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Tooncast is a Latin American pay television channel owned by Warner Bros. It was launched on 1 December 2008[1]; its programming consists of classical animation, both from Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network. It features no ad-breaks or programming promotions - when one show ends, the next one starts immediately.

Tooncast
Tooncast logo.svg
LaunchedDecember 1, 2008; 10 years ago (2008-12-01)
Owned byWarner Bros. Latin America (WarnerMedia, a subsidiary of AT&T)
Picture format4:3 480i/576i SDTV
SloganAll toons, all the time
CountryLatin America
LanguageSpanish
Portuguese
English
Broadcast areaLatin America
HeadquartersBuenos Aires, Argentina
Sao Paulo, Brasil
Santiago, Chile
Georgia Atlanta, USA
Sister channel(s)Cartoon Network
Boomerang
WarnerTV
WebsiteOfficial Website
Availability
Terrestrial
Antina (Argentina)Channel 24
Satellite
TuVes HD (Chile)Channel 23
Movistar Latin AmericaChannel 312
Channel 702 (Chile)
Claro TV (Brazil)Channel 110
Oi TV (Brazil)Channel 122
Sky BrasilChannel 62
Cable
izzi (Mexico)Channel 323
Claro TV (Latin America)Channel 213 (Colombia)
Channel 7 (Chile)
Megacable (Mexico)Channel 161
Tigo (Latin America)Channel 159 (Colombia)
Channel 331 (Paraguay)
Channel 124 (Bolivia)
Chanel 122 (Guatemala)
NET (Brazil)Channel 110
VTR (Chile)Channel 254 (digital)
Altice (Dominican Republic)Channel 210
Cablevisión (Argentina)Channel 209
CableOnda (Panama)Channel 116
Star Globalcom (Peru)Channel 73
IPTV
Tigo (Colombia)Channel 162
Claro TV (Latin America)Channel 433 (Dominican Republic)
Channel 215 (Argentina)

HistoryEdit

The channel was launched on 1 December 2008, after all classic animation programming from Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and MGM were removed from Boomerang Latin America, to centre the network towards the teen audience, and replacing it with live-action programming instead.

Tooncast follows the Boomerang US old channel line-up, which aired classic cartoons. Old Cartoon Network commercials are also broadcast on the channel, such as "Cartoons That Never Made It," Cartoon Network Groovies, and Boomerang Shorties. Unlike other channels of Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, few pay-TV providers carry Tooncast. The only exception is Brazil, where the channel is available on most subscription TV providers, such as Oi TV, Claro TV, GVT TV, Vivo TV, and Nossa TV. Since 1 August 2014, Tooncast began to be carried on NET, the biggest cable television company in Brazil.[2][3]

Even though Tooncast remained with a single pan-regional feed with audio tracks in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and English, on November 2012 the channel started using the Brazilian content rating system. Tooncast once played Powerhouse from Cartoon Network.

On 26 September 2018, the channel was picked up by Sky Brasil.

On 1 April 2019, all classic programming from the Turner animation library, including productions from Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and MGM, were removed from the schedule making focus on Cartoon Network original productions, and also airing anime series like Pokémon and the Brazilian animated series Monica and Friends, following WarnerMedia's business reestructure, that also affected programming on sister networks like Cartoon Network and Boomerang. However, it eventually returned from June 1-July 1, 2019.

ProgrammingEdit

Current programming[4]Edit

Former programmingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Turner lanzó Tooncast, nuevo canal de dibujitos animados - Noticias de TV - Prensario Internacional". Prensario.tv. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  2. ^ "1ф. Mсo Exclusiva: Tooncast entra na NET em agosto, com novo acordo da Turner". TV Magazine. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  3. ^ ANMTV (2014-07-21). "Tooncast estreia na NET em agosto (AT) - ANMTV". Anmtv.xpg.uol.com.br. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  4. ^ http://www.tooncast.tv/programacion.html

External linksEdit