Boomerang (Central and Eastern Europe TV channel)

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Boomerang
Boomerang 2014 logo.svg
Launched5 June 2005; 13 years ago (2005-06-05)
(as Boomerang Europe)
12 October 2011; 7 years ago (2011-10-12)
(independent feed)
Owned byTurner Broadcasting System Germany
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
LanguageDutch
English
German
Hungarian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Broadcast areaBalkans
Benelux
Central Europe
Eastern Europe
ReplacedBoomerang (German TV channel)
Sister channel(s)Cartoon Network CEE
Cartoon Network Germany
Cartoon Network Netherlands & Flanders
Cartoon Network Poland
Cartoon Network Russia and Southeastern Europe
CNN International
TNT Comedy
TNT Film
TNT Serie
Websitewww.boomerangtv.de
www.boomerang-tv.hu
www.boomerangtv.nl
www.boomerang-tv.pl
www.boomerang-tv.ro
www.boomerangtv.ru
Availability
Satellite
Cyfrowy PolsatChannel 92
NC+Channel 102
UPCChannel 83
Focus SatChannel 68
Digi TVChannel 81
Makedonski TelekomChannel 205
KatelcoChannel 456
DigitAlbChannel 86
Sky Deutschland (Germany/Austria)Channel 524 (SD)
CanalDigitaal (Netherlands)Channel 40
Cable
UPC (Poland)Channel 675
UPC RomaniaChannel 505
Kabel Deutschland (Germany)Channel 610 (SD) / Channel 621 (HD)
Unitymedia (Germany)Channel 243 (SD)
UPC Switzerland (Switzerland)Channel 182 (HD)
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 309
Telenet (Belgium)Channel 602
IPTV
Max TV (Macedonia)203
Open IPTV (Serbia)522
Telekom Entertain (Germany)Channel 216 (SD/HD)
Streaming media
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)

Boomerang is a European pay television channel which focuses on animated kids programming. The CEE feed is being broadcast in Albania, Austria, Baltic states, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Commonwealth of Independent States, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the Ukraine.

History[edit]

Boomerang EMEA was launched in December 2005. On 12 October 2011, it was split into two different feeds: this feed focused on Central and Eastern Europe and Boomerang HQ centred on the Benelux, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Middle East & Africa, and Portugal. The European feed at the time consisted of four audio tracks, which were in English, Romanian, Hungarian and Polish. On 12 June 2012, it began being distributed in Russia after adding a Russian audio track to the channel's stream.

Between November 2014 and February 2015, Boomerang CEE replaced Boomerang HQ in the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium, and got a localised Dutch feed between 2 February 2015 and 2017.[1] Since 2017 the CEE feed is available in the Netherlands and Belgium.[2]

On 4 April 2018, Boomerang CEE switched to the 16:9 aspect ratio.

On 1 October 2018, Boomerang CEE replaced Boomerang Germany and took over its channel slot. It launched a subfeed intended to air German advertisements and has no Russian rating icons being displayed in its broadcast, differing from the main feed. Although it has a German audio track, its commercial continuity remains in English.[3]

Cartoonito[edit]

The block's logo used at the time.

Cartoonito was a programming block targeting preschoolers. It aired weekday mornings and early afternoons before the Cartoonito branding was phased out entirely in 2014, when Cartoonito merged with Boomerang's schedule.

Logos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nieuw logo voor Boomerang". Broadcast Magazine (in Dutch). 1 February 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Boomerang CEE (Dutch) - Continuity (July 1, 2017)". 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Boomerang Germany - Final Day/Closedown/CEE Takeover (September 30-October 1, 2018)". 2 October 2018.

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