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Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network 2010 logo.svg
Country Australia
New Zealand
Broadcast area Australia
New Zealand
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales
Language(s) English
Picture format 576i (SDTV )
Owner WarnerMedia International
Sister channels Boomerang
CNN International
Launched 3 October 1995; 26 years ago (3 October 1995)
Optus TV Channel 713
Foxtel Channel 713
Neighbourhood Cable Channel 13
TransACT Channel 203
Foxtel Channel 713
Sky (NZ) Channel 102
Vodafone TV (NZ) Channel 102
Foxtel Play Channel 713
Fetch TV Channel 155
Streaming media
Sky Go

Cartoon Network is an Australian pay television channel launched on 3 October 1995 and owned by AT&T's WarnerMedia under its International division. It primarily shows animated programming.

Program blocks


Adult Swim

A time block suited for mature audience, targeting adults at least 17 years old and above. The anime block aired from Monday to Thursday and started at 10:00pm and ended at 12:00am. The comedy block aired on Fridays and Saturdays and started at 10:30 pm and ended at 12:00 am with an encore till 1:30. Before the block was ceased Squidbillies also premiered with a special disclaimer about the content, as did most of the anime.

Prior to its removal for strategic reasons, the Australian feed was one in the Asia-Pacific region to have this block. This block is currently shown on The Comedy Channel with Harvey Birdman and Aqua Teen Hunger Force as well as the premiere of Robot Chicken and Moral Orel. Most of the anime that previously aired on Adult Swim now air on the Sci Fi Channel with its own anime block.

Madman Entertainment has also been releasing Adult Swim DVD in region 4 starting with Aqua Teen, Harvey Birdman and Robot Chicken in 2007. It has since released most volumes of every series that has a DVD, including future releases.


Prior becoming a standalone channel in March 2004, Boomerang was its own block dedicated to older Hanna Barbara cartoons.

Sister channels


As mentioned previously, Cartoon Network's sister TV channel Boomerang was originally a Cartoon Network block for the lesser-known Hanna-Barbera classic cartoons that didn't already have regular half-hour slots. It began in April 2001 as a morning block airing at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, but in August 2001 also aired as an hour-long mini-block in Cartoon Network After Dark. The shows on Boomerang changed randomly every week, for both the morning and the evening block. The Boomerang blocks had bumpers which featured children's toys of characters in Hanna-Barbera cartoons coming to life, identical to the Boomerang bumpers used in the United States. These bumpers were sometimes also used on the TV channel. The evening block last aired in March 2002, and the morning block last aired in September 2004. However late-night airings of Boomerang on Cartoon Network continued until early 2005, when the Boomerang channel received a face-lift. In late 2012, it received the looks of Boomerang (UK & Ireland)

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