I.Sat (contraction of the Spanish phrase Imagen Satelital, which means "Satellite image") is an Argentine cable television channel owned by WarnerMedia International. It airs movies, series, music and shows focused on people aged 18 to 39. It is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
|Broadcast area||Latin America|
|Headquarters||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Language(s)||Spanish and Portuguese|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
CNN en Español
|Launched||April 5, 1993 (Latin America)|
April 1, 2008 (Brazil)
|Former names||I-Sat (1993-1998)|
|Website||Latin America |
|DirecTV (Latin America)||Channel 520|
It is broadcast on the satellite Intelsat 21 and is broadcast by most cable television companies in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The channel has a dedicated feed for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, and until November 2012, a dedicated feed for Brazil, which is now covered by the channel's pan-regional feed.
Until 2007, the channel was owned by "Claxson Interactive Group Latin America & Iberia" (which was a subsidiary of the Venezuelan-based Grupo Cisneros) but that year the channel, along with Retro and Space, is bought by Turner Broadcasting System. It aired different programming on different blocks, such as "Primer Plano I.Sat" (foreign movies), "Cine Argentino Independiente" (independent Argentine films), "Asian Connection" (Asian films), and "Cortos I-Sat" (short films).
In 2007 it changed its programming from being a 24-hour movies channel to have movies, series, shows, documentary series, music and some others. Some current programming includes Little Britain, Raising Hope, Misfits, and others.
Adult Swim, which previously aired on Cartoon Network, aired every night with adult animation series since 2007 after its cancellation from Cartoon Network; however, the Adult Swim block was cancelled from I.Sat on 2010 due to low ratings. Adult Swim however returned to I.Sat on April 3, 2015 until April 16, 2020.
Current programming blocksEdit
- Cine Argentino Independiente: Argentine independent films.
- Cortos I.Sat: Short films.
- Cuentos de terror. Terror stories narrated by Alberto Laiseca.
- I.Films: Featured movies with monthly premieres.
- I.Series: Series, shows and reality series.
- Primer Plano I-Sat: International Independent films.
Former programming blocksEdit
- Adult Swim: Previously aired on Cartoon Network. It aired cartoons and anime series for adults since 2007. Discontinued in 2010. Returned in April 2015 until April 2020.
- Asian Connection: Asian films.
- BritTV: British shows and series from BBC and Channel 4.
- Comedy Central. Programming block with series from the TV channel Comedy Central. Discontinued in 2004.
- Cine Zeta. Films with poor ratings or reviews. Discontinued in 2005.
- Furia Oriental: Anime series and Asian films.
- Sexorama. Softcore films. Discontinued in 2008.
- Adventure Time (Lasted only two hours in the special "Happy birthday Cartoon Network" on April 21, 2013)
- Arrested Development
- As If
- Black Mirror
- The Brady Bunch
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Cha Cha Cha
- Come Fly with Me
- Cock'd Gunns
- Dharma and Greg
- Diff'rent Strokes
- The Facts of Life
- Gimme a Break!
- Happy Days
- I Dream of Jeannie
- Late Night with Conan O'Brien
- Little Britain
- Laverne & Shirley
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Peep Show
- Pippalotta's Home
- Raising Hope
- Regular Show (I.Sat aired the episode "The Graveyard" uncensored on November 22, 2013, in its special "Ani-Mes" in "Cortos I.Sat")
- Running Wilde
- Secret Diary of a Call Girl
- Shameless (U.S. version)
- Six Feet Under
- Sugar Rush
- The Basement Sessions
- The Borgias
- The IT Crowd
- The Mighty Boosh
- The Mind of the Married Man
- The Office
- The Whitest Kids U' Know
- Trigger Happy TV
- Trust Me
- Veronica Mars