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Cartoon Network
Current logo since December 7, 2010
Broadcast area Middle East (MENA feed)
North Africa (MENA feed)
Sub-Saharan Africa (African feed)
Cyprus (MENA feed)
Headquarters Turner House, Great Marlborough Street, London, United Kingdom
Language(s) English (African and MENA feeds)
Arabic (MENA feed only)
Greek (MENA feed in Cyprus)
Picture format (1080i, HDTV)
Owner WarnerMedia International
Sister channels Boomerang
TNT Africa
CNN International
Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Hindi
Launched 17 September 1993; 29 years ago (1993-09-17) (launch of Cartoon Network UK/Europe)
August 1999; 23 years ago (August 1999) (launch of Cartoon Network HQ as a separate feed from Cartoon Network UK/Europe)
1 July 2016; 6 years ago (2016-07-01) (launch of Cartoon Network MENA)
Former names Cartoon Network HQ (1999–2015)
Cabletoon (Cyprus) Channel 304 (HD, MENA feed)
Cablevision (Lebanon) Channel 182 (HD, MENA feed)
beIN (Middle East and North Africa) Channel 106 (HD, MENA feed)
DStv (Sub-Saharan Africa) Channel 301 (HD, African feed)
Canal+ Afrique (Sub-Saharan Africa) Channel 402 (?, African feed)
PrimeTel (Cyprus) Channel 400 (HD, MENA feed)
CytaVision (Cyprus) Channel 32 (HD, MENA feed)

Cartoon Network is one of two digital children's television channels that air animated series: Cartoon Network MENA, which serves the Middle East and North Africa along with Cyprus; and Cartoon Network Africa (formerly known as Cartoon Network HQ), which serves Sub-Saharan Africa. Both feeds are owned by AT&T's WarnerMedia under its International division.

The network began as part of the larger UK/pan-European service on 17 September 1993; the UK branch would separate itself in October 1999, but kept a nearly identical schedule until August 2001.

Cartoon Network HQ used to share channel space with Turner Classic Movies; the latter would air from 21:00 to 06:00 CET, while the former would run for the rest of the day.

On 1 July 2016, Cartoon Network MENA, an HD feed on beIN, launched and replace Cartoon Network Africa in the MENA region. It features both English and Arabic audio tracks. In addition to being offered by various Gulf IPTV providers (as well as Cablevision in Lebanon and most Cypriot TV providers except for NOVA Cyprus), Cartoon Network MENA also has a separate schedule and censorship rules from Cartoon Network Africa.


Sister channels


Boomerang is a television channel which airs cartoons. Two versions of the channel exist; one for the Arab World, Greece and Cyprus (Boomerang MENA), and another for Sub-Saharan Africa (Boomerang Africa). It launched on 5 June 2005 as Boomerang HQ.

On 1 July 2016, Boomerang MENA was launched, replacing the African feed in the Middle East and North Africa; it airs in 1080i with English and Arabic audio tracks on beIN, and is also available in Greece and Cyprus, albeit with a Greek audio track.


Boing is a television channel that airs repeats of programs formerly seen on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. It launched on 30 May 2015, as the fourth extension of Turner's larger Boing brand.

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