- This article is about the American television channel. For international versions, see Cartoon Network (international).
Cartoon Network is an American television channel. It broadcasts television programs that are suitable for older children and teenagers. Most of the shows are animated cartoon series, but some live-action shows are also broadcast. However, at night Cartoon Network switches to Adult Swim which broadcasts programs for adults instead.
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Owner||Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics|
|Parent||The Cartoon Network, Inc.|
|Launched||October 1, 1992|
(channel space shared with nighttime programming block Adult Swim and preschool programming block Cartoonito)
|Available on most cable providers||Channel slots vary on each system|
|Dish Network||Channel 176 (East)|
Channel 177 (West)
|DirecTV/Stream||Channel 296 (East)|
Channel 297 (West)
Channel 1296 (VOD)
|Orby TV||Channel 210 (East)|
Channel 211 (West)
|Google Fiber||Channel 351|
|YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV|
Cartoon Network first launched in October 1, 1992 through cable and satellite television in the United States by Turner Broadcasting System (or TBS for short). In the early years, many of the shows featured on the channel were classic cartoons and Hanna-Barbera shows. TBS later launched Cartoon Network Studios to make flagship original shows specifically for Cartoon Network.
After successfully launching the channel in the United States, TBS decided to launch the channel in other countries. The Cartoon Network channels in other countries distributes Cartoon Network's original shows in different languages.
Cartoon Network Studios is the channel’s production company. it was founded in 1995.