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Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network logo.svg
Country India
Broadcast area
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Picture format 16:9 (576i SDTV) (SD channel)
(1080i HDTV) (HD+ channel)
  • WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks Asia Pacific
  • Turner International India
Parent Cartoon Network
Sister channels
  • 1 May 1995; 27 years ago (1995-05-01)
  • 15 April 2018; 4 years ago (2018-04-15) (HD+ channel)
Asianet Digital Channel 330
Siti Cable Channel 443
Hathway Channel 403
Sreedevi Digital Channel 343
DEN Channel 429
  • Channel 363 (SD)
  • Channel 172 (HD+)
Bengal Digital (Bangladesh) Channel 447 (HD+)
Medianet (Maldives) Channel 209 (HD+)
Dish TV Channel 953
Sun Direct
  • Channel 528 (SD)
  • Channel 949 (HD+)
Tata Sky
  • Channel 666 (HD+)
  • Channel 667 (SD)
Videocon d2h Channel 501
Airtel digital TV Channel 449 (SD)
Akash DTH (Bangladesh) Channel 453 (HD+)
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 51 (HD+ in SD format)

Cartoon Network (CN for short) is an Indian cable and satellite television channel operated by AT&T's WarnerMedia under its International division. The channel is the Indian equivalent to the original American network and was launched on May 1, 1995 as the first kids' network in India. The channel, which primarily airs animated programming, is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.


Related projects

Pogo TV

The logo of Pogo TV

Pogo TV was launched on 1 January 2004. Along with CN, it also aired animated and live-action shows.

Cartoon Network HD+

Cartoon Network HD+'s logo, since April 15, 2018

Cartoon Network HD+ (called CN HD+ in commercials) launched on 15 April 2018. The channel was launched in India and was eventually launched on popular operators in neighbouring countries.

The channel contains shows from Cartoon Network Studios and select acquired content. Many Cartoon Network originals are shown exclusively on this channel and mostly unavailable on the SD channel.


Toonami Asia logo
Toonami's logo

On 26 February 2015, Turner India launched a new channel based on its former block, Toonami. The channel ceased operations at the end of May 15, 2018.

Cartoon Network Hindi

Logo of Cartoon Network Hindi
Cartoon Network Hindi's logo, used since 1 April 2016.

Cartoon Network Hindi is a Hindi-language television channel available in the Middle East and North Africa, aimed at Indian expatriates in the region. Launched on 1 April 2016, the channel is exclusively available on BeIN Network satellite television platform.

Cartoon Network Block

Zee TV launched a Cartoon Network programming block on 14 August 2002, replacing Nickelodeon's programing block. The block featured programs like Scooby-Doo, The Mask: Animated Series, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Pinky and the Brain, Samurai Jack, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Tom and Jerry Kids, Superman: The Animated Series, Captain Planet, Ed, Edd N Eddy, The Road Runner Show, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Sheep in the Big City, Mike, Lu & Og, Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries and Batman: The Animated Series. It aired programs twice in a day.

On 8 July 2006 DD National introduced a Cartoon Network block named "Cartoon Network ki Duniya" which aired programs like Codename: Kids Next Door, M.A.D. (from sister channel Pogo) and Galli Galli Sim Sim.

Digital and OTT deals

On June 24 2016, Turner India signed a distribution deal with Viacom 18's OTT app Voot. Through this strategic tie-up Voot can stream Turner's properties from Cartoon Network and Pogo TV like The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Dexter's Laboratory, Roll No. 21, Samurai Jack, Johnny Bravo and M.A.D in their Kids section.

On August 29 2017, Turner International India signed a deal with Amazon Prime Video India. Through this deal Amazon can stream Cartoon Network shows like Ben 10 (2005 TV series), Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Ben 10: Omniverse, Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls, Kumbh Karan, Roll No 21 and Dexter's Laboratory in their Kids and Family section.


In 2014, Cartoon Network partnered with Tata Sky to launch an active service called CN+. The service is available every day for about one to two hours. It airs select episodes from hit programmes such as Ben 10 (and related series), Beyblade: Metal Fusion (and related series), Cartoon Network Original Shows like The Amazing World of Gumball, :League of Super Evil, Tom and Jerry (and related series), Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, and movies from Ben 10, Pokémon among others.

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