Cartoon Network Too

Cartoon Network Too (stylised CN Too) was a British television channel that was owned by Turner Broadcasting. CN Too was the sister station of Cartoon Network, and it often aired programmes a while after they are shown on the main Cartoon Network.[3] Cartoon Network Too was shut down on 1 April 2014.

Cartoon Network Too
Cartoon Network Too 2012.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom
Ireland
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom, Ireland & Malta[1]
HeadquartersTurner House,
Great Marlborough Street,
London, United Kingdom[2]
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format576i (16:9/4:3) (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerTurner Broadcasting System Europe
(Time Warner)
Sister channelsCartoon Network
Boomerang
Cartoonito
Turner Classic Movies
CNN International
History
Launched24 April 2006 (original)
24 May 2007
(relaunch)
ReplacedCartoon Network +1 (original)
Toonami (relaunch)
Closed23 May 2007 (original)
1 April 2014 (relaunch)
Replaced byCartoonito (original)
Cartoon Network +1 (relaunch)
Links
WebsiteCNToo.co.uk (closed)

HistoryEdit

2006–2007: Launch and early yearsEdit

 
Cartoon Network Too logo 2006-2012.

On 24 April 2006, which was coincidentally the day Nick Jr. Too was also launched, Cartoon Network Too was launched on Sky. It also became available on SCTV Digital when that service became available in 2006, along with Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Cartoon Network Too aired from 3 am to 7 pm, sharing a broadcast frequency with TCM 2, from TCM.

During its early months, Cartoon Network Too mainly broadcast older shows from Cartoon Network's library, such as Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Wacky Races, and Cow and Chicken.[4][5] alongside then-currently-running shows like Ed, Edd n Eddy, The Cramp Twins, and Courage the Cowardly Dog.

After this period, the channel transitioned to a "Modern-Classics" format, airing many currently-running Cartoon Network shows alongside programmes airing on Boomerang, and occasional older programming.

Introduction of Cartoonito blockEdit

Starting from September 2006, Cartoon Network Too gave up 9 of its 16 hours of programming a day for Cartoonito as a programming block from 6 am until 3 pm. Cartoon Network Too's airtime remained 3 am to 7 pm, however the actual programming from Cartoon Network Too only aired between 3 and 6 am then from 3 until 7 pm, as the remaining hours contained Cartoonito's programming.

2007–2014: Cartoon Network Too as a 24 hour channelEdit

In May 2007 at 7 pm, the old version of Cartoon Network Too closed for the last time. Then, on the same day at 3 am, Toonami was shut down permanently and Cartoon Network Too was moved into its slot, allowing a standalone Cartoonito channel to launch in Cartoon Network Too's original time-shared-with-TCM2 slot. Viewers of Toonami were given three weeks of notice before Turner Broadcasting System Europe took Toonami off the air. Cartoon Network Too was in the process moved to Toonami's former slot on Sky Digital and was launched on Virgin Media, again replacing Toonami.

In June 2007, Cartoon Network Too became available on Top Up TV Anytime, which is a video-on-demand service. However, in June 2009, it was removed, but Cartoon Network continues to be accessible via Top Up TV Anytime. In June 2010, Cartoon Network Too was removed from SCTV Digital as a result of that service going into administration. In May 2012, Cartoon Network Too's logo was changed in line with the already updated main logo of Cartoon Network, and transitioned it's programming to a more male-focused audience, with a heavier focus on action-adventure programming such as Ben 10: Alien Force and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. During overnight hours, usually between midnight and 6 am, it also aired some shows which are no longer being produced, and are no longer in high demand (i.e. Skatoony). On 1 April 2014, Cartoon Network Too was shut down, the final programme on Cartoon Network Too was an episode of Skatoony, followed by promos of what was airing on Cartoon Network, then a bumper following into a clip of Cartoon Network's promotional content from 2007, which was shown incomplete as Cartoon Network +1 was relaunched into Cartoon Network Too's channel space.[6]

Former programmingEdit

Cartoonito programming blockEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pan-European Opportunity: Cartoon Network". Turner Media Innovations. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Company Information". Turner Broadcasting System Europe. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  3. ^ "New look for Turner channels". Toy News Online. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Timeline: Turner Broadcasting System Europe LTD". Turner Broadcasting System Europe. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Turner fights ITV and BBC with launch plans". Campaign. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  6. ^ "End of CN Too & Relaunch of Cartoon Network +1 (UK)". YouTube. Danieru. Archived from the original on 22 December 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2019.

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