Cartoon Network

American cable television channel
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.

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network 2010 logo.svg
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
  • English
  • Spanish (with SAP; a Spanish language simulcast of the channel is also available)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerWarner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics
ParentThe Cartoon Network, Inc.
Sister channels
LaunchedOctober 1, 1992; 30 years ago (1992-10-01)
(channel space shared with nighttime programming block Adult Swim and preschool programming block Cartoonito)
Available on most cable providersChannel slots vary on each system
Dish NetworkChannel 176 (East)
Channel 177 (West)
DirecTV/StreamChannel 296 (East)
Channel 297 (West)
Channel 1296 (VOD)
C band
Orby TVChannel 210 (East)
Channel 211 (West)
CenturyLink Prism
  • Channel 325 (East; SD)
  • Channel 326 (West; SD)
  • Channel 1326 (East HD)
  • Channel 1327 (West HD)
  • Channel 3054 (Spanish feed; SD)
Google FiberChannel 351
Verizon FiOS
  • Channel 257 (SD)
  • Channel 757 (HD)
  • Channel 1726 (SD) (Spanish feed)
U-verse TV
  • Channel 325 (East; SD)
  • Channel 326 (West; SD)
  • Channel 1325 (East; HD)
  • Channel 1326 (West; HD)
Streaming media
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.

Production companyEdit

Cartoon Network Studios is the channel’s production company. it was founded in 1995.

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