Cartoonito (British and Irish TV channel)

Cartoonito is a British television channel which targets children between the ages of 2 and 6.[1] It is run by AT&T's WarnerMedia under its international division.

CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom
NetworkCartoon Network Too (2006-2007)
HeadquartersLondon, England, United Kingdom
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
OwnerWarnerMedia International
Sister channelsCartoon Network
CNN International
Turner Classic Movies
Launched4 September 2006 (block)
24 May 2007 (channel)
ReplacedCartoon Network Too (original version)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 706
WightFibreChannel 109
Virgin Media (ROI)Channel 618
SkyChannel 610
BTChannel 488
BT (via Now TV)Channel 471
TalkTalk Plus TVChannel 488
PlusnetChannel 488
Eir VisionChannel 619
FreesatChannel 568
Streaming media
Sky GoWatch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Now TVWatch live (UK only)
TVPlayerWatch live (UK only) (TVPlayer Plus subscription required)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)


Cartoonito began as a programming block on Cartoon Network Too on 4 September 2006, running from 6 AM to 3 PM. It later expanded into its own channel on 24 May 2007, now running between 3 AM and 7 PM in a time-sharing agreement with Turner Classic Movies 2 (which later became Turner Classic Movies +1 after 13 August 2013).

On 25 March 2010, Cartoonito was added to Virgin Media.[2] In early 2011, the channel's runtime was changed, now running from 4 AM to 8 PM. On Saturday 26th October 2013 Cartoonito was Launched On BT TV on The Kids Pack On Channel 563 And Plusnet Launched Cartoonito in May 2015, On 15 December 2016, it was added to TalkTalk.[3]

Cartoonito shifted its aspect ratio to 16:9 widescreen on 1 November 2017. The channel moved to a full 24-hour schedule on 15 January 2018.[4]



  1. DeMott, Rick (21 April 2011). "Turner Broadcasting To Launch Cartoonito Across EMEA". Archived from the original on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. "Virgin Media Expands Kids' Line-up with Cartoonito". Virgin Media. 1 March 2010.
  3. "Cartoonito UK Now Available On TalkTalk TV". Regular Capital. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. "Cartoonito UK Now Available 24 Hours A Day". Regular Capital. Retrieved 26 January 2018.
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