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-29.
  7. ^ "Boing estrenará de manera exclusiva las producciones de Cartoon Network". FormulaTV (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-06-29.

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