I.Sat (contraction of the Spanish phrase Imagen Satelital, which means "Satellite image") is an Argentine cable television channel owned by WarnerMedia International. It airs movies, series, music and shows focused on people aged 18 to 39. It is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I.Sat
I.Sat logo.svg
CountryArgentina
Broadcast areaLatin America
HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina
Programming
Language(s)Spanish and Portuguese
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerWarnerMedia International
Sister channelsTNT
TNT Series
Space
Warner Channel
TCM
Cartoon Network
Boomerang
Tooncast
TruTV
Glitz*
TBS
HTV
CNN
CNN en Español
CNN Chile
History
LaunchedApril 5, 1993 (Latin America)
April 1, 2008 (Brazil)
Former namesI-Sat (1993-1998)
Links
WebsiteLatin America
Brazil
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV (Latin America)Channel 520

It is broadcast on the satellite Intelsat 21 and is broadcast by most cable television companies in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The channel has a dedicated feed for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, and until November 2012, a dedicated feed for Brazil, which is now covered by the channel's pan-regional feed.

HistoryEdit

Until 2007, the channel was owned by "Claxson Interactive Group Latin America & Iberia" (which was a subsidiary of the Venezuelan-based Grupo Cisneros) but that year the channel, along with Retro and Space, is bought by Turner Broadcasting System. It aired different programming on different blocks, such as "Primer Plano I.Sat" (foreign movies), "Cine Argentino Independiente" (independent Argentine films), "Asian Connection" (Asian films), and "Cortos I-Sat" (short films).

In 2007 it changed its programming from being a 24-hour movies channel to have movies, series, shows, documentary series, music and some others. Some current programming includes Little Britain, Raising Hope, Misfits, and others.

Adult Swim, which previously aired on Cartoon Network, aired every night with adult animation series since 2007 after its cancellation from Cartoon Network; however, the Adult Swim block was cancelled from I.Sat on 2010 due to low ratings.[1][2] Adult Swim however returned to I.Sat on April 3, 2015 until April 16, 2020.[3]

LogosEdit

     
5.04.1993-16.12.1998 16.12.1998-1.12.2010 1.12.2010–present

ProgrammingEdit

Current programming blocksEdit

Former programming blocksEdit

  • Adult Swim: Previously aired on Cartoon Network. It aired cartoons and anime series for adults since 2007. Discontinued in 2010. Returned in April 2015 until April 2020.
  • Asian Connection: Asian films.
  • BritTV: British shows and series from BBC and Channel 4.
  • Comedy Central. Programming block with series from the TV channel Comedy Central. Discontinued in 2004.
  • Cine Zeta. Films with poor ratings or reviews. Discontinued in 2005.
  • Furia Oriental: Anime series and Asian films.
  • Sexorama. Softcore films. Discontinued in 2008.

Foreign programmingEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ I.Sat extingue Adult Swim para siempre
  2. ^ Diciembre en I.Sat: Último mes de [Adult Swim
  3. ^ "Adult Swim regresa en abril por I.Sat".
  4. ^ As estreias dos canais Turner no Brasil em 2011